Solar System Scope: Unbelievable →
You just have to try it out. Words cannot describe this site. Incredible work.
mitmproxy: Man-in-the-middle proxy for HTTP →
Cool nerd alert: mitmproxy is an SSL-capable man-in-the-middle proxy for HTTP. It provides a console interface that allows traffic flows to be inspected and edited on the fly.
Double Fine Adventure @KickStarter Almost $2.4... →
This story got a lot of press from Tech Crunch and others about a month ago when the Kick Starter raked in $400 then $900 thousand in only 16 hours. Now, with 9 days left, no one has checked back in. Double Fine Adventure is now at almost $2.4 million dollars. That’s right, MILLION. Wow. Congratulations 2 Player Productions! And another great example of what Kick Starter can do for...
"The power of introverts" by @SusanCain from... →
This Susan Cain TED 2012 talk on “The power of introverts” is very good and a must watch for everyone. - from your friend, an introvert :)
"Code is Magical" - Get Started Today
The recent Tech Crunch article about Kaitlyn Trigger, the girlfriend of Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger is a great example of how anyone can learn how to develop software. It gets easier everyday. This article then reminded me of my friend Clint Hall’s presentation, “Code is Magical”, which you should all watch (only 6.5 minutes). Stop putting off tomorrow, what you can do...
Open Source Hardware - Limor Fried Spark Interview →
A short (19:30) audio interview of Limor Fried that’s beneficial to anyone new or in-the-know about the Open Source Hardware movement, Adafruit Industries, Arduino, and all the other fun stuff.
Circuit Playground App from Adafuit Industries
If only the iPad and the Circuit Playground application were available when I was a college electrical engineer :) For only $2.99 in the Apple App store, you can have your very own electronics resource on your iPad (or iPhone). This handy, easy to use app supports component identification, information, Ohm’s Law & Power calculations, conversion (decimal, hex, binary and ASCII),...
Coders 4 Charities - March 23rd through 25th
Come one, come all to the 5th annual Kansas City Coders for Charities event! I had the privilege of participating in the 4th event, and I must say: it was a lot of fun! It’s like a Startup Weekend but you go and work on the charity project you choose. It’s a lot of fun and for a great cause. Sign up now! Also, this event seems to lack graphic designers and web designers. ...
The #CodeYear #FizzBuzz challenge has multiple...
Since I already sent Codecademy some feedback on step 4 of the FizzBuzz extra lesson, I couldn’t re-submit another variations of the code that technically appear to work, but isn’t what Codecademy is looking to “pass” the step in the lesson. Here’s my code snippet that appears to work, and has a nested if statement, just like the Hint suggests it wants: But, look...
MIT Set to Launch Online Learning Initiatives
Even if you are up-to-date on this breaking news from MIT, I find it important to take a moment to reflect on how much of a game-changer this will be. Seriously, take a minute to read the article…and just think. Now that you’ve collected your thoughts, what do you think? I’ve read a lot of articles (and watched plenty of video) about education and the rising costs of higher...
Women in STEM - Harvey Mudd College Breaking Down... →
Not very in-depth, but a starter article about what Dr. Maria Klawe and the professors are doing at Harvey Mudd College to increase & retain female enrollment in STEM programs.
Wired - 9 Awesomely Geeky Spots Where You Must... →
You may not be able to “check in” to all of these places, but it’s a novel idea.
Create Your Own Muppet
I didn’t believe it either, but at FAO Schwarz, you can create your own Muppet Whatnot…for $99 US dollars. Even if you don’t want to purchase, it’s a fun way to spend 15 minutes of your day.
TrackerNews: Ben Franklin Would Have Loved This:... →
Following on the heels of my recent post: Maker Bots Instead of Toys for Tots, this post needs to be shared. trackernewsdots: Public Libraries + Hackerspaces. Brilliant. And yet another reason why public libraries—and public librarians—are an essential part of a free society, fostering the kind of innovative, productive, creative, healthy, expansive culture worth a good chest thump. Not only...
ByeDaddy.org Does Not Find All Registered Domains
Just an FYI to people using the ByeDaddy.org site, the website does not currently identify all registered GoDaddy domain names. I currently have one website registered that is not identified. Either ByeDaddy cannot identify privately registered domains or it cannot identify .co domain names (I’m guessing it’s the former).
livin' the dream: A Step-by-Step Guide to Transfer... →
jeffepstein: Follow these step-by-step directions to transfer all of your domains from GoDaddy to NameCheap. I’m Boycotting GoDaddy because they are pro-SOPA. [edit: apparently GoDaddy changed their stance according to TechCrunch] Step 1: Login to GoDaddy and get to the domain manager. Step 2:…
"I want superheros too." →
A great post and video about women in technology, by a great woman in the field.
LEGO Atlas Detector of Large Hadron Collider
Instructions are forthcoming (so check back at the site link included), but this LEGO model of the ATLAS Detector of the LHC is simply beautiful. Enjoy the University of Copenhagen’s various photos and information.
Your Daily Dose of Silicon Valley Sarcasm →
I encourage you to start following or at least check back periodically. This will bring a smile on your face if you follow any of the tech community news. Enjoy :)
MakerBots Instead of Toys For Tots?
Now that I’ve got your attention, maybe we need to re-think the holiday gift giving to be more beneficial to our nation’s youth and grow the engineers that we so very much need. vs. First, let me state that I am all for charities and helping the greater good. What I am proposing is a change in the consumerism that we are plagued with from such an early age. Everything is a...
Conversation about documentaries...
Since Tumblr cannot currently support Pages acting as a true web page with comments and discussions, I wanted to post this to start a conversation about my new Documentaries Page. Feel free to add any comments, documentary suggestions, whatever you feel like.
Tumblr, Please Add a Code Option
I’ve submitted an enhancement request to the Tumblr platform already. They like the request and I’m hoping more people request the same option to help push this along. I’d like to have a “Code” option while editing posts. Basically, a widget to easily add samples of code that does not get screwed up by HTML markup and CSS from our current post options. Some of you...
Before You Upgrade to OSX Lion, Read This
There is little talk from the Apple Camp about the MobileMe, iDisk, and iCloud integration and how it affects us existing customers. Before you upgrade to OSX Lion, read on before you loose any valuable content. There are a lot of great features in iCloud, and if you currently have Mobile Me and iDisk, you may need to back up some valuable data before you loose it. Feel free to read the...
HTML for Making a Logo a Link
This may be simple for some people, but as I dive back into various languages of coding, I thought it was important to keep a note (more for myself) on the proper code to make a logo a link. I had found a lot of blogs, and topics about this, and most people said to try what I was already doing: <a href=”http://sqlsaturday.com/101/eventhome.aspx”> <div...
Medical Imaging App to hit Facebook
Being in the healthcare industry, I cannot begin to say how excited I am about the emergence of data and educational medical applications. Truly, spend time to read through this blog post about the Anatomy Pro-Am Facebook application that will be debuting (hopefully) soon. This is a great read through the project process and management, healthcare obstacles (read: HIPAA), and vision the team...
TEDxKC - Enjoy Remotely
Have no fear, if you cannot attend the 3rd Annual TEDxKC event on August 18th (sold out event), the event is being simulcast starting at 6pm CST. Simply enjoy the LiveStream cast from the comfort of your home without missing any of the thought-provoking content. Also, feel free to join the Zaarly revolution and try to “Zaarly a ticket” to the event if you simply must attend.
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
I recently ended a 9 year relationship. It was tough, and I was denying the end for the past few weeks, but I had to move on. If I didn’t move forward…I was going to be late. “Late?” you ask. Yes, late. I needed to move forward and purchase a new alarm clock. Now, think about this for a moment. How often do we truly purchase alarm clocks? Most of us need them, we...
Our Nation's Debt - Visual Representation →
If this doesn’t put the National Debt into perspective, I can’t help you.
Should scientific articles be free to the public? →
I wrote this article for KC Hub tonight and I’m interested in a discussion and feedback. What are your thoughts?
Spotify - Our Next Musical Step Forward
If you have not had the privilege to investigate the new musical wonderment of Spotify, then read on my friend. Does this picture look familiar to you? (Ok, maybe not records, but replace that with some records, tapes, and CDs.) Do you frequently quote music lyrics on Facebook and Twitter? Always in a hurry, I never stop to worry Don’t you see the time flashin’ by Honey, got...
Google Plus One button →
Easy to follow and add, Google Plus One button API instructions. Easily add the button to your website or blog. I’ve updated my blog to include the new feature. Update: even if your Plus One button is at your main blog page level (as in a sidebar or footer), whatever web page the user is on when they click the Plus One button, Google associates the Plus One to the exact HTML page. So,...
When Internet Life Becomes Reality
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…there will come a day when we watch a “reality” show that has brought together people who were simply “internet friends” to now become live-in, real life “friends” (more correctly, roommates). The setup will use contestants willing to undergo the chaotic mess that could ensue from meeting a complete...
All-Encompassing Trip: An easier way to edit your... →
Instead of copying & pasting your theme code back and forth on the customize page, or even worse, editing it directly there, copy your CSS to an external style sheet, put it in your Dropbox public folder, get the public address, and link to it in your theme. Now you can edit the CSS, and…
One Small Gesture...
It began after a restless night of minimal sleep and a very tired Friday morning. Mind you, the Friday prior to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. I remembered the company I work for was collecting goods for the residents of Joplin and sending these goods down with our employees who have been helping since the tragedy. I had yet to make a donation but knew it was on my “to-do” list...
Joplin Collection @ Market Day Iowa
I am teaming up with the Dwolla team to collect goods for the residents of Joplin, on Saturday May 28th, 2011 at the Market Day event (in the Kirkwood off 4th Ave) in Des Moines, Iowa. Please stop by the Dwolla table and drop off goods and feel free to sign a homemade poster for the residents in need. These are the items we are looking to collect (*all goods must be new and sealed unless...