Category: programming

Local Production Environment Choices for WordPress: DesktopServer

Local Production Environment Choices for WordPress: DesktopServer

DesktopServer This product is essentially a WAMP / MAMP application that has been extended to include some additional WordPress oriented functionality. In its free version the customizations that stood out to me are its inclusion...

Setting Up A Development Workstation

Setting Up A Development Workstation

What Is This? I wrote this primarily for myself – sometimes I don’t remember everything I do when setting up a workstation for development purposes…it may be of interest to others. You’ll note that...

Why the Healthcare.gov fiasco SHOULD teach us to Open Source Government Application Development.

Why the Healthcare.gov fiasco SHOULD teach us to Open Source Government Application Development.

We Spent How Much?! According to The Daily Beast the United States Government has spent $118 million to build Healthcare.gov and another $56 million in fixing it…and based on the fact that the site...

WordPress Plugins – A New Summation.

WordPress Plugins – A New Summation.

Introduction I like to categorize and organize. So what did I do? I reviewed the first one hundred pages of plugins on WordPress’ Plugin Directory ordered by most popular. From the first number of...

Learning and Brushing Up On Web Programming.

Learning and Brushing Up On Web Programming.

There are a bazillion options out there for learning web programming. One I recommend (and still use) is W3Schools. No, you won’t learn everything by using W3Schools, but you can learn a lot and...

Automatic Pill Dispenser

Automatic Pill Dispenser

Update 3/13/13: It appears this solution is already well under way by several capable companies. You can read about eight companies in Jonah Comstock’s article over at MobiHealthNews. The last two, by e-Pill and...

WordPress Adsense Plugins – An Overview.

WordPress Adsense Plugins – An Overview.

I want to optimize my income from Google Adsense on my various WordPress based sites. How can I accomplish this most effectively? By using a WordPress plugin for Adsense of course! So, I went...

A Social Search Engine Proposal.

A Social Search Engine Proposal.

Overview: IMHO, the current state of search is depressing. This is not a new realization for me. It is seven or eight years ago now that I first imagined a social search engine which...

A Bitcoin Primer.

A Bitcoin Primer.

Update 7/12/14: A great article over at Borro explaining what Bitcoin is, how it works, etc. Highly recommend reading it. This article still has more links to jump off of, but the Borro article is...

FreeBasic (Programming)

FreeBasic (Programming)

My first experiences programming where on a Commodore 64 and an Apple II+. In both cases there was no separation of the end user interface and the development interface…you could just start entering code...