Home Automation: Where I’m At

I love home automation – it’s the coolest way to make you feel like you are living in the future. My first dip into home automation was in the first house that I built. I wired the entire home with ethernet and had clumsy old devices that would control the lights,...

Working with the Bloomsky API in PHP and Javascript

Have you heard of BloomSky? Up until a month ago, I hadn't heard of them either until my brother clued me in to their existence. The tl;dr is that BloomSky is a solar-powered weather station that connects to the web and updates weather data for your station. There is...

Tis The Season

Every Christmas, I take a few moments out of my busy life and put together a stupid website to celebrate the holidays. I have always had fun building these one-off websites, and in fact, I think I enjoy building these more than any of the other sites I've done because...

Movember

Hello friends/family, I'm writing you to ask for your help in raising funds for Movember this year. This cause is very near and dear to me, not only raising awareness about men's health, but specifically opening a dialogue about mental illness, prostate cancer and...

Thoughts on Code Schools

  Every week, it seems like I hear about a new code school opening somewhere in the country. As someone who has been a programmer for a long time, it's very exciting to see these types of programs popping up. NY and LA are the hot spots for rockstar development,...