What sort of a web-designer webmaster website developer person would I be if I just let danblee.com go on without being mobile first? In the next few weeks I'll be moving over to a mobile friendly website theme. I'm currently tweaking a theme I purchased (because I have created a theme from scratch since 2009) which will be mobile friendly. Here are a few other things I'd like to accomplish: Less shitty ads. Ads, but less shitty ones. Disqus integration while keeping the ability to just … [Read more...] about danblee.com is getting a facelift
I've had this quote on my website here at danblee.com since it started: A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. If you read my … [Read more...] about Robert Heinlein, Paying My Respects
There's no faster way to share and manage snippets of code than Gist. gist.github.com has all the functionality of the github.com. It gives you a quick URL for your work and allows others to fork just as easily as a github project. From gist.github.com: Gist is a simple way to share snippets and pastes with others. All gists are Git repositories, so they are automatically versioned, forkable and usable from Git. For example, a you can quickly and cleanly create a little bit (or a lot) of … [Read more...] about Sharing some snippets of code? Try gist.github.com
I'm really excited to finally catch up with the rest of the world and get into video tutorials. Sometimes visual aids beyond screenshots are necessary to deliver the entire process of working with applications and operating systems. Be it broken or a fresh install, the more complex items require a bit more than a list of instructions. So bear with me as I get used to creating and working with video tutorials for the sake of providing more helpful posts. Some things I can guarantee: I'll … [Read more...] about Video Tutorials Coming Soon!
Are we getting ahead of ourselves here? Granted, I'll give it to them, it's only the beginning of February. So when Microsoft and their Exchange Team reported a Service Pack 1 Release date of "Early 2014" we may just be a little impatient. Maybe we should be giving them until the end of Q1 before pounding down their doors with torches and hay forks. While the scheduled release date may still have time, reporting the release date is just as important. It isn't too impatient of us to expect … [Read more...] about Exchange 2013 SP1 Release Date: Still Unknown
There are some key steps to establishing yourself in the Web Hosting realm. My experiences began more than ten years ago with a really good high school friend who I still keep in touch with regularly. Back then I expected very little to come from hosting a few of our friend's websites. Getting our feet wet on our own dime, which was everything we had back then, was an exceptional way to learn the ins and outs of business development, technical sales, reseller website hosting, and vendor … [Read more...] about WHMCS Payment Gateways – Merchant Gateways vs. Third Party Gateways
Starbucks dumps AT&T as their Wi-Fi provider and trusts Google to provide their wireless internet for more than 7,000 US stores. More at Forbes. From the original Press Release at Starbucks: "Starbucks today announced the selection of Google to provide the next generation of its Wi-Fi offering for its customers. This is a decent sized hit to AT&T, who wasn't mentioned in the Starbucks Press Release distributed today. Google will be treading on fairly new territory with this … [Read more...] about Starbucks dumps AT&T Wi-Fi for Google. Level3 does the heavy lifting.
I wanted to post a quick blurb in regards to a demo we just had from the Avaya Team. We were invited to demo the AvayaLive Engage interactive environment and we were really impressed with what we saw. For those who are unfamiliar, AvayaLive Engage is a web based interactive environment. Their marketing team would probably scoff at my use of the word "game" because its intentions are strictly work and collaboration, but the whole realm is designed using the Unreal Engine. Once inside the … [Read more...] about AvayaLive Engage
I wanted to share a neat little project that goes against everything I work towards. While my focus is maximizing the potential of cloud based technology, Dead Drops is looking the other direction and running away as fast as possible. Aram Bartholl began Dead Drops as a project during his visit in NYC, 2010. Since then, the project has grown world wide. From Dead Drops' website: Dead Drops is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. Anyone can access a Dead Drop … [Read more...] about Dead Drops