Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September 10th - The battle for the net

https://www.battleforthenet.com/

Not sure what I'm talking about?  Check out John Oliver's description:




Do something about it.  Contact your representatives.  The Battle for the Net site has an excellent web app that makes it pretty easy to do.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Raspberry Pi B+ officially released!

Raspberry Pi users of the world rejoice! There's a new model on the block, called the Model B+.
 (Image courtesy of Raspberry Pi's website)

Here's a video of Eben Upton and James announcing the product:

Here's a nickel version of the changes:
  • Improved power management 
  • 4 USB ports (up from 2)
  • Extra GPIO ports
  • Composite video and audio combined into one jack
  • Micro SD card instead of 
  • Same CPU, GPU, and price.
More videos from the announcement are available on the launch announcement page.  Enjoy!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Conquering Imposter Syndrome

This is an excellent talk on Imposter Syndrome. I'm astounded that there aren't more views. There should be.
Imposter Syndrome defined (courtesy of the Ada Initiative):
Impostor Syndrome is the feeling that you aren't actually qualified for the work you are doing and will be discovered as a fraud.

Check it out:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Leagify - join the Discourse!

Some of you may know that I recently created a company called Leagify.  It was one of the winners of StartupWeekend Green Bay 2014.

A short description of Leagify is that it turns data into games, and creates fantasy leagues for the rest of us.  To help people talk about Leagify, I've implemented a Leagify Discourse forum, which, as the name indicates, is based on Discourse.  Feel free to stop over and see what's going on!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Hyperpin - Virtual real virtual pinball.

Wow. This. I've never seen a HyperPin project before.  There is so much loving, crafted, care for detail in this build that it simply astounds me. I'm not even a big pinball guy.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

PHP, Symfony2, and general development learning

I'm doing some PHP learning and figuring how to use the Symfony2 framework. It really takes out the crusty edges of PHP, and helps to create clean, powerful web apps.

Presentation on extensible code using event dispatcher:

Slide Deck:

It was like that when I got here: Steps toward modernizing a legacy code base:

It Was Like That When I Got Here: Steps Toward Modernizing a Legacy Codebase from NashvillePHP on Vimeo.

Slide deck:


Another Paul Jones Presentation about the insanity of development:

All You Jokers from Atlanta PHP User Group on Vimeo.

Slide Deck:


This has been helpful for me. I hope it is helpful for you, as well.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

SyntaxHighlighter Highlighting in new Blogger Templates

I've been having issues with SyntaxHighlighter with my new Blogger theme, so I'm using this post to get the bugs worked out.

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I was having issues with posting XML code, but I think I've resolved them.
Here's an example of my XML problems. The image below and the code above it should be the same:

 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 


For a period of time, the XML code snippets looked like this:


The two StackOverflow questions that have been helpful in researching this topic are here:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12464924/blogger-syntaxhighlighter-doesnt-work-at-all 

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6849890/syntax-highlighter-3-0-not-working-on-blogspot/15328620#15328620

Here is the stuff I added to the "head" of my template HTML (feel free to use it if it's helpful):