Demand More from your Website

If you're like any of the dozens of business owners or organization leads that I meet with week in and week out; then you don't give a second thought to the business that you are losing online every day.

Let me tell you a story:

A business owner I know in South-east Ohio was looking for a mobile paper shredding service.
She delegated the task to an intern, who immediately went to Google; They hired the company from a hit on a website, without ever opening the yellow pages.
The company had good reviews from clients, and a ...


How to use your new iPod or iPhone

My new (second) mom and dad (Maria's Parents) both got iPods for Christmas this year (actually, dad's was won in a raffle months ago, but they just got a computer with a working USB port..)

I thought I'd put this together for reference, beyond the typical, 'setup your iPod, buy from the iTunes store'

Put your CDs into iTunes (then your iPod)

Just because you got an iPod, doesn't mean you have to ditch your current collection of CDs

Here's What you do

Open up iTunes and put one of your favorite CDs into your ...


Hands on with Small Basic

I started playing with small basic last night.

Turns out, it's a very good introduction to programming (I started with JavaScript, then C++, and this is much more simple/powerful in the early stages)
It's very similar in syntax to ASP or VB.

Since it's a variant of Basic, it has some things that I'm not a fan of (goto), but really, I won't hold that against it, goto makes sense in english, so it makes sense for a beginning language.

I took a few minutes and downloaded small basic, .Net 3.5 and the ...


In Defense of jQuery

Not that it doesn't stand up on its own right, but I have to throw my $0.02 in.

I came across this article on 'why mootools and not jquery' from Julio Capote in my feed this morning.

I'm going to do a point by point here.

  1. Classes: "Eventually you'll want real classes to structure your UI logic". While This is what you want, the better I get at jQuery the more I use chaining. I also lean toward functional programming and not OO programming, so...yeah. I'm just saying that this isn't necessarily a ...


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