Monday, November 16, 2015

Early Warning Signs You're About to be Laid-Off

If you've been around for a while, the time will eventually come when a company you work for is in unfortunate shape and will need to "downsize."  Having witnessed this at a client of mine this week, I've noticed a pattern and a few warning signs you may find useful…

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Loading a Video on iOS w/o iTunes

Hard to believe this was as hard as it was. Just needed to move a video to my iPad for family viewing... should be simple, no? Only problem is that the last computer we have here with iTunes on it died several months back. Zero desire to get Windows or iTunes running again, unfortunately.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Remembering the Fourth Amendment on this Fourth of July

Our focus today is on US Government surveillance. What does the Constitution have to say on the subject?

Amendment IV.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
Clearly, the US Government (with world-wide assistance) is overstepping its bounds in regards to electronic surveillance. 

What are your thoughts?  Do the ends justify the means?  I'd like to ask in advance that you please refrain from complaining about local PD looking for weed.  ;)

You may also enjoy my previous post on a proper Independence Day.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Enforcing Strong Passwords in Django Admin

After googling the subject for hours and getting nowhere I decided to turn to the #django channel on freenode. If you'd like to enforce a minimum password strength in the Django Admin app you're in the right place.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

"Sticky" blocks in Pure Javascript

I needed a "sticky div" on a website I've been working on. In other words a block that sticks to the top of the window when the page is scrolled down, so that it will remain visible at all times. Unfortunately, all the examples I found required jQuery.  Scouring the 'net I found nothing in pure javascript...

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Well, Actually ...

Being a little too smart for their own good, geeks often find themselves correcting others in a pedantic manner.  Unfortunately and unwittingly, we build walls between ourselves and others when we focus on unimportant details in this way.  Over the years, through trial and error I've learned to avoid this more often than not, but it is something I need to work at and keep mindful about.

Friday, October 28, 2011

On Startups and Starting Your Own Business

Other than having a child, little is as difficult and fulfilling as starting your own business.  I haven't posted lately because I've been preparing for my first attempt, and there is plenty to do.

Doubling Your Podcast Efficiency

Self improvement is so easy these days.  Geeks already know podcasts can assist learning and keep your mind sharp when working out, walking to work, or even cleaning the house.  However, the number of quality podcasts and online talks is only increasing which means it's important to stay efficient.  In this post I'll explain how.