About Me

I am currently working at Cybrains, Inc. where I primarily engage with customers that need to build web applications with backends that support their everyday operations. I am also building the world's easiest to use firewall/router for home use and specifically targeted at non-techie Parents, that we call Chaperone."

What spare time I have left, I fill up by hanging with my family, playing tennis, cooking, playing piano, weight lifting, trail running, racquetball, squash, bocce, ping pong, and learning more about the Open Source community upon which, Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL, etc., are all based on. Lately, Ruby on Rails gets most of my attention as far as development frameworks go.

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Musings

my life, experiences, and reflections

Mold Killer Recipe

I went down into our basement and discovered what I thought to just be lots of dust was actually mold. At first, it just seemed like dust, but upon closer inspection there was a clear pattern to the growth that indicated mold and not dust. read more


Gonna be Starting Something New

Every once in a while, a number of good ideas that I've been churning in the back of my brain but never quite figured out how to do something useful or cohesive with finally gels. For the past week (first week of August 2014), I have literally been flying through pulling together a wealth of ideas. read more


Pitch Camp, what is it good for?

Last week, I attended FourAthens Pitch Camp. Although we were not seeking investors, it seemed like a great idea to put ourselves through the ringer and see how investors might respond to our message. read more


Less communication can be more

Have you noticed how "plugged in" you are lately? I recently rejoined the social media scenes after being almost universally absent for about three years. Yes, you read that right. No twitter, no Facebook, no Reddit, no Flickr, no Tumblr, no social anything. read more


Let the Musings Begin

I have long blogged about highly technical articles and usually only after I have figured all the hard parts out. It was my way of giving back to the community, but I have long felt I was missing another side of me online. read more

Ramblings

about fetching, interpreting, and executing

Adding Google Analytics script to Sprockets

Today, I wanted to add Google Analytics for tracking my website's usage history. Rails 4.0 has an excellent assets pipeline that generally works well out… read more


Gems you should consider for every Rails projects

Ruby on Rails provides a lot of great functionality out of box, but there are a few gems I almost always add to my new… read more


Creating Dynamic Routes at runtime in Rails 4

I was working on a fairly simple site that has a content management component to it and wanted to find a way to dynamically generate… read more


Conway's Game of Life in CoffeeScript

I was recently invited by Jonathan Wallace to a local Code Retreat where the developers were going to tackle Tim Conway's famous Game of LifeĀ … read more


Weak Password will get you Hacked!

All it takes is for your computer to get a Trojan key-logger installed or one poorly implemented web service who stores your passwords in clear,… read more


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