Category Archives: Computers and Internet

25.4 Podcast Episode 1

Some fellow developers and I have started a new show called the 25.5 developer podcast. 25.4 minutes is the average commute time in the US and we want the show to be something you can listen to in its entirety … Continue reading

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What Will a Free $10 Amazon Gift Card Buy You? Anything You Want*

*as long as it costs $10 or less. And you will receive a $10 GC if you are one of the first 100 people to sign up for a free 30-day trial to IBM Bluemix before 12/18/14 and email me your Bluemix … Continue reading

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Custom Slack Integrations With ASP.Net Web API

Slack is one of the internet’s golden children right now. If you are not familiar with it, Slack is a platform for facilitating communication and collaboration amongst your teams. Aside from just chat, Slack allows for file uploading and sharing … Continue reading

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The perils of relying on 3rd-party APIs

As I assume is the case for most developers of mobile apps, we spend a lot of our development time working with 3rd-party API’s.  I know with my apps I use API’s from FourSquare, YouTube, the FAA, Bitly, Groupon, the … Continue reading

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Windows Phone Mango Compass v1.2 Preview

Much to my (pleasant) surprise, my app Mango Compass, which just dropped in the Windows Phone Marketplace about a week ago, has turned into a bit of a hit, with downloads far exceeding any expectations I had for it. Feedback … Continue reading

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Chinese Spammers Say The Darndest Things

Sometimes a spam email comes along that just has “read me” written all over it.  I just received an email from “xinyida umbrella factroy from china”, who has developed “one nice new product – bottle style umbrella” The best thing … Continue reading

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Silverlight Fun

I’ve been wanting to get into silverlight for quite a while now.  I never really bothered w/version 1.0 because you had to code everything up with javascript, and I’ve never been a huge fan. Well, I’ve finally had a chance … Continue reading

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CameronHeadcovers.com v2.0

This past weekend I uploaded a new version of the CameronHeadcovers.com site.  Other than the obvious new look and feel, I also have added some new features for those users who are tracking their headcover collection online: Added the ability … Continue reading

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President-elect Barack Obama uses a Zune

I’ve had my Zune since they were first released a couple years ago and have always loved it – in the non-biblical sense of course.  And since Microsoft has added 10 free "keep forever" downloads to it’s $15/month monthly subscription, I’m on … Continue reading

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In Your Face, Oprah!

Well, in my last post, I lamented on the fact that my wife’s Christmas was going to be ruined because Oprah Winfrey recently featured the Amazon Kindle on her show causing an 11-13 week backorder on the at Amazon.  This … Continue reading

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