Pipe Lamp v1.0

So I just completed my first pipe lamp. I have always wanted to make one of these and I finally just started buying all the random parts I thought I would need until I was able to eventually build this. The pictures don’t do the Edison bulb justice, but I think you get the gist of it from the pictures. …

Evernote (Windows) Client Running on Linux

So I have been looking for a really long time, like everyone else, for a fully functioning Evernote client that runs on Linux and handles the day to day work load. I finally got a solution that doesn’t involve Everpad or NixNote, instead what I describe below is how to run Evernote for Windows (version 5.5.3). I have been using …

LDAP Authentication Class

Below is class for managing custom LDAP authentication, querying group membership, and a dump of assigned groups to the authenticated user. It will also populate all the various attributes related to the user. Keep in mind that some of these attributes are custom to my organization (for example “IPPHONE”), so update the switch/case and public variables as need. The code …

The Future of Wearable Technology

I have really been interested in this subject for a couple of years. Like everyone else I have been keeping an eye on Google Glass, but frankly never took it all that seriously because there is just no way I would wear that thing. However I have been researching some other options which all seem to be related to fitness, …

A Little Bit of Overlap

So I don’t post much about my work as a Grad Student at the University of Kansas in their MBA program. Reason being… honestly I feel like I’m “learning” so I hate to post something that I’m not 100% confident is right and it really isn’t my thing to just toss my opinions out on the web. Well back to …

State Farm – Soccer Add

So this is a bit of a blast from the past to my days at Sposto Interactive. It was featured on the front page of Yahoo! Espanol back around 2007. I wanted to make sure I got this posted to get it archived. I guess it is also my 15 minutes of fame. On that note, if you are need …

Book Review of “Getting Started with ownCloud”

“Getting Started with ownCloud” is a great book for both the open source hobbiest as well the enterprise administrator. I got my hands on this book after having ownCloud up and running for my own personal use for about a year and half. I had been using all the basic features that anyone familiar with linux can get running in …

Change Management in K12

So both at school and work I have been doing a lot of reading surrounding change management. If you are not familiar with the concept, here is a good start. Wikipedia, but the 5 second definition would be that this process helps your organization adapt to some type of change… usually one that relates to technology. We are just getting …

Auto-Magic Reposter

This page is a workaround for my work’s firewall. If you don’t have activity every 30min it will disabled your internet connect and require you to re-auth. So this page will refresh automatically (using javascript) every 5 minutes keeping your connection alive… the same as if you actually clicked something on a webpage. ** It uses an iFrame so you …