I had an idea. (repeat 1,000,000x) I had an idea. I wrote it down. (repeat 86x – based on Evernote usage since August ’09) I had an idea. I wrote it down. I talked to a lot of people about it. (repeat ~30x) I had an idea. I wrote it down. I did a basic Read More
When Mike IMed me a few months ago to ask if I would join him and Kunmi for StartupXLR8R, I resisted at first. I am already focusing so much time on STRUCTO, and already distracting myself with side projects like WhoMails.Me and ProudlyMadeinDC (the latter of which Mike is a co-founder), that another project would Read More
In February of this year I presented at the DCPHP meetup. Based on my experience deploying large client applications built in PHP using AWS and Rightscale, I gave a detailed walkthrough of how to set it up. Fuzzy video below:
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. I’m behind in writing this post, but I’m happy to finally get around to talking about this now. I’ve been working on a new startup. Say hello to Structo. Structo was born out of a pain I saw as a Read More
The DC 311 application I built and Zach designed received an Honorable Mention in the Apps for Democracy competition! Read my full post at my other blog
I had a need for switching back and forth between two different values in a hidden input field. I couldn’t find any decent plugins to achieve this, so I wrote a little jQuery plugin to handle this. Download here. Using it is dead simple, just pass in the two values you want to toggle between.
Background: The DC government is exposing an API for their 311 call center, to allow application developers to build open source tools to make it easier for citizens to submit issues. As part of it, they and iStrategyLabs have launched a second Apps for Democracy contest. The creative juices are flowing, and I have a Read More
I had an idea for a widget, and felt like brushing up on my Flash and Actionscript skills. Here is a very very rough Version 0, with Clearspring already set up! I have to work a lot more on the style of course. I’m also thinking that these narrow dimensions just arent cutting it.
Like so many things from my college experience, I never realized how amazing this was until years later. Rather than taking a “usual” internship at a government agency or consulting company for the summer, I instead chose to stay on campus for the summer, and in addition to a lot of relaxing, worked at two Read More
When I first made the jump from a big consulting company to a tiny creative agency, I was worried I would be spending most of my time doing small boring web projects. Yeah, right. As if I the C-SPAN Convention Hubs that I wrote on earlier weren’t successful enough, we at JESS3 teamed up with Read More