Error establishing a database connection

This morning, I logged on to my Google Analytics account and reviewed my site stats for my various sites. I was shocked when I saw that there were no hits on this site. “What’s going on?” I asked myself. Plenty, as it turns out.

Over to the dark side: WordPress

After a year (or more) of struggling with getting good SEO for a website I cobbled together, my client and I have decided to bite the bullet and switch out custom .NET site over to WordPress. This was a much taller order than I had hoped. Worse, we’ve lost some functionality along the way.¬†

Building a website with Google

A while ago we launched a new website that was built around a core of Google services. This site has some interesting features. Nothing ground-breaking. But it does illustrate just how much you can do with the Google developer APIs.

Backslash problems

Recently, I changed website hosting. In doing so, I created some problems for people who were visiting my site that went un-noticed for several weeks. (Not sure if that’s good or bad!). This site is hosted on WordPress. So after I set up my new website’s server software, I exported the content from the website Read More…

Updating App.Config on-the-fly

Like most .NET developers, I use an application configuration file to store information that will be needed by my application at run-time. But what happens if you want to change the values that your application is using while the application is running? Fear not: there is a solution!

Do it by hand – EnOndaRadial.com

Most of my experiments have used good ole WordPress as the basic web platform with my SEO experiments as an overlay. Today, I’m trying something different. I’ve created a pure HTML set of two pages on which I’m offering some of my father’s poetry for sale. I will be manually setting all the same tricks Read More…

Google Mapping API – Markers, Polygons, Points, Oh My!

If you’ve gone through my site, you probably know that I work as a contractor a good part of the time. Because of that I’m exposed to a lot of different technology / libraries. The most recent library has been Google Mapping API. I’ve learned about Markers, Polygons, Points and had the chance to play with some Javascript again. Good times.