Tech

By day, I’m a programmer. Today, I work for a local government agency.
Join me on my adventures.



  • Easy-Peasy, Ubuntu
    Like many IT professionals, I dabble a bit on the weekend. During the week, I’m mostly working in Microsoft Windows environments (I work for a local government agency, hence windows). But at night and on the weekends, I pitch in on some linux based websites (like this one). I had an interesting long-weekend while trying to upgrade Ubuntu on my servers.
  • “I get no respect” – Rodney Dangerfield
    If you don’t know who Rodney Dangerfield is, you’re missing out. Now, my life is nowhere near a bad as the life of Dangerfield’s characters. But, man, it feels like it some days.
  • Failure on a MASSIVE scale
    Windows is very “expensive” compared to Linux for running a simple web server…. Lesson learned.
  • 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.