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Hello October!

SYAC

If you are wondering why this is my first post of October, I've been extremely busy over the past month. And I have a lot of comics I'm waiting to display in the upcoming entries.

So, here's the overview of what's kept me busy over the past month:

  • I updated my blog using HTML5 fonts instead of the JS Cufon. It processes faster and works in more modern browsers instead of having to load the page and post-process the H1 and specified div tags into the font I chose.

  • Tom and I worked on our "Intro to Shadow Dev Seminar". That took a lot more time than we expected, but the seminars we produced went well

  • We've signed on a new client: Saki Sushi! They are opening their new restaurant in the next few weeks, and we've signed on to help them get a great web presence before their opening

  • We've also signed on another new client: Cullowhee Mountain Arts, Inc, with the help of Dr. Lockwood

  • Tom and I have been running up and down Route 19 to find some new clients - had some very interesting adventures up Rt 19

  • Watch MLP:FiH episode 2 (John de Lancie was great as Discord) and episode 3, which I can sum in 2 words: unorganized chaos (emphasis on "organized")

  • I'm working on a few domains and subdomains for Shadow Dev: docs.shadowdev.com (for a documentation area (wiki-like) for our quotes to help reduce our carbon footprint instead of sending our 30+ page quotes), getmyanalysis.com (our site analysis landing page from Fox Carolina), m.getmyanalysis.com (GMA's mobile version), and a few others

  • Celebrated Shadow Dev's 6 Year Anniversary!

  • Shadow Dev joined the NFIB

  • Wrote an article about Domain Name Expiration Notices, since I'm sick and tired of them anyway

  • Registered ReceiptRescue, ScrumIt, and Zoomiform on Twitter too

  • Finally saw the season premiere of Psych! I'm so glad a new season started

  • Attended War of the Wings in Elkin. Sacred Stone won! Yay!

  • Watched Last Man Standing on Hulu. It's good to see Tim Allen back on TV

  • Attended a forum for WCU. Best part of it: "We should have a beer department!" - WCU Chancellor Belcher. I like the way he thinks!

  • Ok - I'm on Spotify now. Whoppie. It's good, and the music is more controlling, but it seems that the SAME commercial shows up after every 3rd song.

  • Beat Angry Birds without the Eagle

  • Watched the last episodes of Eureka - Season 4. Wil Wheaton had a very "Vulcan" acting style....ironic?

  • Finally saw the new Producers movie. Certainly one to look back on and laugh, in a good way. Although, I can't think about it without hearing John de Lancie singing "I want to be a Producer"....creepy (?)

  • Started a new book: Final Theory, which is pretty good. Here's a quick preview:
    ICHC

    Ok, that's not a preview. But it's cute, right? (and the book does deal with the String Theory)

  • Got our Fox Carolina ad up and got some great team shots for Shadow Dev

  • Dealt with Netflix's price increase, then the Netflix/Qwikster split, then the Qwikster descent. I believe this comic works well for this:
    the Joy of Tech


  • Received a complaint on my blog in the past few days. If you are reading this, please keep in mind that this blog is a personal reflection of myself and does not reflect the views, opinions, and/or skills of Shadow Development or any associated companies. In addition, all comics are © of their respective authors. I do not take credit or responsibility for any comics posted. (If a comic has a super-offending word in it, but the context is acceptable, I will edit the comic, but I try not to if I don't have to.) If there is something on here that offends you, let me know. Don't go behind my back and tell your friends to tell me. Have the guts to take 10 seconds to send me an email saying "Hey! I don't like this: _____________". My email address, facebook, twitter, linkedin, and other contact methods are located on the right side of every page



That just about does it for me. I know this is a little long, but I think I need to catch up for almost a month of no entries (in addition for being 20 days away from my 1 year anniversary of this blog, and 5 entries away from my 100th entry). Back to watching Mythbusters on Netflix. Yay!


Tags:#syac #joyoftech #wcu #hulu #timallen #spotify #zoomiform #receiptrescue #psych #angrybirds #newclients #mythbusters #deviantart

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Secret Code

Pearls

The above comic reminds me of this clip from Spaceballs:


With this week looking up so far, I am looking up for what the rest of the week has to offer. My to-do list has been slowly shortening, which is always a benefit. I sent a potential client a quote, which is looking very positive from our new sales person. Also, our Site Analysis process is working well since it helps reduce the amount of work needed to complete a Site Analysis.

I had a major overhaul of server security this morning, with many of the 404's and IP's from the weekend. That took a while, but I think it should work a lot better against server attacks.

We were planning on launching a client's site today, and it may go as planned if everything goes well. It's a little different then what we originally planned, but C'est la vie.

We were also contacted by Fox News for a spotlight location on their home page. A very inciting offer, but I contacted Dr. Hughes to see what his opinion was. We should have a decision by tomorrow whether to accept it (which is a benefit to us, and great market exposure), or deny (which although would be a bad decision, would save our money).

I am also working on a mobile version of the PiLam site which should be easier to load on mobile devices. I thought it would be better since it is getting a lot more traffic, and the new year just started (and loading the "Brothers" list on a mobile device takes a while). I did accidentally cause a minor server outage (less than 5 minutes) while adding the mobile subdomain, but it was fixed. Apparently, Apache decided that it wanted port 80 and wasn't giving it up no matter what. I had to almost go all TRON on the server and kill the process myself, but I didn't have to since I could kill -9 it.

Keat starts school today, so she is officially a Catamount (again). She had Japanese class today, and when she talked to Sensei, he said that I owe him some money. Apparently, I owe him $1 trillion. Where he got that number, I have no idea.

Since Keat started school, I thought this comic would be appropriate and I wish I thought of it first:
FoxTrot


Tags:#foxtrot #keat #school #wcu #fox #pearlsbeforeswine #spaceballs

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Up late again

well, I have been working the the SGA backend for the past week (non-stop) and I think I have a new method for posting blogs. It's kinda hard to explain, but basically it's using PHP to create, edit, and save files (sounds simple, right?) Well, I've been working on it for the past 2 hours and I am almost done. This will create your account for you, create a new post for you, let you edit your post, and more.

also, since I'm rambleing about this, I just want to say: people who believe that Web Development is easy...well, you are partly right. Many people who need a site want the same thing (photo gallery, contact list, about page, etc) and it seems that all of our clients have that in common. Well, except for LMP. LMP is our cornerstone for our clients, because the site is basically set on auto-pilot. All I do is make sure it's updated with changes within LMP and the site updates itself. I believe that I may be the exception to LMP's "2-year only" rule. I bet there is nobody on campus that can match up to me on Web Skills. I talked to a few of the IT guys that "think they know everything" and they had no idea what I was talking about. Even when I told them that I was using "free software" (PHP, Linux, terminals, text-editors, etc), they couldn't believe me. They believe that you have use to GUI's for everything, and if you don't spend money, then you can't use it. Well, guess what: WRONG!!! Everything that I am using to create sites with is free (Linux is free, the terminals in Linux are free, SSH is free, FTP software is free, PHP is free, MySQL is free....) and the only thing that I am really paying for is a stable IP address since my personal server moves with me and is unoperatable during the summer and Xmas (parent's still have Dial-Up).

My vow by the end of my life is to make SDT the only name people think of when they need Internet Applications (such as Websites). Google's okay, but they don't really offer any client support. SDT does. I mean, think about it. You need a website. Who is the first company/person that comes to mind. Takes you a while, huh? Well, when I'm done, SDT will be the first thing on everybody's mind for Internet Apps. And people will line up to be on the client list for us because of such good work we do (i know that is grammatically wrong, but it sounds nice).


Tags:#sdt #sga #wcu