Free Online Programming & Computer Science Classes

We live in crazy times, where information is everywhere and resources are free. I learned coding and server administration 20 years ago by disassembling existing code, tweaking it and seeing what happened. Oh, and spending a shitload of time on IRC. Fortunately, it’s a little easier for folks these days.

Sexy Newsfeed Reading on iOS with Flipboard

Named Apple’s iPad App of the year and one of TIME’s Top 50 Innovations, Flipboard creates a personalized magazine out of everything being shared with you. Flip through your Facebook newsfeed, tweets from your Twitter timeline, photos from Instagram friends and much more. In addition to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, you can flip through your…

Smart News Discovery on iOS with Zite

Zite is hands-down my favorite news reader for iOS. Similar to Flipboard, it takes links that I’d already be viewing and formats them in an easy-to-digest way – but Zite goes a little further and learns as you interact. As you read stories on Zite, you have the option of liking or disliking the article…

Use your iPad or iPhone as a Keynote Remote

Keynote Remote lets you control a Keynote presentation on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch from another iPhone or iPod touch in the room. While you present, view your current slide and presenter notes in portrait, or the current slide and next slide in landscape. Swipe forward to advance and swipe back to return…

Getting Started with Continuous Integration in PHP with Jenkins

My company has made a recent transition from a small shop that cranked out short-term projects that typically had one or two devs on a single project, to a larger team working on more complex projects with 5 or more devs working on the same code. It was time for us to up our game.

Keep Your Mac Awake with Caffeine

How many times have you been giving a Webex or on-screen presentation, and your laptop screensaver kicks in or your computer goes to sleep? Rather than constantly fiddling with the trackpad to wake it up, give it some Caffeine!

The Way Techops Works in Large Companies is Stupid

For the fourth time in as many weeks, I have just spent at least several hours explaining DNS, IP addresses, SSL or TXT records to the marketing business owner at a very large client company. This is fucking stupid.