Moving Forward and a Tiny Planet

Moving Forward For the last two years I have been a full time contractor at KaiNexus serving as their Principal Architect. During this that time I made new friends and had the opportunity to work on a project that could leave a great positive mark on the world. However, as…

Simple URL Monitor Using Groovy and Twilio

Recently, the need arose for me to monitor a URL so that notifications could be sent out if the site was suddenly unavailable. Later on down the road this will need to evolve into a more proactive system rather than reactive but for now I am just focusing on site…

New KaiNexus Video

KaiNexus, the company where I am the Principal Architect, has just released our latest "Explainer" video. The new video includes 3 use cases and a bunch of screen grabs from the actual software. This video is quite exciting as I think it really shows what kinds of problems our software…

The Way Out

SmugMug Grails Plugin Update A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was building a Grails plugin that aimed to wrap the SmugMug API. As of today, I am about 80% done with the coding and will be giving it a through test phase and creating docs soon. Once done,…

The Hallway

Living in a Hospital I've spent the last five days pretty much living at UT Southwestern Medical Center. My step daughter has been unable to eat more than a few bites of food without throwing up for about three months. After many tests and even a surgery to remove her…

Stone, Steel and Glass

Brackets I saw a post on Google+ where someone posted a collage with the brackets used to make up one of their HDRs. I thought this was pretty cool and decided to do one of my own using Diptic for Mac. What do ya' think? Stone, Steel and Glass This…