Small IT: Websites

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Nobody's given me the keys to their enterprise data center (yet), but I have served in a technical role with just about every type of small organization imaginable. From businesses to charities to museums to mental health research centers to train clubs to churches, they all have one thing in common: goals, and the desire to advance those goals. Maybe that's two things, but it doesn't change the fact that organizations exist to do something, and will exploit every resource legally (usually) and morally (sometimes) available to them so they can do something bigger, faster, and stronger.

Future's so bright and we're gonna need bigger shades

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Today Microsoft announced Visual Studio 2015 and .Net 2015, which normally wouldn't be incredibly exciting except the announcement also included details on how the .Net compilers are being made open source and ported to Mac and Linux platforms.

Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?

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This week I worked on a couple Tutorial/Whitepaper-ish articles for this site, but I have a feeling I'm going to end up with about 20 half-baked articles before I end up with a single coherent one. This goes against the mantra of never do anything half-ass if you like full asses, but I can only write so much about how DNS works or the latest developments with my hobby before getting distracted by something less productive like rescuing stranded Kerbals from the Mun.

Moving to Bootstrap 3

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This week I wrapped up my first Bootstrap 3 application for testing. Up until this point, I was using version 2.3.2 due to IE7 compatibility requirements.

The transition wasn't very difficult since most of the components are the same with fancy new names, so most of the learning curve just involved having the Bootstrap documentation pulled up on monitor #2 to grab the new class names while still using the same technique from Bootstrap 2.3.2 apps.

The New Sitepearl

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Sitepearl was originally a web hosting company I started in October 2008 and shut down around this time last year. For a little over a year this site sat dormant, being nothing more than an empty shell. I recently decided that instead of having a defunct site sitting around getting a zillion hits every month, I might as well turn it into something useful.

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