Automatic: On Board Diagnostics

Have you ever wondered how your driving habits affect your gas mileage? How do the different routes you can take to work differ in fuel efficiency? How much does a single commute to work cost? These questions are hard to answer without good data. As part of my efforts to…

GMail API Follow Up

When I first wrote about Google's new Gmail API, I really only focused on its applications to write better email clients, but I didn't really touch on how it would apply to other sets of applications. A developer could make any number of applications that did things like sent emails…

The New GMail API

Yesterday, during Google I/O, there was a post made to the Google developers blog about a new GMail API that was being rolled out. While it was not mentioned in the keynote (at least not that I heard), I think it is one of the coolest things that was…

The BitCoin Experiment

Bitcoin has been around for a long time. Since 2009, in fact. I had hear about it when I was in college and I had friends that bought and mined some, but I never got involved with it because I saw it as too risky. I didn't have much money…

Keybase and PGP

Recently, a new service called Keybase was launched by a couple of the co-founders of OKCupid. I recently got an invite to the service (even though I only vaguely knew what it did) and so I decided to look into it. In essence, Kaybase is a service built around PGP.…

Site Migration

If you can't tell by the dates of recent posts, I have been neglecting my blog recently. I had a goal of writing 4 posts per month and obviously I did not make that. Still, I was able to do some project work and I have done a couple cool…

Code Bash: The Beginning

Tonight, I am going to my first meetup for what I am calling Code Bash. It is not a terribly original idea, but after going to PyOhio, a Python developer conference, my friends and I had the idea that we wanted to work on projects more and that we missed…

Blog Updates

Today I decided to take the time to do some updates to my blog layout and design based on some suggestions by Matt Gemmell in his recent article on Designing Blogs for Readers. In his article, he outlines a number of steps that can be made to improve the readability…

Car Stereo Followup

A while ago, I posted about how I was trying to replace my car stereo. It seems that that experiment will soon become irrelevant. I took my car in for some repairs recently, and it brought to my attention that maybe the cost of repairing the car will become too…

Joining App Dot Net

Not too long ago, I heard some news about an alternative to Twitter that was being released called App Dot Net. People were touting it as a superior service because it required people to pay to use the service and as such, did not have ads. Its terms of service…