Race Report 2014: Lost Brook Trail Run 5-mile

Race Report 2014: Lost Brook Trail  Run 5-mile
After a pretty miserable winter here in the Northeast,I was glad to be starting my running season.. This will be my first running race of the 2014 season, and this starts off a pretty busy month of April, with 4 more races scheduled in the coming weekends. This run is through a nature preserve in ...

Inspiring Resume designs :: templates

Inspiring Resume designs :: templates
My sister recently asked me to looked at her resume for some advice on how she could spruce things up.  So she sent it over and it seemed fine overall, just your typical chronological list resume  with Contact info in the header and then a reverse chronological order of jobs etc… So I said to ...

Using server-side PHP Datatables (grid) with SQLite / MySQL PDO 37

Using server-side PHP  Datatables (grid) with SQLite / MySQL  PDO
I have been a fan of using datatables for a while and always wanted to generalize the server side example to be able to use SQLite, MySQL or any other PDO supported database. For the longest time in my projects I have used PHP AdoDB as my Database abstraction layer, mostly because it came with ...

How can planes “vanish” in 2014? 1

How can planes
UPDATE (10/10/2014): PBS Series NOVA did an interesting episode on this topic.. take a look here. Nova: Why Planes Vanish (Video) UPDATE (12/29/2014): Sadly another aircraft has been AirAsia Flight QZ8501, has gone missing, while this incident seems a bit less mysterious than MH370 , it again underscores the need for real-time GPS (Satellite live telemetry systems. ...

Review Android car stereo radio and navigation 109

Review Android car stereo radio and navigation
My car radio upgrade… What can a $280 buy you? how about an Android car stereo + Navigation, and all the android apps your heart desires. My 40+ minute commute has me in the car for a while, one finds that on these long drives, some interesting audio in the car is pretty important. The ...

Linux backup and rotate script 6

Linux backup and rotate script
A common task to do with backups is to rotate them , so that you have multiple copies of critical files going back x days. Below is a bash script (Linux command line) that does this. Why Rotate Backups? Why not just one current backup file… The primary reason to have a rotating backup system, ...

PHP backup monitoring and alert script: prevent backup rot… 3

PHP backup monitoring and alert script: prevent backup rot...
One of the key components with any IT software system is putting together an automated , reliable backup solution. Gone are the days of manually backing up files to a removable media, with our interconnected world we can simply setup some form of cloud back up and go. In a previous post I discussed how ...

Cruises – a few tips 2

Cruises - a few tips
Having recently come back from a cruise vacation I can share a few brief tips that can save you a few bucks and make for a more enjoyable trip. Modern cruise ships are really floating 4/5 star hotels in the ocean. The ship we went on the Allure of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) is the ...

Running in the fall

Running in the fall
Here on the East coast and many other parts of the US , nature is a cornucopia of colors as the trees perform their annual ritual of fall. Its one of the best times to run, or do anything outdoors that let’s you take in all the scenery. Luckily my favorite running path is through ...