2013 Sports calendar and goals

2013 Sports calendar and goals
2013 Sports Calendar My tentative 2013 race & event schedule. Races marked with an *   indicates races I have already registered or will  be definitely doing, others listed are events I’m considering but undecided, popular races sell out quickly (sometimes within minutes of open registration). .. Schedule may change due to unforeseen circumstances.. RUNNING *  Mar-17 NYC 13.1 half NYC ...

Twitter like alerts via simple Jquery and PHP 3

Twitter like alerts via simple Jquery and PHP
One of the minor challenges of creating a web application , is to indicate that something was successfully or unsuccessfully  completed when transitioning to a new page or screen. I find it’s very important and reassuring to let user’s know what has happened , whether it worked or whether there was a problem. Typically a simple status message would ...

Update: When on Robots do all the work? on 60 Minutes…

Update: When on Robots do all the work? on 60 Minutes...
Lo and behold to my surprise yesterday, when 60 Minutes ran a story on exactly the topic I posted about a few months back, What happens When Robots do all the work? Pretty much this 60 Minutes  story touched on all the points I discussed on my original blog posting. I recommend you watch the video here: ...

Tomorrow’s world: BBC infographic

Tomorrow’s world:  BBC infographic
Interesting infographic about the future Having just recently posted a blog entry on the future of work.  I was reading my Flipboard feed and came across this interesting infographic from the BBC Future web site.  I found it amusing and interesting because some of the predictions (And that’s what these are) some of them coincide with my ...

My Quirky Bucket List

My Quirky Bucket List
Ahh the proverbial bucket list. Its that time of year, when people begin to think of New Year’s resolutions. So I prefer to think a little longer term, not just in the next year, but lifetime….  As we complete yet another orbit around the sun, its time to  realize as discomforting as it may be, ...

Bitcoin – currency fail .. or future of money?

Bitcoin - currency fail .. or future of money?
I’ve been pretty intrigued by bitcoin lately. If your not familiar with bitcoin you can of course head over to the wikipedia bitcoin   entry or you can head over to this no nonsense  post bitcoing post on  gizmodo .  In a nutshell bitcoin is an on-line digital currency (sometimes referred to as a crypto-currency) ...

html5 – javascript game frameworks? – Game Development

html5 - javascript game frameworks? - Game Development
HTML5 Gaming I’m beginning to look into various html5 javascript game and graphics frameworks.  The toughest part is always choosing a good framework in the beginning, since its such a time investment to learn a new API , plus hope that the framework is popular enough so bugs are fixed quickly and it matures rapidly.   This ...

the Running 3-Amigos

the Running 3-Amigos
Christine, Duncan and myself, have been very competitive this year. What I find so enjoyable about our ongoing running rivalry , is how close in capability all three of us are. On any given day one of us can beat the other two and this has made for some memorable races.

Code Samples – Preventing simultaneous web updates 3

Code Samples - Preventing simultaneous web updates
Below are some interesting problems and solutions that I have come accross. Problem: In a web based system how to you prevent simultaneous web updates (aka overwrites) to the same record by different users seeing potentially different data. This is a play on the old airline reservation problem you find in older computer science text books. If ...