Race Report: My first 70.3 Triathlon, Providence RI

Race Report: My first 70.3 Triathlon, Providence RI
This is my race report of the 2012 Amica 70.3 Ironman in Providence, Rhode Island. It was my first attempt at the 70.3 distance, and it was an interesting experience to say the least.  Below is my race report. Pre-race I partly choose this 70.3 because it was one of two (the other is Eagleman which I’m doing this ...

What happens when robots do ALL the work?

What happens when robots do ALL the work?
Everyone is complaining about China and how all of our jobs are going overseas, But the real concern may not be China or any other Asian country, it’s likely to be the inevitable march of technology , automation and how modern civilization in  making the world a “better” place is going to bring a lot ...

2012 Lincoln Park Triathlon videos

2012 Lincoln Park Triathlon videos
Last weekend I did the Lincoln Park Triathlon, a fantastic local sprint triathlon. Bike Segment: I had my Contour Pro mounted on my bike and below is an abridged view of the first lap. Link to Direct YouTube video

Sample Code: prevent web page overwrites

Below are some interesting problems and solutions that I have come accross. Problem: In a web based system how to you prevent multiple updates 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  there is one ...

Sample Code: Basic Login , Roles authentication and Login attempt alerts.

Sample Code: Basic Login , Roles authentication and Login attempt alerts.
Problem:  In most web based system one of the most commonly used process is user authentication and page access. This Login function is pretty typical here’s my example: Notice I set a bunch of session variables that I frequently use later in the application to display specific user information (such as dashboards etc.) <?php /////// ...

Sample Code: PHP Captcha Simple 6

Sample Code: PHP Captcha Simple
Problem: Web form spam or bot induced form submissions  is a common issue these days on we pages that have forms. The simplest way to thwart such spam is to use a[wiki]captcha[/wiki]. There are many varieties of captcha but today I’m going to focus on some simple code that does the job quickly and easily. ...

Work…

Work...
 “Who am I and Why and I here?” – Adm. Stockdale VP Debates. Currently I work as a senior PHP developer at  a a/v integration firm in NJ. My role there is as a senior architect and developer responsible for building and maintaining  a modern web-based operations system. The system is used by the company to track projects, estimates  purchasing , ...