Why Updates?

I never wanted a blog. But more and more, I have desired a formal way to log project work I am doing. I designed the project Updates to allow me to track and share my progress without feeling too "bloggy".

I do not expect to give updates on every project (some are more or less complete at the time of this writing), and it may be some time before I get to explore other projects more thoroughly (especially while I look for a job). In the end, I hope that the Updates feature will motivate me to finish up old projects and explore new ideas.

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November 18

Review: The Tangled Web

I came across this book when looking for a more practical follow-up to Applied Cryptography. (Being a web developer, my interests are focused around Internet security.) I believe Amazon recommended it to me, and I was convinced by the pedigree of the publisher (No Starch Press) and the credentials of the author (Daniel Zalewski).

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June 5

Third-Party JavaScript Development: The Future!

I've written a new article for the Bocoup.com weblog entitled "Third-Party JavaScript Development: The Future!". You can find it here.

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April 17

Third-Party JavaScript Development: CSS Defensive Techniques

I've written a new article for the Bocoup.com weblog entitled "Third-Party JavaScript Development: CSS Defensive Techniques". You can find it here.

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April 16

Review: The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil

After watching "Kara is Self Aware", I put my foot down and purchased "The Singularity is Near" by Ray Kurzweil. While the author would contend the book is anything but science fiction, I felt that, as a subject, the Singularity was woefully under-represented in my sci-fi reading. The Singularity describes an exponential growth in technological capability, but my own interest in Kurzweil's opinions varied with an exponential decay.

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April 10

Third-Party JavaScript Development: Optimizing CSS Delivery

I've written a new article for the Bocoup.com weblog entitled "Third-Party JavaScript Development: Optimizing CSS Delivery". You can find it here.

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February 21

Review: Secrets & Lies by Bruce Schneier

I’m not sure how I first heard about Bruce Schneier, but his ideas have appealed to me for a while now. He has an impressive background in computer cryptography, but his transition to a personality in the field of security that interests me most. Utilizing a technical background to build a more socially-relevant identity is a feat I personally hope to accomplish one day (just like Tony Stark, "Mannie" O''Kelly-Davis, or Mitchell Hundred). But enough gushing; let’s talk about the book.

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August 27

Fieldrunners: Playing to the Strengths of HTML5 Audio and Web Audio

I wrote a new article for the Bocoup weblog based on my experience with the Web Audio API and incorporating it into the upcoming web port of the game Fieldrunners. You can find it here.

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August 19

Spoofing User-Agent in Chrome

A recent project at Bocoup had me searching for ways to programatically modify the user-agent string in Chrome. Searching the web yielded little evidence that this was possible, but luckily, I have a friend who works on Chrome. He clued me in to the WebRequest API, and I got to work creating my extension.

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June 20

The Strategy Pattern in JavaScript

I've been working with Rick and learning a bunch about what makes JavaScript so great. While refactoring some of my work in a code review, I recognized the Strategy pattern emerging.

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May 23

Working at Bocoup!

I am excited to announce that I have accepted a full-time position at the web development house Bocoup! I'll be commuting to "the Loft" in South Boston beginning in June, and I can't wait to get started!

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