Orlando Code Camp 2015

March 28, 2015 I had the great pleasure of giving two talks at the 10th annual Orlando Code Camp. This was my first Orlando Code Camp, and I was quite impressed. Esteban Garcia and his team ran a tight ship. Over 800 attendees were signed up to attend this free,...

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Hosting Node.js on Microsoft Azure

Got a fresh Node.js application to deploy? Awesome! Microsoft Azure has several options for hosting Node.js applications. In this article, we will be looking specifically at deploying to Windows Server websites and virtual machines. Azure website An Azure website is an easy and straightforward way to deploy a...

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I'm not nearly the man I used to be

I've been a "fat kid" all my life. In school, I didn't play sports, and regularly felt humiliated in gym class. As an adult, my mass has been on an upward trend. Sure, I've been able to get my weight under control a few times. But, the weight loss came...

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Making Connections at CodeStock 2014

CodeStock's theme this year was "Making Connections," and there were plenty of opportunities for attendees to get connected. Connected to the latest technologies, and other professionals. The 2014 logo also carried this theme. Similar to the way CodeStock opens up speaker submissions for voting, logos were submitted and voted on...

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Start doing.

Yep, that thing we keep saying is important and need to do, but never seem to find the time. Like blogging, learning a new language, losing weight, playing guitar, or any number of things we wish we could do. I've heard Cory House say we just need to start. Somewhere....

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Blazon for Technical Presentations and Training

I recently switched to using Blazon for all my presentations, and I couldn't be happier. Here are some of my favorite features: Markdown Code block syntax highlighting Shared code blocks Line-by-line highlighting Offline viewing Effortless editing with markdown Markdown is a plain-text formatting syntax that gets converted to HTML. The...

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