Command Line

Finding Files which Contain Specific Text

At my current job, we are constantly looking for specific text within a folder of files because the code we need is all over the place.  Since I’m not a big command line guy (I’ll use it if I need to, but it typically requires a lot of google searches) I have been asking our […]

File Recovery

At one of my previous jobs, one in which my IT career was just getting started, an employee was let go because of a dispute with the organization.  The employee had developed some code which the organization relied on heavily (part of their trade secret) and was arguing that the code was his property vs. […]

Object Oriented Programming

I originally learned to code many years ago in C when I was in college.  Back then everything was functions where you had a “main” and which called several functions in the desired order.  Since then Object Oriented Programming has emerged and, after several attempts to wrap my head around it, after reading several articles like […]

Wireflows

An interesting combination of workflows and wireframes is not just for mobile apps anymore, it can be applied to web pages as well. It may be a bit more work to create, but the benefit of having everyone understand clearly is priceless.

Good Leadership

Yea, the title is a bit biased, but that is why it is a personal blog, so I can talk about my personal bias.  I am currently taking an EdX MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) on Leadership and one of the links they provided piqued my interest.  It’s a TED talk about something I like to […]

The Evolution of Databases

I first learned about Databases and SQL years ago when relational database and flat files where the only options for data storage.  Since then I had heard about NoSQL and document databases but I did not understand them or why anyone would want to use one.  After attending a webinar today put on by Pentaho (a system […]

Activities not just lecture

From my experience teaching introduction to computers class at the local CSU and Junior Colleges, lectures put students to sleep, no matter how animated you are.  They need to be actively thinking and doing something to stay awake and learn something.  There is a lot of research out there to confirm this, but here is […]

Google Classroom, not quite an LMS

Even without getting details about Google Classroom, it definitely does not seem like it’s a full LMS like Sakai, Blackboard Learn or Moodle, just a simplified version with very basic functionality heavily integrated with Google applications.

Distance Learner Visualization

Since I work in and am interested in Distance Learning, This Infographic was interesting to me, especially the part about “What does it take to succeed online”.

SE Book

I always knew there was the Project Management Institute and the PMIBOK which needs to be purchased, but I just heard about the SEBoK (Systems Engineering Book) which is free and open to the world.