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2020 Presidential Odds

2020 Presidential Odds

With all of the news that has begun to saturate old and new media regarding the upcoming mid-term elections - I started thinking about the real political prize, the 2020 presidential race. I was wondering who had the best odds of becoming the next president of the...

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What I’m Watching on YouTube

What I’m Watching on YouTube

I love Netflix.  I am sure that there are people close to me that got very tired of my Netflix obsession.  A few months ago Netflix's original shows, business model, debt, etc. were a dominant theme in my conversations.    I think that Netflix knocking off long time...

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2018 Brand Heat Check

2018 Brand Heat Check

Once I learned Python and Pandas I tried to come up with unique and creative ways to use them.  The Baller Index is a good example of what I am talking about.  Throwing new tools in the mix opened up more possibilities, and one of the best things about Python is that...

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Where My Bitcoin At? For the Crypto-Currency Newbie.

Where My Bitcoin At? For the Crypto-Currency Newbie.

In the first post of this series I outlined the problem of all the competing crypto-currencies and the confusion that can cause in newbies. Another barrier to entry is understanding where your crypto-currency is. I'm going to try and clear that up in this post. This...

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Crypto-Currency Revolution Streaming on the Blockchain

Crypto-Currency Revolution Streaming on the Blockchain

It's been said that to change the system, first you must change the money. Now, whether or not that is true is above my pay grade. What I do know is that to those of us that believe in crypto-currency, it certainly feels like a revolution. This is the first part of a...

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New Security Certifications

New Security Certifications

Imho when you are talking about the Internet, or computers in general, security is of paramount importance. If you disagree you have probably never had to clean up after a virus, combat a DDOS attack, or suffered a ransomware situation. Security Certifications I have...

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Python for Web Pages

Python for Web Pages

I created web sites for a living for 20 years.  I have become obsessed with Python. This being the case you might think that I have jumped headlong into using Python to create a website. That, however, is not the case.  I have approached Python's web site frameworks ...

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When AI Talks to Itself it Sounds Like This

When AI Talks to Itself it Sounds Like This

These days if you have the right tools and an idea it's pretty easy to create a proof of concept project.  Of course by the right tools I mean Python - but after waffling about which cloud service to use it also means AWS for this project. I've been taking the Python...

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Cloud Computing – Azure vs. AWS vs. the Google Cloud

Cloud Computing – Azure vs. AWS vs. the Google Cloud

The time has come for me to choose which cloud platform I am going to develop on.  I have played around with all three of the heavy weights - Microsoft's Azure, Amazon AWS, and the Google Cloud Platform.  All three of these cloud platforms offer slightly different...

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NFL Standings for the 2018 Season

NFL Standings for the 2018 Season

The 2018 NFL season is still months away.  That's no reason not to make some wildly irresponsible NFL projections. Those of you who have followed this blog will know that last year I wrote some PHP to pick NFL games.  I modified it to analyze college games and picked...

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Web Development

Web Development

Web Dev, since 1994 While I have been developing websites professionally since 1994, co-founded a company that became the largest web-dev shop in the state, and created multiple official web sites for a Governor of a neighboring state; today I got certified in Web...

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Tech Support Services

Tech Support Services

In May of 1992 I was laid up after injuring myself at work.  I was going to have to have the only surgery I've ever had and couldn't work for a couple of months.  While this event seemed to be a negative it turned out to be a life defining positive event.  I decided...

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WordPress Security Checkup

WordPress Security Checkup

For at least half a decade I made a living designing and developing WordPress sites exclusively.  I consulted for Yahoo about WordPress back in the day, made dozens and dozens of WordPress themes, and learned WordPress itself inside and out.  While I still develop...

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Python Study Links

Python Study Links

While the move and the re-model ( famous last words: "It's only plumbing, right?" ) have significantly hampered my Python projects and education, I have been keeping Python in my head.  I have been working on the interface for Teresa and my encryption / security app...

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