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Software Development Portfolio

Here are a few examples, to demonstrate a little bit of our past software development work:
Well-Being Ideas Software Demo: A cloud-based, Web 2.0, social networking, SaaS application, adapted from the Open Source Pligg CMS (Developed while employed at a corporation)Pligg CMS Contributions: I became a member of the official Pligg development team, and I was cited for significant contributions to the latest version (Contributed while employed at a corporation)PTL: Web-to-Desktop Application Framework (Incomplete)Walk In The Light™: Screenshot E-Mailer in Java (Incomplete)(Many of our past software development projects are not available in our public portfolio, right now. Some projects are unavailable because we developed them for private clients, or because they are components of more complex applications.)

Web Design Portfolio

For the purpose of demonstrating some of our web design abilities, here are some web sites that we have designed. We have used technologies including Blogger, WordPress, Dreamweaver, The GIMP, Picasa Web Albums, and code in XHTML/CSS and JavaScript:
Exposition 101 PodcastVital Signs Ministries Resources
(Someone else has modified some aspects of this web site, since we designed it.)Willow Pond - Bed & Breakfast (Widescreen Website)Building Energy Solutions (Archived)Dr. Gerald R. Wagner
Director, Institute for Wellbeing Management
(Please note that some aspects of these web sites may have been designed to detailed specifications, so that some of the contents and formatting, which were specifically requested by the clients, may not be a complete representation of our unique methods and abilities.)

The Ethics of Viewing Unlicensed YouTube Videos

Abstract
The purpose of this document is to address the ethical quandary of whether it is right to watch Copyrighted videos on YouTube without a license. The paper introduces the issue by defining what YouTube is and what unlicensed videos are. Next, a brief summary of background information is presented, including the basics of how YouTube works, and how copyright licensing works for YouTube videos. After the introduction and background information, the paper addresses counterarguments before presenting the main points of the paper’s arguments. Counterarguments that are addressed include the value of copyright laws and the question of following laws that a person does not agree with. Other counterarguments include who has the responsibility to ensure that people have the proper rights to the video, and whether the viewer can blame the artist, the host (YouTube), or the uploader. Finally, the paper succinctly presents a few of arguments against viewing unlicensed YouTube videos, inclu…

My Memories Of Browser History

It is awesome that the new browser wars are not IE versus Netscape, but the which Non-Microsoft browser is better, and Microsoft hardly in the running, trying to play catch-up. It is interesting to note that IE is based on the old NCSA Mosaic code. I used both Mosaic and Netscape in the early days, and Netscape was the advanced browser with features like plugins and JavaScript. Then Microsoft duped the courts into thinking that they did not understand technology like Microsoft does, and that "a web browser is an integral part of an Operating System" (at which time Windows itself was not really an Operating System, but just a graphical shell for DOS).So they used their classical model of innovation, where they take technology somebody else developed, make their own low quality adaptation, throw millions of dollars in marketing behind their version, and spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt through misinformation and misrepresentation of the facts. Once they gave a bundled versi…

if x, foreach x

Here's another winner I found in actual (PHP) code that I was working on: if ($groups) { foreach($groups as $group) { /* ... */ } } Good thing they wrapped that foreach loop in that if, eh? We wouldn't have wanted to waste time looping through the whole (empty) array, if the array were empty in the first place, now would we?? :-D