Thoughts on Tilemill

I’m currently working on a web project for a friend that requires more advanced maps. I thought some really good maps would do this site wonders regarding emotional appeal and was excited to see what I could build. I have...

HTML5 Video Backgrounds for jQuery

I’m not sure if I’m proud of the sentence I just typed for the title for this. I feel like that foreign guy who comments “Can I has teh codes?”. Anyways, I was browsing around on Whiteboard.is and saw they...

Perfect Server Setup for 2013

I remember how much fun it was a few years back to check out all the perfect server guides for Ubuntu Server and try to create the absolute most optimized web server setup for my old HP. Those guides are...

Wordpress Best Practices

Wordpress is an incredible example of what open-source software can be and it powers a vast amount of websites on the internet. Wordpress may be on your mind when deciding which platform to build your next site on. Please consider...

How to Camp (like we camp)

[sublimevideo poster=”” src1=”http://cdn.kylehotchkiss.com/videos/fire.mp4” uid=”5df25b37” id=”5df25b37” width=”700” height=”389”] [gallery link=”file” columns=”4” ids=”1282,1281,1280,1279”] We decided to go to Panther Falls, Virginia over Spring Break because we wanted to take our new hammocks out into the woods for an overnight stay. Naturally, being...

What I learned from fnstraj - Backend Edition

After spending as long as I have with fnstraj, I wanted to share what I’ve learned throughout this crazy experience. Beware - This is a technical post! Perseverance and Rewrites: fnstraj is currently in it’s third rewrite! I started out...

Ugh. Vine. (And why, of course)

I know that people get excited when they see a new social network that looks promising. I really can’t say I do. I remember when Google Plus first came to fruition and everybody began on their “Facebook Killer” tangent and...

A Tractor in the Woods

fnstraj.org Roadmap

I’ve been really working hard on fnstraj the past few weeks since launch and am hammering out a roadmap for features going forward. So far, nobody really has seen fnstraj or really understands what it is, what it does, or...

Announcing fnstraj.org

FINALLY. I am proud to announce that fnstraj.org is online! After a year and a half of abstract tweets, strange Stack Overflow questions, dealing with NOAA GrADS, and half-sleepingly typing on my screen, hoping something would happen, I am so...