Instagram-able

I feel a great sadness at the state of one of my favorite social networks - Instagram. It’s not their fault - they provide a great service with great features. Their problem is their users. Wait… it’s not even their...

Wordpress on Appfog

In light of a recent event (I launched a site for a friend), I’ve decided to be brave and just fork out for more proper hosting. Rackspace Cloud and my VPS setup have taken care of me for many years;...

The Next Chapter

Hey there, friends. I’ve been short on a few details regarding my next steps in life. The pieces have fallen together and now I can finally share.

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=”https://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

A little bit about what I've learned coding the backend portion of fnstraj.

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...