My work, my ideas, my faith, my life

Take Back Your Timeline

I’m going to walk you through how to turn off and delete apps in your Facebook account that you don’t want. As you use Facebook, you are often installing apps and giving them permissions without thinking much about it.

Not Feeling Overloaded

I just completed a project for a biochemist using Java to create a tool for some analysis work. I’m being vague about the nature of the project because it’s confidential and not complete. I just wanted to celebrate a little by talking about it. I first learned object-oriented program using C++ a very long time […]

Forum Restrict

In one screen, search for members by username, email address, or display names. With one click on the same screen, you can add or remove them from the forum.

True to Form

My intention here is not to teach XML. Basically, the first line of this file specifies that it is, indeed, an XML document. Within the document are different levels of tag. In order for it to be well-formed, it must have a single, all-encompassing, top element, which I just happened to call, “AJ”. Call it anything if you are writing an XML document. All it has to do is encompass all other elements within it.

Quick Fields

I recently created a new blog on my site where I write reviews of movies and television shows I see. I enjoy watching and I have a lot of opinions. I also did it as a means of helping myself learn more about using WordPress, which is the software that runs my blogs. 1 […]


Do they really think they are going to find someone who sat down and coded Javascript for five years straight, never looking at another language? That would be a job that would quickly drive you to despair. Yet, that’s the way hiring managers seem to think.

Now THAT Is a Mountain!

We missed the Columbia River Gorge, the trails, the ocean beaches, and the greenness everywhere you looked all year long. To be honest, some months aren’t as green as others, but there’s always green. Columbus has lots and lots of dull grey and brown.

The Giant Mutant Prairie Dog From Hell

I worked in a half-height cubicle. Next to me was another contractor from another company. He called my name, intending to ask me a question. As soon as I stood up, he busted out in a raucous and long laugh. It took him a few minutes to settle down.

He said, with other people gathered around, “When you stood up, you looked just like some giant mutant prairie dog from hell coming out of its hole.”

Prone to Wander

Just when I thought I would be relegated to quality assurance hell, I saw an ad in the paper that looked just like something I wanted to do. They wanted someone with experience doing database administration (DBA). I really like indices and queries. They are beautiful things. Be the first to like. Like Unlike

The Pebble, From My Hand Take, Grasshopper

So, I grew up on the original Kung Fu series. I loved Masters Po and Kan, played respectively by Key Luke and the ever soft-spoken, Philip Ahn. We knew that young Kwai Chang was ready to leave the monastery when he could the pebble take from Master Kan’s hand. Be the first to like. Like […]