Why The Web Is Obese Why The Web Is Obese

Recently I shared Ronan Cremin’s observation the average web page is now larger than the original DOOM installation file. Shortly after that I came across Dion

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Tweeting For Pizza And What This Means To Businesses Tweeting For Pizza and What This Means To Businesses

Last year the iWatch was driving new excitement with toy boys and girls everywhere. Today, its more of a ‘meh’ device. But don’t let that lull you to sleep, wea

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The Web Is Too Damn Fat And Doomed, How You Can Fix It The Web Is Too Damn Fat and Doomed, How You Can Fix It

Ronan Cremin recently posted an article relating the current size of the average web page to the size of DOOM, the game I wasted many late hours playing back in

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How Running A Spartan Elite Heat Will Make Me A Better Developer How Running A Spartan Elite Heat Will Make Me A Better Developer

Last year I lost weight, a lot of weight and got myself back into shape. In fact 1 year ago today I hit my goal. I even wrote a book about the experience. After

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Turning Flash Off By Default In Microsoft Edge Turning Flash Off By Default in Microsoft Edge

Adobe’s Flash has been making news lately. Browser vendors have been in the process of purging Flash from the web for nearly a decade now. Flash served a purpos

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How Priceline's Error Almost Kept Me From Booking A Hotel How Priceline's Error Almost Kept Me From Booking A Hotel

For a few years now I have exclusively used Priceline’s Express deals to book hotels. A few weeks ago I needed to book a hotel for my trip to San Fransisco. Typ

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Welcoming Bash To Windows Welcoming Bash to Windows

Rewind my personal time line sometime to 1993. NC State Engineering professor Dr. Willis showed me Linux. It was full of command line this and command line that

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How To Mimic Azure Web Sites Deployment Slots In A Basic Plan How To Mimic Azure Web Sites Deployment Slots In A Basic Plan

If you have been using Azure web sites you might have heard of deployment slots. The idea behind slots is it gives you the ability to deploy an updated version

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A Kindle For Everyone A Kindle For Everyone

Amazon has made book publishing easy. This is why I have chosen to author more books, without a publisher. To be blunt the process is much easier without the pu

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Dave Voyles And I Chat About Using Xbox Fitness & The Microsoft Band To Get In Shape Dave Voyles and I Chat about Using XBox Fitness & The Microsoft Band to Get In Shape

Recently Dave Voyles took some time to have a conversation with me about how I use XBox Fitness and my Microsoft Band to get in shape over the past year. We rel

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Macafee, Norton And Others Won't Work With Microsoft Edge And That Is A Good Thing MacAfee, Norton and Others Won't Work with Microsoft Edge and that is a Good Thing

MacAfee, Norton and other AV products wont work with Microsoft Edge because they plugged the security holes those AV products used to infiltrate browsers. This is a good thing!

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Make A Local Web Server With Grunt Connect Make a Local Web Server With Grunt Connect

Last year I migrated my spa infrastructure away from ASP.NET MVC to just plain HTML. Removing this dependency gives me a broad latitude of freedom to work with

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Azure Marketplace Performance Audit Azure Marketplace Performance Audit

The pages on the Azure Marketplace could use some simple refinements and load almost instantly across all devices and platforms. What you can learn from their mistakes to help your site perform better and achieve better search engine rankings.

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Fixing The Microsoft Store's Web Performance Fixing the Microsoft Store's Web Performance

Have you visited Microsoft's online store? I do at least 2-3 times a month. This weekend I wanted to see if there was a KidSpark class for my step-daughter. I c

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66 Pounds In 108 Days - My Latest Book 66 Pounds in 108 Days - My Latest Book

I mentioned a few times on my Blog about losing weight and getting in shape last year. I wrote a book about the experience. I hope the book serves as inspiratio

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Windows Defender Pro Scam Windows Defender Pro Scam

Last night I had a quick conversation with some friends at the dojo. The conversation covered the topic of having to support friends and family's technical issu

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Amazon's Bad User Experience Amazon's Bad User Experience

Over Christmas I ordered most of our gifts from Amazon. I have Amazon Prime and it is a wonderful user experience because I rarely need to worry about shipping

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Why Amazon Won And Walmart Is Failing Why Amazon Won and WalMart is Failing

This Christmas I bet you visited Amazon and if you are like me purchased at least one item. Last year I started Amazon Prime and love the free shipping, Sunday

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Should You Use The Template Element? Should You Use The Template Element?

The latest Windows update (Threshold 2) featured new standards support in Edge. While there are many new features and bug fixes one that got me a little energiz

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High Performance Responsive Design [Book Review] High Performance Responsive Design [Book Review]

One of the biggest objections to responsive design is the perception is negatively affects performance. Performance concerns were my biggest hang up before I fi

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When Should You Use A Single Page Application? When Should You Use A Single Page Application?

Single page applications have become very popular in recent years. They were created in an effort to make web apps feel more like native applications.

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