• Domain renewal rate raised from $13 to $990

    I’ve collected several domain names over the years. It’s almost always the first step I take after having a new idea for a project. The hard reality though is I rarely end up getting to a second step. Basically, I’ve become a collector of pretty uninteresting domain names. Anyway, I’m used to getting renewal notification mails every so often and…

  • GuitarTube.org: Help me get spread the word!

    I’ve been working on a site for a few weeks now and think it’ll be useful for guitar players (new and experienced). It’s called GuitarTube.org and it’s essentially a backing track search engine that makes it really easy for you to find a track to jam/improvise to. On top of that, it shows you a chart of the fretboard with the…

  • Using Google Analytics on a Chrome extension

    I recently built a Chrome extension called Linksmith (more information here) and hooked it up to Google Analytics for some very basic usage information. It turned out to be a bit trickier than previous times I’ve added Analytics to websites as Chrome extensions are a bit different (security settings and the ‘chrome://’ protocol). There’s an official tutorial available that you should use…

  • Checking in on Comcast’s speed

    I was making some tweaks to the site and ran across old bandwidth/speed posts I had a few years back. Made me curious to see where we’re at nowadays. Turns out the download speeds are continuing to get significantly better while upload speeds have mostly remained throttled around the same level.

  • Introducing Roomdash–my latest side project

    Roomdash is a site I created for the large TV screens we have in the team rooms at Microsoft. It provides a simple view of the latest posts on Twitter and Google+ about some of our products and is a great way for our teams to get a quick glimpse of what’s being talked about out there by our users.

  • Loving Comcast’s internet speed…

    I noticed my uploads were happening a bit faster so I decided to check in over at http://speedtest.net to see what my connection was clocking in at nowadays and was suprised to see that my upload speed was almost 10MB/s.