Category Archives: Tech Ed

Educating the average user on more advanced techniques in technology.

When I started this blog many moons ago, I was sitting in my college dorm room at Virginia Tech. My long time followers will remember the old name “Tech From Tech”, which was a play on the type of content … Continue reading

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The Worth of College Degrees

About 3 or 4 years ago I found myself in a Barnes & Noble (an actual store for books for you young ones) looking for a programming book of sorts.  I was pretty disappointed in the selection and vocalized this … Continue reading

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Building Better Software

I have never been just a Software Developer.  In every job that I have had since I was young and started my own web development business, I have been put in the sales role performing functions from marketing and business … Continue reading

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Rackspace Cloud And Domain Transfers

For starters, I actually had not planned on writing this article… Sometimes topics just fall into your lap, and you can do nothing else, but move on them. This one is going to be a little more directed than usual … Continue reading

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What Users Don’t Know Will Hurt Them

There’s an old saying, “ignorance is bliss”, that I’d like to add an addendum to today. The quote should be “Ignorance is bliss, until that ignorance hurts you”. In the IT world we have the tendency to build systems to … Continue reading

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Are We Witnessing The Death Of Privacy?

While the death of privacy may seem like a far-fetched concept, particularly in the United States, it really is an idea that we should be paying attention to.  To be perfectly honest, it was an idea that even I dismissed … Continue reading

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NoSQL – Not The End Of RDBMS

There has been a lot of noise on the web recently in regards to the death of relational database management systems.  This is not the first time there has been such sacrilegious chatter, but it is the first time that … Continue reading

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The Importance of Engineering in Undergraduate Computer Science Programs

Recently I’ve been thinking heavily about the Computer Science program at Tech due to a number of changes that are quickly making their way into the curriculum. One of the more interesting decisions for changing the program that the Computer … Continue reading

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That Nasty Firefox Extension

So there has been a lot of noise on the interwebs about this new “malware”/”virus”/”worm” that apparently no anti-virus software has been able to detect or remove recently. Last week I was infected with this nasty little thing and it … Continue reading

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Installing phpmyadmin and PHP 5.2.* on a Centos 5.2 Server (updated)

So I spent the better part of last night (12-3:30am) trying to figure out just exactly how to get phpmyadmin installed on my Centos 5.2 Server. Now, I’m no dummy when it comes to linux, package management etc… But this … Continue reading

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