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Web Charts Using jQuery Flot

Adding charts to your web application is simple using a library called ‘Flot’. Flot is a pure JavaScript plotting library for jQuery. It produces graphical plots of arbitrary datasets on-the-fly client side. During this post I will

GPS Nerd Is Published to CodePlex

I have been meaning to do this for quite some time. Many of you have been asking me for the code for the GPS Nerd (a.k.a. Truck Tracker) project. My “just one more thing” attitude has delayed

A Windows Phone 7 Trip Recorder

Previously I developed a trip recorder using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript leveraging JavaScript’s geolocation API. I recently switched from an iPhone to Windows Phone 7 (WP7) and noticed that mobile Internet Explorer doesn’t support the geolocation API.

Queuing Theory and the Production Pipeline

Project management is not a hard science and often deals with many aspects that are not well defined. However, applying a bit of science / math can often lead to new insights and more efficient processes. In

A Persistent ASP.NET Session Manager

I recently had a need for an ASP.NET Session that lasted longer that a normal web session (one day) and was able to survive application restarts (or IIS restarts). I know there are other solutions that exist.

Mobile Truck Tracker Web Site

I’ve been meaning to publish a bit on the mobile version of the Truck Tracker application. Previous posts have been created a geo-location service that tracks ‘trucks’ (the application can be used to track any asset as

Migrating from GoDaddy Shared Hosting to VDS

I feel like my blogging activity lately has come to a screeching halt. What has been keeping me busy you ask? Well I have been hosting my sites (including this blog) on shared hosting accounts with GoDaddy.

Using Ninject To Manage Critical Resources

This post does not pertain to the most recent (shortly after the release of this post) versions of Ninject. Ninject now handles the deactivation of all objects bound ‘InRequestScope’. Recently a discussion with a reader led to

Hello WordPress, Good Bye dasBlog

When I originally began blogging I selected the dasBlog blog engine for a number of reasons. The biggest reason was that it was a .NET blog engine and I was a .NET dev. I had reasoned that

Random Sparks Joins The Lounge

I really enjoy writing about and sharing my technical journeys. Recently, I have decided to upgrade my shared hosting account to a virtual dedicated server hosting account. This will allow my more freedom in the types of