Advancing the understanding and utilization of technology in Sonoma Valley.
I can provide a custom relational database, middleware library, and XML output. You can use this for any number of applications, both web and mobile.
I'm a one man operation, and much less expensive than a studio. I've been doing this for over 12 years! Email me with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by Joshua Kitchener on December 31, 2012 at 6:02pm — No Comments
The latest map from NASA shows that Sonoma may be harbor large meteorites from last week's fireball:
Keep your eyes peeled for unusual looking stones!
This was all hand made in PHP/MySQL and jQuery. It displays all the photos being submitted by our users, along with some simple social network functionality.
Added by Joshua Kitchener on May 29, 2012 at 10:15am — No Comments
I love making logos, and am looking for more opportunities to push my design boundaries.
My samples are here: http://imgur.com/a/KRoPu
I charge between $200 and $350 per design. There is no "revision" process; the design simply isn't finished until you love it.
I provide as many file formats as you request, including editable vector source.
If interested, please message me on…Continue
Added by Joshua Kitchener on May 27, 2012 at 9:53am — No Comments
This past Christmas, a popular website called Stratfor (which offers geostrategic forecasting services) was the victim of a major hacking attack. The attackers made off with megabytes of email addresses and more importantly, credit card numbers. They then proceeded to post the data in an online pastebin for all to exploit.
This event offers some lessons. First and foremost, the company committed the Cardinal Sin of web development by storing the credit card…
Added by Joshua Kitchener on March 15, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments
A few weeks ago, I posted a request for a venture capitalist to pitch an idea to. I thought I found someone, but I never heard back.
Nowadays I have more than enough work and hobbies, and more ever on the horizon. So, I'm going to do the unthinkable, and post the plan here for all to consume; lock, stock, and barrel.
In a nutshell, the plan is to produce a proprietary version of the popular online pizza ordering tool which has helped…
Added by Joshua Kitchener on February 16, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments
Community Cafe - Tuesday Febuary 7th 5:30PM - 7:30pm
Greg Rank will be bringing his iPad connected to a projector
and share a few technical items that have his attention currently. Discussions on Chinese labor and/or SOPA may occur depending what you are all in the mood for. See you then. Greg
Added by Greg Rank on January 29, 2012 at 9:45am — No Comments
I thought I would take a few minutes and give you guys a brief primer on how to choose the correct format to display an image on the Web. I see a lot of incorrect usage out there, even among large corporations, and the result is often an aesthetically displeasing mess.
There are fundamentally two different types of graphics: vector and raster. For this blog post we are concerned with the latter.
Raster graphics are *pixmaps*. That is, they…Continue
Added by Joshua Kitchener on December 24, 2011 at 4:01pm — No Comments
So, where's Christine gone, some of you have asked (and... thank you! it's good to be missed), so I thought I would send a personal update. When I founded WiredSonoma with Chip almost 3 years ago, we had a vision for what it might become, and much of that has happened- many good connections have been made, businesses have been started, and a lot of excellent information has been shared- plus all kinds of events from lectures and debates and classes to book signings…
Added by Christine Mason McCaull on October 29, 2011 at 12:31pm — No Comments
2011 North Bay Investor Summit will be held 11/9 at the I-Hub at Sonoma Mountain Village. 200+ angel and VC investors to hear 10 company pitches. Pitch submittals due 10/14. More at www.northbayihub.org
Added by Laurie Decker on October 3, 2011 at 8:57am — No Comments
Just a friendly reminder:
Literally anyone with a bank account can now accept debit cards, using PayPal, or even a swiper which attaches to your iPhone.
If you don't accept credit cards, then you arguably deserve to go out of business.
Added by Joshua Kitchener on September 11, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments
I'll leave you all behind for 10 weeks as I go off to teach little orphaned children in Namibia. Below is a link to a video made a couple of years ago of Mary Beth Gallagher, with whom I will be working. Perhaps some of you had the good fortune to meet this amazing woman when she spoke at the Rotary meeting last October.
I'm investing several hundreds of dollars in specialized teaching materials in Compassionate Communication for children and adults and if any of you would enjoy…Continue
Added by Joan Huguenard on July 10, 2011 at 8:34am — No Comments
SWViewer! for iPhone and iPad.
Big Blue Marble HD for iPad.
Both now on the App Store. Enjoy.
Added by Joshua Kitchener on June 21, 2011 at 1:06pm — No Comments
It's a *high level* embedded programming framework.
What do we mean by "high level"?
If you've seen James Cameron's "Titanic", then you might not have noticed one of the more interesting things about the vintage giant cruise liner: the manual lever which the Captain uses to control the ship. This ship, arguably the most complex machine ever built at the time, had millions of individual parts. But they…Continue
Added by Joshua Kitchener on April 5, 2011 at 12:10pm — No Comments
Deadline for submittals March 16. More info at http://northbayihub.org/ .
Added by Laurie Decker on March 2, 2011 at 8:31am — No Comments
After many years of traveling to conferences, and getting to know many of the talented designers and developers in the north bay, I decided to help create the North Bay Web Design Conference.
For this inaugural event, we're keeping it to one day: Tuesday, April 12. It's going to be at the event center at Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park. And to be as inclusive as possible, we've kept the price to $99.
We're currently putting together the agenda and welcome proposals to…Continue
Added by Michael Slater on February 10, 2011 at 9:04am — No Comments
I need to reach out to you as your behavior on FourSquare is having a negative impact on the FourSquare community. I've heard 4 people complain about your checkins and your timing could not be worse. Yesterday, I presented to the annual board meeting of the Sonoma Valley Visitor's Bureau regarding the…
Visit www.shopsonoma.biz and support buying locally by joining the new Shop Sonoma fan page on Facebook. Right now the emphasis is on holiday shopping, but in the future this can be a tool to promote "going local" for creative, technical, and other professional services.
Added by Laurie Decker on December 17, 2010 at 3:08pm — No Comments
Added by Chip Roberson on November 30, 2010 at 11:02am — No Comments