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My Recent Project


My most recent project has gone live!  When you have the chance please go visit!

This is the corporate site which showcases their company as an OE manufacturer.  This site features a parts search and a content management system that allows them to update the site by themselves.


Next up is the racing site!  Coming in the next few weeks!

I’m fed up with my current hosting company, so this site is moving. It may be down for a couple days as I try to figure out how to reconfigure it, but I’ve got everything all backed up so this old site will look the same.

I actually bought and I’m thinking about meshing these two sites together and continuing this blog there.

Also, my RSS feed address might change and that may screw up your feed readers if you’re using it. Please check in next week if you don’t see any updates on here!


Just in time for SEMA!

This is the site I’ve been working on for the past 3 months… It has its own content management system, so the client can login and update the news and various sections of the website on their own. They can also update the wheel charts on their own and manage their list of dealers.

Also check out the nifty dealer locator. That took me tons of time – I had to write it myself!!

Here’s a bit of trivia:
Did you know that there is no rhyme or reason for a zipcode being in a certain location? 91792 is NOT guaranteed to be neighbors with 91793… in fact it can be hundreds of miles away.

So how do you find the distance from your zipcode to the nearest dealer? You have to know longitude and latitude coordinates for every zipcode in the United States. Finding that kind of (free) data was really hard… and was only the tip of the iceberg!

Rob has been bugging me about getting my journal to work with Google Reader… the problem is that anything new on this site has to be PROGRAMMED BY ME. Sucks!

I got off my lazy butt and made it work. Google reader is pretty cool actually. Ever use it? Instead of visitng my buddys’ blogs everyday, Google Reader puts all the blogs in one place where it’s easy to read. AND it will let you know whenever there is an update!

Oh yeah, I also programmed the journal to e-mail you if somebody posted a comment under yours.

I am awesomely geeky. Go me!

Okay… so Rob kept bugging the crap out of me to enable comments on my journal. Okay maybe he didn’t bug the crap out of me. Or maybe he did! Rob you are such a nag!

Please check out the new comments feature and leave me some! Let me know that you’re alive and if these comments are working ok. I programmed it 100% by myself and I know, that makes me a nerd, but I don’t know if they even work well.


MY Journal

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Yeah, did you know that I wrote the program for my journal? Yeah, it’s FREAKING FANCY… I have this page where I have a secure login and I can type in my own journal entries and stuff and it will update this journal page automatically for me – because I AM A NERD.

Anyway, I’m noticing that I’m becoming a part of this whole blogging community. Funny since I’ve been “blogging” since like 1998? When I first started there wasn’t all this fancy blogging software – you just had to know html and make it look like what blogs look like now – only now, you can add comments and have all kinds of cool little features. After writing this program, I just got a notice from my webhosting company that they are giving us a new feature that will let you put a blog on your site. Nice one – you guys are like 3 years late!

Oh well, I guess I already started this project. I may as well continue with it and add the features like commenting and blog rolls and all that good stuff. I wonder what other cool things I can program into it?

On a side note, thanks to everybody who has linked to my blog. I’ll link you back soon, I promise!