Catching Up, Moving Forward

December 26, 2013

It’s been far too long since I updated this blog, and each time I’ve tried, I’ve become overwhelmed with where to start. But in keeping with some of my latest learnings, I’m going to just start for the sake of starting. One of my last posts mentioned that I was likely going to focus on […]

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A shiny new job title

August 30, 2008

This month I read eagerly as the writers of two blogs I follow (Dave Knox of Hard Knox Life and David Griner of The Social Path) showed off their shiny new social media job titles. I yearned for the day I could make such an announcement myself, just waiting for the right time.. and so […]

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why I never posted my research paper on RIA Accessibility

July 5, 2008

As readers may know, I graduated with my Masters in Computer Science this Spring. My research topic for my final Capstone project was on RIA (Rich Internet Application) Accessibility. When I first started digging deep into the subject, I posted about it frequently, and it has always been my intention to share my findings. As […]

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Grad School Retrospective (2)

April 17, 2008

As I mentioned in my last post, I am taking some time to look back on my time in grad school. A list of course titles and descriptions doesn’t really speak to what I got out of the course, or what I put into it. 4. Application of Artificial Intelligence – This was the first […]

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Grad School Retrospective (1)

April 17, 2008

I officially received confirmation yesterday that all my coursework has been approved, and I’ll be graduating with my Masters in Computer Science degree (with a 4.0 GPA) on 05/11/2008. After several years of part-time study, I wanted to reflect on all I’ve learned through the program. Over the next few days, I’ll be posting about […]

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A mid-career crisis?

February 3, 2008

After 8 years of various “web-” jobs (from Web Director (Jagged) to Web Designer (Maxim) to Web Master (Youthone) back to Web Designer (Common Sense Solutions) to Web Technician (Franklin University) to Web Developer (LexisNexis) to Senior Web Developer (LexisNexis) and now Senior Developer (Resource Interactive), I’m starting to think about a shift in my […]

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More Questions than Answers (Rich Internet Application Accessibility)

January 13, 2008

Ah, the fun part of a research project: when you know just enough to be dangerous… Trying to figure out the scope for my capstone, I’ve done some reading on WAI-ARIA, which seems to focus on helping making AJAXy-applications accessible via roles and states. However, we really work more with flash and flex at work, […]

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Capstone time

January 13, 2008

Graduation is scheduled for May 11, 2008.. now I just have to complete my capstone project and I’ll be the proud holder of a Masters of Computer Science degree. Up until last trimester, the capstone was like a thesis: the student selected a topic, found an advisor and did self-directed study. They recently changed the […]

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since I can’t find a way to incorporate it in my paper…

October 21, 2007

I’m doing research for a short paper on RPC/SOAP vs REST and came across a great statement. Since I can’t figure out how to actually use it within my paper, I’m capturing it here.. ah, such fine research material… …the Web Services visionaries imagine sending off a message that launches a cascade of asynchronously-queued long-lived […]

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Want to be a computer scientist? Forget maths

July 10, 2007

Co-worker and classmate Jonathan sent this article to me yesterday: Want to be a computer scientist? Forget maths and asked what I thought. Jonathan took a ‘traditional’ computer science undergrad, so I don’t know if he’s aware that I never took discrete math as I went through my program. Did it hinder me at all? […]

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