Category: Web/Tech

Goodbye TWC Business Class, You Won’t Be Missed.

This is a re-post of my recent article on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/goodbye-twc-business-class-you-wont-missed-jason-kiesel – Enjoy! I would have written this out as a simple news feed post, but LinkedIn claimed I went over the 700 character limit. (It’s not a bug, it’s a feature!) In any regard, here are my thoughts on why we switched from TWC Business Class Fiber. If…

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Optimizing Eclipse on a Windows System

Having been thrust into mobile development, I’ve had to become acquainted with the Eclipse IDE. I had some experience working in Eclipse while I was at MySpace, but the experience was pretty limited there as it was a mix of Windows and Linux for that particular product (MySpace Karaoke, if you must know). Now that I’m pretty much in the…

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My Go To Collection of .Net GIS Libraries

For all you .NET wonks out there, I had some serious trouble finding the solution that fit my business (CitySourced – http://www.citysourced.com) when it came to processing geo spatial elements. Yes, there’s the SQL Server 2008 and their new spatial types (which I use as well), but there was nothing that allowed me to work with geo spatial elements directly…

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Using Redirect and EndResponse in Azure Crashes the AppFrabric Load Balancer

Now that CitySourced is on Microsoft’s Azure cloud services, I’m a huge fan of what it offers both developers and startup companies. That being said, I wanted to put a quick note out there about a fix to a bug I found to help spread the knowledge I’ve gained getting into the nuts and bolts of it. With CitySourced, the…

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Why We Should Boycott ComScore – Repost from Jason Calacanis

I really like Jason and what he’s done as an entrepreneur in the internet space. I like to support him and his causes, so I’m reposting his email (as he suggests) on the “Pay to Play” services offered by ComScore. Enjoy! Comscore is the technology industry’s biggest bully, and today I’m calling for an industry-wide boycott of their services. I’m…

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Data.gov – Destined to Fail From the Onset…

After reading a great article by the Sunlight Foundation on the failure to date of data.gov, I wanted to express my personal view on the matter. I’m a huge fan of openness and information being freely available. That was one of the main reasons I founded freedomspeaks.com and its corresponding set of APIs. After reading some of the comments to…

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