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webguync TO Morehead City, North Carolina ON 03/30/2013

March 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

webguync TO Morehead City, North Carolina ON 03/30/2013

March 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

IE9 review

September 13, 2012 in Technology, Web Development

Internet Explorer 9

As a web developer, you learn to hate Internet Explorer with a passion. IE6 was downright horrible and had many a web developer (myself included) pulling out their hair, trying to determine why the lovely HTML, CSS, JavaScript we created wouldn’t work as we intended. Never-mind that our site worked great in every other browser! Internet Explorers’ nick-name became “Internet Exploder”.

Ie7 came along and wasn’t a whole lot better than IE6. IE8 came soon after that and showed some improvement to displaying web standards correctly, but still had a long way to go compared to Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera

IE 9 came a along with a lot of commercials that included a pretty Cool Song for it’s sound-track. I was a little skeptical at first, bit have been using IE9 quite a lot lately. Let me say, that I haven’t gone mad. I use IE9 mostly for testing purposes. I like the fact that such CSS3 coolness as rounded-corners and shadows can finally display in IE9. Text shadow does not by itself, but with a little JavaScript you can get er done.

Is IE9 my new favorite browser? No, not by a long shot. It is an improvement though and gives me hope that IE10 will continue the advancements towards standard compliance as it related to web standards.

Health benefits of drinking green tea

July 1, 2012 in Healthy Living

Health Benefits of Green Tea

A few years ago, I wrote an online article regarding the health benefits of green tea consumption. I am still an avid green tea drinker. I find green tea to be refreshing and it taste good. I brew my own at home and also drink the Lipton green tea in the plastic bottles for lunch. Many people like to drink this tea when they go out to Asian Restaurants. I do as well and enjoy hot green tea in the Winter.

Besides drinking green tea because it taste good, there are many health benefits to consuming this tea as well.

Green Tea is known to contain antioxidants. This means that green tea contains flavonoids which prevents the formation of free radicals, as well as containing Vitamin C,E Beta-Carotene, Minerals, Coenzymes and Alpha lipoic acid

In addition, to containing antioxidants, green tea has been proven to prevent gum disease, prevents cavities, helps with bad breath and even helps to clean your teeth!

If all this weren’t enough green tea will help to boost your immune system, and prevent cardio disease.

Hopefully this blog post has been enlightening and informative and will encourage everyone who reads this to engage in vigorous green tea drinking if you are not doing so already!

Welcome to the Rodeo!

May 13, 2012 in Current Events, Philosophy

Welcome to the Rodeo!

I have recently come to the realization that I probably won’t ever get invited to be the commencement speaker at my alma mater or any other University for that matter. Today, (Sunday May 12, 2012) is graduation day for many of the colleges and Universities in this area and around the country. This prompted me to think about what I might say to graduating Seniors based upon my own life experiences.

First of all, I don’t think I could give a great and profound speech like this guy gave at Stanford a few years ago. What I would tell graduates in to be fearless and not be afraid to make mistakes. Those that don’t make mistakes are not taking risks or trying hard enough.

Thomas Edison is credited for saying. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” That is a great quote and one that I have found myself believing in while I attempt new adventures. I have failed at many things, but from each failure I have gained knowledge, wisdom and an understanding that just because something didn’t work, that doesn’t mean to get discouraged and quit. That only means to try harder to find something that does work.

Everyone makes mistakes. Some make more and large mistakes than others, but making a mistake is not the problem. Everything is fine as long as you learn from your mistakes. If you continue to make the same mistake over and over without learning something from your mistakes and not taking a different route, well then that is insanity.

Recently, while dining out with friends, I told our waitress to be careful because my check card and another diners at the table looked similar. She responded by saying “Don’t worry, this isn’t my first rodeo”. I laughed because she meant she had been serving a while and knew well enough not to make the mistake of mixing up the credit cards.

To all the new graduated out there, you will make mistakes and you will probably go down the wrong path a few times, but eventually you will find a career that you are good at, passionate about and one that will take you to amazing places. Then one day, you can tell people who question your experience and wisdom that “This isn’t you first rodeo”.