Today is a sad day - my TI-82 graphing calculator has begun a slow death...the display is not functioning correctly, misaligning the cursor and output and sometimes going completely dark. This is the very same graphing calculator I have been using since high school, purchased some time around 2001. My TI-82 replaced the TI-83 I … Continue reading R.I.P. TI-82
After work today, I was reading about the throttle response adjustment procedure to mitigate turbo lag in the 3.5 EcoBoost F-150. For the non car nerds, I'll save you a click - it's just a way to re-calibrate the electronically controlled engine throttle, making it feel more responsive when the gas pedal is pressed. Nearly … Continue reading Which programming language is used in the computer of a car?
Working in the GIS field, it's very common to gather data for a project from various adhoc sources, and often that data is delivered in the form of an Excel spreadsheet. I'll preface by saying that there's nothing wrong with delivering data in this way. Excel is a powerful and widely used tool in the … Continue reading Excel is NOT a database!
Recently, a coworker asked me how to best consume (using C#) an oAuth2 secured API which I had deployed. I have been using RestSharp (along with JSON.NET) to make web requests in some of my applications recently, so I wrote a quick sample application for him demonstrating how to communicate with my API using those libraries. … Continue reading Making a POST request to an oAuth2 secured API using RestSharp
Develop for the web, not for a browser! Here's a good quick read about why having a single web browser for all operating systems and devices would not be a good thing: medium.com/samsung-internet-dev/because-browser-diversity-is-good-for-the-web-910d1cbcdf3b The article also included this quote from Steve Jobs that I found kind of interesting: “What’s the point of focusing on making … Continue reading Browser diversity is good for the web