Alaska programming and website design: Nothing too exciting here for the devdaily world, but just a quick announcement that I am finally launching my new computer consulting business in Alaska. My new company is named Mat-Su Valley Programming (or MVP, for short), and we'll provide Alaska with website design and programming services.
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Summary: A quick look at Seward, Alaska lodging information, including resources on my One Man's Alaska website, and other Seward, Alaska lodging resources.
Just a quick note that if you're interested in seeing photos of last night's lunar eclipse from Wasilla, Alaska, I just posted these Alaska lunar eclipse photos. My camera gear isn't great yet (a very good Pentax K-x, but no good lenses) but the large 4.4 MB image shows how clear the sky was here last night, as you can clearly see not only the orange-red moon, but many stars in the background as well.
Taking a break from my regularly scheduled technical writing, if you ever wondered what the weather was like in Alaska in the winter, I just wrote a short post about an 80-mph winter wind storm that hit Wasilla, Alaska yesterday.
With 2011 barreling around the corner, I've been busy putting things together to start a new web design, web hosting, and computer programming consulting business here in Alaska.
While my current website is as ugly as it gets, here's a link to my "coming soon" Mat-Su Valley Programming website. As you can tell, I've been giving myself a few minutes every night to get the website set up, as I have plenty more important things to do at the moment.
After I posted on Twitter that the Google Chrome OS reminded me of the Tektronix X-Terminals we used at NASA around 1990, a friend tweeted the reply, "The network is the computer."
If you know anything about Unix history, you know "The network is the computer" was the slogan of Sun (nee Sun Microsystems) for many years. I remember reading an article one time where Sun executive said something like, "We don't really know what it means, but we like it", in regards to this slogan.
I've been playing with Drupal 7 lately on the Drupal Gardens website, and in the process I decided to create another blog about living in Alaska. If you're interested in Drupal and/or Alaska, here's a link to this new blog about living in Alaska, which currently includes information about Wasilla and Talkeetna, Alaska.
This announcement is a little premature, but ... for at least ten years I've thought about creating a search engine to make it easier to find source code examples, and while Google and thousands of writers have pretty much eliminated the need for such a search engine, I decided to create one anyway. The approach I'm working on is to create a source code search engine that is driven by "tags", in much the same way that del.icio.us and other tag concepts work.
In my other life (living in Alaska), I'm wondering if 84% of Alaska write-in voters can spell "Murkowski" right? In my Alaska Murkowski write-in story, I calculate that with the current vote totals, Lisa Murkowski will need a little less than 84% of voters to spell her name correctly to avoid any sort of legal challenge by Joe Miller.