Exploring Jasmine BDD Framework for Javascript

It has been AGES since I’ve put anything down on paper. I remember when I was at least writing something here (…anything) that my communication skills only improved. I can tell in the past year my skills have deteriorated a bit as I have not been required to write as much. This must be remedied, and I’ve found a great candidate that I think both is personally applicable and hopefully will benefit someone out there as well. Read On →

Programmatically Uploading Videos to YouTube Using C#

Recently I spent some time investigating the Google Data .NET Client library. Specifically, I was interested in the YouTube Data API. What I wanted to do was programmatically upload a video file to my YouTube account. I ran into a couple of (minor) speed bumps along the way, and noticed there were a few things that weren’t as clear as they should have been. Hopefully I can clarify the problems I encountered, in case future developers run into the same trip ups. Read On →

Here's to New Beginnings...

Today I started a new chapter in my life. Today was my first day as a Senior Software Engineer for Mediafly in Chicago, IL! I don’t believe I’m at liberty to discuss details of the underlying architecture out of my respect to my colleagues, but in short I will be working on a C# content distribution system that allows users to receive audio & video content anywhere (there are mobile applications for almost every major phone platform, among others). Read On →

Top 10 Albums of 2009

So, in the theme of the holidays (and, coincidentally, jockin’ Kyle’s style), here’s my top 10 albums of 2009. These are in no particular order, and represent only the albums I’ve actually picked up and listened to. While I like to think I listen to a lot of albums, I know I’ve not listened to all of them. And here we go… Crack the Skye - Mastodon Wow. This album blew me away. Read On →

R.I.P. Dimebag Darrell 1966 - 2004

One of the greatest shredders to ever pick up an axe, Dimebag Darrell of Pantera and DamagePlan fame, was shot and killed onstage in Columbus, Ohio 5 years ago today in a heinous act, along with others that tried to stop the killer, and the killer himself. Today, appreciate the people around you. Appreciate life. Appreciate music. I’ll be blasting Pantera all day in memory of one of the greatest metal guitarist of our time. Read On →