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How to create a phone poll in under 5 minutes

By • Jul 1st, 2010 • Category: Twilio

A couple weeks ago, an awesome company named Twilio released an open source business phone platform called OpenVBX. Many have described it as a roll-your-own Google Voice for businesses, where you create your own auto-attendants, call forwarding, conference and voicemail systems, but I want you to think of it as much more. I don’t have […]

Google Voice + Locale

By • Feb 19th, 2010 • Category: Android

About a month ago I purchased one of those awesome Nexus One Google phones and started tinkering to see what cool things I could make it do.  I love the phone, and as many of you know, absolutely love Google Voice too. I figure the only way Google Voice could be improved is if it magically […]

Google Wave Add-on for Firefox

By • Oct 14th, 2009 • Category: Firefox

Update: I found a better browser so I am no longer supporting this add-on.  I recommend the official Google Wave notifier instead. Google probably isn’t going to be happy about this, but I present to you the first ever Google Wave Notifier… for Firefox. This add-on reuses code from my other add-on, the Google Voice […]

jQuery TinyMCE Plugin

By • Aug 26th, 2009 • Category: Projects

A few projects of mine which are still in progress use TinyMCE for text editing.  I can’t stand the TinyMCE configuration, so a while back I wrote a jQuery plugin to make it a little less painful. The jQuery TinyMCE plugin differs from the standard TinyMCE configuration in that any jQuery object can be used […]

Mobile Browser Detection

By • Aug 24th, 2009 • Category: Projects

It’s been a while since I’ve updated, but that’s only because I’ve been super busy coming up with new creative projects. Today I decided to move all future family and personal updates off-site, so don’t expect anything but project updates from here on out. One of my recent projects is a set of open source […]

Six Years Ago

By • Aug 15th, 2009 • Category: Daily Life

Today is an important day in my family, so I figured I’d wipe the dust off That Smith long enough to share what makes today so special. On this day six years ago, I met this young lady for the first time. We met at a Royals-Twins game at Kauffman Stadium, eventually started dating, and […]

Google Voice Add-on for Firefox

By • Mar 12th, 2009 • Category: Firefox

Update: I found a better browser so I am no longer supporting this add-on.  I recommend the official Google Voice extension instead. Google Voice is a popular telecommunications service from Google that gives you one number for all your phones. This Firefox addon makes it so you can click-to-call numbers on any website using your […]

Wichita Domain Names pt. 6

By • Mar 3rd, 2009 • Category: Available Domain Names

As many of you already know, a quality domain name can go a long way in bringing relevant traffic to your website, and a good local domain name is no different when your goal is to serve the local market. Up until this point, I have shared 125 available domain names from my list of […]

Wichita Domain Names pt. 5

By • Feb 12th, 2009 • Category: Available Domain Names

Several months ago I published a series of lists containing domain names (.com’s) I felt would benefit local businesses. 100 names were shared in all from of a list I came up with late last Summer.

Open Source Image Sharing Script

By • Jan 28th, 2009 • Category: Projects

A while back I tossed together an image sharing service I hoped to turn around and sell for a good profit, but as it turned out, this recession thing is effecting than just banks and manufacturers. That and I discovered the market is saturated with crappy competing services that are going for pennies. Instead, I […]