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Coda 2, Git, and Drupal

Coda 2 (Previously, just Coda) has been my "daily driver" suite for web development for around 4 years now. It's an absolutely wonderful editor by Panic, and well worth the price tag in my opinion. It has an editor, (s)ftp client, git client, terminal, mysql database manager, and a whole lot more all in one package. 

My workflow when developing a Drupal-based website is usually something like this:

Kennedy Space Center

  • Atlantis Base

    The solid state rockets and liquid fuel tank for the Atlantis Space shuttle, The picture doesn't do any justice to just how massive this is.

  • Lightning Towers

    3 lightning towers designed to direct bolts away from the launch pad that they surround.

  • A Pelican

    "What you lookin' at?"

  • Crawler

    One of NASA's two land crawlers, currently being outfitted for SpaceX missions.

  • Birds!

    That's the last of the space pictures, I took a few quick shots of birds outside my hotel a few days later on the same trip.

Last November, I had the opportunity to visit the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, while visiting relatives living in the area.

RIT KGCOE Website

This was actually a project I completed about a year ago, but we decided to revisit it to update the site and add responsive features - try the site on a smartphone, it's excellent!

The layout was designed in house and I did 100% of the development work as usual. The old layout dated back to 2002, so it was obvious this site needed a refresh! It's amazing how much different the web looks, now. 

Innovative Learning Institute

The Innovative Learning Institute at RIT ias a very new department, under the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies branch. The layout is very similar to the CMS website, and was also designed by Dumbwaiter Design.

As of Jan 1 2014, we're still waiting on final approval to make the new site live!

Oktoberfest 2013

  • Horn artwork

    Very pretty!

  • Trails

    Facing north, a good view of the ski trails connecting the two mountains.

  • Almost to the top!

    Nearly there! And an amazing view of the surrounding mountains.

  • Ticket

    My "Cannon" and my ticket.

  • Yodelers

    A group of 3 yodelers and their alphorns, these instruments were traditionally used for communicating mountaintop to mountaintop in the past.

Every October, the ski resort at Whiteface Mountain has a small Oktoberfest. Traditional German music, food, beer, and demonstrations are featured, and many local vendors come to show off their homemade crafts.

This is the first time I've gone in many years, and the first time I went being older than 21! It's a ton of fun and is definitely worth checking out if you're in the area during the skiing offseason.

RIT Center for Multidisciplinary Studies Website

The CMS Website was created for RIT's Center for Multidisciplenary Studies, and was graphically designed by Dumbwaiter Design and developed by myself. It's based on Drupal to allow the CMS staff to easily create and post content to the website.

Exploring Benson Mines

  • Machine Shop

    Judging from the abundance of 440 volt hookups in the building, this likely was some sort of machine shop.

  • Outside

    The office/bathroom is inside this building, and the first building in the album is visible through the trees in the background.

  • Ore Silos

    Rusting silo between concrete silos for holding iron ore. It looked like there was more machinery on top of the silos that had rusted away and collapsed.

  • Bathroom and Sink

    Likely decimated by vandals.

  • Workshop

    Inside another building, some sort of workshop.

Benson Mines is a long-abandoned iron mine near Watertown, NY. The mine was shut down in 1978 and the buildings and have been completely abandoned ever since. Abandoned man-made structures are my favorite to take pictures of, so I couldn't resist exploring!

Test Blog Post

Hello! Welcome to my blog.

This is a test blog post to help develop the system.

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