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Fast Cheap or Good

February 9th, 2016

Fast Cheap or Good Venn DiagramI do a wide range of freelance web design and development work. From PHP object oriented programing, to graphic design. I pride myself in being a well rounded developer. I enjoy taking on new challenges, learning the latest technology, and providing good quality work. One aspect I always need to establish when working on a new project, is what are the priorities. These priorities influence decisions I make when planning out the best solutions for the situation.

A simple way to see it is to decide what is the most important: Fast, Cheap or Good? You can choose 1 or 2, but you cannot have all 3.

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DreamHost Green Web Hosting

January 10th, 2013

dreamHostI host the majority of my websites with DreamHost since 2008. I have had a good experience with them and recommend them to anyone who asks me about web hosting. Their administrator panel is easy to use and has a lot of features. I use unlimited hosting so I can host all my sites in one place. I also use Their 50 Gigabyte FTP backup for my personal files.

This Site Is GreenDreamHost is an all around good company. They are carbon neutral and allow you to show off your own site as being hosted carbon neutral with the button to the left. They offer free hosting to non-profit Organizations.

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Front End Developer and Project Manager

October 8th, 2012

I have been hired by a design firm to work as a full time web developer and project manager. This position has a good balance between working with others on large projects, and getting my hands dirty by doing development work. On any given day I work on several projects, some projects I am the primary point of contact between the customer and our programmers, and other projects I am one of the developers.

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After Market Cycles

May 12th, 2012

aftermarketcycles.com screenshot homepage 052312After Market Cycles in an E-commerce website that sells motorcycle parts and accessories. They have deals with multiple manufacturers to get the lowest prices possible for their customers. They have thousands of products available, and a well informed staff who did not need to manually add all of these products. That’s what they hired me to take care of. Read more…

Google Calendar of Upcoming Events

February 8th, 2012

I keep a public Google Calendar with upcoming Expos, Festivals, Art Shows, Workshops, Film Screenings, Networking opportunities, and General Events I want to go to, and want others to know about also. I have events posted for the next few months. If you use google calendar, you can click on the “+Google Calendar” button at the bottom right of the calendar to add this calender to yours, so you can see these events on your google calendar.

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eMerge – Live Music Jam & Time Merge San Diego

January 10th, 2012

eMerge Logo Designed by Richard HiltonFriday, January 13 2012 at 8:00 PM
Mystic Water Kava Bar San Diego
3811 Ray Street. North Park, 92104.

I am co-hosting a re-occurring event that has music and socializing. It features networking that is similar to speed dating but for creative projects. It is called a Time Merge. Each person will get to speak 1 on 1 with every other person who takes part, allowing 2 minutes each to pitch an idea and get feedback. The goal is to practice pitching ideas, getting feedback, and finding other creative people to potentially work with.

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Bulb Media Website re-Design

September 14th, 2011

Old BulbMedia Website screenshot from 2007 to 2010Bulb Media was first setup in 2004 to be a home for my portfolio and blog. It was originally BulbMedia.NET because .COM was not available. In 2007 BulbMedia.COM became available so I setup a wordpress blog and have been using it up to now.

4 years have passed, and I have decided to re-design it to more accurately represent my web design ability. The new site launched September 14th 2011 and it is now the official Bulb Media Website. To see the old site visit the Old Bulb Media site Read more…

Discount Door and Window

January 25th, 2011

Discount Door and Window LogoDiscount Door and Windows (DDW) is a company that sells doors and windows below list price. I have been developing the E-commerce site that allows contractors and homeowners to select the options they want and buy all online. The site also includes a Learning Center where product information and Do-It-Yourself video tutorials empower customers to make good decisions and complete home-improvement projects. Customers are also given the option to get a pre-approved installer recommended to them to install the chosen product.

I have personally tried out the process by buying a retrofit vinyl window, and replacing an old aluminum window at my house. I followed the tutorial, and installed the new window successfully without any previous experience. It looks great, and the temperature difference in the room at nighttime is noticeable. I also felt a sense of accomplishment by doing the work myself. I highly recommend going through this process if you have old aluminum windows in your place or residence. Get started by measuring your old windows.

Discount Door and Window is a great resource for homeowners and contractors who are ready to replace old doors and windows. I will continue to add products and features to improve the overall value of the site.

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July 26th, 2009

Email IconBulb Media is now in full production of the documentary called: Vehicle for the Soul. The momentum has been building all year, and now we are finishing up the storyboards, starting on the 3D animation, and scheduling interviews with the experts. We have received overwhelming response from people who are interested in the project. In order to keep everyone informed about the progress, I have setup an E-mail subscription system.

If you subscribe, you will be E-mailed when we have something to share, or are announcing an up coming event. Each month we should have something new.

To sign up, visit the following site:
http://www.vehicleforthesoul.com/subscribe

The Agile Business Community

February 20th, 2009

Agile Journal LogoAgile is a term users to describe a software development methodology. The terms was first used in 2000 by a group of developers who wrote the Agile Manifesto. Since then the term has gain a lot of popularity in the software industry.

As of this week, I am proud to announce the launch of the Agile Business Community. With educational videos, ongoing webcasts, hundreds of articles, forums, a monthly newsletter, and a social networking platform, it is the ultimate resource for software developers who are hungry for knowledge, interactivity, and fresh content.

agile journal screenshotThis website re-design has been my primary focus for the past two months while working at CMC Media. I shared the workload with my co-worker Chris Pratt who is the founder of Metal Tome: Gateway to Shred. We built The Agile Business Community using Joomla 1.5 Content Management System. By holding daily meetings, occasional working late hours, and re-shaping our goals to adapt to unexpected changes and bugs, we incorporated agile techniques to develop a strong and reliable social networking site.

Barcamp, the Un-Convention

November 4th, 2008

BarcampLA Los AngelesI usually go to at least 1 convention or festival per month. Places like: Comic Con, Siggraph, Telemagica, The ASD International Dream Conference, World Festival, Adams Avenue Street Fair, Summer Solstice Celebration, Lightning in a bottle. My favorite weekend event is Barcamp! I enjoy going to Barcamps, because it is a place for creative people to express there talents and learn from each other in an open source way. Anyone can show up and schedule to do a presentation on anything high tech or interesting.

Barcamp LA 6 was great! Props to the hosts for making the un-convention happen. There was a crowd of highly skilled developers using cutting edge technology. A lot of the presentations were very interesting.

Barcamp San Diego logoThere are Un-Conferences happening all over the world, at different times. and they are full of creative, self motivated, highly skilled people.

Barcamp San Diego 4 will be taking place November 15th & 16th 2008. I plan to do a presentation on Oneironauts or Explorers of the Dream World.

I highly recommend Barcamp to people like you, who read my blog. Visit BarCamp.org to see upcoming events around the world.

BulbMedia partners with CMC Media

July 31st, 2008

CMCMedia CMCrossroads AgileJournal

CMC Media is a web publishing company located in Santa Barbara California. CMC stands for Configuration Management Community. They primarily run two major website on the subject of Configuration Management (www.CMCrossroads.com), and Agile Programming (www.agileJournal.com). These websites are full of current articles, blogs, videos, webcasts, job listings, forums, and valuable resources for programmers, developers, and managers.

cmcrossroads screenshotMy responsibilities as the Online Content Manager is to keep the website updated and maintained, as well as continuously add new features to improve the function of the site. New content is constantly being added by companies and individuals who are promoting or discussing different aspects of Configuration Management. As the site grows, new features are implemented to streamline the work flow, and keep the site working optimally.

We are also working on a new community site called GreenBuildingPro.com. I will post more information about the development of this site, when it is ready.

Lucid Dream on ABC Good Morning America

February 6th, 2007

ABC Good Morning America Special on Lucid Dreaming On the first weekend of February 2007, ABC broadcasted a short segment about Lucid Dreaming which highlighted the fact that anyone can learn how to control their dreams. This short segment barely scratched surface of the tip of the ice burg on what lucid dreaming is about, but it is great to see the subject covered on a nation wide news channel. Hopefully this segment will inspire more people to learn about their dreams, and ABC Special on Lucid Dreamingexplore this incredible state of consciousness.

Video of the segment titled “Control your dreams”:

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=2848169

ABC Good Morning America Article:

“Control Your Dreams with Lucid Dreaming”

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/story?id=2847190&page=1

Explorer of the Lucid Dream World DVDAbout 1 week before that segment aired on ABC, I was contacted by the producer of Good Morning America Weekend. She requested to use footage from a documentary I directed called “Explorers of the Lucid Dream World“. Of course I agreed, and some of the footage from the documentary was used during the segment.

Explorers of the Lucid Dream World” DVD is an excellent resource for learning more about how to have a lucid dream. It includes interviews from world renowned dream researchers, such as Dr. Stephen LaBerge, who was also interviewed on the ABC Good Morning America Special mentioned above. You can obtain a copy of this DVD by visiting the official website:

Explorers of the Lucid Dream World DVD

http://www.LucidDreamExplorers.com