I can’t believe I made it to 5 years and there are a few thousand people that read this blog. The whole journey has been a bit surreal at times, but it has definitely been interesting. I know that the original content has slowed a lot, but now you see a lot of what I… Read More Happy 5th Birthday To Regular Geek
It is with much regret that I must shut down YackTrack on August 15, 2012. There are a few reasons for this shutdown: I really do not have time to work on YackTrack, and have not had much time for at least a year. YackTrack has been limping along without many changes for a while… Read More YackTrack Will Be Shutting Down
When developing applications, most teams are focused on the features that the application must have. This is fairly normal given that many applications only manage data created by the application itself. However, more web applications or more similar to mashups than the client-server applications of the 1990s. That means that more data may be coming… Read More The Often Forgotten Task Of Data Integration
As a blogger about everything software development related, I write a good amount about career advice. Most people probably think that these posts are just summaries of information from other sites regurgitated for my own pageviews. That is far from the truth. In addition, when people write advice about certain things they may not follow… Read More Your Life Online Could Affect Your Job Search Redux
It has definitely taken me long enough, but YackTrack now has a blog! So, all of the YackTrack announcements or news will now be published on that blog. The blog has been preloaded with all of the YackTrack posts from this blog, so that you can follow the story from the beginning. In addition to… Read More YackTrack Has A Blog!
YackTrack will be taken offline soon as the servers are being patched by my ISP. I have been told that they will be offline tonight from 12AM GMT-7 until 5AM GMT-7. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. I will update this post when I receive a notice that the servers are available again.… Read More YackTrack Server Maintenance
I am sure that many regular readers of this blog are wondering what happened to YackTrack. Well, nothing really happened to it, except that I have been trying to implement the newest feature, email notifications! Now you can log into your account and configure three settings. First, your email address must be a valid email… Read More YackTrack Now Sends Email Notifications
Well, it only took a year for me to finally get to redesign the YackTrack interface. I am sure you are saying “it is about time!”, and I would agree with you. Hopefully, you like the new look as I was trying to make the site more usable instead of the “data dump” layout that… Read More YackTrack Gets A Redesign!
Over the weekend I had some planned maintenance to YackTrack. If you read that post, you noticed that I had problems and updated the post a few times. I had a very detailed plan of what I needed to do, which I followed to the letter. However, regardless of how much testing I did, the… Read More What Can Go Wrong Will Go Wrong
I have tried to avoid downtime as much as possible, but I can not avoid it today. YackTrack will be down this morning for some much needed maintenance from 8AM to 10AM Eastern (US) time (yes, in about an hour). There will be a minor application update as well, but externally you will not see… Read More YackTrack Will Be Down For Maintenance