Putting a College in the Cloud

Putting a College in the Cloud

When Mcdaniel College’s infrastructure requirements had outgrown their previous web hosting solution, they relied on Willett + Associates for a technical solution and a roadmap for their expansion. Our response was to migrate their site from a single hosting...
Learning 2015 – Top 5 Takeaways

Learning 2015 – Top 5 Takeaways

You know it’s a great conversation with Sal Khan when you forget to ask for a picture together. (with Elliot Masie) I was very fortunate to be able to attend Learning 2015 this year.  For those to don’t know, it’s a 3 day conference of Learning...
Take One Off the Shelf…

Take One Off the Shelf…

I had a conversation with a potential client regarding the value of a custom built Content Management System (CMS) as opposed to one available commercially “Off the Shelf” (COTS).  They had been told their needs were unique and only a Custom application...
Fixing my Brother DS mobile 600 scanner

Fixing my Brother DS mobile 600 scanner

I, like a number of people going paperless, purchased a Brother DS mobile 600 scanner.  It’s small, cheap and its powered through the USB port, so it’s nearly perfect.  Except the paper slips and it doesn’t scan properly. It wouldn’t scan...
The Freedompop Experience – 3 Months In

The Freedompop Experience – 3 Months In

These days, you can usually find WiFi whereever the road takes you.  But every once in a while, I would find myself in a dead zone, with a need to get online.  The time had come for a mobile hotspot.  The mobile data plans for the major carriers were not attractive,...
Twitter’s Bootstrap Framework – Worth a Look

Twitter’s Bootstrap Framework – Worth a Look

If you like to work with grid frameworks you’ve probably already looked at 960.gs and Blueprint packages.  If you prefer to work with HTML 5 and are looking for something responsive and modern, take a look at Twitter’s Bootstrap framework.  It has quite a...