Changes, Moving, Etc.

After seven years in Southern California, it is time for a change. In an effort to move to the exact opposite climate of Los Angeles, both in terms of weather and culture, we moved to North Dakota over the summer. I'm still working in project management (now for state IT…

Putting Firefox OS v1.4 on a ZTE Open

Following the standard build instructions for Firefox OS will leave the ZTE Open in a boot loop. Here are the steps I took to get Firefox OS v1.4 bootable and working well on my ZTE Open. The boot image made in Phase 1 worked on v1.3 as well.…

Moving to Firefox OS

I killed my Nexus 4 a little over a month ago. Despite my best efforts at a repair, I decided to cut my losses (that glass is expensive) and move to a cheaper phone. Here were my requirements: Cheap -- less than $75. Open -- I can easily flash new…

Rails Lesson

When a gem updates itself and breaks a lot of stuff, it's easier to go back to an earlier version than fight to solve all the issues at once. Although this is the lesson I took from a recent experience where a gem updated and broke the main functionality of…

Adding to Github and Gist

After putting it off for over a year, I finally started posting abandoned projects to Github and Gist. These include a volunteer management web app I made in 2005, a project that turned out to be too similar to Udemy to pursue, and some random VBA code (expect more here…

New Base Site

After years of "nothing to report," I finally updated chellinsky.net. Check it out. The goal was to make it straightforward. Appreciate any thoughts.…

Why I Continue to Use (and Love) Ghost

Last year, I switched my blogging (both here and on sowedu to Ghost from Wordpress. Here's why I continue to use it and think it's fantastic. Amazon EC2 It forced me to learn Amazon EC2. I wanted an excuse to learn how to use it for years, but never did.…