Setup PHP and Apache on Mac OSX

PHP and apache are included on Mac OSX but there are a few things you need to set it up. This setup is also needed after upgrading to Yosemite, for some reason the update removed all these config settings. EDIT Read More …

MailHops API is Secure

MailHops API just got a little more secure with HTTPS! It’s a three step process but pretty simple. Heres how to update Thunderbird and Postbox. Download the root certificate from CACert. Install the root certificate to Thunderbird or Postbox Change Read More …

MailHops API is back online! Thank you SendGrid

Thank you to Nick and Sendgrid for sponsoring hosting for the MailHops API. With over 200K hits a day MailHops API handles a lot of traffic and although the packets are small it needed help, so a big THANK YOU Read More …

#hack4colorado 2014

It was another great hack weekend at Galvanize in Denver. Hack4Colorado was Colorado’s civic hackday in a nationwide event, http://hackforchange.org. We received a “Best in show” and Second place prize telling us there is confidence in our solution to this Read More …

GovDev Challenge

It was an awesome weekend of straight 24 hour programming. Thanks to Galvanize, Google and the State of Colorado for hosting the #GovDevChallenge and also for awarding us with first place for Challenge #1! GovSafe “GovSafe is the Survivor Assistance Read More …

GoCode Hackathon and Collaboration Fest

Well it was another weekend of hackathons and beerfests. Collaboration Fest Collaboration fest was a nice break from the hackathon and nearby. http://events.imbibedenver.com/products/collaboration-festival Some of these collaborations maybe in a tap room soon, Fermentedly Challenged March List One of my Read More …

QuickLeft Beerfest hackfest

This was a night of firsts at the QuickLeft brewfest and hackfest. Beer was sponsored by Diebolt brewing and West Flanders Brewing. My friend Ira and I brewed a beer and hacked within 3 hrs. For the brew it was Read More …

Brew Day Playoffs

This weekend I tried out a chill brewing method. I didn’t use a heat exchanger but instead used the snow to chill the beer. It does take a bit longer but if you are watching NFL playoffs it works out Read More …

#MusicHackDay Denver – ConcertVibe

This was my music hack for #musichackday in Denver, CO. Using Alchemy APIĀ + Twitter API, the EchoNest API, Jambase API, Setlist.fm API Challenge https://www.hackerleague.org/hackathons/music-hack-day-denver-2013 Demo http://www.concertvibe.com Code https://github.com/avantassel/concertvibe Press blog.alchemyapi.com/music-hack-day-denver-winner-concertvibe  

Pliny Clone

This was an epic brew. Most hops i’ve ever put in a beer. Malt 24 lbs 2 Row 2 lbs Carapils 1 lb Crystal 3 lbs DME Hops 3 oz Chinook 6 oz Warrior 1 oz Chinook 2 oz Simcoe Read More …