May 1, 2012

TCG’s Judith Turner Elected to NGMA Board of Directors

TCG vice president Judith Turner has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Grants Management Association (NGMA). Ms. Turner and seven other new board members were voted in by NGMA’s membership at NGMA’s annual training conference, which…
April 12, 2012

TCG’s Nina Preuss Is a Women In Technology Leadership Award Finalist

TCG project manager Nina Preuss has been named by Women In Technology (WIT) as one of 49 finalists for its 13th Annual Leadership Awards. The awards honor women who have excelled as mentors, leaders, and role models in the Washington,…
March 31, 2012

Project: Facebook Data Liberation — Part 4 — Reading Feeds

Back in Part 1, I explained why I’m making this HTML5 application. The condensed version of the story so far is that I’m making is a web/mobile app that can read a running/fitness Facebook group feed. Now we are up to Part 4 where…
March 27, 2012

How To Build an Online Community

One key to the success of the NITRC web site is the strong community support we have from it’s target audience: neuroscience researchers.  This didn’t happen overnight.  There were a lot of steps that led up to where we are now, and…

Project: Facebook Data Liberation — Part 1

One year ago my wife, Elizabeth, started a facebook group to help encourage people with their personal exercise programs.  She didn’t know if her friends would be at all interested in participating.  It turns out that not only were they interested…
March 22, 2012

Lightweight ORM for PHP

My family hosts an event called the Chili Bowl once a year.  All our friends bring over chili, we play football, then eat the chili.…and most importantly vote to see who brought the best chili and who brought the most original…
March 21, 2012

How to Choose a Network Attached Storage (NAS) Device

So, you want to get a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device for your home office or small business. I think that is a great idea and have one myself.  There are a lot of possible options though. You can get a dedicated network appliance that…
March 20, 2012

Upgrading to MySQL 5.5 on Ubuntu 10.10

I was recently asked to upgrade the MySQL install on a Ubuntu 10.10 system.  Normally these kinds of upgrades are simple affairs using built in tools like apt or yum, but in this case I was trying to go from MySQL 5.1…