December 2022

Christmas-Dangler.fw.png 2022 Christmas Light Dangler
Last year some legend out there built a prop that hung off his roof as if he was stranded hanging in mid-air in an emergency kind of state. Several people tagged me saying I should build one. So this year, I gave it a shot.
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November 2021

FunHouse-Thumb.jpg 2021 FunHouse Halloween IOT Project
This year I took the same clown head and built a body around it that can move and added in some fog machine love and set it all on a table to troll the kids in our neighborhood.
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February 2021

Chauvet Hurricane 1000 with top off Is Your Chauvet Fog Machine Not Working on Arrival?
Recently I received a brand new Chauvet Hurricane 1000 Fog machine. I opened the box, filled it with fog juice, plugged it in, let it heat up, then all it did was make an odd rattling sound. After a lot of research and tinkering I have fixed it and it's a pretty simple fix.
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November 2020

March 2020

Specify Alternate Text My Interview on Podcast
I was recently contacted by long time DNN'er and Solo Coder podcast creator, Aderson Oliveira, about an interview for his podcast. It was like many of my speaking engagements... someone's tight on speakers or had a recent cancellation and I get to stand in as a stunt double.
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January 2020

Specify Alternate Text Top 5 Questions Asked During Intranet Demos
The solution consulting team at Simpplr has given tons of demos over the past few years. These demos have all centered around one main topic - employee engagement. In this blog I’m going to review the Top 5 Questions that we get asked on intranet demos.
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October 2019

Specify Alternate Text 2019 Particle Powered Fright Props
It’s that time again! Halloween is upon us and like many of you reading this post, I’ve been tinkering around, ordering parts, and trying to figure out what I can creatively do to combine IOT and Halloween and have a little fun. This year we are going to build 2 devices and work in some FrightProps pneumatic kits that leverage solenoids to control the airflow. On top of that, I’ve been teaching a kid how to do all this stuff!
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June 2019

Specify Alternate Text Next Steps
June 14th, 2019 will be my last at DNN Corp / ESW and it has been a fun ride. While I’m transitioning out of Corp, I will still be actively involved in the DNN Community. I wanted to post this blog as a reflective post and to let you know where I’m heading next.
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May 2019

Specify Alternate Text 32 Tips to Rock Your Online Sales Demos
As a sales engineer, I do a lot of online presentations for clients, prospects, colleagues and partners. When conducted well, online presentations and demos can be very effective sales tools. This blog details 32 tips for rocking your online sales demos.
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Specify Alternate Text .NET Open Source and the .NET Foundation at MSBuild 2019
I recently attended MS Build 2019 and volunteered to assist with the .NET Open Source / .NET Foundation booth at the conference. It was a great conference and we spread the open source goodness with attendees and I even ended up on the MSDN Channel 9 live-stream panel discussing the .NET Foundation.
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March 2019

Specify Alternate Text Using the Defective Pixel Repair Feature in Pulsar Thermal Optics
Have you ever seen a small pixel in your Pulsar Thermal optic’s screen that you wish wouldn’t stick out like a sore thumb? If you fire your gun a lot these pixels-that-need-repair occasionally occur, but fear not, Pulsar has anticipated this and provided a way to resolve it. I had one on my screen for a few months before I investigated it and the good news is that it’s really simple to correct!
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