WordPress and the Google Map Charts API

When you want to have a visual, easy to use chart comparing some statistics between countries, the Google Map Geocharts is a great solution. Just pass in an array of [key, value] pairs and it will build a colored map for you. For reference, here is Google's sample code: <…

jQuery vs JS selectors, Part 1

I've recently discovered JSPerf, which is a testing platform to compare the speed of different JavaScript frameworks and libraries (MooTools, Dojo, jQuery, YUI, etc.) If you couldn't guess from the title of this post, I wanted to test jQuery vs. plain JavaScript. Everyone knows that a library is going to…

MongoDB + Raspberry Pi (without building anything!)

I wanted to put this out there, because every other tutorial/blog I've seen for getting Mongo on a Pi requires you to build from a source, usually RickP's. However, doing that requires at least several hours, which I didn't feel like giving up. So, I did some digging around…

A New Website

Hey all, If you're reading this, it means that I have successfully switched my website from a WordPress blog to a Ghost blog. This was something that I had been wanting to do for a while, but never had the time to until now. Why Ghost? Well, first of all…