FamilyLink.com + Kynetx: How websites could be better with your family

I’ve been playing around with Kynetx.com technology. I think it has a lot of cool potential for helping FamilyLink.com users see who their relatives are across multiple websites. For example, What if you could see your FamilyLink.com relatives directly in Facebook? If you knew which LinkedIn users were your relatives, would you be more likely […]

Reminiscing about Provo411.com and Scraping the Course Catalog

One of my first web development projects and biz partnerships with Brian Stucki was Provo411.com. We were roommates at BYU and conceived of a website where students could share events — parties, concerts, football games, etc. We were already in our beds for the night when the idea came, but we couldn’t go to sleep […]

Amtrak series: Ruby on Rails on Rails

This will be the most technical of my posts in the Amtrak series, but it’s not just for computer geeks so stay with me. Here we go. Ruby on Rails is a “web application framework”, a way for programmers to make web applications more easily and more quickly (and more enjoyably, as its creators would […]