Sunday, September 12, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Problems (And Solutions!) While Creating a Local Magento Install with Wamp

To continue my foray into e-commerce shopping cart solutions, I decided to start tackling the beast that is Magento. Here are some of the problems I encountered, and the solutions I found for them.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

My Review of Opencart

I first found out about Opencart from a friend who runs her clothing store on this software. (ThickGirl Threads, an online thrift store for women sizes 12 and up!). I'm relatively new to Ecommerce software, but have heard about some of the bigger dogs such as Magento. Wanting to fiddle with something other than Wordpress for a bit, and wanting to be able to tell people I have ecommerce experience (ha) I decided to dive in.

Star Stealing Girl Video

I recently played violin with Year 200X at Bit Gen Gamer Fest 5 in Baltimore. You can't see very much of me, because knowing how much they usually move around I was a bit afraid of getting hit by someones guitar, or face. Also, I was insanely nervous! Ha. But here is a video, enjoy.

Learn more about Year 200X at soon to be redesigned, I promise.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Lansing City Market

I've picked up a part time job at the Lansing City Market, and if you live in the area and haven't been yet, I strongly encourage you to make a trip downtown and see what we have to offer. Its exciting being amongst people that care so deeply about their local community. It is also a great feeling knowing that you're supporting local Michigan farmers and craftsman. If you've ever felt like you've wanted to make the leap towards buying locally and eating locally (and in season) then you have everything laid out very nicely here to make it that much easier. They've also added a new restaraunt/bar called The Waterfront that has AMAZING food (much of which is plucked right from the vendor's booths in the Market)

Here is a list of the vendors you can find at the Lansing City Market.  I'm sure there will be future posts on this blog about my experience working with these amazing people.

P.S. I work at the Uncle John's Fruit House Winery tasting room. Free wine tasting? Can't go wrong there.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Matt Mullenweg talks to Mashable about the Future of Wordpress

One of my favorite nerds. Wordpress has so many exciting things coming this year and I can't wait for version 3.0 to be released (Custom post types? HELLO!) The original article on Mashable can be found here: WordPress Founder Talks About the Platform’s Future [VIDEO]

Monday, April 26, 2010

Summer Programming Projects

Summer is here. Time for Nerdfest 2010. I just made that up. Its not a real event as far as I know. I won't be taking classes this summer, so to satisfy my insatiable urge to learn, and to stay on top of my "game", I've decided to take on some personal side projects.