I am a husband to a beautiful wife named Whitney and Dad to a wonderful baby boy. Yay! :) Damien Augustus Shaffer has come into this world on March 15th 2010. In my professional life, I have accumulated over 4 years utilizing a wide range of technologies to develop software solutions for my current employer. Most of this time was spent learning methodical approaches within different environments to broaden my programming knowledge and project planning abilities. These environments include both open source and Windows based development, mainly Web. I also dabble in Social Media and it applications in today's culture and marketplace. I consider it a hobby but some may say its an obsession. ;) I enjoy it immensely.

3 Data Storage Ideas For Every Need

It has come to my attention that there are many needs for storage. ¬†Some users need an immediate, working storage while others need to store data long term. ¬†After doing a bit of research for a friend, I came across some very intuitive solutions for three individual needs. At some point, you have to make…

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Why You Should Go Social…No, I Mean All The Way

In the waves of online identities and our need to communicate, we are having a rebirth of society.  Societies functional aspect is beginning to open the door to many avenues of being connected.  I have been passing an idea back and forth in my head and it is becoming a common thread in which I…

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@Foursquare And Why It Should Succeed

I join a few sites here and there and check them out just to taste the diverse flavors the web has to offer.  One of my new favorites is @foursquare.  Combine all the ‘dwindling’ geotagging sites that are dull and uneventful and add a reward system and you have Foursquare.  Include a few goal-driven perks…

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Web Awareness: How To Protect Yourself Against The Web

is safe.  Frequently, attackers hide bugs in files that look like valid files.  What to do?  When it doubt, delete it out! I am always asked by friends and family who have “unknowingly” obtained a nasty bug and my first question is always, “What did you last install?”  Ha!  Don”t shrug your shoulders.  If you…

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