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.

Technology Deprived: Treading Water in a Big Pond with Big Fish

I was sitting in a Chamber of Commerce meeting one afternoon and it just dawned on me. Why am I the only IT professional in the room? Yes.  In a room of professionals I was surrounded by bankers, real estate pros or some type of service industry business owner related to everything but Information Technology.…

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Saying Goodbye To A Smartphone: A Novella On Pride

f=”https://www.lucaslshaffer.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/T-Mobile-G2_Landscape.jpg”>It has come to my saddest attention that my G2 is now suffering from an ailment that is not covered by our insurance ($130 replacement fee?) nor my patience.  For the past few weeks, my smartphone has been overshadowed by my android tablet and since then it has been “having issues”. Much like any relationship,…

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