Author: Calvin

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements!

I’ve been accepted to speak at two upcoming conferences, and I wanted to share that with everyone (that I haven’t already told)… First, on May 5th, I’ll be speaking at StirTrek in Columbus, OH!...

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17 in 2017

I am borrowing this concept from some financial instagramers (is that a word?) / bloggers that I follow (ya know, that whole trying to get out of debt thing 🙂 ). The concept is...

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Three “Must Have” Visual Studio Extensions

Every single time I install Visual Studio, the very next step I take is to install my favorite extensions. I only have three, and here they are, in order: ReSharper – I can’t live...

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Visual Studio Extension – Open in Notepad++

The past weekend, I took a few moments to relish in the “fun” that is programming something that is not work-related. That creation came to be a Visual Studio extension, known as, “Open in...

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SSL Enabled

That’s right, friends, SSL has been enabled on CalvinAllen.net. It took a little longer than I had wanted, as I couldn’t find a great walkthrough of using StartSSL.com with Apache / DigitalOcean. Aside from...

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Hosting Your WordPress Blog with DigitalOcean – Part 0

I’m going to start a new multi-part series on standing up (and more specifically, how I stood up mine) a WordPress blog using DigitalOcean. Most of the setup is fairly straightforward, but there are...

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Remove DRM From Google Play Music

I purchase all of my music through Google Play, and I primarily use their web application to listen to it. As a precaution, I also use the Music Manager application to keep a local...

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Celebrating One Year at Heuristics

I realized earlier that today marks my one year anniversary at Heuristic Solutions (thanks, Facebook ‘On this day’ 🙂 ). My time at Heuristics has definitely been a game changer for me. Being able...