Author: Davin Granroth

  • The manuscript is in, the MA is looming

    Here it is! Proof that the thesis is finally not going to change again! Chey has worked very hard on this, for almost three years, I think. It is 140+ pages, with untold numbers of pages of revisions leading up to its final form. Congratulations Chey!

  • National Junior Pistol Champions!

    The Junior Pistol Team from the Ottowa Sportsmen’s Club of Pelkie, Michigan swept the Marksman class team competitions at the National Pistol Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio this past week. Very impressive shooting from a young team! In addition to the team’s accomplishments, Jeff Tuomi placed 2nd Marksman and first Junior Marksman, Kurt Szyszkoski finished […]

  • Visual description of an HTML element

    Click on the words above to see the differences between an element, element content, attribute name, attribute value, start tag, and end tag. This is the first version of this “diagram,” so bear with me. Let me know if you have any feedback on it.

  • How can anything like “Microsoft patches holes in Windows” be worthy of being a top story

    Okay, so lately (alright, the last seven years or so) I’ve had my issues with Microsoft Windows, but’s news service has a headline titled, “Microsoft patches holes in Windows.” My question is, how is that news? As though that process has ever stopped. Here’s a headline that would be worth posting, “Microsoft releases hole-free […]

  • Chey’s thesis at the grad college

    Incidentally, Chey dropped her thesis off to the grad college at Central Michigan University. While the grad college will probably hand it back with edits to be made, we can always hope they won’t! Thankfully, she is already lined up to teach some more classes at Lansing Community College next school year. Having the MA […]

  • PHP tab navigation switcher

    I don’t consider myself a web programmer, but I have occasionally fiddled with the odd perl script, php, or asp code snippets. I had a situation yesterday that caused me to want to come up with a php script that would switch tab graphics on a web site, based on the URL of the page. […]

  • Burning the midnight oil

    So we’re here in my office. Chey has been working on her thesis practically all day and it is now tomorrow. Her old, broken down laptop has been giving her problems. I initialized the hard drive and reinstalled the OS today to help make this go faster. The drop down menus were starting to get […]

  • Shot at Ottowa Sportsmen’s Club

    These past two evenings I have been shooting. It has been a year, so I was a little hesitant about how I’d do. But, somewhat surprisingly, the first night I shot an Expert score (819 out of 900) and the second night I shot a Master score (571 out of 600). Here are last night’s […]

  • Muggy, muggy, muggy

    We are on a vacation of sorts up at my parents’ house in the Upper Peninsula. It is in Chassell Township near Michigan Tech University, for those who know. Anyway, the weather has been hot and muggy with frequent nightime rain. Yuck. Hopefully it dries out soon. I’ll post some pictures before too long.

  • Study suggests shift in methodology for web development is needed

    A recent study mentioned by CyberAtlas (formerly NUA Internet Surveys), Errors Rampant on Gov’t sites, found that 68% of U.S. government web sites had web application failures. Of those with failures, 61% had technical errors and 7% had incorrect data errors. The report suggests that a large portion of other errors were user failure errors, […]