JSConfBP Presentation

I had the privilege of speaking at JSConfBP in Budapest, Hungary on the topic of how a composer builds a piece of music being similar to how a developer builds an application. Here are the slides from that talk: Slides. If you have any comments or questions about this post, please feel free to shoot me an e-mail at don (at) donburks (dot) com. I would love to hear from you and continue the conversation....

Radio Show - Oct 5

Once again, Roundhouse called and needed a tech guru, and once more I have obliged. I love hanging out with Janice and Cory, as they always have great questions and always keep me on my toes. This week's show is talking about the amount of data about you that is stored by your car, by apps like Tinder and LinkedIn, as well as what those companies are doing with it. We also talked briefly about...

Radio Show - Aug 3

Here's the latest conversation on Roundhouse Radio. Today's conversation was about the nature of Twitter and how the First Amendment doesn't really apply to it. This was just with the glorious Janice Ungaro, as Cory is off in Africa doing something there. We also brought up my e-book and the Vancouver Pops Orchestra. Take a Listen If you have any comments or questions about this post, please feel free to shoot me an e-mail at...

E-Book has Launched

I am so thrilled that 20k words of furious typing have made their way into Principles of Project Planning, my first e-book. This book, despite the title, is not for project managers. This is for all of you who NEED project managers to get your side projects done. This book is your project manager. It shows you how to plan your projects properly, and all the considerations you will need to make before you put...

The Progress and Meter Tags

So far this year, I have been exploring many of the lesser-known tags in the HTML5 library. I'm continuing on with the <progress> and <meter> tags, as these two tags have some distinct similarities, but also some distinct differences. At their heart, both tags have the appearance of measuring what percentage of completion something is. Both <progress> and <meter> are progress-bar elements, however the difference in what is being measured between them is worth spending...