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Amy Miller’s Vision of the Future of Technology

by Mark Runyon • May 15, 2014

The following essay was submitted by Amy Miller of the University of Phoenix as part of the Future of Technology Scholarship competition. On September 26th, 2014, a beautiful baby boy named Henry Miller was born to a military family in South Carolina. His mother Amy was at that time an aspiring schoolteacher and father Grant […]


Megan Kaczanowski’s Vision of the Future of Technology

by Mark Runyon • May 15, 2014

The following essay was submitted by Megan Kaczanowski of University of Michigan as part of the Future of Technology Scholarship competition. “BEEP BEEP BEEP.” The familiar high-pitched screech of my alarm clock blares in my ears. It’s time to wake up. I roll over and tell Harvey to shut up. He tells me that it […]


Rachael Wood’s Vision of the Future of Technology

by Mark Runyon • May 15, 2014

The following essay was submitted by Rachael Wood of University of California, Davis as part of the Future of Technology Scholarship competition. One of the most interesting trends we’ve observed in human history is how past technology enables us to innovate at faster and faster rates. As the technological baseboard continues to grow, humans require […]


Jeff Berger’s Vision of the Future of Technology

by Mark Runyon • May 15, 2014

The following essay was submitted by Jeff Berger from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as part of the Future of Technology Scholarship competition. Thunder rolled through the sticky summer air, perking the heads of multi-colored finches resting in a birch tree. An elderly man raised his head from his book, to survey the skies. He sat […]


Zachary Czarnecki’s Vision of the Future of Technology

by Mark Runyon • May 15, 2014

The following essay was submitted by Zachary Czarnecki from Missouri Western State University as part of the Future of Technology Scholarship competition. Society (for the purposes of this paper limited to an American perspective) seems to have a technological-esteem issue, in the way people always seem to undervalue the world’s current technological progress. Maybe it’s […]


Code Library: c# Switch Statement for State Names & Abbreviations

by Mark Runyon • April 24, 2014

As a programmer, sometimes the thing you need most is something painfully simple. It may be a thing you’ve done a hundred times, but if you don’t have a code locker where you keep these snippets of code, it can be maddening trying to track down what program you wrote that bit of code in. […]


Does Your Domain Name Pass the Dinner Party Test?

by Mark Runyon • March 30, 2014

A conversation kicked up in the entrepreneur section of Reddit a week or so ago where a business owner was fielding ideas on a potential domain he was considering purchasing. Let’s say it was insureatlanta.com. Like most business owners, his hopes were instantly dashed when he went to his domain registrar only to find his […]


Sending ASP.NET Emails Through Godaddy with Gmail & Godaddy Hosted

by Mark Runyon • February 13, 2014

I’ve been lulled into a cushy existence of late, doing a lot of work within the confines of WordPress. Pop in the Contact Form 7 plugin, setup the page and magically email is flowing from your site into your inbox. Ah, its a beautiful thing. Once you leave the tranquil kingdom of WordPress and its […]


The Future of Technology Scholarship by Vandelay Web

by Mark Runyon • January 21, 2014

[Update: May 23] We said that we’d reread all of the finalist essays again, but we didn’t plan on reading them all three times each. Along the way, we debated and discussed the merits of each, dropping a few as we went. At the end of the day, two stood out for their inventiveness, writing […]


Real Estate Agent SEO & Web Marketing Case Study

by Mark Runyon • January 18, 2014

Welcome to our first installment of a four-part series on SEO and web marketing strategy for real estate agents. A lot of these tips and general advice will apply to small businesses on the whole, but we wanted to tailor our approach to realtors in order to show you how general web marketing and SEO […]