• Programming,  Technology,  Watches

    Universal Geneve Definitive Guide – Now Live! www.universalgeneve.org

    Hello everyone! I’ve finally mustered up the willpower to finish up a long-time project that I have since put on the back-burner. My obsession with vintage watches have never waned, but only been kept under wraps for the past couple years due to other larger expenses. It has been my goal to create a website that is the definitive guide for Universal Geneve watches. No such thing exists yet, and the only closest thing is Pietro Sala’s book “Universal Watch”, which I most HIGHLY recommend you buy if you are a vintage watch fanatic or into Universal Geneve. This new website was built from the ground up for the main…

  • Programming,  Technology

    Riverton Agency – Software Development Company

    In case you didn’t know, I have recently taken my software development company to the next level and purchased the LLC required for the business. All software development will now be run through my company Riverton Agency, LLC. Visit our website at RivertonAgency.com. Feel free to shoot me an email if you would like to talk business, partnerships, or have some work you’d like us to do. We’re steadily growing and always entertaining new ideas and equity projects. We are located in the Frederick, MD area and serving local businesses however we take on clients from any areas of the world and encourage remote client connections. Brandon Please follow and…

  • Technology

    Linux CRON Scheduling and Setup for MySQL Backups

    Backups are useful, and a must have feature of anyone’s site or product if you are going to be successful. Backup as often as you can, as much as you can. In this short post I’m going to quickly outline Linux CRON Scheduling with MySQL to backup your databases. Once logged into your server run: crontab -e This is like your CRON configuration file and will show you all scheduled tasks that you currently have running in your system. Here is an example of what part of my config file looks like: # m h dom mon dow command # db Backups - Every day at 4AM. - Write to…

  • Technology

    Write VERY large record-sets to CSV, JSON with ColdFusion

    So I was tasked to build something that writes a very large data set to CSV Files, and JSON files. I was running into memory issues with ColdFusion because I was trying to store the CSV string in memory before writing it to a file on the server. For a 1 Million+ row recordset in SQL Server this usually would time out after a 2 hour request timeout, and just not finish. By using the underlying Java objects we can write 1 Million+ records to a CSV file, or JSON file in just about 8-10 seconds. Credit for finding these Java objects goes to my co-worker Sean Louisin. The fix…

  • Technology

    Introducing: Lets Monitor

    Back in February of this year, a colleague at my current job recommended this awesome site monitoring mobile app. This of course was a normal day for us, talking about new software or apps that we randomly find. After looking into this mobile monitoring app I liked it and it seemed very useful, however it wasn’t as user friendly as I had hoped, nor did it boast the experience I was expecting. In fact none of the site monitoring tools I had ever looked at really gave me that sense of feeling that I was satisfied with and enjoyed using. Each time I was left with this feeling of “I…