Geek Archive

Makers Among Us: Dave Conroy’s Raspberry Pi MakeZine Project

Here at CRT, we celebrate the maker spirit. Mark Lesswing, our CTO and founder of CRT, is a perpetual tinkerer and hacker extraordinaire. He’s built some really cool projects, including a Node server on a Raspberry Pi and a...
September 12, 2014

On a Mac? Get to Know Automator to Help with Repetitive Tasks

Automator is one of my favorite secret weapons on the Mac. It is a program that lets you create workflows, services and mini apps for your Mac that help you with repetitive tasks. Entrepreneur Magazine online recently published a...
September 3, 2014

Wind Energy Has Gone to the BATs

Altaeros Energies is a relatively new company born out of MIT Labs. They’ve developed a wind turbine that is tethered to the ground, can go higher than the current large fan-like wind turbines you see all around us and...
August 29, 2014

Android ‘L’ Developer Preview

Last week at their I/O conference Google showcased the next major Android version.  In the ‘L’ Android release Google has completely redesigned the interface and how some base functionality will operate.  The new software version will be officially released...
June 30, 2014

The Julia Language is Here to Stay

There’s a new force in the statistical and technical language space and she’s one to be reckoned with.  Julia can be compared to other languages such as the R statistical language; however, Julia is predicted to surpass R due...
February 6, 2014

OpenStack and the WWC (World Wide Cloud)

One of my technological passions is cloud-based computer architecture and its open source implementations.  Hands down, my favorite open source solution is OpenStack. Initially created through the collaborative efforts of NASA and Rackspace, it now relies on the contribution...
January 14, 2014

The Pi Emerges in Real Estate

If you have seen any of my presentation over the last year, you know that I reference the Raspberry Pi as an interesting piece of technology. For a very low cost (fully loaded less than $90), you can build...
April 5, 2013

Creating E-Mail Trails with Node.js

Messaging, voice-mails and face-to-face meetings are all useful types of communication but there is still a place for e-mail, especially if you are creating a record of something. In this post, I will cover the basics of sending e-mail...
March 22, 2013

Geeking Out: SQLite and Node.js

NOTE: CRT is excited to have Mark Lesswing, Chief Technology Officer and SVP of ITS at NAR, write a series of posts on his experiences with node.js. In the article below, Mark covers the use of SQLite and node.js....
March 12, 2013

Geeking Out: Alternatives for Reverse Geocoding with node.js

NOTE: CRT is excited to have Mark Lesswing, Chief Technology Officer and SVP of ITS at NAR, write a series of posts on his experiences with node.js. In the article below, Mark geocoding and libraries and services that prove...
February 26, 2013