Everybody Should Open Source

You may have noticed that everybody is out to make a buck at all software these days. Look at the Apple App Store, for example. The free apps are nice and all, but some real quality and handy tools, it can only be found in the premium apps (mostly!).

As for web-based software, such as forums and support software, everything is expensive for that one person trying to start a new open-sourced project. They can either take a free project for a support system and get 1999 era quality code and features, or pay $500 for a license at a premium software suite. Free and Open Source code is definitely something that should be used more often, hint this is where I step in.

That new open source project needs some help tracking bugs and new suggestions for its new project. Let's make it simple and very user-friendly. Working on a name for this endevaor, but I'd love to have some help. I am just a guy that is aiming to give back to a community that has so much amazing, open source software such as WordPress.

Have an idea or would like to get involved? Shoot me a tweet @talkingwithsean or you send me an e-mail at hi@seanfisher.co.

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You can't beat being social.

God, social media it becoming more and more popular each day.

It's an unavoidable fact. You can use a social networking presence for jobs, friends, and more. That social presence can establish friendships in some pretty neat places, opening up job opportunities and allow you to build your resume even more (you know, that thing people think isn't important until you get denied a job because of it). Networking efficiently (there are books about it) is key. I just ask one thing of you: talk to Twitter or Tumblr like you would talk to your mother.

Cursing on Facebook? Racist on Twitter? You know, if a job or a college saw that, what would they think?

Speaking of social, you can follow me on Twitter @srtfisher.

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Making Websites or the Pool

The summer is already going quite quickly, and it's onlyRecently, I have had the pleasure (and time) to improve some websites very dear to me. The International Insider and CSI High School websites have been in dire need of a redesign for quite some time. I hope that I can recieve some positive feedback on these redesigns as well as see these websites develop into a community in some sense. Now I really see how hard it is to obtain a visitor's attention!

@theinternationalinsider.com/2010/06/csi-experiences-dakamela/

Oh and did I mention that both websites are powered by the wonderful, open-source WordPress? WordPress 3.0 has some amazing features!

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Final Project

Climate Change: it€™s the one topic that everybody knows about but doesn€™t feel like fixing. As experts have put it, it is one of the greatest threats to humanity. It is already having in impact around the globe. Why haven€™t we done anything about it?

In steps Change for Climate, a new organization. We're aiming to actually do something about the environment. Check us out at http://change.double-designs.com (soon to be located at changeforclimate.org)

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Digital Story #2

Story #2 Narrative :D

You can say I am just a bit nerdy. But the way that the internet has affected me is quite astounding. I really think that it is something I will do in the future. From web sites to full blown web applications, there's no limit. I also think that I can use the internet, now, to define who I am as a person. By using social networks, you can develop a personal profile. That is, of course, if these sites aren't blocked (censored!). The internet also allows me to achieve what my school calls a 21st Century Learner. By utilizing modern technoligies, we can get ready for the world and for our future/

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Web Development

The world of website and web development is expanding each and every day at an astounding rate. But there is a difference between Web Design and Web Development. The Design part is (at least in my opinion) the easiest part. Once you make a website from a PSD, it may get tricky. The Development and the coding part (PHP) in my case is difficult a lot of time time. It is the core of the website and it is what makes it dynamic to the user and not just static. A plain, old boring HTML file is in the past. I seldom see them any more. PHP is an amazing language to learn. It powers SO many of the worlds websites, including WordPress, MediaWiki, Joomla!, Drupal, ect. WordPress alone adds MILLIONS of websites. It powers SO may things (CNN, cNET, Fox, ABC, ect). They have an amazing network of people that support it as well. PHP is also thought to power Google as well (with Zend Optimizer to speed things up). If you want to start off with a programming language, that is the place to go.

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