Will "the Mighty" Strohl

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My name is Will Strohl. I'm a former employee of DNN Corp., a leader, personal branding expert, technologist, gamer, and more...


DNN Hangout - May 2015 - Managing Pull Requests with GitHub

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Practice makes perfect, right?  At least that’s what “they” say.  In this case, we attempted to do a special edition DNN Hangout about DNN and GitHub.  Unfortunately, the first time we did it, we only showed a single screen.  So we did it again!  In this hangout, we focus on the process and steps that are performed when you contribute to the DNN GitHub project.  This will be helpful to not only understand the process, but also get some ideas for process in your own projects.


The New WillStrohl.com - Now Responsive With Acceptable Page Load Times

WillStrohl.com on a mobile device

It’s been several years since I last updated the skin on my site.  Thanks to Ralph Williams, the site is looking really good again and it’s responsive.  If you need a new design for your site, I highly recommend him.  However, the process to get to this blog post was quite tumultuous – chock full of hours troubleshooting and continuous frustration spread over the past week.  Simply put, my site “appeared” to be loading okay whenever I came to it, but I rarely browsed my own site.  The process of rolling out my new design had revealed to me that this couldn’t be further from the truth. 


What Microsoft Thinks the Future Looks Like

Microsoft's Vision of the Future

Gizmodo originally publish an article where they editorialized the most recent video released by Microsoft.  They even took a light-hearted jab at them, joking about needing a lot more hand sanitizer due to touch interfaces.  I would be more concerned about there needing to be a lot more screen cleaners everywhere to counter-act our greasy fingers!


Hanging out With My Klout Out!

Klout.com Headquarters: Front Door

Originally, Chris Hammond and I were planning to go to the #KloutDevNight meetup tonight to hang out with the good folks at Klout.com. Well, Chris got a hamstring cramp or something from too much DotNetNuke training and decided not to go.  So, I invited Kim to go with me, and off we went to the offices of Klout!  Overall, it was a great idea and I’d love to do it again!


Telerik Insider Program

There has been a program offered by Telerik for some time now, where they will sponsor speakers to give presentations to user groups and code camps.  This was partially an effort to further ensure the quality and existence of user groups since they saw a decline in user group activity in 2008.  The list was never very long, but until now, I didn’t realize how short the list really is.  Telerik announced their Insiders Program today.

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Use jQueryPad For Your jQuery Editor

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This will be a quick post.  I just wanted to let all of my readers know about a tool that Rob Chartier found today.  It’s called jQueryPad.  This is an editor built specifically for jQuery developers to use to build out any jQuery code that they want.  Although I have two specific features on my personal wish list, this tool is outstanding!


Android Apps Used During our Trip Across the Country

As you may or may not know, I recently moved to the San Francisco area in California, which involved moving my family and our entire home.  Due to all kinds of things, the family wasn’t able to move with me until the end of December.  Finally, the time came, and we drove from Orlando, FL to San Francisco, CA.  It was a very fun and challenging journey for a family of 5, across 8 states, and through 4 time zones for 6 days.  The trip could’ve been shorter, but we stayed with family in Arizona for a couple of days.

During this time, we used our Android G2 phones quite extensively.  There are apps that we always use, but including those, a couple of apps proved to be very helpful to us.