Scott Introduces the President

For those of you that may not know, for the past year or so I have sat on Governor Lynch's committee for health care cost containment as the small business representative. From this role I have had the unique opportunity to speak publicly about the rising health care costs, not only as a nation, but specifically its effects on small businesses. As a result of my public appearences and TV interviews, representatives from the politcal world have contacted me to discuss my views on the issue and the direct effects on an individual working to succeed despite the hardships incurred from ever increasing costs to a small business owner such as myself.

Database Detour

    This week, I have moved away from directly developing my game "Cities of War" to learn how to manage databases. This may seem completely unrelated. However, in order to save progress in the game, allow users to see each others' progress (their game maps), and potentially facilitate a multiplayer mode, I need to know how to make an iOS app interact with a server.
    I have been testing how to connect to, publish to, and pull data from a server in Florida to a test application up here in New Hampshire. It took forever to figure out (a) how to connect and (b) why it would not connect (I was using someone's custom framework from online, which had bugs). After that, the rest fell into place once Scott and Jay showed me how to use MySQL, a program for sending queries to servers. My next step will be incorporating the server-based features from my test application into my real game.

From the Ground Up

   Over the past week, a lot has been accomplished. I made a huge dent in the coding of my game Cities of War, a game of city-building and conquest. The gameplay of Cities of War has been documented. Tim and Vlad have been helping me with design and thematic aspects of the game and giving me tons of ideas to incorporate into the final product. Vlad is now working on some of the first sprites to be included in the game.

great opportunity to make a game

So the last few days that ive been learining with scott at admininternet I have worked on making some simple HTML codes on the computer and have been trying to understand PHP, but recently a new person named James came to work with scott and he has been working on trying to make a game app for the apple store. So today scott told me to try to work with him as a team to make this game before the summer ends. I am gonna be working on the desing and creative part of the project while james works on the computer codes. I am really excited for this first project that im doing and hope it turns into somthing really great!

Day One

cout << "Hello, world";   

Today is my first day working at AdminInternet. I have setup the rest of the software (with some help) to be able to make iOS applications. My new game, Cities of War, is now in the process of going from a concept test from a prior programming class to a full-fledged application to publish to the App Store. This game allows the user to build a basic city while fighting against an AI (artificially intelligent) city with the objective of annihilation. This should be available for iPhone and iPad in the App Store sometime soon.

 

First Day Learning with Scott!

vladSo today was my first day coming and learning from Scott and his computer buddies. I came in a little nervous (and to be honest still am) but i did something today I never did before, I made a computer. Scott left out all the computer parts on the table and pretty much told me to make it. I was like..ok, I had no idea really on what to do first. so I saw the biggest thing on the table and that was the power supply. I looked for places to put it, but none really made sense, so I asked Tim and he found a place. I felt kinda dumb because it seemed so easy. After that it started to click for me. I was putting most of the parts in the right place.

Town of Windham - Network Assessment

In late 2011 AdminInternet offered to provide a Network Assessment to our home town, Windham NH.  After over 40 hours of interviewing senior staff, inspecting equipment, server facilities, reviewing applications and performing comparative organizational research - this project reach a point of presentation.  As the chief architect of the document and assessment, I'm eager to discuss with the Board of Selectmen, existing staff and my fellow citizen's my findings and go forward action plans.  

I've attached the document here for review, and welcome comments and feedback.

Sincerely,

Scott Baetz

 

Hair Solutions & AdminInternet

Clients and Friends

There are many of you who are already aware, but for a few, distance and time have not yet afforded you the opportunity to hear the unfortunate recent events that have temporarily impacted us here at AdminInternet. On Friday March 23 my wife Jane's hair salon of nearly 20 years was the focus of a two-alarm fire. Firefighters from five neighboring towns worked together to contain what ultimately resulted in complete destruction and loss of the salon.

Salon InteriorWe are thankful that no life was lost, and we appreciate the outpouring of support from our friends, clients and the local community. Jane and Carrie are working quickly to location and establish themselves in a temporary location to accomodate clients. A twenty year salon doesn't fall to a fire, this is a simply an unfortunate transistion.

Pi, Fibonacci and Golden Ratio Meet IE 31

Depending upon your level of mathematical education, you should be familiar with such numbers as Pi, the Golden Ratio or expressions such as Fibonacci. Today, thanks to Internet Explorer, I would like to introduce you to another prime number with huge significance - IE 31. Pronounced (Ayee-Thirty-One).

Get To The ChoppA!

Arnold may have said it first, but for the occasion it seems appropriate.

You see, for Christmas this year I received a gift on a scale I could not have fathomed. This gift, the brain child of my amazing girlfriend Tiffany, was a 30 minute hands-on ride in a helicopter. Yes, you read that correctly, hands-on. I. GOT. TO. PILOT. A. HELICOPTER! 

The Helicopter

Alright, so you're probably wondering who, on Earth, would let me pilot a helicopter? And the answer is, the guys over at C-R Helicopters in Nashua, NH. The day of my impending doom flight, I was to show up and receive a brief (30 minute) ground school training and then would be off to skies to enjoy my moment. 

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