Welcome to Doerrstop 9.0

Welcome to the latest revision of Doerrstop.com. This remake have been a month in the making and utilizes some really cool database technology to allow me to do some real cool things with the site.

The Reason
So why did I do this? Three reasons. First, I thought the site needed a cleaner and simpler interface that would allow quicker access to the photos, movies, and music. The site design was getting old and needed someting a bit more visually interesting. And finally, I wanted to use some technology that would let me and the kids edit the site from anywhere we wanted rather than being tied to the machine where I had the blogging software and site content installed. This redesign addressed all of those needs and more.

The Technology
I’m utilizing the same databse driven web technology that I’ve used on 3 recent web projects (www.thelaughterclub.org, www.ncyte.org and www.christmethodist.org) to bring a nice design and added functionality to the site.

This software is free and opensource and has a large community of developers. That helps me out when I find a problem and I need an answer. It also assists me when I want to add new features to the site as many of my ideas have already been implemented and I can use and build on what is already available. You will see some of those new features coming out soon so stay tuned.

It’s here! The 2005 Christmas Caper is done!

It’s that time of the year again and the kids were off to Texas to help Santa save Christmas. This year’s caper has all the excitement of years past with a few new maneuvers along the way.  Make sure your seat-belts are fastened and your tray tables are in their upright and locked position cause this baby is ready for take-off!

You will need Quicktime 7, which you can get here. This allows me to provide much higher quality video this year. If you see white screen when you watch it, you need it.

You can find this movie under movies.

-Brian

Its almost ready…but not quite!

Well,

I almost have the 05 caper completed. It would have been done by now but I had to do a little project for work. So just as a little present while you wait, here is the video I made.

Its called Danger in the Streets and its an edited version of a bunch of 1930’s public service video footage with some 1950s Sci-Fi movie music added for effect. I made it in an attempt to communicate all of the perils we face in trying to collect money in our business as the Duke University Health System CBO. If you think of the traffic as all of the problems we face in getting paid you’ll get the idea.

And bonus points if you know the movie the music came from!

Let me know what you think!

-Brian