Jeffkillian.com initially started as a Geocities website when I was in 6th grade. Over the years, it has slowly evolved into a place where I can practice and become familiar with web development as it progresses. I started out coding with Microsoft Frontpage, then moved to Dreamweaver. Initially, there was very little coding, and it was all WYSIWYG. However, as I learned more, I could make it more interactive.


I incorporate drawings and blog posts to keep those that are interested updated. Through the evolution of the website, I was forced to learn HTML, PHP, CSS, XML, jQuery, javascript, and the handling of MySQL Databases. I've put online some code samples.
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Site Transfer Complete and Other Ramblings
I've been meaning to transfer over this website to my own server and host for a while, but I've never really had the energy to follow through. I've spent a lot of time getting it working on the old one, and figured that if I did it, there would be differences in the hosting services that would make the transfer a hassle. I ended up going with Dreamhost, and it went extremely smoothly. I now have full control over the site.
Though I moved in a while back, I still find it hard to completely settle in. Just yesterday we set up the intrahouse mail system, which was a huge improvement over the previous set up. All of my financial accounts are set up too, and I'm hoping to start investing a bit more at some point.
I did a tough mudder last weekend, which was a lot of fun. Itís a 12 mile obstacle course, featuring obstacles like barbed wire, giant walls, and electric shocks. It was 2 hours away, but I drove up with 3 friends and met some others there. One of my friends brought his camera and was able to get some pretty good pictures, which were pretty fun to reflect on later. There weren't any problems during the run, except for a couple irritating rocks in my shoes.

There's a youtube channel, numberphile, that has some neat videos about math and elements of mathematics that you'd never really think about. It's pretty low in terms of required knowledge, and they produce videos regularly. They have a sister channel about all of the Messier elements. I usually fall asleep watching it, but it's interesting nonetheless.
On the subject of math, the ABC conjecture has been in the news, because somebody has claimed to solve it. Wikipedia defines it simply as:
three positive integers, a, b and c (whence comes the name), which have no common factor and satisfy a + b = c. If d denotes the product of the distinct prime factors of abc, the conjecture essentially states that d is rarely much smaller than c.

This has important implications for encryption, which is based on the fact that large prime numbers are hard to find. There's a pretty good video explanation here.
My main computer, a laptop, has speakers, but they aren't very loud. I find myself getting up from my computer, and not being able to hear the music if I'm in the next room over or in my closet. I found a couple solutions. One involved an app which, using wifi, sent the sound out from my computer to my android phone speaker. I then used an aux cable to hook the phone up to a bigger speaker. The biggest problem with this was stuttering and latency. Although it was the cheapest option, I did some research on portable speakers and ended up spending some money on the Creative D100, which in the end was the better option. It runs on 4 AAs, has great sound, and was easy to set up and use. It syncs with my computer via bluetooth, and I can walk around the house with it and the range has never been an issue. It also has power chord in case I want to keep it stationary. Also, it has an auxiliary input in case I want to run it from an ipod or other device.
How a Manual Transmission Works

This is a great explanation of how a manual transmission works. The more you know.
 

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