For so many companies, the internet is a
simple tool. It's a digital brochure, and nothing more.
At FireTiger we believe the internet is so
much more. A tool that can be adapted to many different needs
that can match your organization and its goals.
So, what can the internet do for you? More than you
realize... when it's in our capable hands.
August 15, 2017
acquiredDigital Scout from PlayOn Sports
to be employee owned and operated. We loved it so much, we just had to keep it alive.
The site continues to deliver thousands of live game stats each week during the season,
while also continuing to offer the service free to coaches of all teams, and fans of
high school teams.
April 17, 2017
Still making Digital Scout great. Added a new
sport, volleyball, reduced the error count to 0.001% of requests, and kept a 99.999%
uptime (even survived the Amazon AWS S3 outtage in early 2017 without a DS
outtage due to its caching system)—and those few
minutes of downtime were mostly just for planned database
migrations. (Wow, those two numbers add up to an even 100.0%, even though they
don't directly relate to each other. Funny how that goes.)
Also the primary developer of the mobile/embedded apps for Digital Scout's
August 3, 2014
With the help of the excellent team at Digital Scout, the hsgamecenter.com product was built up to a point it
was acquired by PlayOn Sports.
Now with PlayOn, we are starting the third year of the product, as it is growing exponentially. We also moved into beautiful
new offices in downtown Dublin, OH.
December 20, 2012
Consulting was fun this summer. But I decided to settle on working full-time with Digital School Network, makes of Digital Scout and School Pointe, working primarily on the HS GameCenter product. This
includes Android apps, a REST API using ServiceStack and .Net, and the front-end web site. In fact, today, I release the Android
HSGC Basketball app.
May 25, 2012
It was four years exclusively with Horizons, but now I'm back consulting again. This spring, I have been working on a version of an
existing higher-education product that we (me, the team at Infinum, and a few other organizations involved
in the grant) are converting from ColdFusion to advanced
Java server-side and a modern AJAX-based front-end using the ExtJS framework.
Coming soon, I will add the link to the repository
on Github so you can see the code. (As soon as the product has reached alpha early this summer when
we will make the repository public.)
Feb 11, 2012
I'm still working hard at Horizons
[Companies]. Last year we updated that site with a new
layout and lots of videos. This year we added HTML5 videos - no
Flash required. The videos will work on all major devices,
including mobile! For browsers without HTML5 video support,
there are Flash and Silverlight fallbacks. Our video team
re-encoded over 150 videos at higher resolutions and in 3
different formats. And with the help of the excellent mediaelement.js library,
they now play great in every device we've tested. Time for me to
get back to making client sites look as good as ours...
June 12, 2008
Figured it was time for an update: The reason it has been so
long since the last one is that a few recent projects with Horizons
[Companies] went so well, they hired me full-time! Now I am
swamped with clients who love me there too!
December 23, 2006
We just got hired for another project from a repeat client, Horizons
[Companies]. This project is for use the medical industry
and will be using the .Net framework as a multi-tier desktop and
December 18, 2006
We are in the process of starting our third project with The Ohio State University's Business
Operations division. We will be assisting with and directly
adding to a an existing site in PHP. The new feature will
include, among other things, a service-based active query to an
external source (PeopleSoft) that will involve creating the
query in XML, transmitting, and parsing the XML results.
November 24, 2006
The final publication stage of the new Columbus Public
Schools' web site is upon us. It has been an exciting summer
of work as we enabled this entirely new public web site to be
easily accessible and maintainable by non-technical staff. In
addition to the new and improved look of the site, it now even
includes a mechanism where all of the 130 schools in the
district can manage their own individual sites. This new,
custom, automated system will enable more community interaction
and enhanced communication with parents that is so important in
maintaining a great relationship with those involved in the
education of our youth.