De-anonymize (some) WordPress users, comments, and Gravatars. This was a project to show how easy it can be to extract sensitive information from WordPress sites using Gravatars and the REST API.
Donald Trump called into the Howard Stern Show dozens of times before being elected President in 2016. He discussed sex, relationships, family, and even politics. This site collects and annotates the recordings of as many of these appearances as we could find.
A very simple site listing “fake news” and parody websites. Each entry includes a description of why the site is not trustworthy, a list of corroborating sources, recent articles from the publication (if I could find their RSS feed), and WHOIS information
A tool for searching the Knowledge Graph API, Google's gigantic collection of data on real-world entities
Basic search of the S3-hosted mirror of IRS 990 filings in XML format.
RocketGrad is the premier network for Accounting and Information Systems students to land jobs and internships with leading firms.
Database of information on activist groups, individuals, and foundations.
UnionFacts.com is a database of information about American labor unions — salaries, budgets, strikes, and labor law violations. The site is an unholy union of WordPress, CodeIgniter and some very large government databases.
Lex Lianos is one of Northern Virginia's top Realtors.
ESLIM is a group of churches in Northern Virginia that offer ESL classes for immigrants.
I am a DC-area native and current DC resident. I've been interested in technology since 1987, when my parents bought their first PC. In fact, I'm still using the original IBM Model M keyboard that came with it.
I code sites by hand, usually using Sublime Text. If I'm forced to edit text via SSH, I use Nano - my brain isn't big enough to accomodate VIM's insane interface. My preferred application for mockups and wireframes is Sketch. Most of the websites that I create are built on WordPress, although as a developer I find it frustrating to work with. When a project doesn't need a client-accessible CMS, I usually turn to MVC frameworks like Laravel or Rails.
While setting up a Linux web server isn't something that I do every day, I do maintain a handful of Centos VPS's for professional and personal projects.