Welcome to EricCloninger.com

This site is where I keep my personal blog posts as well as a historical record of the blog posts, white papers, and presentations that I've created for my employers for the last 15 years (or so).

I've begun hosting my own photos on this site as well. For many years, I kept photos on a variety of services like Flickr, SmugMug, and Picasa but I don't need anything fancy--just a place where visitors can see my photos.

This site also contains an interactive version of my resume that was built using Bootstrap 3. You can access that site by clicking here or by using the navigation bar at the top. If you are looking for a printable copy of my resume, you can find it here.

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Blog Posts

Photographic License

28 November 2015

I've recently updated the photo gallery on my site, so I am taking the opportunity to update my statement on how my photos are licensed.

All photos are licensed as Creative Commons, share alike, attribute, non-commercial (CC-BY-SA-NC). I own the copyright to my photos and I do not waive that right.

I want everyone to enjoy my work, share with their family and friends, but if you copy my work, you must agree to these terms.

  1. Leave my name and the license information in the metadata, unchanged
  2. Give me attribution if you post them online or share them through social media or on image boards
  3. You may not use the photos commercially

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Remove Windows 10 Notifications for Good

24 October 2015

I've been getting the "Update to Windows 10" messages for months and I'm tired of seeing them. I have several legacy software packages that I still use quite often on Windows 7 and I'm not certain they will work with Windows 10. I also have older GPS devices that may or may not have Windows 10 drivers. Finally, I've been reading about corporate spyware in Windows 10 that tells Microsoft what I'm up to. None of those things makes me particularly excited about upgrading.

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Moving to Amazon S3

07 October 2015

Last week I received an invoice from my web host provider, HostMonster. I've used HostMonster since 2009 and they've provided an acceptable level of service. In addition to the web hosting, I bought half a dozen domains through their eCommerce site and several of them are still being renewed. I was spending $200 a year with them between the hosting and the domain registrations.

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Evaluating services

28 July 2015

Last week a corporate merger occurred that has me rethinking the services we use. AT&T purchased DirecTV, the largest satellite television provider. We've used DirecTV since 1997 and have mostly had trouble-free experience with it. I won't say we love it, but we don't hate it like we hate our AT&T cell phone service.

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Day 21. Wrap it up, I'll take it.

18 July 2015

We've been home about 36 hours and the jetlag is fading. In a while, I will try my hand at making Dutch pancakes. But first, here are some thoughts on our trip, in no particular order.

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