Blog Archives

CES 2017: From Columbus to Eureka Park

I’ve been attending the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas for years with my dad. It’s always an amazing showcase of technology that’s here today with a taste of what we can expect in the next 5+ years. At CES 2017, some of the hottest trending technologies I saw were Amazon Alexa-enabled devices (TV’s,Read More»

OpenSSL “Heartbleed” vulnerability: as bad as it sounds?

Yes, it’s just about as bad as it sounds. But no, it’s not a medical condition, and no one will die from it. In a Nutshell The Heartbleed Vulnerability (formally known as CVE-2014-0160) is a severe problem. Techies and consumers alike need to know about it and take action. The vulnerability is severe. In short,Read More»

An Entrepreneur’s Experience with Google Glass

President of Buckeye Interactive, Brad Griffith, recently purchased the brand new Google Glass. Although he’s only had it for about two weeks, here’s what he has to say about his experience so far. So far I am less than 2 weeks into the Explorer program, so I haven’t yet developed my own Glassware apps orRead More»

Buckeye Book Review: The Lean Startup

Why We Build Stuff No One Wants Here at Buckeye Interactive, we have built a lot of technology for startups.  We typically build what we’ve been asked to build, providing our expert advice along the way.  We test functionality to make sure the product meets our client’s specifications. We eliminate bugs and optimize server andRead More»

SOPA – Cutting Through the Hype

I was asked recently by a local tech startup attorney, Dave Gillespie, to comment on some of the technical details of the DNS system as they relate to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).  Below is an excerpt of the full article “SOPA – Cutting Through the Hype” written by Scott Brown, intellectual property attorneyRead More»

Ohio Get Your Business Online by Google

This afternoon, Jessica and I are attending a series of 3 workshops at the Columbus Convention Center that were brought here by Google.  They call the program “Ohio Get Your Business Online” (, and they’re running these events all over the country with similar names.  I will fill in more details as we go. GetRead More»

So you want to build a website | What is the Process?

Some of our readers may want to build their own websites, or at least understand the process from start to finish. If you're an adventurous do-it-yourself kind of business owner, hopefully this guide will give you enough information to launch your own basic website. Before jumping into this process, you should definitely put some thoughtRead More»

Pricing Models: Time & Materials vs. Fixed Price

A developer friend of mine, Tian Davis, posted a little commentary about Five Skills Every Freelancer Must Have.  He based his comments on his experience as a developer and on a talk given my Nathaniel Talbott some time ago.  See Tian's post for a summary and an embedded video. I agree with most of Nathaniel's points,Read More»

Drupal Starter’s Guide

Last week I introduced the Content Management System (CMS) and some of the reasons why I recommend selecting an open source CMS like WordPress or Drupal for your web site.  This week, I would like to go more in depth on Drupal, and I will let Six Revisions take the discussion even further with theirRead More»

Why use a Content Management System?

A Content Management System (CMS) is the holy grail of websites. It's what every small business owner needs for his/her website. Let me explain… Every business should have a website, but I know many business owners don't think they can afford to have one developed because web developers are so expensive (unless you offshore theRead More»