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Welcome to the Book of Jason!  This is a place I store random bits of knowledge, trivia, and wisdom that I discover along my journey. I’m keenly interested in technology, science, leadership, people, culture and theology.

Recent Posts

  • Thanksgiving
    I could see my breath. The curling wisps of vapor waved and disappeared before me in the cool crisp morning air. I looked up and saw that my neighbor’s roof was white with frost. The emerald green grass on my yard sparkled as the sun poked out over the horizon. The chill of the morning …
  • Halloween!
    During Halloween we celebrate and applaud the creative adventures of our kids and each other. We should do that all the time. We should encourage and rejoice in our abilities to dream, to create, to wrap ourselves in fanciful “what ifs” and precocious “why nots” until we see the world though the magical lens of “what can be’s”. 
  • Listen
    “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt Mark Schwartz had just taken on his role as CIO of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) when the team hand delivered a huge book of rules to his desk. He had just asked the team why it …
  • Grid Bugs
    Oh, no! We were several hours into a major system outage and there was still no clue as to what was broken. The webservers were running at full load and the applications were pumping a constant stream of error logs to disk. Systems and application engineers were frantically looking through the dizzying logs for clues …
  • Investments Unlimited – The Origin Story
    We had assembled to put together the outline for a guidance paper. At the top was the title, “Modern Governance.” I thought to myself that the title alone would cure insomnia. Despite the title, members of the team had developed brilliant new automation and approaches. They were already deploying those game changing ideas at their …

iCurlHTTP and iOS Development

iCurlHTTP

iCurlHTTP is a simple, easy to use app that allows you to run MacOS/Linux-like cURL tests against URLs. It can simulate different web browsers (user-agents) to retrieve the raw HTTP headers and HTML response from web servers. Want to know the history and build details on how iCurlHTTP came about?  Read this blog post.

Need to learn how to build iOS and tvOS cross-compiled versions of cURL, OpenSSL and nghttp2? Take advantage of this handy project: https://github.com/jasonacox/Build-OpenSSL-cURL

Topics

  • Technology – Explore various Arduino, (arduino.cc). ATtiny85, Raspberry Pi (raspberrypi.org) and ESP8266 WiFI microcontroller projects. I give details on several projects I have taken on over the years, including home automation, security systems, WiFI water detectors, weather stations and 3D printing. I also chronicle random investigations into current technologies, computer science and beyond.
  • Science – Reviews and contemplations about all things science but mostly quantum physics.
  • Leadership – Study up on a collection of blogs, publications, book reviews and conferences on Leadership, Culture and Business.
  • Finance – Find practical wisdom tidbits that I have discovered through my reading.
  • Entertainment – Comments and reviews on movies, parks and the industry.
  • Theology – Study and contemplate of our Creator and practical spiritual applications.

Contact Me

I love to hear from friend and meet new people. You can contact me via social media at Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Check out my OSS projects on GitHub as well.

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