New Jazz Amp

It’s been quite a while since I’ve bought any new gear, so I was easily able to justify the price of a new amp for straight ahead jazz gigs, the Carvin AG100D. Really intended for acousitc guitar, bass, and vocals, the bass section does a nice job with my PRS Hollowbody II. The acousic channel produces the best sound from the PRS piezo system I’ve heard yet, and the vocal channel will be useful for a “blab” mic (I seem to be the one usually doing the blabbing), or as a makeshift sax amplifier when I’m using the full rig.

First gig with it will be this Friday night’s Sky Bop gig.

Xact! Collections – Secure Document Access

Designer: Red Leaf Design, Minneapolis, MN

Project Description:
Xact Collections needed a secure way for their clients to access sensitive documents online. Clients have a unique login that gives them access to their specific documents only. Documents are stored outside the publically accessible web directory, making them inaccessible without a valid login.

An administration portal allows Xact to add, edit and delete users as well as upload new documents with an easy to use web interface. No FTP is necessary, although documents could be uploaded that way if desired.


  • PHP – used to generate dynamic pages, validate login, deliver documents in a secure manner, and save uploaded files to the correct location
  • MySQL – holds user account information and document locations
  • Dynamically generated html pages and forms
  • SSL