Jon Blumenfeld

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My name is and this is my personal website. The Sparq Vault is where I curate things from around the internet that fascinate me on both a personal and professional level.

Playing with the Waterlogue iPhone App

Playing with the Waterlogue iPhone App

I took some time the other day to play with a fun new app called Waterlogue. With this app you upload photos, and it will transform them into watercolor paintings based on a number of predefined filters similar to Instagram. I love this app. I found it through the Mashable best apps of the year […]

Famous Artists and Their Studios

Famous Artists and Their Studios

Mark Rothko’s Studio Vasily Kandinsky’s Studio Kandinsky is his signature chair. Piet Mondrian’s Studio Mondrian contemplating the scary number of 3rd graders that would imitate his work for years to come. Joan Miró‘s Studio Joan Miro getting the tile floor all kinds of messy. Claude Monet’s Studio That looks like an extremely comfy couch Monet. Jean-Michel […]

Bulletproof Background Images - Campaign Monitor

Bulletproof Background Images – Campaign Monitor

I wrote previously about Campaign Monitor’s Guide to CSS Support in HTML Emails because I found it immensely helpful when designing my company’s responsive email templates in Marketo. This past week I made some updates to our emails so that they would follow our company’s branding guidelines a little more closely. This involved adding background images that we […]

Figure Out Your "Inflation Adjusted" Salary

Figure Out Your “Inflation Adjusted” Salary

When I was in elementary school we had one of those “career days” where parents come in and share what they do for a living, what their jobs are like, how much they make, and a bunch of other stuff. During this career day one of the parents, who seemed relative well off (doesn’t matter […]

The CEO Reading List - Now On My Bucket List?

The CEO Reading List – Now On My Bucket List?

This CEO reading list has a number of books I’ve routinely heard about but never had the pleasure of reading. I’m thinking that this might be a good yearly project for myself. Perhaps a book a week for the rest of 2015? Anyone else on board to it with me? I think it would be […]

Jon Blumenfeld Resume Template

Jon Blumenfeld Resume Template

I’ve applied to a ton of jobs the past couple of years. Luckily I have one now that I’m really happy in. However, I have a lot of friends, family members, and other acquaintances that aren’t! I’ve helped a number of friends redo their resumes, and in the process I’ve developed the following template. It’s […]

Regular Expressions, mod_rewrite, and Apache

Regular Expressions, mod_rewrite, and Apache

This past month I went through the process of migrating all of the posts that I had from thecampuscompanion.com to my new site here at sparqvault.com. The process of migrating all of the content was tough enough, but in order to maintain the traffic that I was receiving from the articles, pictures, and general site […]

Change MODx Resources to Cacheable In Bulk

Change MODx Resources to Cacheable In Bulk

Whenever I edit a MODx page I usually find myself making it uncacheable so that I can temporarily make quick updates and see the page in its new form upon each refresh. The problem is that I sometimes forget to make the page cacheable again when I’m done editing. If you are careless like me […]

Les Crayons de la Maison Caran d’Ache

Les Crayons de la Maison Caran d’Ache

I’ve always been a nerd for pens and pencils. I don’t know where it comes from, but I get excited every time I walk into the writing materials aisle at Staples or Officemax.  I found Les Crayons de la Maison Caran d’Ache somewhere on the internet. At this point I don’t even remember where, but […]