clone all the things
Today, my IT guy told me that I had to move my machine from one AD domain to another. Nothing could go wrong. Well, that’s the furthest thing from what happened. Everything melted. Luckily, I had everything backed up via Crashplan. Most of everything that I needed, I was able to retrieve instantly. I had put all of my SSH keys on flash already and all the rest was backed up via...
Simple, helpful CORS bypass via Node.js →
Occasionally, I need to use jQuery on a page that I’m browsing. To do that, I use Karl Swedberg’s awesome jQuerify Bookmarklet. Today, I needed to Underscore.JS. So, I took his and extended it to work with Underscore. Behold, Underscorify.
Launching PhoneGap project into an iPad with...
PhoneGap 2.0 has a lot of awesome improvements, especially the command line tools for building and launching. I wasn’t able to figure out how to use their “emulate” script to trigger into an iPad, however, looking inside of the “emulate” script they give you, I saw that they’re just using the ios-sim project ( which you had to install during setup ). The...
Calling "shenanigans" on MemSQL
If you haven’t heard of MemSQL yet, this post won’t really matter to you… MemSQL is claiming to be “wire-compatible” with MySQL (bottom paragraph on http://memsql.com/). I have no idea what MemSQL means by that, but as I understand their demo / getting started pages to be written, it seems that they are saying that you can drop in MemSQL, load up your schemas, load...
High-resolution anti-aliasing enhancement for RWD
While working on a few responsive web design implementations, I found a really interesting bug: Let’s say you use the same image for “normal” displays and Retina displays and down-sample (set it’s width / height to be .5x of actual image), during DOM reflows / paints, certain browsers (Chrome, et al.) won’t anti-alias the image until the animation / reflow has...
Build Responsively - Development Tools
Rob Tarr kicked off the next session with an introduction with some development tools: A browser Sparkbox’s MQ Bookmarklet Sparkbox’s fork of HTML5 Boilerplate. Sass - (a CSS compiler that is awesome) Compass - (a tool which uses Sass) Codekit 320 and up - Andy Clark’s mobile-first mobile boilerplate. Ben Callahan spent some time talking about the implementation process: ...
Build Responsively - Panel
Panel Members: Ben Callahan Dan Rosenthall Drew Clemens Mark Wells Some highlights Sparkbox doesn’t even build in a non-responsive way Fixed-width sites are going to be a thing of the past before you know it Don’t design 3 separate designs, just one and give the designer / developer pair a bit of Collaboration is super important. Responsive Web Design is always the...
Build Responsively - Process
Drew Clemens kicked off the second session talking about the design and ideation process. We started with a print-out of looking at the 960px-based design and were told to design a mobile wireframe based on that. While we were sketching out the design, Drew provided some questions to think: What is the hierarchy of content? Should we hide and show elements at different sizes? Which things are...
Build Responsively - Intro to RWD
Here’s my notes from the first session of the Build Responsively Workshop put on by the wizards from Sparkbox. Mark Wells from Antistatic Design brought us Bill’s Donuts… Amazing. Ben Callahan kicked things off giving an overview of what Responsive Web Design is. Big take aways from his portion: The web is not fixed-width RWD is a paradigm shift Semantic.gs which requires...
Test Driven Development with Jasmine at Dayton...
django south is pretty cool... just sayin' →
sqljdbc4.jar can't connect in Java 1.6.29 (Java...
So, I love my Macbook. I really do. But every once in a while, something that shouldn’t be painful is. And it’s usually really painful… About one month ago, I was working on getting some Android emulators up and running in Eclipse. I was learning how to use Dalvik Debug Monitor to grab screen captures from my emulators to automate testing for some of my responsive designs....
simple XSS prevention with jQuery
So, let’s say that you’re getting some data from a user or calling a JSON data service somewhere… Even if you’re in control of your data service, you should never assume that the service will provide you will clean data that you can simply insert into your page. If you do, a user could inject text into the webpage and do mean things (redirect to their own site, steal...
Spread Firefox | The Home of Firefox Community... →
first tumblr post
testing out the tubes