Though the title of this post may sound dirty, it is a solid foundation of any *nix geek 30 or older.  I’m talking about one of the oldest forms of (digital) blogs: The .plan. A .plan was a file set up in a users’ home folder.  That’s all.  Just a plain, simple text file.  It ...
In the CMS/Blogging platform world, WordPress is one of the kings.  In fact, it has been at the top for a very, very long time.  It garnered a lot of love years ago, when it first launched. And so, 9 years ago, I decided to give this fresh new face a try.  After all, there ...
The above image displays the template (in progress; just getting the layout code done, then I’ll do the rest of the type styles) I’m developing for my new portfolio.  The top is rendered in the latest Firefox on Windows XP (I do a lot of my coding on the go, and my laptop is still ...
When you pick a tool for a job, you pick the most effective and simple to use tool available.  You don’t use a sledgehammer when nailing down siding.  You don’t use a band saw to trim your beard. The same philosophy applies to blogging and CMS platforms. Lets go ahead and get this out of ...
“Blink” isn’t just a clever reference to rendering and operating speed with Google’s new fork, apparently. I’ll just leave this right here.. That last bit is what interests me.  They won’t be using the experimental flags such as -chrome for us web devs.  Instead, apparently, they are leaving it up to users to enable the ...
I haven’t heard of this done before, so I figured I’d share it with the world.  I’m not really interested in going through the patent process, and would much rather see the world be secure than make money.  It isn’t exactly a “brilliant” idea, anyway. Take a look at your cell phone; if you’re like ...
It is fairly common now for someone who have a cell phone, even in rural areas.  Internet access is standard, as well; people either buy their own, use the free wifi at Starbucks/McDonalds/Insert-Sit-Down-Establishment-Here, or leech off their neighbors.  People live vicariously on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. What few realize is just how far you can ...
11/272012
I’m taking a break from working on my new portfolio design right now to update my blog, because honestly, I love writing. Not as much as I love web design, though.  A week ago I was laid off from my job (don’t worry; I’ll be fine – I’ve got some good support behind me, money ...