November 2008


Lesson Learned: What Hard Drive NOT to Buy

It looked awesome, it was fast as heck (two hard drives in a RAID + FireWire 800) and it was endorsed by Apple. While it was technically a RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks), the redundant part was misleading. It was a RAID 0 meaning: …distributes data across several disks in a way that gives […]

Plugins Problem in Firefox…. again.

I had this exact same problem with WordPress admin panels and Google Reader before. Turned out it was Google Gears sort of borked/half-installed. Well it’s back, only this time it’s GMail. Any bright folks out there know how to fix this one? It’s awful annoying.

Some Quick Lessons I Learned While Moving Servers

The Grid Service (gs) at Media Temple is pretty badass. Yeah, it’s had a rough few weeks with some outages, but overall it’s about as solid as any other host. For $20 a month, I’m not sure it can be beat. CSS-Tricks was sitting on it since it’s very launch, and it’s now serving over […]

Individual Rounded Corners for Mozilla and WebKit

I use vendor-specific CSS extensions for all my rounded corners these days. Doesn’t require extra markup or javascript so it’s as lightweight as any other CSS attribute. Doesn’t work in IE but it degrades to square corners, big deal. .box { -webkit-border-radius: 10px; -moz-border-radius: 10px; } What always confuses me though, is how to round […]

Get Real Lat/Long Coordinates from Google Maps

Step 1: Navigate to the place on Google Maps you want coordinates for and get that exact point in the middle of the map. Step 2: Paste this into the address bar in your browser javascript:void(prompt(”,gApplication.getMap().getCenter())); Thanks to Alan Masic for sending me this tip a while back, very useful when you are needin’ some […]

Uhm, No.

Random email from dude, paraphrased: Hey I like one of the sites in your portfolio. I work on a website for a (debateably) charitable organization. Could you please zip up all the files for that and send it to me? Me: It’s funny you mention that, we have had other interest in the site to […]

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