computers category

survey says | 2:04 pm | 27 October 2010

Calling all web builders! I took it and so should you—The Survey For People Who Make Websites, 2010: http://j.mp/alasurvey2010

Move along, move along. | 3:56 pm | 11 October 2010

This is not the droid you’re looking for (is actually com.apple.mobile.restored). Move along, move along.

TWEET: @panic any way … | 2:58 pm | 31 August 2010

@panic any way I can rewire Coda’s [redacted] implementation of backspace in the terminal? This ^H^H^H^H^H^H^+restart is making me sweary.

^H^H^H backspace, dammit! | 12:56 pm | 16 August 2010

I just got Snow Leopard* and it’s blown away some obscure tricks I’d left for myself. This is a note to future me, should I need to fix Coda’s annoying preference of ^H instead of backspace in their terminal window.

As nice as Coda’s UI can be, I’d ditch it, if I could just get TextMate to play nicely with remote projects.

*yes, finally; upgrading from Adobe CS2 had to be in the budget first…

kill trailing spaces with TextMate | 9:47 am | 28 July 2010

I hate untidy code, and always work with invisibles showing. Regardless, sometimes spacecruft slips through. Here’s two ways to fix that:

  1. custom language bundle that highlights the offending space
  2. macro using the built-in strip-trailing-spaces command on save

I’ve gone with the first option: I think it’s nicer to keep yourself in the habit of watching your code, rather than relying on the software. Also, as the author notes, it blows away any bookmarking and code folds. If you’re working with large files and hit save at least every five minutes like I do, well… that sucks as much as Coda’s lack of code folding does.

Facebook CSS workaround number infinity | 9:11 am | 16 June 2010

If you’ve ever had to deal with any development for Facebook, you’ll remember that they strip out browser hacks from your CSS–fun for you, when the client OMG needs something to work in IE6. They also strip out the more forward-y browser-specific styles, while using them liberally themselves.

Their CSS, which was putting an unfortunate border on our buttons:

.uiButtonSuppressed:focus { -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1); }

Here’s how to get around that:

.uiButton:after {
display: block;
color: #fff;
margin-top: 44px; /* height of your button */
border-top: 1px solid #fff; }


TWEET: maker’s schedule vs. … | 7:10 pm | 18 February 2010

maker’s schedule vs. manager’s schedule http://bit.ly/cUJGTG

TWEET: Killer iPhone app: … | 1:26 pm | 18 December 2009

Killer iPhone app: I take a picture of something in a dream, and the next day those photos are imported to iPhoto with the real ones.

TWEET: Upgrading Parallels. Hoping … | 9:33 pm | 18 November 2009

Upgrading Parallels. Hoping it has a TARDIS feature, making the three Windows test VMs mooch drive space in a entirely different dimension.

TWEET: RT @Brogen Up … | 12:12 pm | 14 November 2009

RT @Brogen Up late rebooting servers…my poor 568 day uptime.

grar, OpenAtrium is not for me | 11:58 pm | 15 October 2009

About to go into full-on FUCK THIS mode and rolling my own. #projectmanagement #drupal #teachyourselfPHP

update your browser already | 10:07 pm | 12 August 2009

I just installed my favorite WordPress plug-in ever: Shockingly Big IE6 Warning http://bit.ly/15mEI4

Virtual machine update | 9:02 pm | 10 August 2009

Virtual machine update: √. M$IE6-XPSP3 dl’d: √. VirtualPC install: fail. Parallels conversion of .vhd: processing. Fiery furnaces: NEARING

OSX update: √ | 6:38 pm |

OSX update: √. Parallels upgrade: √. Virtual machine update: processing. Rower direction: unknown. Way river’s flowing: unknown.

zen software dev scheduling | 6:57 am |

When writers write, they discover what they actually think. When developers develop, they discover what the customer actually needed. Both conclusions happen near the end of the process, and invariably require going back and starting all over again. Nobody knows what the program should do until it doesn’t do it.”

save for later | 7:10 pm | 29 July 2009

resize <object> to source’s content height: http://bit.ly/23jS3T (link is about iframe, but works either way)

tweet: @casey_mk “abandoning web … | 7:43 pm | 24 June 2009

@casey_mk “abandoning web standards” implies MS/Office ever followed them…

The Dirty Caches | 4:10 am | 13 June 2009

The Dirty Caches: Himself’s geek twang band, after he teaches himself guitar + sing + finds some bandmates. Look for them next week or so.

@socialmeteor re: cable … | 12:06 pm | 11 June 2009

@socialmeteor re: cable ties — you’re welcome :)

queens of code smash! | 9:37 pm | 1 June 2009

RT @amyhoy now “The Kings of Code,” that’s a sexist conference. you may all unleash the bees in your bonnet. *stands back*

I still hate you, adobe | 5:39 pm | 15 May 2009

Oh thank fuck, I am smarter than I look. Saved a backup version two days ago.

Illustrator just crashed | 5:25 pm |

Illustrator just crashed mid-save; the file I’ve been working on ALL WEEK is now 4k–empty. FUCK YOU, ADOBE. FUCK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH.

because you can’t spell “crash”… | 1:52 pm | 8 May 2009

…without CS: http://bit.ly/wrLE2

it doesn’t have to be this way | 2:55 pm | 29 April 2009

Finally getting IE8 for testing. TOTALLY forgot about this restart-for-new-installs bullshit. PC users: WHY DO YOU PUT UP WITH THIS SHIT?

iPhone Katamari Damacy! | 11:29 am | 17 December 2008

Katamari Damacy in the iTunes storeDownloading it now… This gives me hope for the Wii.
via BoingBoing

youtube trick – add a cue to the URL | 4:03 pm | 3 December 2008

You can cue the video to where you want it by appending to the URL, like so http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7Dw60SVXQ4#t=0m45s

This is excellent, especially if one’s only interested in one bit, for instance, when we’re getting antsy to push something live. It doesn’t seem to work for their Flash embed:

…ah well. Now nobody gives two fucks for Bela.

rocking in 1200 baud | 12:39 pm | 16 July 2008

Reconstructing Apple I BASIC from a Cassette Tape. Run it on an emulator or a replica… …or just as a nerdy ringer for your iPhone.
via slashdot

video camera hacks | 11:22 am | 2 July 2008

We don’t have a digital video camera yet (apart from the built-in function of the Fuji 5000), but it’s getting more and more tempting. There’s a bunch of Flips in the office, and here’s some easy way to roll your own macro- and micro- lenses for them.

add right-click commands to OSX | 11:58 am | 28 April 2008

OH now this is danged handy.

HTTP Status Code 417 Explained | 12:05 pm | 25 March 2008

No, you can’t have a pony.

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