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  • Enact Partners Website Refurbish
    I did a bit of website work for Enact Partners, and these changes are now live. I did a basic refurbishment of their site with an emphasis on making it more visible in search engines. The technical problem was that all of the text of the site was hidden as images. Without “alt” attributes an…
  • NC JavaScript & jQuery Camp
    I had a lot of fun at Durham’s “NC JavaScript & jQuery Camp” today. Lots of driving, but even more learning and connection-making. I was particularly happy to create my first <canvas> drawing from watching @miketaylr‘s slides on HTML5. Here’s the source: <html> <head> <script> window.onload = function() { var ctx = document.querySelector('#c').getContext('2d'); ctx.lineWidth =…
  • WordPress Graphical Post Count Visualization
    I’m playing with a new theme for my blog, and wanted a better way to let people quickly scan for how many posts I had. So I used a background image of black, offset with background-position in css to let a graph “show through” to show the count. I’ve also posted the PHP and CSS…
  • Stack Overflow Reputation
    It’s been about a year since I have been on Stack Overflow. Stack Overflow is a site for computer programmers of all skill levels to ask and answer questions. It works pretty great, and I have gotten some good answers there. Stack Overflow uses a point system to measure reputation as a number. It also…
  • jQuery Southwest Virginia
    I have no presumptions about how many folks in Southwest Virginia are JavaScript programmers and jQuery fans, but given the nice interface jQuery has given for meetups (they are using ning under the hood), I thought I’d set up a meetup for Roanoke / Blacksburg / New River Valley folks who program in JavaScript. If…
  • why the lucky stiff appears to be a person.
    https://vimeo.com/5047563 ART && CODE Symposium: Hackety Hack, why the lucky stiff from STUDIO for Creative Inquiry on Vimeo. hacketyhack.netwhytheluckystiff.netartandcode.ning.com why the lucky stiff (or _why) is a computer programmer. His best known work may be Why’s (poignant) Guide to Ruby, a book which teaches the Ruby programming language with stories; its eclectic style has been…
  • ACID vs. Key-Value Object Stores
    Drop ACID and think about data by Bob Ippolito of Mochi Media, Inc. from PyCon 2009. The Video: The Slides: Glossary: ACID CAP Theorem BASE BigTable by Google Dynamo by Amazon Cassandra, an Apache Incubator Project, formerly of Facebook Python dict Immutable vs mutable (computer science) Tokyo Cabinet Tokyo Tyrant Redis Document database CouchDB MongoDB…
  • Whitney Brothers; Processing, Jbum
    At BarCampLA, Jim Bumgardner was inspirational for many things. One small thing was for pointing out these two films: “Lapis,” a short film by James Whitney: “Catalog,” a short film by John Whitney, 1961 Over on Coverpop, Bumgardner shows off work inspired by John Whitney: Whitney Music Box which is beautiful and hypnotic and surprisingly…
  • Google: PHDs with Tanks
    The other day I was listening to the Stack Overflow Podcast, which features two interesting bloggers who I’ve read for some time: Joel Spolsky of JoelOnSoftware, and Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror. They tend to ramble a bit, and they’re not as funny as they think they are, but I enjoy it. On Episode 28…
  • The Truth
    This post is inspirational for me as a programmer: Call Me Fishmeal.: Pimp My Code, Part 15: The Greatest Bug of All Software is written by humans. Humans get tired. Humans become discouraged. They aren’t perfect beings. As developers, we want to pretend this isn’t so, that our software springs from our head whole and…