November 19th, 2013 @ 2:17 am

About a year ago I started a personal project called droplet that is basically a shared photo library social network (for people who have friends). It was my test to learn AngularJS. I fucking hated it. The documentation was absolutely awful, wrong at least half of the time. Or the docs reflect some crazy version that never even made it to main repo. It was a complete fucking mess, and that is what I expected. The fact that it was a fuckshow actually made it MORE fun to learn. So I built this…

November 11th, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

What have I been doing the last 2 years? I don't know! But I just added some of my cocktail recipies. Try em!

October 22nd, 2013 @ 2:17 am

Windows and Word users have always driven me crazy when they complain about crazy characters in their posts or pages...and the cause is almost always smart quotes or dashes. With the release of OSX Mavericks, we too now have the misfortune of smart quotes. Smart quotes are those little angled quotes that point to your content. Like: ‘Smart single quotes’ 'Dumb single quotes' If you are pasting things back and forth between people and someone has crazy encoding…

September 15th, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

Today I get this lovely email from google telling me all about the availability of the new Google+ Platform API. So naturally I have to check it out! For a while I have been using facebook and twitter feeds as simplistic blogs for some of my sites, but for my personal site, I would love to just use Google+. I've created a simple example of how to setup and read your own public Google+ feeds. Enabling API access and getting your API Key Head over to the APIs Console. Select Services…

August 11th, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

So since I installed OSX Lion ive been having this crazy issue where editing a file in nano or vi would sometimes skip characters, or shuffle them around, particularly when I hit backspace. I would then save the file and open it and it would look nothing like what i entered. There is a solution!

August 11th, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

I recently stumbled upon the site Server Density while upgrading all my servers and signed up for the service. It as a great pretty interface, a customizable dashboard, and pretty extensive alert capabilities. They also have a free trial so I suggest signing up. The one thing I did not like was the inability to scan for a specific string on the website to confirm if the website is still operational, like with host-tracker.com. The good news is Server Density allows you to create python…

August 4th, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

Finally, after six years, I found an affordable host thats slightly faster than my box I built in 2005 then. goodbye cPanel -- hello vm. I curently have hosting accounts with Dreamhost, Media Temple, Linode, and Rackspace Cloud, though I wont get into that right now. For now lets focus on how to get all those cPanel accounts from my other box into one of my new CentOS vms. For these I will be using no admin panel of any kind, no webmin, VHCS, WHM, or cPanel. I simply dont need it as its just…

August 3rd, 2011 @ 10:30 am

I have had so many problems with Lion, one of which is it keeps indexing spotlight. This sucks when i need something to actualy run. So ... lets disable it!

July 30th, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

One of the most common gestures i used to use is the 3 finger back and forward swipe on web pages, to navigate through my history. By default in lion, it changes this to a 2 finger gesture, but only works in safari. chrome is only set up to listen for the three finger gesture, and ONLY if you set up your system preferences to use three finger swipes instead of two. However, on my system three finger swipe was crashing every program. after a little digging it seemed it was some wierd system…

July 28th, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

the other day when my computer booted up it gave me a nice NØ symbol telling me the kernel was mesed up. thanks to the help of the tech guys at luma we booted up in firewire transfer mode, removed my trim support, and it all rebooted fine. last night however, i didn't change anything, rebooted because my battery died, and was once again greeted with Ø. now i've had alot of issues with lion so far, and only a few things positive, what was i realized when about to boot into my…