Random posts about nerdy stuff

April 29, 2016

Using a BaseURL in Your Code

My site's configuration file lets me define a unique set of details based on my environment, whether it’s a subfolder on my localhost, a dev site subfolder on the remote host or the live site itself.

July 22, 2015

Virtual Machine Wallpapers

I can run most any operating system right on my Mac without needing multiple computers on my desk. To keep things tidy, I put together some consistent desktop wallpapers for a few popular OSes.

February 25, 2015

How to Communicate via Email

Email is great. It lets you converse with other people with messages without interrupting them like a phone call or text message would. Here are some tips for effective usage for email communication.

September 22, 2014

Death of the loading.gif

An animated gif can have only pre-specified colors marked as transparent which means they might not look good on anything other than a solid background. This can become a problem if you want these animated images on an unknown background color or a photo.

June 19, 2013

Responsive Web Design

People are coming from all sorts of varied devices and your website should be accessible and usable in each environment. But, who wants to make multiple version of a single site and keep up to date with all the new gear that comes out?

November 16, 2012

How to Maintain a Clean and Tidy Desktop

I'm a bit OCD when it comes to my workstation. I like to keep a clean desk in the office, and a clean desktop on my screen. This includes keeping my files organized, my email in-box at a manageable number (preferably zero when possible) and my windows positioned just right.

January 29, 2012

It’s been a crazy year

In the beginning of 2010, I took down my website for a variety of reasons. I needed something different, needed an update and most of all needed a break. It's been just about a year now since it went down and I'm happy to say I'm back up and running.

November 19, 2009

We’re Being Short-Changed with Blu-Ray

For those few movies I've seen on Blu-Ray that do fill up a 16:9 display, they look amazing... no questioning the incredible picture quality and detail you get over DVD. A quality that's much less apparent when everything is shorter and surrounded by emptiness.