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Musing about software, servers, and the awful, awful mess that is technology.

First goof with Windows 10! Reporting here to fix it because of the tons of crappy “solutions” posted elsewhere.

I run a server in house that holds many of our collaborations as well as our cosplay stuff so that the wife and I can swap files easily without relying on external services. It’s quite nice, and has been in use for a long time. Then today in Windows 10 I get this: Continue Reading…

Implementing Pretty AJAX

circuitsAJAX – Asynchronous JavaScript And XML. Even in the age of web apps and slick websites, AJAX is still a neat party trick to pull. What’s even neater is the ability to animate with it; i.e. make your website look like a native application. If you can do that magic, you’re adding a ton of awesome points to your site, not to mention making everyone on a data plan very happy with you. Continue Reading…

Terminal_Errors-545x400Hey everybody!

As anyone who knows me knows, I’m a huge fan of automation. Any task that I can make a computer do well that I don’t then need to do, in my mind, is a damn good idea and a good investment of time. One thing I always wanted to do was minify my CSS and JS for this site and the others I have. It uses less data on my server, easier for you all to download, in the case of JavaScript it’s a minor performance bump, etc. All good things. Continue Reading…

Hide Icons from the Dock in OSX

Annoying little...

Annoying little…

dock_iconI love the way the dock handles your applications in OSX. I really do, it’s a nice way to look down and immediately know about 99% of the stuff running on your system. That said, there are a few things that really don’t belong there.

Regularly, I open photos. Those familiar with OSX know about the Preview app, OSX’s handy built in photo viewer that also does minor editing. The annoying thing is, it’s an app, and so takes a spot on the dock. Why? Continue Reading…

Awhile back, on one of the sites I manage, I wanted to implement a nice smooth drop down navigation menu, utilizing the new CSS3 transitions.  Seemed easy at first.  The problem is, the CSS transitions don’t support dynamic height elements, so the lists for each drop down would have to be classed to a set height. Continue Reading…