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Click (like crazy) for Toys for Tots

12-10-2013 2,551 views Misc

Just a quick note for those of you with a bit of OCD. Visit http://santashelper.dvs.com/ and play the little gift building game for a few minutes. Get up to 5000 gifts and the company behind the game (DVS) will donate a buck to Toys for Tots. This won't take more than a few minutes, and you can stop playing whenever you want, honest.

Slow posting, responding for a while

11-13-2013 3,968 views Misc

Just a quick note to let you guys know that I'll be working on a project over the next two weeks that will occupy about 200% of my time. I expect there will be no blogging at all during this period and I will not be able to respond to many emails. See you at Thanksgiving.

Android, Photo Gallery Widget, and "Unable to Save Cropped Photo"

11-04-2013 5,324 views Misc

Chalk this up to a bug that probably will never hit anyone but me, but I thought I'd blog it on the off chance others encounter it too. This weekend I picked up the new Nexus 7 (as to why, see the end of the post) and was going through the process of setting it up like my old model.

Minor formatting change here for comments

09-15-2013 5,725 views Misc

Sunday seems to be my day for blog updates (see last week). Today I pushed another minor update for comments. If you wrap text with an asterisk, it will be bolded. If you use an underscore, it will be italicized. Nothing too exciting but I like it so to me it is an awesome addition. ;)

So that's a good thing. On the other side, I'm considering getting more strict about people posting code. Even with the warning to use Gists or Pastebin, I still have a few people every week who insist on posting large code blocks. I've considered adding a simple client-side check that counts the number of < elements.

Finally - I'm also considering another change to handle posts with a large set of comments. I'm thinking of doing something where once a post passes 50 comments, I load the first 50 via Ajax.

A quick test of Prism.js

09-07-2013 7,257 views Misc

Sorry for the noise folks. This is really just a test post. But if you've never tried Prism before for code highlighting, I definitely recommend it. I'm using it over on JavaScript Cookbook and I've decided to start using it here as well.

No more job openings...

09-03-2013 3,360 views Misc

I don't typically blog about "editorial decisions", but I thought I'd put this out there in case I'm really wrong about it. I've decided to no longer post job openings on my blog. On one hand it was easy enough to just cut and paste and I like the idea of helping folks find jobs, but on the other hand... I just don't want to post them anymore here. There's other places to do so (and I'd be glad to hear people discuss where and how they search for jobs), but I think simple postings just don't make sense on this blog.

So yeah - that's my decision. Feel free to argue about it over lunch. :)

Like Brackets? Help support it at the Linux Journal Readers Choice Awards

08-28-2013 3,192 views Misc

My favorite editor, Brackets, is up for an award at the Linux Journal Readers' Choice Awards. If you like Brackets too, please take a minute to vote for it. Voting ends September 23rd.

Over 5000! (Almost...)

08-26-2013 3,462 views Misc

Earlier today I wrote a quick blog entry and while in my admin, I noticed this...

Topic Undefined - Episode 3

08-06-2013 3,473 views Misc

Keeping up with my theme this week of light blog posting (sorry, I'm beginning to feel really bad about it), I just wanted to make sure folks knew that the 3rd edition of the Topic Undefined podcast is up and ready for your listening pleasure.

Topic Undefined - Episode 3

Sunday OT: New Who

08-04-2013 3,264 views Misc

I don't remember the first time I watched Dr. Who, but I have many fond memories of watching it as a young child. I would set up our VCR to record the show (it aired way late on Sunday night on PBS) and watch the episode Monday morning. I can remember hoping I'd have enough time before I left for school.