Web Fonts and Javascript Position Offsets

December 17th, 2010

I started using Typekit’s web fonts on this site and suddenly my Javascript demos weren’t working right. Finally tracked it down and solved the problem using Typekit’s font event callbacks. All of the juicy details of the problem and the solution are posted in this riveting article.

Bash .. Going Up

November 17th, 2010

I’ve been doing a lot of work in the bash shell lately and thought I’d share one of the hacks that makes life just a little easier. Here’s a little bash function to make traversing directories easier in the command prompt.

Feedburner torched my feeds

February 13th, 2009

Watch out for vanishing feeds. My Feedburner blog feed was returning a 404 File Not Found error when I tried accessing it through PHP, but showed up fine in my browser. It took a while to figure out what was going on. If anyone else is having the same problem, hopefully this article will help.

Blog Performance Analysis

April 3rd, 2008

Measuring and tracking performance is a great way to keep on top of your site. Here is one way to measure the performance of a blog using information you, the blog author, have the ability to control — how frequently it is updated.

Using .htaccess to Redirect to an SSL Connection

March 2nd, 2008

I’ve been doing work for a client needing part of their site to be protected by SSL. All traffic to that section needed to be routed through a secure (https) connection. Unexpectedly I found a solution for ensuring this that was so simple, I had to post it here.

Speed up your Flash development time with slider-bars

August 27th, 2007

This Flash developer can’t emphasize the importance of slider-bars enough. If you haven’t discovered the joy of slider-bars, you’re missing out.

How to remember things when you need to remember them

May 28th, 2007

My overactive imagination led me to a simple technique that helps me remember things at the exact moment I need to. Maybe it can help you, too.