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Tutorial: Using Gulp with htmlprocess and concatenate

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I’ve been teaching myself Gulp recently. I found the basics easy to pick up. Although I didn’t consider myself a Grunt expert, I’d taught myself Grunt previously and that helped with me with Gulp.Before we go further, check out the GitHub repository that contains the finished example project we’ll go over here: https://github.com/johnfmorton/using-gulp-htmlprocess-exampleOne thing I have seen in both Grunt and Gulp workflows I’ve used from... + read on

Basic .gitignore for Craft CMS development

I wanted to share my basic .gitignore file for when I'm working on a Craft CMS project. Sometimes I use CodeKit, sometimes I don't but this .gitignore file will take care of CodeKit cache just in case.# Mac specific .DS_Store .DS_Store? .AppleDouble .LSOverride ehthumbs.db Thumbs.db# Icon must end with two \r Icon# Thumbnails ._*# Files that might appear on external disk .Spotlight-V100 .Trashes# Directories potentially created on... + read on

Bootstrap 3 quick fix for older Firefox versions

I recently worked on a site and used Bootstrap v3 as the framework for my grid system. As I got far into the project, the requirement for Firefox versions crept downward to version 27. My carefully constructed columns started to crumble in this version of Firefox. After a little research, it turned out that the CSS box-sizing rule for Bootstrap had dropped the ‘-moz’ prefixes. Here’s what Bootstrap had in it:* { box-sizing: border-box;... + read on

Bookmarklet for logging into Beats Music

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I really enjoy Beats Music but since they have a 3 device limit, I am logged out of the app on my computer regularly.I also have Beats set up in a Fluid stand-alone app on my machine. The reason I did this is because it keeps my music playing even if I happen to restart my web browser. I can also put the Beats app I created in my doc for easy access. Unfortunately this means the app doesn’t integrate into my password storage app. This means I... + read on

Helper bookmarklet to refresh any web page for “capturing” a live video or audio stream.

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Animated GIF of the bookmarklet in action.

I was not going to be near my computer for a recent live webcast I really wanted to watch; unfortunately the event was also not being archived by the site. Live viewing was the only option unless I could capture the stream for watching the next day.Luckily there are a variety of tools for stream capturing. Two that I use and recommend are Jaksta for video and audio and Audio Hijack Pro for audio only. (For why I use Audio Hijack Pro for audio... + read on

Android vs iPhone: Exchanging one set of handcuffs for another

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Google Play Store Top Paid Android Apps - October 13, 2013. Tweaking apps dominate.

I’ve been using a Samsung Galaxy S4 on Verizon for about 3 months. Before getting the S4 phone, I’d been using whatever the latest iPhone has been, all the way through the iPhone 5, exclusively since the introduction of the first iPhone. Although I enjoyed my iPhones, some of the limits imposed by Apple bothered me.Based on things I’d read online and the reports I’ve gotten from Android-using friends, Android sounded like it might offer me the... + read on

Making Round Ice Cubes: Round 3

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My quest for round ice “cubes” continues!First of all, I will state the obvious. “Cubes” is the wrong word to use when it comes to a spherical-shaped objects, but you know what I mean when I say “round ice cubes.” Enough with the semantics of the situation. I find round ice cubes interesting, as I’ve mentioned on this site before in the previous posts A Geeky Spin Chilling a Cocktail - Round Ice Cubes and Round Ice Cubes: The SequelThis... + read on

Facebook’s unimpressive opening day bodes well for the Facebook Platform.

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Yesterday, Facebook’s IPO could be seen as a face plant for the kid full of hubris during his first time in the spotlight. As a developer, I see this as a potentially great set of circumstances for Facebook.My hope is that yesterday’s anticlimax of an IPO may lead to a more stable platform to build upon. I like the API and the more I work with it that admiration only grows. I just want evolution in the API, not revolution.Facebook is... + read on

Untangling MX: Setting up DNS records for a web site with different mail server.

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Image by Ryan Alexander

I recently had to set up an MX record for a client and although I’ve set them up before, it suddenly made sense to me in a way that it hadn’t before. Perhaps my story will help someone else have a similar epiphany.Basic name server set up.My client had their site and their mail all handled by the same serving company. This meant their name server records were basic. There were 3 entries and that was it. All traffic to their domain used the... + read on

A new Mac showing off.

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I’ve been setting up my new MacPro this week. It’s gone smoothly for the most part. I run quite a large number of apps regularly so I keep finding one that I missed and then my workflow get interrupted so I can make a quick addition.Since I was updating from a nearly 5 year old machine, iStat Menus made me laugh when I had it display CPU usage. Since the new machine is a 12-core beast and each core has 2 threads, iStat menu will display the... + read on