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Taking Breaks Throughout the Day

It’s summer, which kind of wreaks havoc with my normal schedule. The kid is out of school, and while my wife mostly takes on the role of teacher and entertainer for the summer, she does need some time to work as well. I’ve started taking a longer break in the mid-morning from around 10am until […]

The Dangers of the Patio

It started innocently enough. An outdoor dining table here, an outdoor couch there, and pretty soon you have a complete living space open to the air and ready for long evening dinners and lounging. Over the years, we’ve added a nice patio (and have expanded it several times), brought in a chimnea for evening fires, […]

Overland Stage Route and Canyon sin Nombre

Today’s exploration opened up quite a bit of new, very interesting territory for me. I can easily keep myself busy in this…

Importing Large MySQL Files into PHPMyAdmin

The default file size for uploading mysql dump files into PHPmyadmin is around 2mb. I needed to upload a 160mb file. How to do it? 1. Increase the maximum execution time for phpmyadmin: I use xampp, so I just had to find the config.default.php file, which for me was located in xampp/phpMyAdmin/libraries/config.default.php. I then searched […]

Fixed Position Div Isn’t Staying Fixed When Scrolling on Android

My nice fixed position toolbar wasn’t sticking as it should as I scrolled through on my mobile browser window. It would appear sticky at times, but as I scrolled, it would slide up or down. The solution is to add “minimum-scale=1” to the meta viewport tag, which for me, now looks like this: <meta name=”viewport” […]

My Zindrop Collections

Zindrop has been a little side project for a while. It’s basically a place to drop random thoughts, web bookmarks, and photos into one place, and organize it all by tags. I recently added the ability to make certain collections (posts grouped by tags) public, so anyone browsing could see those things. I like this […]

Communicating Website Design to Developers

Every so often when working with developers or other designers, the topic of communicating website design to developers is brought up. Being both a designer and developer, I seem to have a unique view on how best to do so. Bloated Apps, Pixel Perfection, and Wasted Time Where we’ve gone recently as an industry is […]

A Better Microblogging Site – Thoughts, Images, and Bookmarks

I have always wanted a place to collect things, whether they were random thoughts that popped into my head, or interesting websites and articles that I found online. I’ve also wanted a place to post things publicly, that didn’t quite fit with my blog — maybe they were just little incomplete thoughts, or outside one […]

Seeing All of My Todo Lists in One View

I usually have numerous projects going on, for both myself and my clients. Usually in Vimsio I create a folder for each client, and drop in a todo list, which works well, but each list is somewhat siloed from the various other lists. I recently added the ability to tag posts, so a todo list […]

Three Days in November

Three-and-a-half days of sleeping in our car, hiking and exploring by day, and relaxing or working on personal projects at night…