Once again I find it hard to complete a single blog post. A lot of the articles that have been started over the last two weeks remain incomplete and mostly rejected in their folders. A small miracle will be required for any of them to ever see the light of day. Writer's block is nothing new, but it is happening quite frequently lately. Truth be told, I'm experiencing an overall desire to procrastinate on just about everything lately ... which is undoubtedly affecting the ability to put words down in a single, coherent fashion. This seems to happen at the end of every year with a rebound taking place in February or March as the warmer weather begins to pick up. The reason for this remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: the only way out is through.
December 9, 2013 9:00 PM
December 8, 2013 12:00 PM
Several months ago when starting out on a new web application to solve some of the issues I've faced with Evernote, I made the decision that the tool would need to be able to work offline despite living solely in a browser. This would be my first attempt at making such a tool, and it looked like a great opportunity to use backbone.js and the backbone-localStorage.js extension. These two tools have received a great deal of positive press, and it's always good to learn how to use current web packages. Unfortunately, after several months of building the interface everyone will use, I've come to the conclusion that backbone is not the library I'm looking for.
December 7, 2013 10:00 PM
December 7, 2013 9:00 PM
How many different ways can a person configure a standard LAMP1 server? The answer for many people would probably be the same: there is only one proper way to configure a LAMP. Yet it seems that every time I write some code that works just fine on 99.9% of all standard Apache-powered web servers, that 0.1% chance comes back to bite me in the worst possible way. This happened recently on a quick project I offered to help Richard Howell with; the ADNPhotoClub site.
December 3, 2013 8:00 AM
Carl Sagan was one of the most prolific and gifted astronomers in recent memory who had a gift for words. With a simple parable he could call into question all of the evils mankind befalls upon each other. He could also give us a great many reasons to hope for something greater. The following quote is one of his most well-known allegories, and it continues to hold a great deal of meaning.