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2016.03.05 SendTabURLs


This Firefox Add-on came in really handy when Mozilla decided to remove one of my favorite features ((tab groups, RIP)[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/tab-groups-removal]). It, very effectively, will export all of your open tabs - exactly what I needed to grab my dozens of tabs across my handful of different tab groups (one tab group for the different way I was using my web browser at the time - super handy). So, long Firefox - I've had enough of you, and have been using Safari instead - it works perfectly between all of my devices, and doesn't feel like bloatware. #

2016.03.05 Paw - HTTP/REST Client

Paw - HTTP/REST Client

Dealing with REST APIs can be a funky process, but the folks at LuckyMarmot have made this gorgeous-looking, really intuitive client for breaking down those barriers. #

2016.03.05 Papa Parse

Papa Parse

I've been doing quite a bit more data work outside of SSMS. This is particularly interesting to me, and seems to have a handy set of features in a small package. I love that it was also written from scratch. #

2016.03.05 Apaxy


A simple and good-looking way to show the contents of a directory on Apache. I've been using this for a while now, but finally want to close the tab on my browser. #

2015.09.02 One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made in my career

One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made in my career

My own article about "one of the biggest mistakes I've made in my career" would be different, but I love Andrei's advice. I think it applies to more than just designers debating whether or not they should learn to code. I feel like everybody should learn a specialty, whether or not it becomes the thing you do every day. Additionally, I'm a big proponent of being able to take your ideas to the next level or step. If you can design, figure out how to make your product come alive (through code or prototyping). If you can build wood-only furniture, learn how upholster. If you can cook, learn how to plate. If you can plate, learn how to serve. Maybe it's better summarized as learning how to do the job of the person you hand your "finished" product to. There's a glorious energy, and collaboration point to be found when you're really familiar with the next person in line. Learning to code as a designer is one of those steps. #

2014.07.31 Digital Ocean

Digital Ocean

Here I've ventured yet again into the world of VPS. I'm okay with DreamHost, but the general slowness of sites is frustrating. Admittedly, my needs are a bit complex, especially for a blogger. I enjoy the flexibility of having multiple domains, and a web hosting account. Digital Ocean's pricing, and options were/are fantastic. I'm diving back in. Check out their hosting options, and see if one makes sense for you. Get ready to get your nerd on. #

2014.07.08 Tweet Nest

Tweet Nest

Ever since Twitter switched to their new API I have wanted to find a new way to get a self-hosted Twitter archive of my own tweets. Thankfully, I stumbled upon this great tool. I am now again hosting my own tweets, which can be updated automatically through a cron job. #

2014.04.18 Web Hosting for App Developers

Web Hosting for App Developers

This was all over my corner of the interwebs a few weeks ago. I'm not an app developer (yet?), but I value the simple advice for setting up a web server. For a year I tried one of those hosts he mentions. I actually really liked it, but couldn't justify the cost considering this website is... well, it's not like it's making me rich, or even paying for itself at this point. At any rate, Marco's advice is solid, to the point of making we want to give it another shot, if for nothing else than the speed of a VPS. #

2014.03.30 UserStyles.org with Twitter

UserStyles.org with Twitter

I forgot to say something about this last year when Twitter implemented their new obnoxious layout (of auto-showing all pictures and videos). Thankfully, I had largely forgotten it, thanks to this easily installed hack. Here you can somewhat see a before and after. #

2014.02.01 Simpsons in CSS

Simpsons in CSS

Chris Pattle (3 months ago) posted the Simpsons characters done in pure CSS. Unfortunately, he seems to have removed his blog post about it, as well as the link to the main repo. So, I'll hesitantly link to a forked version of it here, and have posted the zipped archive on my site as well. #

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