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How to Maintain Static Sites with Git & Jekyll

Static sites in this context just means non-database driven sites. Your static site can be an elaborate PHP script or just a few markup and image files. For this I am using Jekyll – A neat Ruby gem...

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I Can’t Live Without My vim Config

I have updated the vim page with my vimrc/gvimrc configs. Instead of repeating myself, I will quote some parts of the page .. More details and the vim config itself here I recommend turning backups on...

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4 Do-It-Yourself Whiteboard Alternatives

Whiteboards are as useful as they are overpriced. I built one using tileboard (the thing they use in bathrooms), and I highly recommend making/buying one. It took me awhile to find tileboard in my...

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How to Block AIM’s Annoying ‘AOL System Msg’ in Pidgin

The following plugin for Pidgin will block the incredibly annoying and useless notifications from AOLSystemMsg on AIM. “AOL System Msg: Your screen name (mrEman) is now signed into AOL(R) Instant...

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Bash Tips for Power Users

Every Geek site needs an obligatory Bash Tips post Copy Files Securely Between Two Machines I used to always forget the syntax for this, until I realized that the syntax is exactly like the standard cp...

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Small Vim Shortcut for PHP Tags

The short tags in PHP have been deprecated as of 5.3.0. Short tags provided a shorter alternative to the annoying-to-type <?php and <?php echo. Instead, you could use <? and <?=...

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What Firefox’s Memory Leak Feature Taught Me About Life

(draft) I’ve been using Firefox since the first public beta, and the one thing always on my wish list was fixing the sluggishness and unbelievable memory consumption (2 GB of RAM?) that results from...

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Learning to Program on Your Own

Learning how to code is like learning anything else – You have to do it. The hardest part is figuring out where to begin, and then you need some mechanism to show you that you’re making progress. The...

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Bulk Upload Images as Simple Products in Magento

The client has thousands of images, each of which is a (simple) product they want in Magento. Each image is named the associated product’s SKU number with a JPG extension. I began by using a recorded...

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List of Favorite OS X Web Developer Apps

The following tools are either open source, shareware or freeware. For shareware, I will post freeware alternatives.DEVELOPMENT* JetBrains RubyMine (for Ruby and Rails development) DEBUGGING* Charles...

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