Category Archives: DIY

28 aug

GMail and Google Labs – Delayed Email Send

**, DIY, Google, Internet, Office

Let’s face it. Either I had too much fun in college or I have too much stuff going on in my life, I am forgetful! So, if you have something you can do ahead of time, why not setup a … Continue reading

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21 aug

Toolbox Update – Drupal 6 Password Generator

***, CMS, DIY, Drupal, Internet, PHP

I have been working with a Drupal site as of late, Drupal 6 to be precise and it’s funny how much 4 years changes the web world. Drupal 6 is still pretty simple and basic, so simple that is still … Continue reading

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13 aug

HTML Abstraction Markup Language – Haml

***, Architecture, DIY, HTML5/CSS3, Internet, Ruby, Ruby on Rails

You would think that the evolution of HTML is heading towards HTML5 and you would be thinking correctly. But there is another trend that Many, if not Most Web Programmers barely even scratch the surface of. HTML is a very … Continue reading

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8 aug

What You See is What You Get

***, Browsers, Design, DIY, Internet, JavaScript, Media, Office

WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) editors are all over the place. It’s how you allow for non-technical people to produce content in a formatted and ordered fashion mostly on the web. And there are tons of WYSIWYG … Continue reading

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29 jul

Load Testing Your Public Websites Online

***, Architecture, Cloud Computing, Clusters, DIY, Internet, Linux

If you have a website that you anticipate many hits on, or if you have scripts that you are unsure can handle the pressure, it’s good to run a load test. Load testing is basically a way of virtually spinning … Continue reading

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23 jul

Joomla Plugin to Allow Module Rendering Dynamically

***, DIY, Internet, PHP, Rants

Wow, this might be a rare subject. Do you actually understand what I mean by this title? “Plugin to Allow Module Rendering Dynamically” ?? A lot of people in the CMS world deal with life on a very manual basis. … Continue reading

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13 jul

Ambient Light On Your LCD Computer Monitors

***, Design, DIY, Electronics, Entertainment, Home Projects

Ambient background light on your television is meant to expand a picture to the walls behind and to the sides of your display. It does a good job, and the further the focus of the main action, the ambient glows … Continue reading

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10 jul

Want to Have Fun With Your Animals?

*, 3D Graphics, DIY, Entertainment, Home Projects, Robotics

Fling things at your animals, automatically, with this DIY animal piece thrower. I am sure it would work with any dry food. This was created and built with a 3D printer. More Pictures Here

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28 jun

Accessible Screen Readers for Background Images in IE (Internet Explorer)

**, Chrome, DIY, Firefox, HTML5/CSS3, Internet, Internet Explorer

Accessibility is, in my opinion, very easy for developers to become compliant with. WCAG 2.0 AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), the ever so outdated 508. It is easy, so if you have the extra time and the audience, please make … Continue reading

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26 jun

DoorBot Smart Doorbell and Video Camera

*, DIY, Electronics, Home Automation, Home Projects, howto, Internet, iPad, iPhone, Mobility

** Update: Be sure to check out iDoorcam Wifi Door Bell that is a compeitor product with a smaller form factor Just last week, I published an extensive preview of the major new smart locks that are about to hit … Continue reading

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