LazyColor has been updated! Why choose just from standardized colors when you can could be choosing from colors that sort of also look like real words!Read More LazyColor updated!
If you’re doing any development in Python, odds are you’re using virtualenv. And if you’re using virtualenv, odds are you’re using virtualenvwrapper. I came up with a few tricks to make my life easier, and I thought I ought to share them. And as a disclaimer: although I am obsessed with discovering best practices, these…Read More A few virtualenv tips
I started investigating CSS frameworks almost a year ago. Back then, the two main contenders were SASS and LESS. Well, there’s really three contenders if you count SASS and SCSS separately, but between those two, SCSS “won”, and in the future, when I say SASS, I mean SCSS. Based on hearsay on the Internet, people…Read More SASS vs LESS
In the past, whenever I’ve done HTML, I’ve been bipolar. Either do whatever had to get done just to get the page rendered right, or stick to the lofty tenets of html5 and write semantic markup. Now that I’ve bounced between those two for a while now, I’ve learned a few things: Doing everything semantically…Read More HTML/CSS Best Practices
So today, being stuck in the house, I decide I should streamline some of my things in the unix world. So I picked up some BASH scripting. I got some serious flashbacks to the 90’s. I would have flashed back earlier, but I’m not old enough. It really makes you appreciate the UNIX geeks of…Read More Weekend^H^H^Hday Hack
A few days ago, I learned about a map visualization libary called Polymaps from FlowingData (Design advanced online and interactive maps with Polymaps). This weekend, I resolved to play with it and come up with something useful. The Texas Tribune has a neat Flash based map of county-by-county election turnouts. My goal for this weekend……Read More Weekend Hack
What’s this? Another release already? Well yes. I’ve been working on this project, and we use Codebase for project management. And the whole time, I kept thinking, “Why can’t I sort these tickets?!”. Apparently, I’m not the only one, because I overheard some other people say the same thing so I decided to make a…Read More CodebaseHQ Tickets+ for FireFox
This one comes with a live demo! One of the biggest problems with my last Canvas experiment is that if you put text labels over points of interest, they quickly clutter up and become difficult to read. In this demo, I take a list of labels and the coordinates they belong, then I treat each…Read More Next adventure in HTML Canvas