I subscribe to many developer focused email newsletters. I really need to in order to attempt to stay up on the latest advancements in web site development. Of course unless you have absolutely nothing else to do with your time, keeping pace with all the latest advancements is just not possible. more »
As a software junky who is always downloading new apps to try, one can never be too careful about verifying you’re not installing malware. One step in that process is to verify downloaded files with the checksum provided by the software provider, when they provide one. In the years since I converted to Macs from Windows, I’ve yet to find a simple-to-use, free app to verify those checksums. So, I rolled my own which I have named c3checksum. Yep. You can read all about it and download it here. If you’d like an app that has more options and complexity I also ran across Checksums which looks like an amazing option. I myself have not yet tried it but thought I’d offer it as an alternative to my own simple solution. Enjoy!
CSS is Awesome Awful A Real Challenge.
CSS is a lot of things. What it’s not is perfect. Far from it in fact. Yet in spite of it’s short comings, in spite of the inconsistent browser support, both of which cause many a designer to jump through countless hoops in an attempt to achieve a consistent layout across all browsers, it’s hailed as the ONLY method to use for all web page layout. Is that fair? more »
After looking for a while, I was unable to find a simple web based (read PHP) app that would allow me to just simply track my time on projects using only a few simple criteria. I opted to do what any self respecting old school PHP scripter would do; build my own. I decided to use timestamps for the start and stop times, which then presents that whole dealing with date formatting and addition thing. more »