Thursday, April 5th, 2012
Recently I received the title “Contributor” on a github repo that I…well…contribute to. This probably doesn’t mean a lot to most of you reading this, but I feel like it is kind of a big deal for me, and it got me thinking a bit. As web developers that constantly use open source products, how often do most of us give back to that community? If you are anything like me, constantly busy and figuring out how the hell you are going to finish “this” project, then probably not that often. However, over the last year, I have made it a goal of mine to strive to be a bigger part of a community that I constantly take for granted. Why am I doing that? I’m actively trying to involve myself in the open source community for a couple of reasons.
Saturday, December 18th, 2010
This is just a really quick post to hopefully help anyone out that may be running into the same annoying problem I was with Flash CS4 and ActionScript 3 on Apple OS X (specifically 10.5).
I kept receiving the error pictured above, “Error initializing Java Runtime Environment. You may need to reinstall Flash,” whenever I would try to open a new ActionScript 3 project/file, or whenever I would try to run any AS3 code. The error didn’t occur when I was running ActionScript 2.0 projects. (more…)
Sunday, July 25th, 2010
So a buddy of mine, Charlie Glisan, was having issues installing Bugzilla on Fedora 11 and CentOS 5 a while back. After hours of strife, and finally getting the software up and running, he decided he would write detailed instructions on how to accomplish the install. He doesn’t have a blog himself and thought that it might be helpful to others out there that are trying to accomplish the same goal to have the instructions available, so he asked if I would like to post the instructions on my blog. (more…)
Monday, March 22nd, 2010
Now I am not a software reviewer by any stretch of the imagination, but I still feel the need every now and then, when I run across something I feel is useful, to sing it’s praises, or at least describe why I feel it is useful. I am definitely singing the praises of VirtualHostX, developed by Tyler Hall. (more…)
Tuesday, March 16th, 2010
So I have been designing websites for quite a while now. I realize the importance of a
robots.txt file, and the implications it holds for search engine optimization (SEO) and preventing duplicate content. However, for some reason, I have never bothered looking into building a better
robots.txt file for my personal blog/WordPress powered portfolio. Weird, right? Honestly, what made me realize I needed to do something better was Google’s Webmaster tools, which I started using since re-launching my website this month. After looking through a few weeks of data in my account, I quickly realized that I would be running into duplicate content issues at the very least. So, I started re-searching best practices for writing
robots.txt files for WordPress installations. (more…)