July 23, 2015

The risk in cutting corners in software deliveries

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The risk in cutting corners in software deliveries We have all been on a project or two, where the delivery date was fixed in time, due to dependant companies, public launch announcements.  Now hopefully those dates are planned around the work that needs to be done, with at least some buffer room for the eventual […]

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January 20, 2014

The Open Office Layout

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The Open Office Layout I have over the past couple of years had the privilege of working with some wonderful companies.  I like to think myself a lucky person as each and every one of those companies had decidedly different views and approaches to taking care of its employees.  I came across this article on the […]

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January 6, 2014

First Android app

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My First Android app Part of my goals for 2014, was to find the time to publish my app.  I have been working on the idea over the past 18 months, and have in fact tried out a couple of versions of it. The main problem I faced, is that I lacked the time to […]

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November 3, 2013

Deploying websites with a git post-receive hook

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I have been looking around for quick and easy ways for deploying website content from our version control system, without having a build process ( the site is ninety nine percent static html and has nothing to build ).  The only aspects that are interesting from a build process is a minifying resources and less […]

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March 24, 2013

Drupal modules failing to update on PHP 5.4

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This entry is mostly just a summary or a recap if you will of a few posts ( and 2 pages of replies and comments on the Drupal site Drupal Bug Page ). If you are experiencing the following error messages on a Drupal 7 site Update failed! See the log below for more information. Your […]

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February 6, 2013

Flashing a Google Nexus 7

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This post is going to describe the process of flashing your nexus 7 from stock android ( the google nexus 7 doesn’t come with any carrier add-on software ) What You Need : Android Platform-Tools from the Android SDK (Install Platform-Tools only… You do not want nor need the Google USB Drivers) Universal Naked ADB/Fastboot/APX […]

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January 4, 2013

AVD Emulator crashes on MAC ( emulator64-arm quit unexpectedly )

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I recently got back into doing some android development. Its been an adjustment period to say the least. One of those adjustments has been the slight differences of working on a Mac. I came across a bug today, that baffled me for a while and required some of my best “google-fu” to figure out. I […]

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December 3, 2012

Google’s Panda update

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An interesting article came through my news feeds today, something that I’ve been too busy to really notice. This isn’t something new, just an update to a platform google released about 18 months ago now, but I’ve not even noticed. It’s called Google Panda. You think I am trying to be funny, or joke around, […]

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May 20, 2012

Streaming m4v from a DLink-321 NAS

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I made a simple but effective ( for me ) discovery this week-end.  I’d been ripping some of my DVD’s with Handbrake ( so that i can put the physical DVD in storage, and clear some room ), and was uploading the m4v ( default settings in Handbrake ) to my DLink NAS ( model […]

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April 28, 2012

New Job

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For those of you that are here regularly, you’ve probably noticed that i haven’t written much in the last couple of week, I’ve kinda been busy with other things.  I’ve got another post in the works ( describing the situation ) but i first wanted to write about my new job, and the reasons i […]

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