geek alert

October 3, 2008

So I spend a big chunk of my day writing code, specifically CSS and XHTML.  And I amuse myself immensely via the power of nomenclature — giving names to ids and classes in my CSS. Such as calling some generic classes for floats “rightwing” and “leftwing” or calling an image container “pictureThis”.  It’s similar to the same fun you can have when you’re naming vars and functions in Javascript or PHP.  What else are you gonna do? You might as well have fun with this shit. PLus you’re mkaing it intuitive at the same time.  Last week I had to wrap a div around a bunch of other divs just to accomplish some superfulous designy element.  I almost called it dumbAssDesignContainer.

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it’s about not the technology

July 17, 2008

Some of the things I really love to use, I love because of what they let me do, like my guitars, my computers, my bike and my chef’s knife. In most instances they are means to and end, an often enjoyable means for sure. And in that vein, when I think of what I do all day, this article really resonated with me: Are we making someone’s job easier? Letting them have more fun? Helping them learn? Helping them keep in touch with friends and family?

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working it

February 27, 2008

Today I was in the middle of a javascript library smackdown, between prototype and scriptaculous (for you non-geeks this means I was between a rock and a hard place), and after only 1 hour and some help from my friend Toby and Google, I implemented a fix. It is so fucking satisfying to figure out out how to fix code bugs.

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geeked out on the web

December 21, 2007

Another list. This one is aimed at folks building web sites and is comprised of some of my favorite software, services and code, plus some URLs for learning and inspiration.