My new loft has a Baxi Luna 310 Fi tankless boiler, which means Skye will never run out of hot water, regardless of how long she stands in the shower. I was warned when I moved in that occasionally they have to be re-pressurized, but I haven’t had to do that. Until this morning. We […]
Don’t simply complain about broken open source code, fix it! From the Camp Sass homepage source code: If anything is wrong with our wraps, vertical rhythm, retina icons, png compression, grammar, spacing, trapped whitespace, responsiveness, sushi rolling abilities, or nesting… then please follow the steps below. These are called the “Hampton’s Open Source Feedback Process” […]
I was first introduced to Wordnik when I watched Erin McKean’s TED Talk, “The joy of lexicography.” (Scroll down to watch the video.) I immediately loved the concept of Wordnik, but they did not have an API with which I could create any useful implementations. Since at least 2010 I have wanted a Wordnik Word […]
Hayley is turning ten Tuesday. She loves to bake. My buddy Suzanne is a professional baker. Their personalities are similar. You see what’s happening here, don’t you? I had asked Suzanne to bake Hayley a cake for her birthday. Not only did she accept, she invited Hayley over to help her bake it. How perfect […]
If you use a Mac, you should be using Alfred. Seriously. In late 2011, at the insistence of my friend Adam, I switch to Alfred from Quicksilver. Life since has been nothing but complete bliss. Alfred just makes using your Mac easier. A quick ⌘+Space key combination opens the Alfred interface (If, like me, you […]
This past Tuesday I presented at a local Web Developers’ User Group about CSS preprocessors, specifically LESS and Sass (my notes). The advantages of using a preprocessor are significant, including the use of variables to reduce repetition (DRY), mixins to share blocks of properties, functions, and operators. I’ve been interested in them for a long […]
Twitter can by cryptic and confusing. It has its own vocabulary. People who have heard that Twitter is nothing but inane messages about what people ate for breakfast can hardly be blamed for not jumping in and learning the proper Twitter syntax. In this post I will try to demystify Twitter. Consider it a “101” […]
The low-beam bulb on my 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx burned out a few days ago. The removal and replacement took less than five minutes. This is how it’s done. Remove the two 10mm bolts that secure the headlight assembly.