Development Archive

  • The Problem If you’re starting rails server on Mountain Lion you might be encountering errors like these: The Cause Mountain Lion removes the /usr/lib/libltdl.7.dylib. The Solution 1) Install XCode 4.4+ […]

    Rails Mountain Lion Errors

    The Problem If you’re starting rails server on Mountain Lion you might be encountering errors like these: The Cause Mountain Lion removes the /usr/lib/libltdl.7.dylib. The Solution 1) Install XCode 4.4+ […]

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  • We’ve developed a utility for quickly and easily creating and sharing recordings from your mac desktop. Audibly is a menubar application that lets you record audio anytime by holding a […]

    Audibly: Audio Recording for Everyday Use

    We’ve developed a utility for quickly and easily creating and sharing recordings from your mac desktop. Audibly is a menubar application that lets you record audio anytime by holding a […]

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  • There are a lot of games in the app store available for entertaining young kids but the majority of them aren’t ideal for kids or parents. I built a simple […]

    An iOS match game for my kids

    There are a lot of games in the app store available for entertaining young kids but the majority of them aren’t ideal for kids or parents. I built a simple […]

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  • The Problem Rails development environment has incredibly slow page loads while production is fast. And when I say slow, I mean 15-30 seconds. Rails server will likely report the page […]

    15-30 Second Page Loads in Rails 3 Development Environment

    The Problem Rails development environment has incredibly slow page loads while production is fast. And when I say slow, I mean 15-30 seconds. Rails server will likely report the page […]

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  • Grep is well known and commonly used command line search function that far too many people aren’t taking advantage of. The purpose of this article is to give technically inclined […]

    Everyday Grep

    Grep is well known and commonly used command line search function that far too many people aren’t taking advantage of. The purpose of this article is to give technically inclined […]

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  • jQuery makes it effortless to make additional data available from within the jQuery.ajax callbacks (success | error | complete) because within the callbacks, this refers to the object that was […]

    Passing additional data to jQuery.Ajax callbacks

    jQuery makes it effortless to make additional data available from within the jQuery.ajax callbacks (success | error | complete) because within the callbacks, this refers to the object that was […]

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  • The Problem If you’re installing postgresql via homebrew on Lion you might be encountering errors like these: The Cause Lion comes with a version of postgres already installed and uses […]

    Brew Install Postgresql on OS X Lion

    The Problem If you’re installing postgresql via homebrew on Lion you might be encountering errors like these: The Cause Lion comes with a version of postgres already installed and uses […]

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  • There are a number of solutions for compiling mysql with MAMP on OS X but there’s a simpler solution. Download and install MySQL (any version, I did 5.5.14 which is […]

    Compiling the MySQL2 gem on OS X with any version of MAMP

    There are a number of solutions for compiling mysql with MAMP on OS X but there’s a simpler solution. Download and install MySQL (any version, I did 5.5.14 which is […]

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  • I love using the twitter web interface whenever i’m not at my primary computer but after getting used to the way Twitter for Mac handles link shortening I’m often frustrated […]

    Link Shortening on Twitter.com

    I love using the twitter web interface whenever i’m not at my primary computer but after getting used to the way Twitter for Mac handles link shortening I’m often frustrated […]

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  • Browser Detection Sucks There are a lot of good arguments for avoiding browser detection and they’re 100% correct in most cases. Anyone who’s ever seen the “Browser version does not […]

    One line Javascript browser detection

    Browser Detection Sucks There are a lot of good arguments for avoiding browser detection and they’re 100% correct in most cases. Anyone who’s ever seen the “Browser version does not […]

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