Ten years ago, I launched DirtyMarkup to clean up dirty code. It was a fun little tool, but its best feature was that it was easy to use and didn't have intrusive advertisements.
This morning was frustrating. I recently upgraded my VPS from the deprecated
letsencrypt client to the newer
cerbot client and generated new certificates for all my personal domains. I thought everything was fine — until I kept seeing intermittent SSL errors.
Last November was the 10 year mark for Surreal CMS, a content management service I created to manage static (and mostly static) websites.
I needed a way to identify all HTML elements with duplicate IDs. This is a seemingly simple task, but unfortunately, I didn't find anything out there that fit the bill.
I was working on an OAuth implementation the other day and needed to open a third-party auth page in a new window.
Here is a fully customizable switch component I created for Bootstrap 4.
Bootstrap's dropdown menus are pretty awesome, but they lack a checked state. Think macOS or Windows:
Sometimes, dropdown menus just look better when they have tips to reference their opening element. Here's a SCSS snippet I created that gives you tips in Bootstrap 4.
Here's a bash script that will zip all folders in the current directory into separate
I recently needed to download a bunch of files from Amazon S3, but I didn't have direct access to the bucket — I only had a list of URLs.
Nearly a decade ago, I launched my first SaaS application. It was a new take on content management — a hosted CMS that reads/writes directly to a web server and uses class attributes to define content regions.
I use Spotlight more than I like to admit, usually for launching apps. Recently, some of my apps and files stopped appearing — even ones I access frequently.
When I first started using Sass, there was one thing that drove me crazy about it compared to Less. For some reason, including a plain CSS file just wasn't something the compiler wanted to do:
Determining your app's base dir (or document root if you're from a PHP background) isn't as straight forward as you'd think in Node. Here's a little trick to get a globally available reference to your app's root directory.
For me, upgrading to MacOS Sierra broke a lot of things that use SSH, including Transmit, Sequel Pro, and a handful of other apps. In fact, it seems to break any app that uses an SSH key with a passphrase. 🤔
Back in 2011, I released the first version of SimpleImage for PHP — an open source project for working with images.