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Automator Workflow To Copy Downloaded Music To iTunes and Then Trash It

I enjoy being lazy and enjoy listening to podcasts. This allows me to be really lazy!

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Alfred Scripture Lookup for Bible Translations

Lately I've had a big appreciation in the number of different translations and often find myself wanting to look up a verse very quickly.

Finally! An HTML to PDF Workflow That Works

It is a problem that is as old as computers: making the representation of text and data beautiful. At Classy Llama, we have been searching for a way to make the massive amounts of information we work with accessible, easy to manage, and also beautiful. Here is a workflow that we have started using. Perhaps you might find it useful too.


Attending x.commerce Innovate Developer Conference

Tomorrow, several other "Classy Llamas": and I will be heading to San Francisco to attend the "x.commerce": "Innovate Developers Conference":! This is very exciting for a couple of reasons: # The idea of x.commerce is very ambitious. It is the first platform that aims to be first full-spectrum, end-to-end eCommerce platform.

Arrays With UTF-16 Strings Will Give You Headaches

Today I was working with some CSV files using PHP's "fgetcsv": and "array_search": functions. I had a row like this:
Looks normal, right? But when I was running array_search('cus_no', $headerRow) it would return FALSE.

Moving the Cursor in OSX's CLI

Just found this "great little article over at": about how you can use meta-b and meta-f to use backwords and forwards by words in the CLI. Since there is no meta key, you have to use ?-b and ?-f (escape as meta). Optionally, you can set the option key as meta in Terminal's settings: !!

Easily View Magento Layout with Alan Storm's Layoutviewer

Alan Storm has a great module called Layoutviewer that is great for front-end developers.  It allows you to see the layout that Magento will use to render a page. This can be useful to debug what layout updates have been applied to a page.  One way or another, it usually ends up in most of my development sites. Here is a nice little shell script you can copy-and-paste or download to easily add it to your project:

I Love the HP Officejet H470

A couple of years ago, while doing research for a class my boss was teaching our agents for CE credit, I helped present a "mobile" office.

Limits on Powder & Primers

At my boss's direction, I called the City Attorney's office and inquired about the maximum amount of powder & primers that one might possess at home. According to the city attorney Temple, TX adopted the 2006 ICC Fire Code and you are limited to:
  • 1 pound of black powder
  • 20 pounds of smokeless powder
  • 10,000 small arms primers
He wasn't sure if this was 'per person' or if this was a limit based on the location.

Theming Local Task Tabs in Drupal 6

In one of the primary applications on our intranet, we use small icons in the process to help our Agents and Home office users through the process.

Agents see something like this:

While our employees see something more along the lines of this:

There are various combinations but the point that I'd like to impress is that a use-case exists for theming Drupal's MENU_LOCAL_TASK tabs.