Submitted by Nick Vahalik on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 17:56
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.
Submitted by Nick Vahalik on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 14:02
Tomorrow, several other "Classy Llamas":http://classyllama.com/) and I will be heading to San Francisco to attend the "x.commerce":http://x.com/ "Innovate Developers Conference":http://www.innovate-conference.com/! 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.
Submitted by Nick Vahalik on Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:13
Today I was working with some CSV files using PHP's "fgetcsv":http://php.net/fgetcsv and "array_search":http://php.net/array_search functions.
I had a row like this:
Looks normal, right?
But when I was running
it would return
Submitted by Nick Vahalik on Mon, 05/16/2011 - 20:58
Just found this "great little article over at superuser.com":http://superuser.com/questions/131938/how-to-skip-words-in-os-x-terminal about how you can use
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:
Submitted by Nick Vahalik on Mon, 05/16/2011 - 16:22
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:
Submitted by Nick Vahalik on Thu, 07/01/2010 - 12:19
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.
Submitted by Nick Vahalik on Mon, 05/17/2010 - 15:43
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.
Submitted by Nick Vahalik on Fri, 05/14/2010 - 16:44
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.
Submitted by Nick Vahalik on Thu, 05/13/2010 - 09:03
Just bought the "Transmit 4":http://panic.com/transmit upgrade. Having used Transmit 3 for several years, the UI improvements are a big deal. It seems like some of the nit-picky stuff irked me was fixed and overall the app feels worth the $19 upgrade.
Panic has always been detailed oriented. Their site has always been easy to use and a pleasure to navigate.
Submitted by Nick Vahalik on Wed, 04/28/2010 - 10:27
The last day of DrupalCon, after talking to several people about drupal.org URLs, dgo.to was born. It's goal is to make drupal.org URLs easy and smarter. For instance, where else can see someone's profile by just typing their name?
Anyhoo, check out the site itself: "dgo.to":http://dgo.to/ or "this post on d.o":http://dgo.to/783692 for more information.
Any comments & suggestions are welcome!