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Monday: July 25, 2011

A good primer on web operations for my fellow web developers out there.A good primer on web operations for my fellow web developers out there.

Every little piece of it can break at any time, can stall at any time. The more pieces you have in your application puzzle, the more breaking points you have. And everything that can break, will break. Usually not all at once, but most certainly when it's the least expected, or just when you really need your application to be available.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 11:53 AM | Tags (7) | webops | developers | apps | infrastructure | programming | development | servers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 18, 2011

A handy tutorial regarding how to fix broken form label clicks on the iPad's version of Safari.A handy tutorial regarding how to fix broken form label clicks on the iPad's version of Safari.

Decided to post this here after reading a tweet from Dan Cederholm (of SimpleBits fame) and realizing this wasn't an issue isolated to me and me alone.  Backstory: I wrestled with this issue for a good amount of time on a recently completed project and then decided to just give up making it work. Now, with a little bit of jQuery fun you can have your forms lables working as they should on your beloved iPad (and I can check off an item on my bug list).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:02 PM | Tags (13) | tutorial | broken | form | click | apple | ipad | dancederholm | programming | jquery | javascript | labels | simplebits | dancederholm |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 12, 2011

Some new info about Microsoft's upcoming version of SQL Server for all you database nerds out there.Some new info about Microsoft's upcoming version of SQL Server for all you database nerds out there.

Just when you think you've gotten used to something a new software product comes along and changes things up. The new version of SQL Server called 'Denali' will see a final release sometime in late 2011 or early 2012. For those wondering here is a giant list of deprecated features the product will carry that you can go cry in the corner about.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 1:00 PM | Tags (7) | microsoft | sql | server | programming | database | features | deprecated |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Some new programming jargon that you may not have previously known about.Some new programming jargon that you may not have previously known about.

This should be a fun read for all my fellow code-monkey development friends out there as you'll be able to identify with more than a handful of these all too common  issues and concepts. Yoda conditions, you may have.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 11:08 AM | Tags (7) | coding | geeky | globalnerdy | jargon | nerdy | programming | yoda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 20, 2010

Seven things about JavaScript you wish you'd have known earlier in your career.Seven things about JavaScript you wish you'd have known earlier in your career.

As usual, another quality post from the folks over at Smashing Magazine. I have to admit that I'm guilty of still not knowing some of the tidbits contained in this article despite (for all intensive purposes) this being my career for quite some time. How irresponsible is that?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 12:59 PM | Tags (9) | arrays | code | javascript | programming | shortcuts | shortening | smashing | things | tidbits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Adobe to sue Apple sometime in the near future regarding recent SDK changes.Adobe to sue Apple sometime in the near future regarding recent SDK changes.

This really shouldn't be a surprise given Apple's recent barring of none-native code on the iPhone and features that Adobe had ready for CS5 in those regards for development. Apparently this was the final straw and not the relentless bashing they've endured for lack of Flash on Apple's various mobile devices.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:26 PM | Tags (11) | adobe | apple | code | development | devices | flash | iphone | lawsuit | locked | programming | tools |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 6, 2010

A collection of three handy SQL Server cheat sheets just for you.A collection of three handy SQL Server cheat sheets just for you.

Do you have the the honor, no privilege, of working with SQL Server implementations for the better part of your work day? If you answered yes, then this post should come very handy. Print em up, tape to wall, continue on with your query, execute and enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:45 AM | Tags (9) | cheat | database | execute | programming | query | scripting | server | sheets | sql |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Ten SQL tips you can use to speed up your beloved databases.Ten SQL tips you can use to speed up your beloved databases.

This is a great collection of tips for anyone who happens to deal with writing SQL queries on a daily basis (cough).  And yes, I actually own the t-shirt contained in the attached thumbnail.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:53 AM | Tags (7) | sql | database | programming | queries | joins | statements | speed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Eight basics of regular expressions that can make you an expert.Eight basics of regular expressions that can make you an expert.

Scared of the whole regular expression (as it relates to programming, not dialect) concept? This post provides eight quick tips that should help you get a better grasp on the basics to wrap your head around it. Print this out and keep it pinned to your wall (if necessary). 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:53 AM | Tags (6) | concepts | expressions | hints | programming | regular | tips |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 9, 2010

The top eleven undocumented features of HTML5.The top eleven undocumented features of HTML5.

3. Enhanced support for people with disabilities by automatically correcting 'its', 'it's' and 'your', 'you're' mistakes on pages. Hey, what happened to item number four?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:50 AM | Tags (5) | bbspot | features | funny | html5 | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 4, 2010

Forty-seven amazing CSS3 demonstrations for your viewing pleasure.Forty-seven amazing CSS3 demonstrations for your viewing pleasure.

Behold the mighty power of CSS3 which can take on some powerful animation techniques (thus negating the need for Flash or intense JavaScript). You'll need a webkit compliant browser (Safari, Chrome) to enjoy said demos though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:50 AM | Tags (7) | css3 | demos | designer | examples | programming | web | webdesignerwall |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 192 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 25, 2010

The many advantages and methods to using a CSS reset implementation.The many advantages and methods to using a CSS reset implementation.

Everything you ever wanted and/or needed to know about the beauty of CSS reset all on one handy article. Yes, this site employs a CSS reset implementation as I'm sure you were dying to know.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:09 AM | Tags (5) | css | reset | display | design | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 11, 2010

Daily Grind: Twitchy

Name: Vin (aka shakey mctwitchy)
How Vin feels today: Twitchy @ 1:38:25 PM
What Vin really wants today: More sleep. Also, more coffee but without the twitchy side effects. Attempt to lessen coffee intake as day progresses.

Music Stuck in Head: Night Moves / Bog Seager
Disturbing yet fitting all at the same time.

Stuff to do today:

  • Launch a whole bunch of updates for work related tasks/projects/favors/requests
  • Fix several stupid mistakes made due to lack of sleep
  • Pat self on back for being smart enough to make backups first
  • Yawn
  • Prep house for ensuing pipework with chances of dirt/dust clouds that will begin shortly
  • ...all of which should be just great for the sinuses
  • Buy masks for family

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:38 PM | Tags (9) | glm | dailygrind | sql | work | programming | fixes | mask | dust | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 23, 2009

CSS techniques that you wished you knew about prior to designing websites.CSS techniques that you wished you knew about prior to designing websites.

This is a great for anyone who happens to be looking to dive into CSS based web design.  Read this, learn it, and eventually try to love it.  Yur forray into web design just might be a little smoother as a result.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:38 AM | Tags (11) | box | css | design | floats | jquery | margins | model | overflow | programming | reset | techniques |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Fifteen best practices for writing super readable code.Fifteen best practices for writing super readable code.

Although you might not be able to tell from viewing source code of my beloved website, I'm actually a pretty big stickler when it comes to writing easy-to-read code. Indentation is your friend.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:42 PM | Tags (7) | programming | nettuts | indents | coding | clean | writing | commenting |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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