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Passing a php variable to jQuery OR Why I insist on making everything harder than it needs to be, Pt. 1

This took me 2 days to crack, and it should’ve only taken me an hour. This could also be filed under “How to use SimpleWeather.js with WordPress.” Currently, I’m working on a project where I’m using WordPress to show a series of travel products, each with unique content like destination…

Didn’t even make it a week.

I bought Hillary Clinton’s new book. Now, 52 titles to read – that works out to roughly 1000 dollars worth of books. I’m an idiot *sigh*  

My Summer Reading List

I’m an idea junkie and a pretty high-level book hoarder. My tendency is to go on reading benders, tearing through a half-dozen books in a row and then slow down, going through phases where I grab a book, read a few chapters, get excited about an idea, and then get distracted…

Bob’s Burgers, S4E15

Gene FTW.

Books: Things A Little Bird Told Me

I’ve been reading a whole lot lately, and I just finished Biz Stone’s new book “Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind.” It’s an interesting read for a number of reasons – hearing about Stone’s ascent to the height of startup rock stardom is genuinely compelling…

Mobilizing Web Sites

  Recently, my work team was lucky enough to participate in a virtual user experience workshop (User experience, or, as it’s more commonly known, ‘UX’, is a term commonly used to encompass planning and designing for interactive properties. Official definition here.). We saw several presentations from well-known designers, developers and content strategists like Karen McGrane, Luke Wroblewski and Jared Spool.…

Wraith CSS Testing Tool

​ I discovered a very cool new application from the BBC today​. It’s called Wraith, is built in Rails, and lets you select two urls to compare the interface between. It scans both sites at multiple resolutions, takes screen caps, and then creates thumbnails for you to review. This is really handy…

8 months later…

…YES, I fell off blogging pretty hard – but I did keep coding! Since my last post, I’ve done a few things: Learned Git – I even have a GitHub profile with several repos that makes me feel mad legit Built a jQuery quote randomizer (designed by my friend Jess)…

Day Six

I’ve shifted gears a bit to JavaScript, both to keep myself interested and to get a better handle on programming principles. I’m concerned that my basic understanding of programming principles is too weak for me to really make sense of rails. I’ve been doing a few codeacademy games, some treehouse…

Day Five

My discovery of the day, from Getting Started with Rails: 2 What is Rails? Rails is a web application development framework written in the Ruby language. It is designed to make programming web applications easier by making assumptions about what every developer needs to get started. It allows you to…