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Contributing to convert.js

Have you ever needed to convert a cup into ounces for a project? Or milliliters into tablespoons? No? Apparently not a lot of people have as there aren’t many open source JavaScript libraries that do these kinds of conversions. They aren’t built into Vanilla JS by default and it’s such an uncommon problem (not all websites are about recipes and …

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Designing new AI? Learn from humankind’s first new lifeform

Humankind has a long history of looking to outer space for the possibility of intelligent life forms. In movies humans pit wits and weapons against extraterrestrials with hard to understand motivations. But Xenomorphs and little grey men are not the only kind of intelligent aliens. We as a species have spent the last few centuries evolving our definition of life, …

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Lego Math

1581 Lego bricks are more than 100 Lego bricks.  Simple, but not something you would think you would need to consider unless you visited a Lego store. If you purchase the Lego brick bundles online you pay much, much more for the specific bricks you want compared to getting the “cup” deal that only seems to be available in a …

WEBP Preview in OS X Quicklook

I am hoping that as the web marches forward and new and useful file formats are adopted that OS creators will also adopt native support for them within local desktops. In the last year I’ve seen a rise in the use of Google’s WEBP image format online, but when I try to use the Quicklook feature within OS X that …

A Day Without A Wallet

“Wallet, keys, cell phone” Ever since college this has been the quiet mantra I repeat to myself whenever I leave the house. These three items make up the most critical things I carry with me in order to get through the day. And yet… somehow I managed to forget my wallet in the haste to get to work a back …

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Reluctant Stack Overflow easy points

My involvement on Stack Overflow waxes and wains, but recently I decided that before the end of the year I wanted to earn a few hundred more reputation points. One of the questions I answered was one that was only possible due to my recently having suffered through the same pains that the Dev was unable to surmount. The problem …

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Metal Gear Solid 3 Gaming Advice

Besides being the best Metal Gear game (prior to Phantom Pain was released this year) MGSIII Snake Eater has some practical advice for gamers trying to power through an entire game in one sitting.

Paypal temporary outage

It doesn’t happen often, but I see holding pages and site down messages as I’m awake in the wee hours of the morning working on projects that may never see the light of day. Literally. In this case for a few moments I caught the Paypal website possibly in the middle of an upgrade. There is not much to be …

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GIT Remote ASCII Art from VisualStudio.com

It’s always the little flourishes in life that bring a smile to my face. Today was the first time I checked out code from my iMac from a VisualStudio.com repository via the command line and to my surprise the team there took the initiative to place some fun ASCII art in the server response: remote: remote: fTfs remote: fSSSSSSSs remote: …

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Splash Screen: IFTTT

Since getting more into developing Apps the splash screen is something that I have always enjoyed creating as it is an opportunity to do something for the sake of cool that doesn’t have to integrate with a service or to be anything other than what it is. They are just plain fun. I think I would like to showcase some …