Let’s talk for a moment about style. More specifically, CSS style. Every web developer I’ve met has had a personal way they write their style declarations. And typically if you have five developers in the room, you’ll have five distinct styles. It’s probably safe to say these styles are developed early on in a developers career and tend to change ever so slightly as time goes on to suit individual preference. I know that I had basically the same style for the first seven years of my CSS using web career (I’m talking post table/font= days).
I wanted to get in on the iPhone action as soon as v1 came around, but due to budget constraints, that just wasn’t possible. Shortly after the release of the 3G model, a number of stars aligned and I picked up an 8gig 3G. This has turned out to be one my best tech purchases ever. There were several times this summer where the Google map feature helpfully guided myself and others to an elusive destination, and caught Kodak moments when I didn’t have my camera with me.
Back when I first started with Rails, I noticed there were a lot of times I just needed to know the Ruby/Rails equivalent of some PHP function. It started me thinking that it would be great to have a resource similar to PHP.net where you could just append the function name to the end of a url, and get some relevant Ruby/Rails examples. Well, somebody beat me to it.
I had the best of intentions. I wanted to give you words. Words to make you laugh. Words to make you cry. Words to excite, enlighten and inspire.
So what happened?
Digital Media Minute has a great bit of terminal magic that allows you to create invisible spacers in the Leopard dock. You can create as many as you like, drag them around, or if you created too many, drag them off.
Only added mine 10 minutes ago and I’m already quite fond.
When Apple first released the iPod in 2001 I thought, “wow, those are pretty cool; I’d like to get one of those someday”. But as the years went on, and the models changed, I never did. For one, I’m cheap. Second, I’m picky. I never needed the vast storage of the nice models, and frankly didn’t want to pay the hefty price tag (see? cheap.). Well what about the shuffle you may ask… and I would refer you back to the picky. If I was going to get an iPod, I wanted to get one that I would enjoy. And that required an actual interface. When the first generation Nano’s arrived, I thought ‘aha, here we go’. But alas, it never happened (back to the cheap). Fast forward to 2007. I knew Apple was about to announce new iPod’s in the fall, so I figured now was my chance. I could get the gen 2 Nano for cheap after they announce the Gen 3. Perfect. I’ll finally take the plunge.
My last post mentioned the all new ND.edu. Well today we showed up as the Adobe “Showcase: Site of the Day”. See it here:Showcase: Site of the Day
It’s been my primary project, and the focus of our entire department since the day I started at Notre Dame. I give thee the new ND.edu.