Standing next to Mr. Code
May17

Standing next to Mr. Code

I have come to the realization that  a regular person going to an internet conference is equivalent to taking your forty-year-old-virgin cousin to a strip club, the regular person being the socially awkward cousin. I usually think of myself as a relatively intelligent person, but standing next to Mr. I’m-a-coding-genius, I sometimes feel like a complete dork. The perfect example of this is the conversation we had about...

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Last Minute Party Recipes
Apr21

Last Minute Party Recipes

It’s Christmas time and during this month inevitably you will be invited to party after party, and some of them will be last minute. I cannot tell you how many times Captain Wentworth has dropped the “Darling, the Jones’s have invited us over for a drop of port tonight and I told them you would whip up a dish to bring,” at the last minute of course. To which I answer, “Oh, how wonderful dear, I’ll make...

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Get a Gravatar
Apr20

Get a Gravatar

Have you noticed that I have a very cool avatar that shows up when I comment? That’s because I started a profile on http://en.gravatar.com/ at very neat little service, here’s the low down from the Gravatar peep’s themselves: What is a gravatar? A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is quite simply an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things. Avatars help identify...

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What is an RSS Feed?
Apr20

What is an RSS Feed?

Have you seen this symbol on a site and wondered what it was for? Ever click on it just for a kick and have it lead you somewhere foreign? Here’s a simple explanation of RSS: If you want to know when something new is posted or what has been posted to your favorite sites on a daily basis an RSS feed is the nicest tools to use. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. To use an RSS feed you need to click the button on any given...

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Twitter 2 The Next Step
Apr19

Twitter 2 The Next Step

Now that you have a profile and have scoured the site for your buddies you need to have some idea about that everyone is tweeting about and what you can do to make it easier to find those tweets. By now you have figured out how difficult it can be to limit your characters when you are tweeting. It makes most of us work to convey a thought in a simple straight forward way. No fancy prose, no lengthy poetry. One of the tools you can use...

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