Archive for April, 2008

Professional Development

Never Stop Moving Forward

I’ve been working in my field for a very long time now, roughly 10 years to be exact. In those 10 years I’ve managed to keep learning new things year after year. Sometimes these new skills were learned with specific purposes or through on the job encounters. On the other hand, I’ve also had jobs […]

Professional Development, Programming

On Becoming a Better Programmer

Nick Halstead runs a programming blog and is one of my favorite reads. His insight is very good and he has a lot of experience. His post today was about becoming a better programmer and was a very good read. I totally agree with what he was saying, but I had something to add. I […]


Using the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) in Vista SP1

If you didn’t already know, consider yourself now informed that installing SP1 for Vista removes the GPMC from Vista. Running the GPMC from a Windows Server 2008 or Vista machine is the only way to access the 700 additional Group Policy settings available for Vista and Server 2008 machines. With the release of SP1, Vista […]

Life in General


I better slow down with all these blog posts or someone is going to think that it’s all I do. I’ll stick to the story that many of them are future dated and show up when I want them to. At any rate, I was just checking out my old profile on blogger and I […]

Life in General

Why Aren’t Bidets More Popular

I frequent Heather Armstrong’s blog, Dooce, and on Monday she linked to this strange commercial for a bidet. The expressions on these people’s faces made me wonder, why aren’t bidets more popular here in the states? I mean, these people are obviously really enjoying that little splash of water. So much so that they are […]

Javascript, Programming

How To Identify a Javascript Keycode

I recently made some modifications to a client’s website that involved using key presses to trigger certain events. I had the numeric keycode for a few of the keys that were already in use, but I didn’t really have a good way of identifying the keyCode for the additional key events I wanted to make […]

CSS, Design

To Reset Or Not

There is an ongoing debate about the use of CSS Reset stylesheets in web development. (See here, then here, then here) If you aren’t familiar with the concept, the idea is that a CSS Reset attempts to equalize the differences between default browser styles. At first glance this is a great idea right? Who wouldn’t […]

CSS, Design

Using a CSS Grid System For Layouts

If you’ve ever attempted to build a truly clean, cross browser compliant, css based layout then you know that it can take quite a bit of work for everything to come together. One of the tricky parts is getting your horizontal alignment setup. CSS Framework is almost an oxymoron in that most websites rarely share […]

Site News

Changing Gears

Back when I started blogging in 2005 I struggled with the idea of revealing any personal details on my blog. I’m a pretty private person so maintaining an online personality was never something I ever really wanted to do. Over the years, I relaxed that stance and casually began to talk more and more about […]

Professional Development

How Do You Measure Success?

Success. It’s one of those things that we all strive to achieve. My recent decision to change jobs has had me thinking about my career and the idea of success and I recently asked myself that very question. How Do You Measure Success? Is success driving the cool car that everyone looks at? Is success […]

Older Entries »