As popular as I thought my Netgear post wound up being this year (due to the volume of comments) I still couldn’t crack my old time top posts. An interesting year it has been! Continue reading
It’s been another year of random, and not so random, photos filed under “L” for life. Here are the ones I found to be my favorite, in no particular order, hosted on my Flickr site.
Who knows what will be filed for 2014…
HTML5 is REALLY doing some great things for web developers. It has breathed new life in to web applications and with the advancements made in CSS3, it’s feasible to build a full fledged application that runs without any installation for your users on their desktop, tablet, and mobile phone with minimal changes to you. I’ll admit that I know quite a bit about HTML, but HTML5 was a new world for me in a lot of ways. Knowing the right code or “hacks” to make this work against all the different browsers is what HTML5 Hacks by Jesse Cravens and Jeff Burtoft provides for developers new and experienced. Continue reading
I’ve been fortunate enough to have another blog post to be featured on my work blog. Now go have some coding fun this weekend!
The world of bitcoin has intrigued me ever since I read an article in Wired magazine two years ago. The idea of a digital currency, built upon cryptography algorithms, and free of any centralized source, and the equally mysterious disappearance of its founder had me hooked. Its skyrocket in price (I almost bought a couple for $10 less than a year ago and now a recent spike has them at $600). Since then I’ve followed the stories, the trends, and even made a few “satoshis” along the way. It’s still a complex and crazy place for somebody wanting to start out, or even participate for purely a “hobby” manner (like me). In that regard I offer up an introduction and some resources that I hope will have you intrigued like me. Continue reading
So you’ve taken the plunge and are now running the latest and greatest OSX Mavericks. You’ve hit one snag though. All of your local websites that you’ve built and run through apache are simply returning an “It Works!” page. Don’t Fret! When OSX updated itself, it updated it’s Apache install, essentially overwriting your /private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf file. However, before doing this, it created a backup of this file and named it https.conf.pre-update.
Simply pull up your favorite Diff tool (I really like DiffMerge from SourceGear), find the differences, and apply the changes. For me it simply meant re-enabling virtual hosts and PHP5. Restart apache when you’re done and you’re good to go!
Note: If you don’t have a httpd.conf.pre-update file, or it seems to not have the right values, check for a https.conf~previous file. I had one named that which included my homebrew modifications that were made.
Discipleship is built entirely on the supernatural grace of God. Walking on water is easy to someone with impulsive boldness, but walking on dry land as a disciple of Jesus Christ is something altogether different. Peter walked on the water to go to Jesus, but he “followed Him at a distance” on dry land (Mark 14:54). We do not need the grace of God to withstand crises—human nature and pride are sufficient for us to face the stress and strain magnificently. But it does require the supernatural grace of God to live twenty-four hours of every day as a saint, going through drudgery, and living an ordinary, unnoticed, and ignored existence as a disciple of Jesus. It is ingrained in us that we have to do exceptional things for God—but we do not. We have to be exceptional in the ordinary things of life, and holy on the ordinary streets, among ordinary people—and this is not learned in five minutes.
~ Oswald Chambers