Minifying CSS in Jekyll with cssify and strip_newlines

I recently discovered that Jekyll now supports SCSS and SASS files. Which is pretty cool because before you couldn't use easily use them with github pages. Kevin Sweet the developer who wrote the filters for jekyll 2.3.0 breaks them down in this post In his example you can inline scss... Read more

How and Why Developers Must Always Evolve

Back in college, my friends and I would always talk about the latest tech news. We would debate the latest and greatest ideas like which Pentium 4 processor was better. It became a competition of who 'knew' the most 'stuff.' During one of these pre-class chats, one of the guys... Read more

Installing Android x86 on a Gateway LT21 Netbook

A few years back I jumped on the netbook craze and bought the Gateway LT21. I was pretty cool to have a small computer that actually had 8 hours of battery life. But in the last year or so, It became un-usably slow running windows / linux. Leaving it to... Read more

Making default values for date inputs easy

demo github Setting the default value for an input from markup has been done by value="hello world". I thought this was true for all input types including, date. It turns out that is not the case. Unless the value attribute is in this format YYYY-MM-DD the input will not have... Read more

Looking Back at My First Year as a Tech Lead

Over the holidays I started reading Talking with Tech Leads by Patrick Kua. Having just completed reading the novices section of the book and found it spoke to the many challenges that I faced during my first year as a Tech Lead, I though would share some of my own... Read more

Wallpaper Collection

Over the past year I have spent a bit of time every week finding interesting backgrounds for my desktop. I was increasingly getting annoyed with the amount of time I was spending on this never ending project. So I decided to roll my own Windows 7 theme with the backgrounds... Read more

Chromecast Style Windows 7 Sidebar Gadgets

I've had a Google Chromecast for a couple of months, one of the things that I really like about it is how the time was displayed in the bottom left corner. So I decided to create a set of windows sidebar gadgets that look like they would fit on the... Read more
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