Huh… well, this is new
Got myself a new site. Cool.
Huh… well, this is new
Got myself a new site. Cool.
So I awoke this Christmas Eve morning to a present from my Windows 7 machine – a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) with the an error code of c000021a. Doing a bit of research on this error, I found… nothing helpful.
For hours I worked on the issue. I tried everything I could think of:
SFC /SCANNOW /OFFWINDIR=C:Windows /OFFBOOTDIR=C:
But, that didn’t work either.
After all that, I was quite discourage. I hadn’t backed up any of my files yet, and I would have liked to back up my files properly. Eventually, I ran across this article, which didn’t really have anything to do with my particular error, other than they couldn’t get their PC to boot either. I tried performing the answer in the article:
Answer by Pegasus [MVP] at Microsoft Answers
Low and behold, this worked! As you may imagine, I was pretty happy So now, time to do a proper backup…
Mobile web design is gaining more an more popularity these days. And why shouldn’t it? Just about everyone has an iPad, an iPhone, an Android phone or a Android tablet. And if you don’t have one, chances are, you know someone who does.
Because of this, I have been doing quite a bit of research over the past year. Mainly as a result of work, but also because I was just interested in how some web pages are able to detect and change their appearance simply based on an address or user agent.
As a result of my research, I found a few different websites, I now have bookmarked whenever I need answers regarding mobile design.
And, I’d like to share those resources with you
To take things a step further, perhaps you want to build a particular “application” for the phone, but don’t necessarily want to be limited to browser technology. Perhaps you need access to the GPS, or the battery. In these cases, I found that there are quite a few application frameworks out there for the phone that help you accomplish this. This doesn’t mean fully programming an app for the phone; some of these frameworks allow you to build hybrid applications, which allow you access to both the web, and native features of the phone.
Ok, so you are probably thinking to yourself:
“What do I care about digitalBrink.com? This dudes been dead for like a year and a half…”.
To which I would reply: “I’ve been learning. A lot.”
So, what do I have that you would want?
First, better programming skills. Since I started my job at Asset Health, Inc., I have been learning a lot. I have been learning about Action Script (Flash), better OOP design, jQuery, prototype and just really fun ways to get websites to do what you want. It’s all pretty sweet.
Second, I have also been doing side web design work with my partner in crime Nick Dymond (http://www.nickdymonddesign.com/). After working with him (and reading a lot of Smashing Magazine articles, I have learned quite a bit about both User Interface Design as well as User Experience Design. I’m getting a lot better. Really.
Third – Ugh… I got nothing.
So, I’m planning on updating this site more regularly, as well as making more instructional videos for YouTube (thanks to all who have subscribed already).
So, a few cool things to get started:
So that’s all for now. Check back frequently – you’ll be glad you did!
Ok, so if anybody actually reads my website (probably not), then they are wondering “Dude, where have you been?”. Well, I recently got a job (Yay!), and it has been keeping me QUITE busy. On top of that, lots of family occasions and other similar things have kept me pretty detained as far as updating my website is concerned.
First, I got the new job. It’s pretty sweet – I get to program all day long, and they pay me to do it How much better can it get? Second… nope that’s it. I’ve been so busy, there really is nothing new to report.
I have just updated the DokuWiki ToDo plugin today. The new version is 8-16-10. This new version fixes an issue where, upon checking a box where the action text is in a different language (ie: not ASCII), it would not decode the text properly. The new version does decode this properly. Not a big update, but should help anyone who is using the program with a non-English language.
Good news everyone! The Programs section is finally active! After playing around with a couple different design ideas, I finally have one that I think fits the website the best. There may be some small adjustments to it here and there (such as link colors and such), but overall, it is finished and ready to be used. Enjoy!
Hello Everyone. Sorry for the lack of updates, but I have been busy lately. I have been working on the website, but it has been slow. Also, I have been working on getting my Server+ certification from CompTIA. So dividing my attention in half is the cause for the lack of updates. But, I recently took my Server+ Certification test (and passed!), so I now have more time to work on the site, as well as some of my programs.
A bug has been fixed in the ToDo plugin, that had the potential to cause some code on your dokuwiki page to become corrupted. Details can be found on the DokuWiki page for the ToDo plugin, http://www.dokuwiki.org/plugin:todo.
I have also added support for using the ampersand character (&) as well as for using html entities in the ToDo’s action text. Enjoy!
Yeah! The archives section is back up and running! There may be some slight visual modifications to it over the next few
days weeks, but for now it is fully accessible.
The other sections on the site (programs, archives) will be coming, but it will take a little longer than expected. But, they will be coming back! Stay tuned!