Increasing VM Hard Drive Partition Size

Increasing VM Hard Drive Partition Size

Posted by on Jun 2, 2019 in Journal, Technology, Web Development

I had an old Windows 7 VM that I upgraded to Windows 10 some time ago. Recently I needed to use it and ran out of space on the VM’s drive. It’s simple enough to use Parallels’ tools to increase the volume size, but in some circumstances this doesn’t actually work. Instead it tacks a […]

Enabling GZIP Compression on IIS 7/8.5 for use with Umbraco 7

Enabling GZIP Compression on IIS 7/8.5 for use with Umbraco 7

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018 in IIS, Technology, Web Development

Part of website optimization includes compressing website contents where possible. Here are some steps to get GZIP compression up and running on IIS for Umbraco.

An Example of Sony PlayStation Store Customer Service

An Example of Sony PlayStation Store Customer Service

Posted by on Jan 14, 2018 in Gaming, Technology

So this happened today. I don’t blame the customer service reps, who were professional. I blame the product managers, system architects, business analysts, and lawyers behind the PlayStation Store itself. Inexcusable. They are asking for a class action lawsuit.

Gravity Forms Filter Example

Gravity Forms Filter Example

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Technology, Web Development, WordPress

RocketGenius’s Gravity Forms plugin for WordPress is arguably one of the best form builder plugins around. Support is great, licensing is simple, and the tool itself is exemplary. It’s GUI form builder is second to none, and even allows management of contact dropdowns, so notifications can be sent dynamically to the right person based on user choice […]

Modern.ie site helps with virtualized browser testing

Modern.ie site helps with virtualized browser testing

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Technology, Web Development | No Comments

I’ve been using VMs for browser testing since the ’90s when Connectix still owned Virtual PC. Recently, Chris Morris introduced me to Microsoft’s own Modern.ie project. It’s an effort to help developers test against IE’s rendering issues, and a big part of that comes by way of provided pre-built VMs for common host platforms. The […]

Webinar: How to Start a Junior FIRST LEGO League Team

Webinar: How to Start a Junior FIRST LEGO League Team

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in FIRST, General, Jr FLL, Technology | No Comments

So back at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, the Independence School District made a push to start Jr FLL programs outside of school. We got wind through one of our kids’ teachers, Mary Fritchie, and attended an informational meeting in September led by Bradley Drinkwater of FIRST Bots of Independence. We rounded up some […]

Heartbleed OpenSSL Issue Description and Remediation

Heartbleed OpenSSL Issue Description and Remediation

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Web Development | No Comments

Great article over at StackExchange.com on the recently announced Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL. The bug allows any client who can connect to your SSL server to retrieve about 64kB of memory from the server at a time. The client doesn’t need to be authenticated in any way. By repeating the attack, the client can dump different parts […]

Coda 2 Hangs on Launch with Large File Open

Coda 2 Hangs on Launch with Large File Open

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in General, Web Development | No Comments

So you made the mistake of opening a giant text file (probably SQL) in Coda 2. The program has hung up and you have the friendly spinning Beach Ball of Unresponsiveness, and it won’t go away. So, eventually you decide to kill the program and start over. Aha, but Coda 2 is helpful and opens […]

Shadowrun 5th Edition Character Sheet PDF

Shadowrun 5th Edition Character Sheet PDF

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Gaming, Journal, Shadowrun | No Comments

By now most Shadowrun players and fans know that Catalyst Game Labs released the Shadowrun 5th Edition this past week, and are currently taking pre-orders for the printed book coming in August. My good friend Bob Iliff has created an editable character sheet form PDF for Shadowrun 5th Edition, based on the character sheet provided […]

Some great ideas on web development workflow

Some great ideas on web development workflow

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Technology, Web Development | No Comments

Check out Paul Irish’s talk at the HTML5 Dev Conference from November 2012. Maybe there’s a little more Yeoman in our futures?