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It feels kind of good and familiar to be back in the racing genre. I recently completed a site for the San Bernardino Raceway, here in Southern California. This was a WordPress site with a BBPress forum alongside.…


Scrivener 2.0 – Not Just For Writers

Anyone who works in web development has to keep track of a lot of stuff. For every site you develop there are a variety of passwords and settings. For every server you manage there are even more. For every project there are notes, meetings, code fragments, links to resources, and – of course – lists of things.

On Windows, the application I used to …


I launched a new site for a client this week and it’s back in the racing genre. The site is for New Zealand rallye/drift driver Leon Styles: It’s built on WordPress with a nice car-centric theme. One of the keys to this deployment are using a variety of plugins to pull together content from various social media sites.…


Real Estate Sites

Over the summer I did some work for a couple of realtors. One site was built with WordPress, the other two with a lightweight CMS called SlyBlueCanvas. SkyBlueCanvas is pretty well done and you can put together a nice sized site with no database requirement. Very handy for clients who want that sort of thing, or who are still on older and/or …


The Apple v. Flash plot thickens

An interesting security advisory appeared on Adobe’s support site this week:

The summary is as follows:

A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems, and the authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX operating systems.


Google Font API

Google added something new and slick recently – the ability to embed non-standard fonts in web pages as a web service called the Google Font API. It’s pretty easy to tweak a CSS file and your page headers to use this and there are about 15 or 16 font families to choose from ranging from fancy cursives to old-English style text. I added


Carbonfin Outliner

One of the first things I set about finding when I switched over to the iPhone was an outliner. As a developer-slash-designer-slash-consultant-slash-CTO I spend a lot of time making outlines of notes and tasks for things I’m working on. If it’s a “to do” I use a to-do manager, but if it’s something that’ll take weeks or months, I have to capture all of …