09/11/2010 - 18:58

A recent site I completed some custom Drupal work for had me creating a couple slide shows with the views slideshow module.

08/07/2010 - 07:14

Recently this amazing Chicago calligrapher (okay she's my wife) told me she wanted a new website. So we set about creating something. She's on a purple kick so we used purple for the design.

08/06/2010 - 14:48

Recently I put together a tabbed color chart for a grout company. The problem was allowing customers to select the color and size before reaching their shopping cart. The backend is just a few php arrays so the colors and product IDs can be easily changed.

With jQuery this was a simple project. I created a few sections for the colors to go into. I use the jQuery to show the one that is selected.

The customer picks a radio-button color, which puts the selection into the form. Then the customer can purchase the color and size.

07/08/2010 - 19:49

Say you run a server of some kind at home and you don't have a static IP (who wants to pay the extra cash?), and you need the IP to update after your router restarts. It's simple with and a bash script run by the cron system. This is the bash script:

06/17/2010 - 15:16

It's finally here! A beta version for the Webmin Nginx Module has been released. I've posted it here for everyone to download. Hopefully someone will find it useful. It's obviously in need of some more work, but it's a start and I believe fills a hole in the current webmin module situation. I would also be nice to get ideas for other features people may wish to see in the future.

06/06/2010 - 07:27

I know some people are excited about the nginx webmin module I'm working on. I'd just like to give a quick update about the status of the module. I can't say when the first release will happen, or how well it'll work on systems other than Debian at this point, but I'm loosely hoping for the end of this week. Maybe June 11. 2010. You can view the project page here: nginx module.

Currently, the module can:

06/02/2010 - 16:04

This is a nice way to make a backup of your root and home filesystems - at least this is how I get it done. Before you read on, I'll say that the home files are on a different mounted drive than the root files. These are also LVM2 drives. First I check the drive that will get the final partimage files. Then I mount the spare drive to be used by partimage. This allows me to never unmount the root and home filesystems. Then I unmount the spare drive and check it. Next I make the partimage copy or delete the tmp file if it fails. Last I delete images older than 25 days and unmount.

05/23/2010 - 08:09

I just completed setting up this site: From start to finish I set up this website. The design was provided by the site owner. I customized a theme and installed the proper plugins for the wordpress system.

04/15/2010 - 15:31

You can use AJAX through jQuery to search your MySQL database. It's as simple as setting up a php file to handle the search input, creating the input, and a space for the results to be returned. First, you'll need to set up the input box and the return data div.


Next, you'll create your page with the search box and returned data. You'll need to set up the jQuery to take the data as you type.

04/08/2010 - 19:13

Turning your APE whole disc into single ogg files with ID3 tags is easy and takes only a few steps. You'll need the following programs to complete this tutorial: cuetools, shntool, vorbis-tools.

aptitude install cuetools shntool vorbis-tools

First, move into the folder with the APE disc. Second, split the disc into tracks.