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Topic: Web Development


December 21, 2010, 12:12 am

I started at Tapulous 5½ weeks ago. Last night we launched version 4 of the most downloaded app (not just game) ever on the iPhone App Store, Tap Tap Revenge. Almost instantly, it vaulted to #1. Yeah, you could say I’m pleased.

How-to recover from checksum mismatch errors in SVN

January 25, 2009, 5:17 pm

You know Coda, the text editor I sometimes rave about? Like many text editors, it has this handy feature for doing global searches and replaces. But, unlike any other I’ve ever seen, it will happily, and without prompting for an administrator password, let you replace text in files for which you don’t have permission to write. You know, like Subversion repo copies. D’oh!

Basic HTML Tutorials

January 13, 2009, 3:33 pm

I asked on Twitter for recommendations for basic, online HTML tutorials for a new co-worker. Here’s the result.

Defeat comment spam? Yes we can!

December 26, 2008, 12:26 pm

Thanks, but I’m not looking for a Russian bride and somehow I doubt yours is really a “trusted pharmacy.”

Using Coda’s Terminal Tab Locally

August 22, 2008, 8:22 am

This might be pretty obvious, but it’s really simple to use Coda’s Terminal tab to interact with your local system from the command line. Here’s how…

The need for speed: innerHTML versus DOM manipulation

July 3, 2007, 9:21 pm

At work, I’ve been tackling some fairly sophisticated JavaScript DOM manipulation scenarios. As such, I’ve started to run up against the limitations of my long-used technique of stuffing loads of HTML as a string into some element’s innerHTML property. Specifically, when inserting very long strings containing complex HTML, there can be a troublesome delay between when JavaScript thinks it’s done inserting the elements and when the elements are actually available for further manipulation.

skEdit, The (Mostly) Perfect Text Editor

September 20, 2006, 9:20 am

I’m crazy about skEdit. I use it every day in my work here at Clearwired. It replaced for me BBEdit, which I had been a paid user of for several versions. (I still keep BBEdit 8.0 around, but I only use it for finding diffs between documents.) I like skEdit so much that I gave it an unsolicited plug in a recent podcast segment.