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Code guide

This code guide is primarily for my own benefit (but feel free to use it also) so that when writing code and organizing files I can focus on solving problems without having to think too much about minor details such as code formatting. This article was inspired by codeguide.co. (more…)

Too much choice is bad

I put together a new PC recently and when I was choosing the parts I had a seemingly endless list of possible choices to make. Which graphics card? Are there any new graphics cards coming out soon? How is this graphics card different from this other one? Which one is the most appropriate for me considering cost and the performance I need? And that is just one component of about ten to go through. I honestly wish that hardware manufacturers (and all industries for that matter) would clearly describe who their products are for and how it differs from all of their other products. (more…)

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imgBox: A tiny lightbox jQuery plugin

imgBox is a tiny lightbox script written as a jQuery plugin. The idea was to create a tiny yet responsive, accessible and stable lightbox script. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles and it's not supposed to, but here is what it does have: (more…)

4K Papers

4K Papers is another site that I created back in 2014. I spent about a month creating this thing using CodeIgniter and my own frontend code (I didn't use a CSS framework - all hand written baby).

The site hosts 4K (Ultra HD) resolution wallpapers and has badass filtering options (made by yours truly). I initially created it because I thought it would be a fun little project to do but also because 4K monitors were starting to become more mainstream and I wanted to help people who had just purchased a new shiny one to find a cool ultra HD picture (royalty free of course) to slap on their desktop.

ToolPond

ToolPond is a site that I started back in 2014. It took just over a month to create using CodeIgniter.

I made this site because as a web developer I often search for tools online. Sometimes I just want to use a tool and be gone, but other times I want to know how a tool works. Maybe I am coding something and need the formula or maybe I just believe in the whole give a man a fish proverb. Anyway, it frustrated me that whenever I would type something into Google like "How to calculate a percentage", I could only find pages that provided me with a tool or formula and not both. Hence why I created ToolPond. (more…)

Nothing is perfect

I can write my first post because nothing is perfect. I literally mean nothing is perfect as in, a blank sheet of paper before a writer writes, the silence before a musician plays or the blank canvas before an artist paints. Nothing really is perfect. It represents endless possibilities and purity. It contains everything.

Yet as soon as you write that first line, as soon as you make that first sound or as soon as you have painted that first stroke you have instantly limited yourself down to a finite thing that can be measured, scrutinized, and picked apart. Ideas such as 'good' or 'perfection' are subjective and differ depending upon who you ask. Therefore, to know what to write, what to play or what to paint you should always listen to yourself and do things by your own standards. Don't worry about others - it's not logical.