Archive for October, 2009


Rackspace Cloud VS. Slicehost

Ah, the eternal question. Ever since Rackspace acquired Slicehost it seems to be on everyone’s mind. In this post I explore the differences and help you make the right choice when it comes to VPS hosting.

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WordPress mode for Coda released

WordPress + Coda

I just released a WordPress syntax mode for Coda which adds the autocompletion support for WordPress functions. Read more about it after the jump or download your own copy here: WordPress Mode

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Roll your own Subversion server, Roll-out Part 2

In the final part of the guide we will automate a couple of systems to get Warehouse and svnserve working together. First we will create a basic hook that will automatically syncrhonize Warehouse when we commit a changeset and finally we will make Warehouse manage our authz and passwd to easily manage access from the web client. Once that is done, our system will be fully functional.

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Fixing Lightbox’s click handling issues

Browsers have mechanisms to distinguish between a left click and a right click, but there are other types of clicks like clicks with shortcut keys that often get overlooked. These tend to perform specific behaviors like opening a new tab, so they should be treated differently than a normal click. With a bit of MooTools scripting, we can check for these types of clicks and take action as needed.

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DarkFloor ThemeForest Theme

Darkfloor Theme

The design used on my site is based on the DarkFloor Theme from ThemeForest.com. A couple CSS tweaks, some MooTools scripting, and I have something that works great for me. ThemeForest is a great source of Themes too and the prices are great. Even if you don’t buy anything, the inspiration you can get is worth the visit.

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Roll your own Subversion server, Roll-out Part 1

In the first part of the configuration stage, we will prepare and test svnserve to interface with Warehouse. This involves creating a svnserve.conf file with the correct settings to protect and give access to our repository. We will also initialize Warehouse app which will link it to our repositories and allow web access to our code. In the next part we will link svnserve and Warehouse together and our set up will be complete!

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