So THAT’S how they make the magic happen!!
Big Spaceship has a new guide published that details the steps for writing your own Google Chrome extension. Not to mention they also have written a great little extension called Clear Cache, which is wonderful for those of us who want to ditch FireFox for our daily development browser. Check it out here: http://www.bigspaceship.com/2012/01/chrome-extensions-are-good-for-you/
I want to keep the internet free of the government’s ever-intruding hand into our personal lives, and this includes giving unelected people be they corporations, government agencies, or even foreign countries the right to shut down a website just because they deem it to be in violation of this legislation. You’re against online piracy you say? Ok, that’s fine there are many ways to deal with it. SOPA is NOT the answer and will create more problems than it is supposed to solve. Please get involved and let your congressman know how you feel here:
This has been a public service announcement. Now we continue with our regularly scheduled brodcast…
It looks like I redesigned my portfolio way too soon. I didn’t include any webkit 3d amazingness to wow my
wife and family millions of visitors. It fits nicely with my weekend reading, about the negatives and benefits of Stage 3d and WebGL. CSS3D is just another addition to the wide world of 3d on the web. As a side note, I’ve read several articles attempting to compare Stage3D and WebGL, and honestly I think the two are like apples & oranges. Stage3D will really show its full potential for rapid multi-platform development. WebGL and CSS3D will dominate browser-based web applications, but I really don’t see native applications using WebGL for their 3d.
My only reservation is that this site, however impressive, has bugged out on me a few times with non-clickable buttons and crashes when I view the source. You can still color me impressed though!
UPDATE: I heard from DreamHost support who said they don’t plan to offer MyISAM as the default database engine, but it doesn’t quite make sense based on this article: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/MyISAM_versus_InnoDB_tables
Yesterday I wrapped up my redesign – well as much as I could before I decided to just push the site live. It’s polished to the point now where I can continue to iterate on it. But that’s not what this nightmare is about. The nightmare started when I went to migrate my localhost database to DreamHost’s database. It turns out that my localhost mysql default is InnoDB, while DreamHost doesn’t work unless it’s using the MyISAM engine. From what I read MyISAM is old, and DreamHost doesn’t even use it anymore but perhaps my shared hosting is still on an old server because all of my databases default to MyISAM.
Needless to say all of my images and media had to be re-uploaded. Luckily I could export and import posts and projects, but the attachments didn’t work. This is why some of my posts are missing images, which I will get around to fixing this weekend. I’ve got a support ticket started with DreamHost, so we’ll see if this is a normal thing, or if I can convert over to InnoDB MYSQL engine in the future.