Category Archives: Work

Work links: slider selects and fuzzy queries

I’m working on a new project, here are some links that have been helpful to me… Overview of slider techniques: Javascript/Ajax Techniques for Sliders – Noupe this article we’d like to present a list of hand-picked Slider techniques you can use to achieve some special visual effects in your designs… Specific slider examples: jQuery UI Slider from a Select Element – now with ARIA Support selectToUISlider plugin uses progressive enhancement to scrape the data from a select element

Favorite homebrew computers: 1997-2010

Some people enjoy building hot rods, or building model airplanes. I enjoy building computers. The first PC I built was in 1997, I was a sophomore in HS. I can still remember researching all the parts, using a computer in the HS science classroom (I didn’t have internet at home at that time). Tom’s Hardware and Anandtech were my primary sources of motherboard and CPU reviews.  Those two sites helped me immensely in choosing the best components for my “first

Alternatives to Drywall

We’re planning on turning my office into the baby’s room. That means a couple things: #1 I need to find a new place to work, and #2 we need to redo the room to be more appropriate for a baby. Samantha already has a plan for #2, we’re putting in new carpeting and we’re going to paint the existing wood paneling. UPDATE: here’s the result of the painting over the wood-paneling 🙂 My new office is still up in the

R.I.P. Sun Microsystems

You will be missed, but not forgotten. Sun is no more. They completed their merger with Oracle. I have fond memories of Sun. They were always trying something different. Sometimes with great success, other times with failure, and often with something in between. When I was in college (1999-2003) studying CS and CIS, I liked Sun because they were pioneering with Java. Which at the time seemed to hold great promise as a “write once, run anywhere” language that might

Work update from paradise

I may be in Hawaii, I’m still doing as much or more work as usual. It’s just a lot warmer here ;-). Today I’ve been working on some simple improvements for NetRender (NR), it’s a site that sells hi-res textures. John is my partner on the site and we try to improve the site anytime we can. Here’s what I’ve been up to: +backed up everything (as part of our periodic backup schedule) +removed the credit card logos from the

Cancel a GoDaddy domain registration and get a refund

UPDATE: New 2019 instructions for GoDaddy refunds 🙂 Old info from 2009: Yesterday I needed to know how to cancel an inadvertently renewed domain registration on GoDaddy. Here are the instructions I received from GoDaddy: Discussion Notes Support Staff Response Dear Jay D Hodges,Thank you for contacting Online Support. We would be happy to request a refund for your order. However, we will need you to first cancel the item(s) in question within 45 days of the renewal date. Once