Monthly Archives: June 2014

CSS cheat: Bilinear gradient

CSS gradients are amazing, wonderful things for what they can do. But there’s still a lot they legitimately can’t do. There are tricks people have used to try making conical/angular gradients, but recently I came across a need to use … Continue reading

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How many bad blurbs does it take to change a light bulb?

“Inspiring.” “Illuminating.” “I was paid to say this.” All the world needed was a little light, and the right blurb to change the bulb. John Doe’s blurb is a humble one, but it has big dreams. Little does it know … Continue reading

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Color sorting

Lately I’ve been rather fascinated by the idea of sorting colors in an aesthetically pleasing fashion. I’ve been working a bit on and off to create a color picker very similar to Flexi, but more powerful and entirely based on … Continue reading

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The hard-boiled blurb

(Are the blurb posts too much? People seem to like them, and I post whatever strikes me as interesting at the time, but sometimes I feel like I get into one-note ruts.) An interesting discussion came up the other day, … Continue reading

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The tagline taketh away

Time for another blurb post! First off, I’d like to say thanks to everyone who’s reached out with kind words in the last month or so, especially from the good folks over at the Writers’ Café. The encouragement has been … Continue reading

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How to offend an Indian

Allow me a pre-villainous moment. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve had run-ins with the scammers claiming to be from Microsoft. I’ve tried to take the high road. I told one guy “I’m a programmer, dude.” One time I just laughed … Continue reading

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Steak-flavored seasoning: the search for the holy grail

Last night we were in Walmart picking up a few things we needed, and I finally decided I was brave enough to try steak-flavored potato chips. These would be Herr’s Kansas City Prime Steak chips. I quickly discovered that they … Continue reading

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