• Simple keyboard navigable numbered menu.

    After seeing a numbered navigation on a site that was non-functional, it gave me an idea for a functional one. I built this up as a little mobile style site, though I haven’t really tested it on a mobile device so I can’t say for sure how well this works...


  • Discovering Redis

    I’ve been reading a bit about noSQL databases, and I recently came across redis. I saw it implemented in a URL shortening app, and loved the simplicity of it. For those not familiar with Redis, it is a key value store that holds the data in memory (saving to disk...


  • A quick look at Sinatra

    I’ve been wanting to dig into ruby for a while now, and I recently came across a tutorial for building a URL shortener using the noSQL key value store Redis and a ruby framework called Sinatra (the tutorial can be found at net.tuts.com). After reading that I knew I wanted...


  • Converting a 2d array into a 6d array

    The first version of this blog was written in CodeIgniter, mostly just to give it a try. I had it using the MetaWeblog API which was a useless feature for me, but was still a cool thing to accomplish. In the end I converted the whole thing over to wordpress,...


  • CSS3 Banner

    webdesign.tutsplus.com did a ribbon a while back, and I figured out a way to get it on using as little an image as possible. While using an image is still the most compatible way of doing it, here is a way to create a banner using in CSS3 using the...