Your hard drive with very important family pictures has just failed, and now all data is lost forever. Could you have prevented this from happening? This article is a quick walk though of how to detect hard drive errors before the disk is unusable.
Recently I started to use a more minimally-responsive CSS framework called Neat, since I was unhappy with the total offerings of so many others. This article will explain how to start using the basics of Neat in order to better understand how the framework works before using it in projects.
Graphing is a great way to visualize a bunch of data. In this article we will talk about a simple way to make graphs for modern web browsers. We will be using dimple.js that is powered by D3. Here I will explain everything that you need to know in order to get a jump start in making SVG charts.
As we start to build websites with mobile first in mind, our stylesheets can get messy really quick. In this article, we’ll talk about making your stylesheets more functional and easier to read at the same time. We will take a quick peek into SASS, and the benefits that it will have over your stylesheets. The focus will be about a common problem that I typically see regarding media queries. At the end of this article I hope that you have a better understanding about making your stylesheets easier to read using SASS.
Gulp is quickly becoming the the leading task runner over grunt. If you are currently using Grunt or even worse, an ant task, then I highly recommend this topic for you. In this write up, we will quickly discuss Grunt, Gulp, and Gulp syntax.
Taking care of indoor plants can be work, especially if you have many of them. As you know water plays a major role in the health of plants, so lets automate it! Automation of watering plants can be cheap, fun and rewarding.
This article explains how to use SphinxSE, Sphinx real time indexing, and set up Sphinx in order to improve search query performance. First some background about issues surrounding full-text search.
I decided a good start would be to try and make a thunderstorm in order to show the animation bit of canvas. In this article I will describe what I did and the issues that I had along the way. Finally at the end I will provide a working example with all of the code.
Recently I was asked to make a bot for a local user group. The bot would simply report new events into the topic of an IRC channel. After the bot was created I decided to write an article about it and publish the code. The code and article can be found here: http://www.dsmwebgeeks.com/2012/09/creating-an-irc-bot-stephen-dunn/
Basically the bot will constantly check the sites rss feed and then see if there are any valid changes for the topic. If a valid change is found then it will quickly update the topic. I used the TCL scripting language since it is allowed by an eggdrop bot. I hope that you read it and find it useful.