All entries of my technical and business blog.

Google Map Markers Distorted with Bootstrap

On a recent project, the dev team installed Twitter Bootstrap as the base for our CSS. For some reason, I was the only one seeing a problem with Google Maps. Their Windows and Mac browsers of both Chrome and Firefox were displaying the marker fine. (Part of me doesn’t believe that entirely but….). At any rate, my Chrome browser on ubuntu was not showing the marker properly. This is what it looked like: (more…)

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Speaking at Milwaukee Wordcamp 2013

As you may or may not be able to tell, I use Wordpress on this website. So, I guess that makes me a fan… (trust me, as a programmer, I’ve always toyed around with writing my own custom blog software just for my domain - but alas, other aspirations always trumped that. Plus, wordpress is perfect for what I need.) (more…)

Developers: How to get your estimates right

Estimates can be one of the hardest things to create as a developer. The word estimate is a misnomer in our industry. It’s almost as if they should be called “agreements” or “promises” according to some bosses. Yet we all know that they are just that: an estimate of the amount of time, not a guarantee. (more…)

Feedly Background Tab

After transitioning away from the doomed Google Reader to Feedly, I found it to be awesome! I only had one gripe with the shortcut key scenario… when you went to view the entire article in a new tab, it was always focused. This meant I’d still have to middle click with my mouse to put my tabs in the background. (more…)

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