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It's not shameful to cut your losses

One thing I’ve learned about the entrepreneurial spirit is that it leads to failure. With figures as high as 90% of businesses fail, this is something you have to get used to. Even leaders like Robert Kiyosaki mention that knowledge is what makes money - and that knowledge is gained by failure. You’ve heard the sayings before, learn from your failures… (more…)

3D walkthrough in Basic

Just had a blast from the past… found this a while ago. This was a program I wrote way back in the days of Basic. It was a basic 3D walk through. ' Added speed routines and antiflicker and take away waits. ' 3rd generation program ' ' 'Here's my take on the doom.bas program that was posted here a while ago. 'It's much clearer and more organized and a bit faster as well, I... (more…)

IEStandards.xml requests

The other day, I saw some 404 errors for the file IEStandards.xml in my error logs. After a little research, I found some links here and here that lead me to believe that I had done something wrong. Let me explain… (more…)

Change the @author tag default in Eclipse PDT

When creating a docblock in Eclipse PDT, if commenting is enabled, a template is inserted. This template references the $user variable which is usually set to whichever user you are logged into your machine with. You can change this variable on the command line every time you launch Eclipse if you really wanted to: eclipse -vmargs -Duser.name="Aaron Saray" (more…)

jQuery show password toggle

More and more people are requesting that their passwords not be masked - or that they have the option to toggle them. If the visitor is using Firefox, this has been a relatively easy feat. Simply add a checkbox and change the input type on click. However, in “secure” browsers like IE, yes the security of Internet Explorer, won’t allow you to do this. (more…)

Combining Print and Screen CSS

When running YSlow the other day, I was reminded that I was loading 2 stylesheets when only one would suffice. So, let this be a reminder to you - and a quick excerpt at my own solution: (more…)

Removing WWW - just not for SEO

I used to think that I had to remove the WWW from my URL’s to stop having duplicate content. For example, if my website The Better Bachelor were to respond at both www.thebetterbachelor.com and thebetterbachelor.com, it used to be thought that this duplicate content would lower your search result quality. This would result in duplicate content. (more…)

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