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Photoshop Touchup

So I tried my very first photoshop touch up of a girl I found online. Turns out she was used for a photoshop tutorial about the same concept. I used my own process however. (more…)

Unknown function _popupControl()

In my Javascript Error Handler post, I discussed how I track user and client side errors. Recently, my error logs became inundated with tons of javascript errors. The function _popupControl() is undefined. After a little googling, I found out that the CA Personal Firewall is responsible for inserting the following code into every page: (more…)

Javascript error handler

A while ago, I saw a website that provided a javascript error reporting service. You implemented some code and then they would send you reports on javascript errors on your site. I thought, this can’t be that hard. So I went to work to create my own. (It’s now used on this website as well as some political website I’ve worked on recently.) (more…)

Trim down your content - it is a MUST

A while ago, I was reading a usability book - and the author suggested that every time you create your content, remove half of the words. Then remove half of them again. So, by the time you’re done, you really have 1/4th of your content - and it should still make sense. (more…)

Display unix timestamp in a date format in MySQL

Every once in a while, I forget about the built in awesomeness of MySQL. Today, I was looking at a unix timestamp from PHP in one of the fields and was wondering what that date was. Derr, use from_unixtime function! SELECT from_unixtime(dateField) FROM tableName; (more…)

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