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  • 10 Photoshop CS4 shortcuts and tools that should be used
    on Jul 30, 2009
    With a complex tool such as Photoshop at your fingertips, there are thousands of features that are often overlooked. Here are 10 shortcuts which I recently found out about that really help speed up my design process. Cycle Through Tools Each tool has...
  • Improving your Ruby on Rails Code
    on Jul 13, 2009
    My first Ruby on Rails Application was a community based website that implemented access control. Unfortunately, being the first time, it wasn’t the best implementation of a permissions system. I thought I would try and tackle this problem agai...
  • PHPBB Forum on Dreamhost
    on Jul 8, 2009
    First, I have an anouncement. There’s a forum up and running at You’ll find a few sections dedicated to different topics such as programming, art and my webcomic. If you have any questions about web deve...
  • Dreamhost PHPBB Board Currently Unavailable
    on Jul 1, 2009
    It seems like Dreamhost is having problems with the PHPBB forums on most of their clients’ sites. Here’s what I’ve found out. My forum first experienced problems when I went to visit it and all I had was: AP Government Help Board Ms...
  • Installing Windows XP on a SATA Drive without a Floppy Drive
    on Jun 24, 2009
    Here’s the scenario. You’re on a remote location and have to install Windows XP on a PC with a SATA drive and you have no Floppy Drive. People experienced with installing Windows XP will recognise that XP won’t be able to install on...
  • Virtual Machines for Beginners
    on Jun 11, 2009
    Virtual Machines are a wondrous invention. In this article, I’ll be dealing with system virtual machines. That is, a system (guest) which runs inside another one (host). The guest is, most of the time, oblivious to its host system. It can use t...
  • 5 Ways to Overcome Web Designer's Block
    on May 25, 2009
    As a web developer, I have to cover the roles of both the developer and designer. These roles require completely different ways of thinking and switching between them is a problem, especially since I’m more proficient in one field rather than t...
  • Ruby on Rails Testing - Part 5 - Functional or Controller
    on May 13, 2009
    Functional testing follows the same principles of testing that you would use for unit testing. There’s really only a few more methods that you need to know to get started. Using the scaffold generator creates the 7 tests for each of the default...
  • Ruby on Rails Testing - Part 4 - Model Examples
    on May 11, 2009
    Here are a few examples of model testing in Ruby on Rails. Callbacks Let’s say we have a blog application with an article model that has a permalink field. This is used for user friendly urls. It will be based on the title of the article and wi...
  • Ruby on Rails Testing - Part 3 - Models and Units
    on May 6, 2009
    Each of the components of a Rails application can be tested independently of each other thanks to its MVC architecture. The first part of rails testing is model testing. Ruby already has testing integrated and we’ll be using that in the followi...
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