Cloud Services

I was certain that I was going to buy a 32GB iPhone 5s after seeing how much space free I still had on my 16GB iPhone 4, but then I got thinking: how much of the stuff I have on this phone really needs to be on the device and not just accessible somehow?

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Responsive Web Design

I am finally (nearly) happy with the design of this site and how it responds on different devices. It has taken a lot of tinkering, but thankfully there are now (free!) tools that can help.

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Fink, system-java-dev and Mountain Lion

For part of side project I’ve been working on (a bit of web site building), I’ve been trying to use Ruby for automated photo set page production. One of the crucial steps in this workflow is scaling down the original images ready for the web. Sure - I could use nearly anything to achieve this, even Automator, but it would be cleaner to have this task as part of a single build task that I can call via rake. Also, I need a solution that can be cross platform.

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A Blogging Workflow

This must be one of the most common first posts for a site that has just started using Jekyll, but I’m starting to get a workflow together that automates a lot of the mundane tasks that arise from using a static site engine without being able to use plugins.

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