Category: HOWTOs

Step by step guides to help with technical issues that I have worked on over the years.

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Jappler Recommends: Babel Fish Translation

My company is working on one of the largest projects we have ever done and the entire project (a 153 field application form, admin, scoring admin, etc) has to be done in both English and Spanish. This has been a fun project all around. This is the first time I have worked with Ruby on […]

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Rake Smarter

I have a decent size backyard and after years of raking – I finally figured out how to rake more effectively. Don’t be the first person on the block to start raking. People have a tendency to start raking way too early. If you are the first, other neighbor’s leaves are going to just blow […]

Apple Hints HOWTOs UNIX

Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) SMB Fix

I ran into an issue earlier today where I could not connect to a SMB share after my upgrade to Mac OS X 10.5. After some research, I found a thread in Apple’s Discussions. Basically…you need to not use “Connect to Server…” – you need to mount/unmount the SMB share via the command line. Basic […]

HOWTOs Web Development

Quickly Create a Favicon

Usually when I get done with a web site and am ready to create a favicon (the little icon in your browser’s address bar to the left of the URL) I end up having to create the image in PhotoShop, then save it as an ico file using Graphic Converter. A quicker way to do […]

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How To Easily Keep Up To Date With Recalls

After having a kid recalls became more important to me, but I felt overwhelmed with trying to stay on top of all the recalls. Do I go to the toy store and spend a few minutes in front of their recall board and try to decipher what big had lead in it? Did I get […]

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How to Quiet stamps.com Sales Reps

Stamps.com got my contact information a few weeks ago and have been hounding me every other day after answering their three initial questions: How much does your company spend on postage a year? My response: I think I buy maybe 3-4 books of stamps. How much do you spend on shipping packages? My response: I […]

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Nano Tip

I have been doing a lot of work recently on a remote server and have needed to use a text editor – so I decided to use the ever-so-easy nano. Problem is – the files I am working on are very long and editing them is not fun. I finally decided to look through the […]

Hints HOWTOs Web Development

Find Your Location

If you ever are not sure of the path to one of your scripts of files (.htpasswd), you can easily find out by creating a new PHP file, and then copying the following code into the file: After you save the file, view it in your browser and you will see the location of your […]