July 25, 2015

Bash Shortcut: Copy your Present Working Directory to your Clipboard

Like most developers, I'm always looking for ways to increase my efficiency. One way I like to do this is through Bash functions. Just like other programming languages, Bash functions allow you to combine Bash commands or manipulate user input to output a desired effect. While I have a good number…

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July 25, 2015

Bash Shortcut: How to Make Directory and Change Directory in One Command

If you're like me, you're constantly using the command line to make a directory and then immediately change to that directory. Here's a Bash function that will allows you to do that: This function takes the user supplied directory name, makes all the directories needed to get there, and then cd s…

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April 20, 2015

Susy 2 Snippets is Now in Package Control

A while back I created a set of Sublime Text snippets for Susy 2 mixins and functions. This past week, I made that collection of snippets into a Package Control package. If you haven't already installed the snippets, you can do it now by searching for "Susy 2 Snippets" with Sublime Text's Package…

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January 26, 2015

Small Gripe: Target="_blank"

I'm often asked to make small, almost trivial changes to our clients' websites. One of these changes that grinds my gears is the frequent request to "Make this hyperlink open in a new tab/window." This bothers me because it changes the default behavior of links and takes away the user's control over…

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October 23, 2014

Susy Snippets

For work, I've been preparing to share a presentation on Susy 2 , a Sass grid implementation system. I'd call it a framework, but that's not accurate. It's a collection of functions and mixins that allow you to create customizable grids via the CSS for your site. It's your grids, when and where you…

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August 31, 2014

One Year In Portland

It has been one year since Anna and I moved from Pasadena to Portland. I thought it might be a good idea to recap some of what has happened during that time and review some of what we had hoped would happen in moving. Arrival I think I can safely speak for both of us that we were really nervous…

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