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Amateur Photography

I’m often asked what kind of camera I have and if I have any tips for getting started in photography. I usually feel uncomfortable when asked this because I honestly feel like most of the time I don’t know what I’m doing. Partly this is because I don’t have any formal training what-so-ever, and partly because I really don’t know what I’m doing.

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The 40 Sqft Standing Office

When I began working from home I decided to look into a standing desk. My primary motivation? I didn’t want to pay several hundred dollars (or more) for a good office chair. Also, I only have about 40 square feet of office space, so a good sized desk with legs and office chair would leave little room. Apparently, standing desks are better for your health, too.

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Fix Bootstrap 3 Printing in Google Chrome (and Other Browsers)

So, there’s an issue when printing a website built on top of Bootstrap 3. It seems the Bootstrap team is punting on the problem until Bootstrap 4.

The problem is when printing (in Google Chrome or certain versions Internet Explorer) the mobile layout is rendered.

There are numerous suggestions floating around about how to fix it, but I didn’t like any of them.

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The Kindle: Physical vs. Digital

I read so much more on my Kindle!

Liars – that’s what I thought. Either they were lying, or were tricked into thinking they’ve read more. Well, I’ve had mine for just about a month now, and I feel the same way. So either I’m lying, have been tricked, or I really am reading more now that I have a Kindle.

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Budgeting With Google Docs

Budgeting is Hard

While in college I used Mint to manage my finances and budget. Budgeting for myself was hard; budgeting for two people is (exponentially?) harder.

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My Favorite Chrome Extensions

I recently switched to Google Chrome (from Mozilla Firefox) as my primary browser. I still use Firefox when I need to do heavy-lifting web development. Firebug and other addons are simply not (and may never be) available for Chrome.

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Cr-48 Chrome Notebook - First Thoughts

When I got home from work Friday I was surprised with Google’s Cr-48 Chrome Notebook at my doorstep. I had signed up for the pilot program that Google was offering, but I really didn’t expect to be chosen. Needless to say, I was excited.

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Learning Vim

I plan on diving into Ruby on my Mac soon and was in need of a good editor. I’ve been wanting to use TextMate, but with a $50 price tag (and my recent vow to only use legal software) I was hesitant to go that route. It’s not that I don’t think it’s worth $50, I just have a very hard time spending money on software when there’s free alternatives.

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Custom HandleErrorAttribute in ASP.NET MVC

I’ve been working on upgrading a WebForms application to ASP.NET MVC for several months now at work. I finally took some time to look into custom error pages and ended up needing more support than what came “out-of-the-box” with ASP.NET MVC 2.

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Hide Gmail Ads in Fluid

After several minutes of trying different userscripts to hide Gmail’s sponsored links, I discovered that Fluid has built in support for userstyles. Applying a style seemed much easier than a script, because all we really want to do is hide something, which can be done with css.

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