Late last year my family and I moved to a two story, 1970’s era house on 1 1/2 acres of land. Since then I’ve been thinking about retrofitting the house with Ethernet cable to most rooms. This is just one of many projects I have planned to update the house and add a few “smart home” features to […]
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A quick search for cemetery mapping software reveals several pages of apps, services and companies with interesting names like Memorial Business systems, CemMapper and The Crypt Keeper.
The great thing about using Node streams in Gulp is that you don’t have to keep opening and closing files for each task like in Grunt. This lack of i/o overhead makes running a series of tasks very fast.
I was always bothered by how long Grunt took to run through all my tasks and complete my build. It would take 10+ seconds to finish and I would have to sit there waiting to check my latest edits. It can be really hard to develop a piece of code when you are constantly halting your flow.
My entire day had been wasted. My kids were complaining that they hadn’t seen me all day. My wife was giving me that concerned “Oh dear, he’s trying to do smart people things again” look. Even my dog seemed annoyed at me that I had spent more time typing “make install” than I had spent throwing her ball.
The Problem: The county I work for had a one page geography quiz with outdated questions and a poorly structured user interface. It was just an unstyled list of select dropdowns and a submit button. The answer page that was returned just listed each question with all the answer choices under them. One answer under each […]
A couple of months ago I started searching for “the best” code editor for web development. I wanted to see what was out there and how it compared to what I have used and was currently using. Since most of my co-workers live in the .NET world I have access to Visual Studio, which I actually […]
I had a ArcGIS user that I support come to me with a corrupted shapefile the other day. It had the old “number of shapes does not match number of table records” error. It turns out, he’s still using this shapefile as his layer’s main data source and he and several others regularly edit it! […]