Just Stuff I Say

Just Stuff I Say (7)

This area is for everything that I haven't created a category yet and more general items.

Friday, 03 April 2015 12:42

I like Putty for Windows and Vagrant

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Since I've started working with Timble I have been using the Joomlatools Vagrant Box a lot. And, since my system exploded last month while in Australia and had to buy a new one, I said bye-bye to XAMPP completely and redeployed all my projects inside my vagrant instance.

Saturday, 09 November 2013 14:22

One Year with TopTal ... Could not be happier

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A little over a year ago I was contacted by a TopTal recruiter and went through the validation process (which I wrote about in I just joined Toptal.com). Needless to say I was successful in that process as challenging as it was. Here I am one year later, and I thought it appropriate to talk a little about my experience here.

Thursday, 11 October 2012 18:31

I just joined Toptal.com

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TopTal.com is a new startup that connects well vetted Web and Software Developers with other Start-Ups and established clients.

Saturday, 08 September 2012 19:51

Useful Tip: Regular expression to find HTML Attributes

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I use OpenOffice for my text editing. Its got some nice export features for *.pdf and *.html. In fact I produce my fact sheet and thought it would be nice to put it up here on CameronBarr.com too. However, when you export into *.xhtml you get all the class & id & style attributes and I don't want them!

So I thought:

What a great opportunity to practice my regular expressions!
Sunday, 12 August 2012 13:20

Don't Mind the MESS

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So I finally got around to upgrading my Joomla! 1.5 site (this site) to Joomla! 2.5. It only took 6 months :).

Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:06

Useful Tip: Ubuntu Linux Download Speed (Wireless)

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Every so often I seem to switch back and forth between using Windows and Linux as my primary platform.

There are advantages to each. I actually prefer linux for localhost development, but that's not what I am wirting about here.

The latest version of Wubi.exe yields Ubuntu 11.10 and my install was a breeze. However, right out of the box the download speeds were "Poopie" to say the least.

Found out that it is the the wireless part of the system and found the solutuion, thanks to the follwing forum post by Jay @ Peppermint


It worked for me and maybe it will work for you.

Wednesday, 04 November 2009 16:12

my little slice of the web

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what does one say about one's self in this kind of forum. i guess the answer to that question is dependant on why this web site is up. another question.

i guess it is here for general interest, beginner, intermediate and advanced topics about the web. i think i will post solutions to problems that took me a while or just share what I have learned through the years.  principally, my focus has been on the LAMP stack and a great deal more specific focus on Joomla!1.5 and iLance auction software. i do have a degree in mechanical engineering and work for several years as a impact/injury biomechanical engineer, but I have found my passion is actually the developing for the web.

i think that's a good start. I hope to find time regularly to post.