Just Stuff I Say (7)
This area is for everything that I haven't created a category yet and more general items.
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.
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!
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.
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.