What Happens with MySQL? VirtualBox? Java?

As I'm sure everyone has heard Oracle has bought Sun Microsystems. As a linux user this could have a very big impact on my everyday computing. Sun produces atleast three products off the top of my head which I use every single day: MySQL, VirtualBox, and Java. There are probably …



New Hosting for TrentRichardson.com

I've not done much posting lately here because I've been in the process of switching my hosting provider. Not that I was unsatisfied with my previous provider, actually quite the opposite. I wanted to get all of my sites together so they're easier to manage. I now have this site …



Convert Bitmaps to Vectors in Fireworks

Just a quick note I thought I'd share since I struggled with this for a while. Converting a bitmap to vector in Fireworks is pretty straight forward(at least in my case). Here's how Select the magic wand tool from your tool box Click within the area you need to …



Getting Excited About the New Ubuntu

I'm getting pretty excited about the new Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope, which should be ready in the next couple weeks. As you probably already know there are several new additions including a few new themes and notifications from what I hear(I've not tried the beta, I like to let the …



Possibly the Best SVN Plugin for gEdit

After doing some googling I found that there aren't many choices for svn plugins for gEdit. First you may be asking "Why the heck are you using gEdit!?" Well fact is I don't like wysiwygs or big IDE's that get in my way. With a few plugins I found that …



Handling PHP Form Arrays with jQuery

I've ventured into new waters lately with CakePHP, which may I add is a splendid framework. One thing I quickly ran across is how Cake may handle forms with it's form helpers. Using the helpers it will write your html for you, but doing so it uses arrays in its …



New Impromptu, 2.5

I've been slack the last week and haven't posted much here on the blog. I hope to pick up the pace this week. I wanted to let everyone know I've put out a new version of Impromptu. We're now up to 2.5. As you may have noticed in the …



Impromptu Gets Helper Functions

If you've used jQuery Impromptu before and may be upgrading you should read about these quick changes. For the most part unless you've used the last version or two the changes will not affect you. However, this new version adds several helper functions and properly scopes them better. In the …



Who is Using Impromptu?

I was just curious who is using jQuery Impromptu around the web. I've used it on several websites including my own. If you would like to list your website here it's free publicity. Also, If I get a nice list I'll create a section on the Impromptu docs linking to …



Who's Still Using IE6?

I was curious to see just how many people are still using IE6. To find out this answer I simply explored my statistics for my website. I'm 99% sure these stats are a little biased since it's a tech related website. And also I was told 90% of all statistics …