Chris Hattery: I'm a creative thinker who loves computers, typing on keyboards, and absorbing information on the Internets. I also like pushing pixels and adjusting font sizes. When I'm not coding, I'm typically watching Hulu/NetFlix and going on walks with my wife and two sons. I also have two cats (Leonard and Sheldon). Everything else can be learned below.
Gonna try something new… Gonna start writing a little every day, to clear the thoughts…. I spend so much time on the computer, I should be able to do this for 5-15 minutes a day. Shit, I wrote a 30 minute email today, I should be able to handle this.
I’m faced with technical obstacles daily and typically find clever or creative ways at tackling them. For instance, today I was chatting with a programmer about a new project we’re going to be collaborating on. He is a Ruby on Rails developer with a PHP background. He’s built quite a bit of the project already in Ruby. I however, have a background only in PHP. So, trying to find common ground about how we can best approach the project, we’re sending quite a bit of links back and forth, all of which I cannot read at the moment. Typically, I leave 59 tabs open with hopes of coming back to them later to read them. Most likely though, what happens is, the next day I find 59 more tabs of information I want to be able to come back to.
I’ve looked at a few Chrome Extensions to help manage my tab addiction. I was using OneTab for a while. I really have found it useful for organizing my tabs, and it’s great to be able to close 30 of them and speed my browser/computer up. However, I’ve lost handfuls of tabs because of a browser or computer crash and they don’t always appear in the ‘recently closed’ list. There’s no syncing between multiple computers. It would be great to have a ‘save in cloud’ feature or something.
Because of those few reasons, I’ve had to leave OneTab for now and look for other options. Session Buddy is nice for restoring lost tabs, but not so much for collecting and organizing them. (Just double checked their site to see if they had new features. Doesn’t look as so. Even saw someone’s comment about Tab Group names not carrying over with import/export)
I’ve had TabCloud installed for like 6 months and have yet to use it.
Another extension I use to help with chrome memory issues due to having many tabs open, is The Great Suspender. It automatically kills open and unfocused tabs after a few minutes until you come back to it.
A few times that I’ve reached a similar dilemma, I’ve gone to Pocket, and today during my search for a read later app, it comes out as the top pick for about the first 20 links, so I’m going to go back to give that a try.
Have you had a similar problem with either tabs our web article hording? and how did you remedy it?
(during my search, I found one called FreshStart. This may just be the thing I was looking for!)
UPDATE 3/3/17: 2 years later, I’m still using Session Buddy and The Great Suspender. Go get em!
• Fixed Twitter Feed
I moved to Stow 2 weeks ago. I plan on finding a new E-Commerce Web Developer position near Stow, Akron or Cleveland. I would love to have something within a close 10-15 minute drive. Contact me if you hear of anything.
I'm finally starting to get the hang of Git and Sass. I have been using them on a current project and hope to make it part of my workflow.
I contacted my web-host about my speed issues and downtime. They moved me to a new server last week and I've had no problems since.
• Added favicon
• Increased page width to 981px
Current Challenge: Google Maps API.
--Pull addresses from a db, display pins on a map. Click pins for details on location. Filters update map.--
Wow... what a challenge. Happy to have accomplished it (with help). After 2 or 3 more similar projects, I'm sure I could finish one in a day.
I'm starting to understand AJAX stuff more. I want to impliment those techniques into the Song Request App.
I recently got some hands on with SASS. Definitely excited to keep using it. Just a pain for making quick changes, but forces me to use Developer Tools more. Which, in the long run, probably saves more time.
Current Challenge: Full screen, resizable background video.
Hopefully I can pluck something from there. I was trying a js approach, but thought of what's probably a more reliable method, css w/ media querys.
Got a new laptop a few weeks ago. Boosted productivity.
This beast ... http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/series/aspirer
Twitter changed their API. I need to fix that.
Trying this out. Preproccesing, sass. http://alphapixels.com/prepros/
This post is lame.
Shout out to my webhost Media Temple
I just tried to use a Mac shortcut on the PC. SMH.
Alright then, time for an update. Been at the new job for almost a month. Learning a ton. Can't wait till it all sinks in and I don't need to reference other stuff all the time. Getting pushed to my learning threshold some days, but it's all good in the end. And when I think I know it all again, there'll be more to learn.
Been keeping up with some of my 'at will' education too. jQuery, HTML5 and CSS3 are my faves (and bootstrap) so if you're not reading this from Chrome or Firefox, get with it. Unfortunately, I abandoned my Ruby on Rails learning when I got the new job :/ but luckily I have lifetime access to that information.
Shout out to my webhost Media Temple
I've been extremely happy with Media Temple's hosting. Easy to set up, a lot faster, great UI design for the control panel. I recommend them to everyone. I'll even put your site on one of my sub-directories so you can do a speed comparison. Just ask.
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