Complete guide to livereload over ssl (https) using grunt watch

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It is obvious from the grunt-contrib-watch documentation that it is possible to get livereload working over https to avoid browser complaints such as Google Chrome’s blocked message “this content should also be loaded over HTTPS.” What isn’t so obvious is how to go about getting it all working properly—especially to a front-end focused developer, who may… Read more »

Ubuntu, ssh-agent and You!

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Background I’m in the process of setting up a new Droplet on DigitalOcean. Mine is a Ubuntu droplet. The joy about DigitalOcean is that you have full control over your (super fast) server (and at a great price). You want Apache? you can install it yourself. You want git? same deal. Trying out node.js? You… Read more »

FancyBoxThumbs Extension v2.0 released

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My MediaWiki extension, FancyBoxThumbs, has been completely rewritten from the ground up and has been released. This extension makes use of, and provides functionality for using the fancyBox JQuery lightbox plugin. The default behavior of MediaWiki is to take you to a dedicated image page when a thumbnail is clicked, which is less than ideal… Read more »

Accessibility Tools for HTML5

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Google released an awesome tool this year as a Chrome Extension called Accessibility Developer Tools which adds a feature to the Audits panel of Chromes dev tools. With this extension enabled, you can run an audit on the accessibility compliance of the page you are viewing (either by refreshing or in its current state). This… Read more »

Microsoft Live Meeting on a Mac

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I struggled for over a week trying to get my MacBook Pro to connect with the Live Meetings that were happening at work. I’ve been working from home a lot and needing to join the conversation remotely. After searching the internet high and low, it seemed that I kept running into the same dead ends,… Read more »