Ok, so I must admit. Evernote is spectacular. For most of my life I have been dragging around folders with text files, images and other inspirational information in a very sketchy fashion. Sometimes loosing it, or just too lazy to actually dig the archives and locate it.
Since I have started using Evernote, I have drastically got a grip on my information. I may sound like a syndicate, but its true. It took a little time to get all organized and in place, but once it was.. \0/
Its great for:
1. Obviously, taking notes. doh!
2. Storage of temporary data – testing code, and need a place to temporarily store it for later use(maybe its not worthy of a full document, but you will need to access soon).
3. Copying information from the internet/web. Holy Smokes – Using the “Clearly” plugin to re-format the page to text only, and then sync with Evernote is quite smashing. Clearly +1
4. Audio/Video notes – I mean, whatever (kinda cool?)
5. Making all your notes/info/screenshots/ideas/etc accessible all in one place. Its a pretty basic concept, but the Evernote team pretty much nailed it.
seriously check it out -> http://evernote.com/
A very long time ago, I was the developer for a company named Suicidedoors.com (e-commerce company that sells custom auto parts). We implemented a custom Drupal E-commerce setup that was truly impressive for its time. You name it, this site had it – it was truly a beast.
Since then, the site/project has been running un-interrupted without a developer(on cruise control). Very happy to see that its still functional and getting the job done. It looks rather outdated, and could probably use an update or two.
Needless to say, I never thought I would touch that code again. However, I am throwing my fears aside and going to revisit it.
Time to go in, and make it look like its from this decade!
Here’s the Old Flame
Updates coming soon!
As we know, css is a beautiful thing. However we must remember not to go overboard when creating/designing an application. There are many techniques that can assist you achieve your dream layout, but still take it easy on the browser end of things.
Here are some resources to assist.
Coding Q&A: CSS Performance, Debugging, Naming Conventions
Steve Souders can help you improve your front end performance.
Compass is a css authoring framework that will open up a whole new world of css fun and also help you keep your stylesheet tidy.
Wow, this year has flew by without any hesitation. Its been a pretty epic year, and I am pretty sure 2013 is going to be even better. With all of the exciting technological shifts that are currently in motion, I can’t help but think of whats in store for us next.
After many years of serving the internet, its time I had myself a blog.