Getting to Know Belize

I was fortunate enough to spend last week in a beautiful little country in Central America called Belize. Like many people, I didn’t know much about Belize before I went, and wasn’t sure what to expect. After spending an amazing week there, I wanted to share my experiences with you, so that you’ll have some…

Questions to Ask Before Starting a Project

We’re all human, and we all make mistakes and overlook important details sometimes – but the thing I can’t stand is making the same mistake twice. To prevent making the same mistakes twice, I have an ever-evolving list of questions that I use to create the tech brief for new projects.

Practical Mod_Rewrite for Web Developers

On *nix-based servers, mod_rewrite can be a powerful tool in any web monkey’s arsenal, however it still voodoo to many, while others may not even be aware that it can help them at all.

Holyshit! It's Nerdcore Rising!

I’m a big nerdcore hip-hop fangirl, as you’ve probably figured out by now if you’ve spent any time in the Music section of this site or following me on Twitter. On Friday night, I was fortunate enough to go to a very limited screening of the documentary Nerdcore Rising, at 92YTribeca in New York City.

Some Notes on Moving to Mosso

It’s been over a month since I opened my account with Mosso, Rackspace’s cloud hosting division. Overall, I’ve been very happy with my decision – but there are a few things you may want to be aware of if you’re considering switching.

Laptop Bags for 17-inch Macbook Pro

I have an addiction to laptop bags. I’m not sure why, but no matter how many I have, I’m still always looking for the perfect bag: the bag that isn’t too big, but fits all my stuff. The bag that’s nice looking and let’s me organize things in a way that makes sense. I’ve come…

Photo-Realistic Painting in Photoshop

While Photoshop is an incredibly powerful photo manipulator, you can achieve amazing results using it as a painting program as well. If you have some more traditional art skills but are not sure how to make it work in Photoshop, check out these tutorials.

Photoshop Tutorials That Will Change Your Life

Photoshop tutorials are a dime a dozen, and simply googling for “photoshop tutorials” will net you over ten million results, and the majority of them aren’t worth the pixels they’re printed on. Some, on the other hand, are simply jaw-dropping. This post is not geared towards the professional graphic designers – it’s geared at the…

Advertising on Facebook – Part Three

Part three of this series will deal specifically with an important issue that had come up in part one: Some users, albeit a tiny percentage of overall users, were encountering a malware warning on pages where SocialCash ads are being served.

First Look: Postbox Beta

Postbox is a new cross-platform for both Mac and Windows that promises to finally deliver what so many email clients before it have promised. Advanced functionality like Outlook, without, well, Outlook. More native features and intuitive interface than Thunderbird. Conversation threading and tagging like Gmail, without the inelegant webmail interface. Can it be so? Well,…