PHP Server Monitoring

So with the company I need a better way to monitor all of the servers/domain names that we run. I need something that can run automatically in cron but display graphs of performance. You see there is a full spectrum between online and offline. Often you can see signs of a server about to go down by graphing its performance. Also since [...]


Kindle, Nook, Libre Ebook Readers

I’ve been in the market trying to buy an ebook reader. ¬†After holding all of these, I came to the conclusion to not buy any of them. They are either too small to be useful or slow interface or both. Amazon Kindle Review Probably the best of the bunch, it has a nice 3G network, Amazon accessible, use of a memory card to add books, [...]


Single File Javascript Addons

Once again I’m looking to add some fancier UI to my web projects and run into the same problem, most javascript UI elements are a mess of files. I was looking at adding a date picker, just a simple one to a website. I download one and find that it is about 20 files. Its not a lot compared to the project but I don’t want to [...]


Cheap Ebook Readers

I would love to get a Barnes and Noble Nook or Amazon Kindle but its price tag is keeping me at bay. I’m excited to see some competition enter the realm and I have to say, I’ve been nothing but appalled by what they have brought to the table. The Que is this amazing new plastic ebook reader. It looks absolutely amazing. But [...]


Class or ID

I used to always use classes in my CSS designs. Why? They were just more widespread and kept my CSS short. Plus they prefixed a period in front, much cooler than the # symbol. But the more I work with javascript and DOM intergration, I find I’m switching over to IDs more. Since javascript doesn’t have the method [...]


Your Brain At Work

I have been doing a lot of reading and as I finish each book I will write up a little about the book. But since most of you won’t actually have the time to read the book, I’ll try to summarize what I learned and if you want to go deeper than a very short summary, please follow the link to buy the book yourself. [...]


Google OS

I like to be on the cutting edge of everything. I’m already running Microsoft Office 2010 Beta, Google Wave and I jumped at the chance to download Google OS. After a painful install of VMware’s Player, which now has my computer running a dozen virtual network cards which I know will come back to haunt me, I have to say, ehhh. [...]


Networking

WIFI Signal Degrades More Than You Think


Node-RED

Using Node-Red to send commands to Wifi LED Controllers