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Distraction Free MacVim with Markdown

I’ve been using MacVim as my sole code editor for almost a year now and have started to modify the stock config presented in Janus. Today with the suggestion of @matthewlang I’ve got two new items to add to my .vim configuration. VimRoom Brings distraction free writing to Vim/MacVim. One thing I really find frustrating […]

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Having Fun with the WordPress post_class()

While I know that the WordPress post_class(); has been around since WordPress 2.7 I recently just stumbled upon it for some recent projects. Unfortunately, while post_class(); gave me a ton of function that I needed, I still needed to extend it just a bit to suit the project specific needs. What is post_class(); Stealing directly […]

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The Best Windows Ruby on Rails Setup Part 2

This is the second part to getting a Windows machine set up for Ruby on Rails Development by having Ubuntu running inside Virtualbox. View Part 1 here. Today’s screencast will walk through installing Ruby, rubygems 1.3.5 and Rails with rubygems, and SqLite3 as well as installing my preferred code editor Komodo Edit. Watch the screencast […]

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The Best Windows Ruby on Rails Setup Part 1

I recently purchased a new computer and had to get Ruby on Rails installed on it. Up to this point I’ve been using my wife’s Macbook for ROR development on weekends. It was time to make the jump to a dedicated environment that didn’t interfere with the Facebook cravings of the wife. Instead of just […]

Google Custom Search

I recently added google custom search (CSE) as an advanced search on a clients store. While the standard search engine provided decent results it does a very poor job of eliminating useless words (the, a…). Since Goolge does an awesome job of providing relevant search results and the CSE is free we jumped on board. […]

Bring on the New: CS4 is out

A few weeks ago Adobe announced that Sept. 23 was the release day for CS4. Well today was the big day in the design industry…Adobe announced and is shipping CS4 starting now. I had opportunity to watch the live showing off of some of the new features of CS4 and wow. I answered my own […]

Moving a WordPress Blog

Over the next few weeks I will be moving this hosted blog to a self hosted site as part of my continued effort to improve my search engine optimization and marketing. I thought that it would be fun to take you along. So…. After doing some research (this is my first wordpress implementation) I decided […]

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Curtis McHale

Freelance Business and Productivity