Category Archives: Design
Recently noticed that the paths.php file included with Laravel has a nice Dragon in ASCII Art. Check it out:
Did you know that you can open Adobe Illustrator Files in Photoshop? Adobe Illustrator files (.ai files) are saved in a PDF compatible format / vector compatible but also with a limited font set available. You can specify the resolution when opening the file: This makes it possible to open your Adobe Illustrator files in Photoshop. They will be vectorized, but you can specify the resolution that you wish to use when opening them. Any vector items will be scaled up without losing quality. Rasterized items will be included but will nto scale-up without pixelation. Please note that if you want the image to appear “actual size” on the screen you will need to set the resolution to 72dpi unless you are using something like a retina display. The default resolution for opening an Adobe Illustrator file in Photoshop is 300dpi.
Amazon EC2, CloudFront, and all of the other Amazon Web Services have received a CSS / Design refresh after a few years of using the previous design. A few highlights on the new design: Dropdown Selection of all AWS Services This has been available for at least a few months. Amazon was adding so many “tabs” to the previous horizontal layout that they ran out of space. Configurable View Options Much like WordPress’s “Screen Options” Amazon has added some settings for how you view items in the toolbar: Collapsable Sidebar Amazon now gives you the option to collapse the sidebar more easily (previously you could resize it). Toggling it is a more effective way to quickly see more of the columns in the panel on the right. Quick Toggle for the Properties Panel There are now three icons in to quickly toggle sizes in the Properties Panel at the bottom There have been a few other changes to try and make the panel more “responsive” and friendlier for small screen sizes. However, I would still rather use a mobile app to manage EC2 instances on my phone.
Amazon has introduced a new product – the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ Tablet Features for the new tablet include: Stunning 8.9″ HD display, exclusive Dolby audio, and fastest Wi-Fi 1920×1200 HD display with polarizing filter and anti-glare technology High performance 1.5Ghz dual-core processor Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads Over 22 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, etc Integrated support for Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! Front-facing HD camera for taking photos or making video calls Free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content Kindle FreeTime – a free, personalized tablet experience just for kids Prime Instant Video Kindle Owners’ Lending Library
Registered Apple Developers can now access over 100 session videos to get an in-depth look at the latest in iOS and OS X. View the videos at https://developer.apple.com/videos/wwdc/2012
I hate it when the tab on my RJ45 connectors ends up breaking off and then the connector comes unplugged from my computer and I lose internet. I heard this happens a lot to people playing XBOX as well. I searched the internet for strong and anti-breaking RJ45 connectors, ones that would be durable and resilient but the only thing I could find was the ones with little boots that protect them, I believe they are called anti-snag boots. Well, instructables.com has a nice tutorial for how to fix your own RJ45 connectors using two zip ties: You don’t need many tools to be able to fix your RJ45 connectors: You can find the tutorial here. Please let me know if you find another solution to the common RJ 45 problem, possibly some real Strong, Anti-Break RJ45 Connectors. There is also another thing they have posted about protecting the plug with Sugru Ethernet RJ45 Plug Protector: That tutorial can be found here.