Yesterday it occurred to me as I was editing styles with Chrome’s Developer Tool that there should be something to automatically list for me the differences in the stylesheet before and after the changes I made, so I could just add the different rules across all the selectors to my stylesheet by copy and paste. I started googling and found one better: Chrome DevTools Autosave (by Nikita Vasilyev).
Took me 15 minutes to install and configure but it actually saves any changes you make directly to the static files on the server. Albiet, it does not work with PHP, HAML, SCSS/SASS or any of the server-side exclusive scripts, but I still found it helpful for my purposes. I was editing a stylesheet generated by compass, but I can still use `git diff` to see what changed and copy/paste those changes into my original SCSS file.
Check it out. Especially if you do a lot of slicing and themeing, I’m sure it has potential to be a big time saver for you, as well.
Just about every week for the past few months I’ve received invitations from startup founders to relocate to CA in order to participate at CTO / Co-Founder level in their venture. This because the Silicon valley VC / Angel investors have some requirement about will not fund unless tech team is a) local to CA, and b) “long-term”. Any of my Angel/VC/Entrepreneur friends know how it might be possible to participate without relocating from UT w/ family? I doubt it would last more than 2 years. So far my offer is to only relocate for $130k salary plus $10-25k sign-on bonus and/or 100% moving expenses paid. But still having trouble convincing the wife on this since I make a better-than-average living working remotely.
Linux + Google OS + Chrome aim to make the browser the future. Look at Microsoft Office vs. OpenOffice/LibreOffice vs. Google Docs. http://bit.ly/jWRaLS Notice in US + Canada the browser app is cutting into desktop. The OpenOffice rebels moving to Google Docs. Subsequently, India + Philippines adopting because they work for US + CAN. The Chromium.org Chromebook video demonstrates this very well http://bit.ly/fRRHgy but there are others like Linux Mint and Peppermint Ice Linux.
This is the classic age-old battle of FSF+GNU decentralized vs. MSFT+APPL centralized platform locking strategy in general. Here you see Canonical’s Ubuntu cutting into marketshare of both Windows and OSX http://bit.ly/im7xi0
Cloud computing is definitely going to be the future for private sector. Clasically however, I expect big government to remain firmly rooted in the past except for black budget project cooperatives with Intel+IBM+GM.
In recognition of this fact, I propose a new international annual holiday where we all say thanks to AWS, Akamai, Heroku, and the millions of independent heros burning the midnight oil to dismantle those who seek to imprison information rather than keeping it free.
Thank you Google, Canonical, FSF, GNU, and … ok maybe Apple, sometimes.
I just noticed this feature in VirtualBox 4.0.4 called Virtual Appliances. A quick Google search turned up the following description:
“VMWare has a ‘Virtual Appliance Marketplace’ that contains pre-assemblied VM images configured for various purposes. For example, if I want to compared (and learn) django (a python based web framework) and ruby on rails, I could download two images, setup two VM’s and start hacking. No need to configure a LAMP stack, no need to worry about trashing my base system with installs/uninstalls.”
Oh, this is what I have been doing myself internally for a few years now. I build servers generically, then quickly clone them, hack on them until the project is over, then delete them or archive them or revert to a “clean” snapshot. Productivity has been through the roof! Now, it looks like there’s a marketplace for this: