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    Outdoor Gear Sale List

    Sunday, March 4th, 2007

    I have been working alot lately on one of my sites,, and have just put some of the finishing touches on a recent project.

    With the help of some of the site’s sponsors, I have created automated scripts to pull data feeds from their inventories of Outdoor Gear (Climbing, Camping, Hiking, Skiing etc), and have consolidated them into one tidy list of cheap/sale items in one spot.

    Outdoor Gear On Sale
    I’m a huge gear fan, so this was a bit of a selfish project as I will use the list probably more than anyone, but at the same time, I hope some others out there will find some use out of a single source for inexpensive gear.

    The best part of the whole gig is the retailers that we teamed up with are all local Oregon gear shops so far: Backcountry Gear out of Eugene, and OMC from Portland. USOutdoor from Portland will be added soon, as will Mountain Gear from Spokane.

    Mouse Cursor Disappearing in Vista Second Display

    Friday, March 2nd, 2007

    I made the plunge to Vista a few weeks back and have really been enjoying my new setup. My one major beef has been that sometimes when my monitor goes into power save mode, my mouse cursor disappears when it wakes up. As you can imagine this is less than optimal when attempting to use one’s GUI, and it really pissed me off numerous times.

    The only fix I could find originally was to sleep my notebook and open it back up. This took a few minutes out of my productivity each time and was totally tehsuck.

    But, I found an excellent low-tech solution. In the control panel settings, I enabled the super hot ‘mouse cursor tail’ and my problems are gone! My cursor is always around when I need it.

    Ajax Tabs

    Thursday, November 30th, 2006

    In a recent project for a client I used a great piece of open-source javascript that produces elegant Ajax tabs. The script transforms html

    tags into a list element that shows and hides tags and DIV’s using javascript.

    A very handy script to keep in your toolkit.

    AJAX Data Grid

    Sunday, November 5th, 2006

    PHP Classes - Class: Easy Grid
    Nothing to interesting, more or less a reminder for me about a neato PHP class that I can use on numerous sites to manage reference tables. Firefox 2.0 is super cool with its neat auto spell checker. It makes my bloggage teh precise

    USB Copper Top

    Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

    Well they are more of a limegreen top, but of all the chincy USB gadgets that I’ve seen come and go, this is actually something I could see myself buying. Essentially it is a rechargeable battery that charges off your USB port. This would be highly handy for a long road trip, or a trip to a foreign country where you would normally have to burn AA bats, or bring along a chunky charger.

    Cool stuff, and the reviews so far have shown on a single charge the batteries have powered a digi cam for over 500 shots! Teknolugy Sickness!

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    I've been busy! Here are some of my recent projects:

    » Istmo Music
    RSS Feeds
    » FusionGarage
    FusionBB Add-On
    » Bend Outdoors
    Google Maps API