Blog Profile / Dougal Campbell's Geek Ramblings


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Archived Since:September 16, 2009

Blog Post Archive

ios – how to get Distance of Object from iPhone camera using image Exif meta data? – Stack Overflow

With a few facts about your camera’s sensor, if you know the size of an object in your photo, you can calculate how far it was from the camera when the photo was taken. ios – how to get Distance of Object from iPhone camera using image...Show More Summary

A Rant

Once upon a time, before the Facebooks and Twitters and Reddits and MySpaces, there was Usenet. And on Usenet, flaming and trolling was an art form. It wasn’t just a bunch of angry, shocking, monkeys on keyboards. Trolls were subtle....Show More Summary

React.js Introduction For People Who Know Just Enough jQuery To Get By · React for Designers

A good beginner ReactJS tutorial for entry-level programmers who aren’t already experts with JavaScript. React.js Introduction For People Who Know Just Enough jQuery To Get By · React for Designers Original Article: React.js Introduction...Show More Summary

Performance Calendar » React’s diff algorithm

An overview of how ReactJS uses its virtual DOM, diffing, and event delegation to achieve its performance. Performance Calendar » React’s diff algorithm Original Article: Performance Calendar » React’s diff algorithm Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings - WordPress, web development, and world domination.

CSS Image Replacement Museum

A historical retrospective of various CSS text/image replacement techniques, with notes about the pros and cons of each. CSS Image Replacement Museum Original Article: CSS Image Replacement Museum Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings - WordPress, web development, and world domination.

most.js: Monadic Reactive Streams

Yet another library bringing functional programming concepts to JavaScript. The most.js library lets you handle events like a stream, allows you to compose streams, etc. most.js: Monadic Reactive Streams Original Article: most.js: Monadic Reactive Streams Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings - WordPress, web development, and world domination.

Paul Ford: What is Code? | Bloomberg

Paul Ford lays out a thoughtful article/interactive experience trying to explain to the layperson, “what is code?”. It also delves a little into management of software development via a fictional (I hope) project. It’s long, but I encourage folks to set aside some time and go through it, whether or not you know anything about computer programming. Show More Summary

Writing a Non-blocking JavaScript Quicksort – Jimmy Breck-McKye

Implementing a non-blocking quicksort in JavaScript to avoid sorts that run too long, freezing the browser (particularly in IE8). Also: browser timer resolution is only 4ms (or more)? That’s forever in CPU time! Writing a Non-blocking...Show More Summary

Bourbon Neat

“Neat is a semantic grid framework built on top of Sass and Bourbon. It is simple enough to get you up and running in minutes, and powerful enough to handle any responsive layout you can dream of.” Bourbon Neat Original Article: Bourbon Neat Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings - WordPress, web development, and world domination.

Bourbon – A Lightweight Sass Tool Set

A library of sass mixins to simplify CSS. Bourbon – A Lightweight Sass Tool Set Original Article: Bourbon – A Lightweight Sass Tool Set Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings - WordPress, web development, and world domination.

Project Triangle

Developers are familiar with the project triangle adage, “Fast, Cheap, Good: Pick any two.” Of course, the converse from the client side often seems to be, “Budget, Time, Sanity: Pick one. Maybe.”   Original Article: Project Triangle Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings - WordPress, web development, and world domination.

We have a problem with promises

I have a loose grasp on Promises in JavaScript — I can use them for many simple use-cases. I need to spend some time reading this article over and over, and using them more in real-world code until I grok them. We have a problem with promises Original Article: We have a problem with promises Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings - WordPress, web development, and world domination.

Clearing up a hazy headlight

I recently used the 3M Lens Renewal System to clean up a foggy, hazy headlight on our van. Continue reading ? Original Article: Clearing up a hazy headlight Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings - WordPress, web development, and world domination.

Entity Code – A Clear and Quick Reference to HTML Entities Codes

Great quickref site for finding entity codes of common symbols (copyright, trademark, euro, etc.) Entity Code – A Clear and Quick Reference to HTML Entities Codes Original Article: Entity Code – A Clear and Quick Reference to HTML Entities Codes Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings - WordPress, web development, and world domination.

Ghostlab

Ghostlab lets you perform advanced debugging (DOM inspection, JavaScript debugging) on multiple devices and browsers, simultaneously. Slick! Ghostlab Original Article: Ghostlab Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings - WordPress, web development, and world domination.

Bootstrap Zero – Free Bootstrap Themes and Templates

Free, open source themes for Bootstrap, for a less Bootstrap-y look. Bootstrap Zero – Free Bootstrap Themes and Templates Original Article: Bootstrap Zero – Free Bootstrap Themes and Templates Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings - WordPress, web development, and world domination.

GPSD Time Service HOWTO

I don’t know if I’ll ever need this, but here’s how to use a GPS unit with 1PPS (pulse-per-second) capability as an accurate time source feeding the ntpd time daemon. GPSD Time Service HOWTO Original Article: GPSD Time Service HOWTO Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings - WordPress, web development, and world domination.

danielrapp.github.io/doppler/

Use your computer’s speakers, microphone, and the doppler effect to achieve hands-free gesture control of your browser. Sort of. (experimental) danielrapp.github.io/doppler/ Original Article: danielrapp.github.io/doppler/ Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings - WordPress, web development, and world domination.

DIY

We moved into our new house at the end of December. But we’re still doing fix-ups and clean-up at the old house to get it ready for market. One thing our realtor recommended was to remove the popcorn ceiling in the kitchen and master...Show More Summary

WordPress › About » Security

“This document is an analysis and explanation of the WordPress core software development and its related security processes, as well as an examination of the inherent security built directly into the software. Decision makers evaluating...Show More Summary

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