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Apr 23 13

Look ma! I got a Surface!

by Matthew
My new toy

The short of it: I entered a contest, spent part of a weekend coding away, ended up winning third place, and then this arrived: The long of it is that one of my best friends, who works for Microsoft and had a part in the MicroConf App Contest, encouraged me to create a Windows 8 app, […]

Apr 16 13

Holy Double Movie Trailers Batman, er, Superman, er, Spock!

by Matthew

Finally, FINALLY, a trailer that gives us more footage than the dozens of others. It’s gonna be goooood!

I’m somewhat conflicted. It looks like it could be good or bad, and I’m not entirely sold on the soundtrack. Speaking of soundtracks, the Star Trek soundtrack by Michael Giacchino is great and I can’t wait to hear Into Darkness‘.

Mar 19 13

Autotab 1.2 update coming soon

by Matthew

Life has been, as my middle child would put it, supalalalaluper* busy. Between my full time job, two side projects, and life in general, I somewhat broke my word on the next Autotab update: Geek warning! To my jQuery Autotab users, the 1.2 update is being worked on and will be out very soon; that’s […]

Mar 13 13

Review: Red Lanterns Vol. 2: The Death of the Red Lanterns

by Matthew
Red Lanterns Vol. 2: The Death of the Red Lanterns

New review up on Amazon for Red Lanterns Vol. 2: The Death of the Red Lanterns. A step in the right direction for the Red Lanterns, though it suffers similarly from Red Lanterns Vol. 1: Blood and Rage in writing. As a fan of the Green Lantern universe, this series is starting to find traction and its future looks bright, or should I say, bloody?

Feb 5 13

CSS SVG Gradients with Transparency

by Matthew
CSS3 Logo

So there I was, starting on a new side project when I hit a wall, which should not have happened (see why near the end). The mock up in Illustrator called for a button that had a gradient background, but was also semi-transparent. I like to use Microsoft’s SVG Gradient Background Maker when I want to […]