Fix Mixed-Mode YouTube Embeds in WordPress

Are you attempting to embed YouTube videos in a secure (https) WordPress site?  Well, browsers should be blocking that content since the videos are not coming in over a secure channel. A consequence is that some YouTube videos won’t display, and an error won’t be displayed–which is annoying. Here is a brief snippet that can be added […]

jQuery Goodies!

I started a new GitHub repo to fill with jQuery utilities and behaviors. The initial commit is filled with viewport sizing utilities.  The utilities make it easy to use viewport-relative sizing in situations where browsers do not support VW and VH. Something that I use a lot is the Letterboxing module.  Simply by adding .jq-letterbox, you can […]

#vinevortex: Consuming My Life 6 Seconds A Time

I just thought I should point out, publicly, that Vine is consuming my life.  Vine is the trendy new social network from Twitter that allows you to create and publish short, looping 6-second videos.  The creation controls are primitive, but the results have been extremely creative. Your available options for editing include touching the screen to […]

The Developer’s New Struggle: Data Caps

These past 10 years have hosted a huge evolution in our data distribution technology. Since 2000, we’ve watched household broadband speeds move from about 0.5 mbps to somewhere around 20 mbps on average. This is awesome. We have new LTE networks that are capable of pushing around 50 mbps over the air. Please note: this is […]

Brewing Iced Tea Properly

Picture: Starbucks Black Shaken Iced Tea.  More info at Starbucks’ Website. Subtle. Suave. Sophisticated. Our premium black tea gets a snappy little splash of citrus, and then is shaken – not stirred – with ice. We’d tell you more, but the details must remain classified. Still, you do have license to enjoy. — Tazo® Black Shaken Iced […]

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