Designer Tim Stroh conceived this site and I built it for him. Each project loads its own gallery without fully refreshing the page making for a more app-like experience on the web. It implements a really cool concept, with some fun jquery transitions thrown in for spice.
Only the Chrome browser seems to render my experiment fast enough to be usable. Check it out (using Chrome):
My version of the classic game BubbleBreaker is done and ready to play!
It was a great project and a lot of fun to code.
A great project I work on, therapyhourstracker.com, just added official support for therapists in Connecticut, Illinois, New York and Ohio. Also added: support for therapists in the other 46 states to enter their own requirements and track those. THT will be adding support for even more states as we grow, come join the community!
If you are a therapist working toward graduation or licensure and would like your school’s or states requirements to be officially supported send an email to support[at]therapyhourstracker.com and let us know.
Just added the ability to print PDF reports to www.therapyhourstracker.com. I chose to use DOMpdf because it’s free, open-source, and fairly light-weight. Pretty much the only downside I ran into is that styling the PDF is a real b!t$&. Theoretically it supports CSS2 selectors and most of the style components but I ended up having to do some really non-standard wrangling to get it to look pretty. What does it take to get a better option? Sounds like a couple-thousand dollar license. I’ll stick with a little extra work, thank you.
Just released a website that I’ve been working on for a number of months now. It’s a site for therapists-in-training to use to track their client-contact and supervision hours (for those not in the know, these are hours they have to accumulate to graduate and then get their license). The student enters her hours week-by-week and the site generates a timeline with averages for how many hours of each kind (individual, relational, video supervision, etc.) she needs to be earning in order to graduate and get her license on time. It also has a section that allows her to generate reports for any time range. Many sites and schools require monthly hours reports and THT generates these very quickly and easily (and by site too!). In the next update we plan to roll-out printing of hours reports forms that will be acceptable at most internship sites and university/college programs.
Right now Therapy Hours Tracker is geared mainly toward MFT (marriage and family therapy) students/associated in NY state though it is flexible enough to work for many other states as well. In the near future we’ll be expanding the format to be customizable for MSW (masters in social work) and others.
It’s getting a really great response in the therapy community. I’m glad it’s going to be helpful.
I’ve been working on ways to automatically backup the database for the website I’m currently developing (therapyhourstracker.com (set to be released in May or June 2010)). After hunting around for useful ideas (including some great help from SHELLdorado) this is what I came up with:
mysqldump -u username -ppassword -h www.databasehost.com --all-databases | gzip > /home/user/backups/mysql_`date +"%Y-%m-%d"`.sql.gz echo | mutt -a backups/mysql_`date +"%Y-%m-%d"`.sql.gz -- [email protected]
You’ll need to replace the generic names with your specifics (In the first line: username, password, www.databasehost.com with the login information for your mysql database. /home/user/backups should become an existing directory on your server where you want to store the dumped files. In the second line backups/ should be the same directory on your server that you saved the dumped file to and [email protected] should be replaced with your email address).
The first line dumps and gzips the database into a file with today’s date in the name (line ends with the first ‘.sql.gz’ and a carriage return). The second line uses mutt to send me an email with the dumped file as an attachment.
Doesn’t get much cooler than that.
Just started using clipx and I love it. If you have a task where you need to copy and paste a number of different text or image selections repetitively you need a copy of this program. It stores your copies into a list and you can paste from any one of the items in the list whenever you want. The best thing is that it seems to be stable. I’ve used a couple other programs that are supposed to do this but they have been very unweildy.
It’s donationware so send them some beer money if it’s useful to you.
I’m working on a job that recently required adding a large number of new animated banners to the filestructure as part of an update. Scoured the web for a good trick and BANG, found it. This script comes from Kathleen Murtagh’s blog with a slight edit from one of her readers, perusio.
svn status | grep '^?' | sed -e 's/^? /svn add "/g' -e 's/$/"/g' | sh
svn status | grep '^!' | sed -e 's/^! /svn delete "/g' -e 's/$/"/g' | sh
Truly a timesaver.
I keep finding more that I love (keep ‘em coming TED) so I’m just adding to the original list. Nothing but the best:
If you’re like me and are inspired by scientific and technological advances and bleeding-edge knowledge of our universe and human-kind, you will love ted.com. Whenever I’m unimpressed with the world and its inhabitants (especially myself) I go to ted.com, and it always manages to impress me. TED reminds me that anything is possible if we can dream it and commit to making it real.
TED.com has hundreds of free videos featuring innovative speakers from each field. Almost all the talks are fascinating–even if the subject matter doesn’t interest me I usually can’t help but be drawn in by the speaker’s passion.
Here are the ten best talks:
- The Human Brain
- NEW: Robert Sapolsky, a primatologist, gives an insightful, provocative, funny, impressive talk to Stanford graduates. He focuses on the unexpected areas where humans are just like other animals, and even more unexpected areas where we’re one of the unique-e-er species on the planet. Wonderful.
- Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain researcher who suffered a massive stroke. She describes what it was like to be conscious during the stroke, watching parts of her brain shut down. Truly amazing.
- Jeff Hawkins (developer of the Palm and Treo) talks about brain Continue reading