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Why You Should Avoid "A Small Orange" Web and Domain Hosting
A Small Orange hosting was once the pinnacle of exceptional-quality web hosting. They had impeccable customer service and response times, great pricing and plans, and a wonderfully-designed website. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case. Here's why I now recommend avoiding A Small Orange, and what host you may want to consider instead.
Oct 18, 2016
Here is a very simple example on using static properties and methods (variables and functions) with JavaScript.
Sep 28, 2016
Lately there has been a scam text message going around trying to trick people into thinking their Bank of America account has been compromised in some way. It contains a fake authorization code, and a link to "block" the transaction.
Sep 11, 2016
If you're curious how much power your computer uses at the outlet, you'll have to get a measuring tool. You can get a rough estimate by adding up published specs for each component, but that won't be too accurate and you won't be able to determine load-vs-idle power usage.
Sep 9, 2016
I was working on a 2D game in Unity and needed some way to automatically create a collider for a complex 2D level mesh. Editing a Polygon Collider 2D in the editor was out of the question, since there were thousands of vertices. I ended up writing a script that analyzes the MeshFilter of the mesh, and programmatically creates a Polygon Collider 2D for it. It also supports meshes that have mutliple non-connected components.
Sep 6, 2016
One of the cool things about Amazon S3 (and most other cloud storage services) is that you can map your own domain or subdomain to your bucket using a CNAME, so it looks like resources are being served by your website. The downside is it doesn't work with HTTPS.
Sep 5, 2016
Amazon offers a PHP SDK for handling AWS and S3 requests, but it weighs in at over 500 files and nearly 5MB. If you just want to upload a file to an S3 bucket using PHP, you can create the HTTP POST request yourself using only about 30 lines of code. This is also useful if you want to understand how the request and authorization process work.
Sep 3, 2016
This is a guide with examples for setting up a simple redirect rule for your Amazon S3 bucket. This rule sends the user to a website and page of your choice when they access a resource that is not found or they do not have permission to access.
Sep 1, 2016
If you want to make all items in your Amazon S3 bucket viewable by anyone that has the URL, you need to add a Bucket Policy that gives "Allow" permission to all users for all resources in your bucket.
Aug 31, 2016
During the Olympics, Yahoo displays a box in the lower left of your mail inbox with the medal count for each country. If you want to remove this, you can do so using any standard ad blocker.
Aug 10, 2016
Budget Gaming PC Buyer's Guide And Build How-To With Pictures
This is a step-by-step guide showing how to purchase and build a custom gaming PC for around $500 US. I will list the exact components that were used, with links to Amazon, and show you in detail how to put it together. Each year I will keep this guide updated along with my own PC upgrades.
Jul 13, 2016
Amazon often shows a video ad on their frontpage for their women's dresses section. It can be distracted, as any auto-playing video is. Here is an easy way to remove it using any standard ad blocker. This will leave the image, but won't play the video.
Jun 27, 2016
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