Grunticon

Grunticon – A Flexible SVG Workflow

Grunticon is a Grunt.js task that makes it easy to use SVGs for crisp, resolution independent icons, logos, illustrations and background images. SVGs aren’t supported everywhere so Grunticon auto-generates bitmap (PNG) fallback images and loads the right format for compatibility with pretty much any browser

If you’re just getting started with SVG’s, this may be a bit intense. Otherwise, this grunt task looks like it contains some useful options, such as auto-generating fallbacks for that sometimes-we-still-need-to-support IE8.

Safari iOS Bigger Than Firefox

Safari iOS bigger than Firefox; non-Google Chromia bigger than Safari Mac

  • Safari on iOS is now bigger than Firefox.
  • The non-Google Chromia are now bigger than Safari on Mac.
  • Mobile is at 31% of overall browser market share. That’s nearly one third.
  • The Blink rendering engine is now at 43% market share.

Non-Google Chromia is the open-source Chromium, which is often installed on mobile devices by default, for example, on Samsung phones.

Today, on This, a Friday

Criminal: Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.
The title name alone may lead you to believe that this podcast started before the blockbuster Serial Podcast, but in fact it’s been around for quite some time. A great, quick listen.

A Chance to Salvage a Master’s Creation
A landmark in my hometown of Goshen, NY, faces demolition. It’d be a shame to not bring this unique building back to life.

Wild Cherry – Sublime / Zsh theme
This is so god damn colorful, I couldn’t help myself and am now using the color schemes in iTerm and Sublime Text. The nifty repository status emoji’s are for Zsh only.

Days Before Xmas

Richard Pryor, A Comedy Pioneer Who Was ‘Always Whittling On Dynamite’
This story opens with a poignant look at racism from the 70’s which is incredibly relevant, still today.

Chris Rock On Finding The Line Between Funny And ‘Too Far’
Chris Rock is fantastic.

How Girls Are Developing Earlier In An Age Of ‘New Puberty’
Super interesting, particularly if you’re raising a girl.

Delicious Tools Chrome Extension, Release notes V.1.7

Delicious Tools Chrome Extension: Version 1.7 (5/2/2014):

Finally fixes a serious issue where bookmarks were not being saved to your Delicious account unless you saved them twice, or were logged in to Delcious.com in a seperate tab. Such requirements are pretty counter-productive. Rather than taking the time to investigate, I chose to stop using the extension for quite some time and let the angry reviews pile up. Angry reviews be damned, the time for a fix has come! BTW, Pinboard.in is a great alternative, and I use ifttt.com to keep Pinboard and Delicious in sync. The bookmarklet works well, as does the Delicious bookmarklet, which I resorted to using. They’re not nearly as convenient as an extension though, am I right? With this fix, I can now return to the convenience of this delicious bookmarklet disguised as an extension provides.

On a technical note, the biggest change in this realease is I’ve updated the save URL, as per delicious.com that is used to save links. Using this new save URL, you’re now redirected to a page that confirms you’ve successfully saved a bookmark, and presumably, if link saving fails. This functions just like a Delicious.com bookmarklet would. Also updated was the security policy, which fixes any issues you may have seen with altering the keyboard shortcut.

Delicious Tools in the Chrome Web Store

2013 Tops

2013 Tops:

  1. Meat: Salami
  2. Children: My own
  3. OS: Mac
  4. Greens: Olivia’s Spring Mix
  5. Reading Device: iPad Mini, instapaper
  6. Truck: 1999 Ford Ranger, purple
  7. Family: My own
  8. Wallet: Rubberband
  9. Heat source: Wood
  10. Beer: Victory, Hop Devil

Mavericks and MySQL

After upgrading to Mavericks (os X 10.9) my install of MySQL never wanted to work properly. While it may not have been necessary, I chose to uninstall MySQL and then reinstall, with the latest version. It turns out it was much simpler than the several hours lost on troubleshooting the existing installation.

Note: This removed all of my local MySQL databases, which was OK with me, but if that’s a problem for you, back those up first.

Completely uninstall MySQL. Note: Make a copy of /etc/my.cnf if there are some settings that you’d like to add back in.

Follow the uninstall steps here:

And then follow the MySQL installation steps here:
http://www.macminivault.com/mysql-mavericks/