At Work: Redesign of

Redesigning a website is never a light task. Depending on the size and breadth of the existing website it can sometimes be a horribly arduous undertaking. Yet usually redesigns are for the better. Without the pain of change there can be no joy from progress. »

Picplz Widget for WordPress

I am quite excited to announce that I have created and published my first open-source piece of code: an unofficial Picplz Widget for WordPress! You can see it in action right here on my blog! Just look to the right of the page! »

Web Application Development Frameworks - Part 1

For a long time Ruby on Rails has been the 'cool kid on the block' when it comes to contemporary web application development. A good way to understand what a 'contemporary web application' is to view the list of applications that have already been built on Ruby on Rails (RoR). Some notables in the list are Twitter, Groupon, Funny or Die, and Hulu. That's some good company. »

Playing Around With Web Design

I bought the web domain a while back. 'hswolff' is the handle I use across the web. It's not mysterious in any way - simply my first and middle initial and my last name. »

Making A Brain Dump On The Internet

I had an idea the other day to start documenting all the various pieces of information that I've collected over my years of living. The types of information I intend to share are those that I have found aren't common knowledge. The knowledge is more 'special'. As in - it is highly targeted and specific in its use and application. »

Exploring Git

Was doing some research on git today. I've been using SVN a lot at work and was looking to start using SVN at home for my personal projects but, per a reminder by a co-worker, I set my eyes back to git and have just been doing some reading onto its capabilities and use. I've found that git is a very handsome revision control system. (If you'd like for me to go into more detail on what a revision control system is, why it's useful, and why it's awesome, just leave a comment asking for a post and I'll do so.) »