Burnout in Programming and Tech

What programmers call burnout is unfortunately a common occurrence in software development. I have seen it happen to other web developers, and have experienced it myself. Back when I was looking to enter the field of game development, this was a big concern in that industry as well. Papers were being written about quality of […]

Using Sublime Text as Your Primary Web Coding Tool: Workflow Tips

Sublime Text - Best code editor for web developers

Sublime Text has become my primary web coding tool. It’s built with efficiency in mind, giving you keyboard shortcuts to avoid slowdowns with the mouse, and the ability to have multiple cursors. There are many extensions available that can be instantly found and installed via the Package Manager. Plus, it’s visually pleasing. And fast. The overall […]

Get SASS Working in Sublime Text for Windows in 8 Steps

Compile SASS, Sublime Text Windows

Follow these installation instructions to start using SASS with Sublime Text. You'll be able to save your SASS (.scss) file, and it will compile to a CSS file automatically. There are a few more extensive guides out there on this, but they skipped over a few minor things that you may miss. This boils it down to the essentials that you need to get up and running.

Ignore SASS and LESS Partials (Starting with Underscore) when Using SublimeOnSaveBuild

Ignore partials sublime text SASS

I’ve recently started using SASS and LESS with Sublime Text. The most popular recommended extensions for SASS were “SASS” for highlighting, “SASS Build” for compiling, and “SublimeOnSaveBuild” to auto build whenever you save. The problem with the build on save is that it currently does not ignore partials. Partials are additional files starting with an […]

Remove Spam Comments from an Old WordPress Blog

Recently I had to transfer all the blog posts from an old 2.4 version of WordPress, to a new 3.0 install. After I exported the content (via Tools > Export), and tried to import it into the new blog, the importer froze up and never completed. I was surprised to notice that the XML file was 50MB. Opening up the file in Notepad++ revealed that this was all spam. Apparently the blogs spam comments had never been deleted and there were over 10,000 spam comments!