Sylviaaaaa has a new site to play with – sylvialoh.com

Taking a moment out of this years Chinese New Year, I’d like to announce a quick project created over the weekend – sylvialoh.com. For longer than I can remember, I urged Syl to leave behind her Xanga roots pressing her to see the light of WordPress. Fortunately, I have finally managed to get her blogging […]

Set custom Album Art for video content in iTunes

Chalk this up in the "things I probably should have known but didn’t figure out until about 5 minutes ago" category. As I decided to take a break from work, I stared blankly at my iTunes Movies & TV Shows playlists which have grown into a considerable collection of movies and 5-star sitcoms – so […]

Designers, don’t give your work away for free

Designers who receive email inquiries for work are undoubtedly familiar with emails from potential clients requesting additional background info, portfolio links, questions regarding previous jobs, or samples. For those that do receive these inquiries, never fall victim to "clients" requesting proposals on your behalf as a preliminary test proving your value and ability to deliver […]

Migrate: Media Temple Grid Server to Dedicated Virtual

The migration from Media Temple’s Grid Server to the Dedicated Virtual web hosting solution was surprisingly easy. With initial pointers from Paul, I was well on my way to successfully migrating four hosted sites from the "Grid" to the DV. Media Temple’s Dedicated Virtual hosting plans provide a considerable amount of flexibility – including root […]

OS X Tip: Keep Desktop items on your desktop

Contrary to what so many others would believe is proper ‘desktop’ organization which implies the the use of Quicksilver and lack of icon “clutter”, I often find it essential to maintain a small collection of frequently accessed folders (aliases) on my desktop. Unfortunately, due to hastiness when selecting temporary items for mass deletion (CMD+Delete followed […]

Dark Victorian style wallpaper download

There were a few requests for the desktop wallpaper that I was using during the Logitech diNovo Edge wireless Blueooth keyboard screencast published a few days back. Feel free to download any one of the resolutions below. The JPEG files are unlocked so for those interested in other color options, drop the images into Photoshop […]

Use the Logitech diNovo Edge with Mac OS X

Earlier this week I took delivery of Logitech’s ultra sexy diNovo Edge keyboard. Unfortunately, the keyboard ships assuming its customers are of the Windows variant with zero support for OS X or Linux users. Surprising? Not at all. I’ll outline the installation process, the Pro’s and Con’s of using the Logitech diNovo Edge keyboard with […]

Derek Punsalan…is experiencing progress

Progress is finally being made on is.derekpunsalan.com. Let’s throw some bets down for expected update intervals – work permitting. There is a worthwhile story behind my decision to setup a second domain. We’ll save that discussion for a lengthier post.

Personal tips for local development

Here are a few tips for local web development which, for the most part, are applicable for both OS X and Windows users. Simple little steps which can be implemented in order to “automate” the creation of web documents. Local development requires a development environment Simplicity is the name of the game. With less time […]

Welcoming 2007, a look back at 2006

Seeing as though today is the last 1st day of the 2006 year, I felt it would only be fitting to look back at everything that I’ve experienced, accomplish, and or discovered over the past year while carrying the domain 5thirtyone.com. I can safely say that the move to a self-hosted blog and the decision […]