Brighthouse My TV Application Annoyances

April 10, 2014 at 4:00PM



I had the pleasure of discovering yesterday that the Brighthouse TV watching site only works when Brigthouse thinks you are connected to them from inside their network. It was trivial to setup putty to bounce my browser through my home server but it still seemed needlessly complicated. This was doubly annoying since they force you using your myServices credentials and setup Silverlight!

Photo Albums Working!

March 31, 2014 at 12:19AM



I finally got the photo album feature working on the site! Using a combination of masonry, infinite-scroll and image-loaded I am able to deliver a very clean set of photo galleries without too much hassle. Taking this approach was way easier than hand coding it myself. The code is here: https://github.com/chotchki/Henge . I am planning on cleaning it up and replacing the pgGallery codebase with this.

Ethan Present

March 1, 2014 at 11:24AM



Here is the live link to Ethan’s 2014 birthday present: https://www.chotchki.us/static/img/ethan_present.pdf

Archival Thoughts

February 16, 2014 at 1:09PM



I am currently going through my old Wordpress site and migrating the content the to new blog. As I do that I realize how difficult it is to maintain old data. Even though this new site is of my own design, it is difficult to comprehend how non technical people keep up with this. I am tempted to just say screw it, zip up the old site and let the past be the past. However I have always been a data pack rat and in this case, my lack of blog posts will be extra helpful. I am reminded of a certain xkcd comic http://xkcd.com/621/.

Embedded Java Web Hosting

January 25, 2014 at 10:10AM



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