Alex Chousmith Senior Web Developer
Alex has been building with Ninthlink since '06, and a San Diegan since the turn of the century. A background of Mathematics – Computer Science / Interdisciplinary Computing & Arts from UCSD, plus Drupal / WordPress / jQuery / CSS3 / HTML5 / bass guitar / homebrew skill, powers him to get the job done, no matter what.
Chances are, if your website was hosted with bluehost, HostGator, HostMonster, or JustHost, your site has had some issues today. Apparently they are all run by one parent company Endurance Response, and as of writing this around 2pm on Friday afternoon, “Work continues … to diagnose other issues that may be impacting performance.”. Is it a coincidence that WordPress version 3.6, codename Oscar, was released yesterday, and less than 24 hours later some websites are just as online functional as … garbage? Patience seems to be the key. Maybe it is the internet’s way of telling you to get away from your computer and enjoy this, the first weekend of August? READ MORE
Did you know about this? Did everyone know about this except me? ads.twitter.com is not just for those Twitter accounts that are actually paying to show up in your timeline whether you are interested in the fact that Internet Explorer 10 is like a Swiss Army knife or not. Anyone who tweets can go to ads.twitter.com, log in with your normal twitter.com logins, and then there up at the top menu is a lovely Analytics tab. Just a quick disclaimer : I suppose it could be a little humbling to check it out and see that for however many tweets you tweeted in the past month of tweets, you only go like 3 mentions, and maybe a net gain of 8 more followers. But if you are in to charts and graphs and tables and clicks and high fives and jQuery tooltips , this might be for you. READ MORE
I googled it, I found it, I tweeted it, and I’m still stoked, so here’s a quick blog post : Simple Social Icons is an understatement of a title. Rather than reinventing the wheel over and over, why not use something as simple as this? It’s always nice when WordPress plugins do exactly what you were looking for, right? READ MORE
Does your job require you to make “the internets”? Do you often find yourself working on things “online”? I do. And if I got a new computer, here are some programs that I would want to install right away, so that I could continue to do the do. Let me know if I missed anything? READ MORE
Ladies n gents, your Baltimore world champions. Not so excited by that or by all the commercials? Maybe you or someone you know and love live in San Francisco? Luckily there is a site just for you, at least for the next couple hours til things wind down a bit… http://isthemissiononfire.com/ Keep checking, I guess?
Today is 12.12.12, WordPress 3.5 codename “Elvin” was released yesterday, and if you need any more of a hint that the world as we know it may be coming to a close, the Facebook has launched their (your) Year in Review today. Go there, and see a slideshow of your “top” (?) pictures from 2k12 , as well as the 20 most commented/liked things that you did this past year? In case you forgot about some key events of your past 300something days. For instance, without it, I would have probably failed to remember one of my top 20 events – that our water heater died at the end of February. Oh, the Facebooks… READ MORE
I don’t think it is any secret that we here at Ninthlink enjoy beer, from time to time at least. And it certainly won’t be any secret in another week or two. Why? Well I guess that is still a secret. But what should be no secret, is that Stone Brewing Co. is releasing another batch of their “devastatingly fresh” “Enjoy By” IPA! Bottling today, with an Estimated Arrival Date of Monday around the nation. READ MORE
Yesterday was the first time I had ever experienced an earthquake while sitting in a movie theater (at least from what I can remember), and today was the first time I learned about Google’s Crisis Response Crisis Map. Coincidence? Whether you want to track Earthquakes around the globe, watch out for Tropical Storm / future Hurricane Isaac, or any of the other items tracked by the GDACS – Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System – that is the place. Someone should use the map & icons to simulate what it would have looked like throughout the course of John Cusask’s 2012…
Great advice, and even greater resources for peoples interested in learning more about the mystical magic that is HTML and CSS. “Through short tutorial videos, you’ll learn how to take a basic wordpress blog and manipulate the css, html (and even some php!) to match your aesthetic.” In super clean design and super straight forward tutorial videos. What more could you ask for? Well done, Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer. Don’t Fear the Internet.
I missed this one last week from Holiday Matinee, but I will certainly try to remember not to miss it this Thursday. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Jerry Seinfeld finally gets his show about Nothing. If Nothing is coffee being shared by comedians who happen to carpool to their coffee-serving destination. Trailer after the jump… READ MORE