Why Google+ Might Just Win

Why You Shouldn’t Switch to Google+ Reason 1: Convenience – You and everyone you know is on Facebook already. You have a nice little Twitter following. You know how to get around. That’s legitimate. Will everyone eventually move to Google+? That’s hard to predict. Reason 2: Maturity – Facebook has been at the Social Media […]

Google Chrome Insecure Content Warning…

File this under obscure advice for web developers. I had an issue with a web site I was working on. Google Chrome was showing that it contained insecure content, so the https in the address bar was struck-through and red. I expect that some security conscious users would be a bit worried about seeing that. […]

More Bible Statistics

OK, so for my own curiosity, I did a little more looking and I have some more stats about the Bible. Please see my previous post on the topic for the introductory statistics. Today I want to answer the question “what’s harder?” Let’s start simple. Remember that this is a comparison of the number of […]

Extending jQueryUI Plugins (jQueryUI Progressbar Animation)

I don’t have time to write a full-on blog post about this, but I couldn’t find any documentation on this anywhere. Basically, I didn’t want to re-write the jQueryUI ProgressBar plugin. I just wanted to change a little thing about the way it rendered. I basically wanted to override the functionality when it ran _renderValue. […]

The Bible in Statistics

Updated 2/19/2013 because there were a few mistakes in the verse counts. So I work with databases. iMinistries is really a big database with an engine that reads from and writes to that database. Under the hood, every page, every form, every form field and every comment on a blog is a row in the […]

Thinking about Hell

Our church has a tradition. Every Easter we cheer, like our team just won the championship, loud and long. I love that tradition. It isn’t a bad analogy, really, except that it is kind of weak. Jesus defeated death. Death is way more of a rival to us than the Green Bay Packers have ever […]

The Moleskine and Me

Today I did something ridiculous. I downloaded the Moleskine App for my iPad. For the uninitiated, Moleskine makes little journals and tells you all about how they were used by some famous authors or artists. Now, I’m a computer professional who loves gadgets. When I don’t have some kind of gadget with me, I feel […]

What’s In My Bag?

I love on sites like LifeHacker where someone will open up their work bag and show you what’s inside. I’m not sure what voyeuristic nerve inside me that hits, but it hits one. I’m curious to know if there’s some small thing that makes someone’s life easier and I want that too. For quid pro […]

Dynamic DNS Made Easy Updater

File this one under “Geeky Stuff I Create for Myself that Maybe Someone Else Might Want”. I spent a couple of hours over an evening creating a small windows application that will update DNS Made Easy with my current dynamic IP address. Why? Really so that I can access my home PC even if my […]

The Battle for davemccall

I like to be me. I’m Dave McCall and I like to be known as such. That’s what I want people to call me. Throughout the internet I make no exception. I reject anonymity, even my own. I see people all over the internet behave terribly because they are anonymous–in posts and comments hiding behind their […]