Jake Spurlock posted a link to a local Provo band yesterday, and I’ve been listening to them ever since. Makes me want to go out to more local shows.

The Conscience of a Hacker

Another one got caught today, it’s all over the papers. “Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal”, “Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering”… Damn kids. They’re all alike. But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950’s technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what […]

Downloading Older Versions of WordPress Plugins

A while back I needed an older version of the Facebook plugin. Searching brought but a few posts about an older versions link that doesn’t seem to exist in the plugin interface anymore, but it turns out that the plugin version is in the url of the download. All you have to do is copy […]

Write Less Code

One of the fundamental truths of software development is that you have to write code, but one of the biggest fallacies is the idea that writing code is your job.

via Write Less Code.

Al plays solitaire

[quicktime width=”502″ height=”300″]http://ninnypants.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/VID00023.mp4[/quicktime] Today I found a fun little solitaire app that Al really enjoyed.

Abnormal media query handling in Fire Fox

As of CSS 2.1 you can target your css at specific media conditions, but Firefox seems to handle them strangely. It includes the visible vertical scroll bar in the calculation of the width instead of the actual display width itself. This means that while javascript may return one value for screen width your media queries […]


Drive is an interesting books that talks about what motivates us. Dan Pink goes through and talks about a lot of the studies on human motivation and behavior. Showing that the main motivation for people isn’t so much the if you do this you get rewarded if not you get punished. It is actually a […]


In Ikigai  Sebastian Marshall talks about life achievement and his philosophies on both. The main topic of the book is motivation. It’s not so much about the Get Things Done type of motivation as it is about the motivation for living the way you do. Sebastian dives into finding what truly drives your life. To […]