Author Archives: Doug

The Kayak/Orbitz/Expedia for buying Moving Boxes online

Been hacking away the last couple weeks building an online price comparison search for moving box kits.   Check it out at http://www.MovingBoxSearch.com, the design has a ways to go, and we still have to add a bunch of providers, … Continue reading

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LAUNCH! AccentTraining.net – American Accent Rating and Training

What do you get when you mix Twilio‘s awesome telephony API, Amazon’s Mechanical Turk workforce on demand, and Recurly‘s dead simple subscription billing API?  A killer American accent training service – AccentTraining.net!  Here’s how it works: A person, let’s call him … Continue reading

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Looking for a job?

HomeFinder.com (my day job), is hiring a couple software developers, a QA manager, and an Agile Technical Analyst.  It’s a great place to work, right in downtown Chicago, full of fun, bright people.    Developers get to use the latest … Continue reading

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Font not working in IE? Squirrels to the rescue!

Ran across this today – if you’re using @font-face and your fonts are not showing up in IE (yeah, IE, you rule…not), check out the font generator at fontsquirrel.   It will give you all the font files you need, … Continue reading

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The Twilio Fund and my Accent Training Demo

I’ve been playing around with an idea around an accent training website for the last month or so, and 500 Startups‘ Twilio fund deadline finally got me off my lazy @ss.     I finally finished everything for a working demo, … Continue reading

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How to Gracefully Use the HTML5 Audio Tag with a Flash Fallback

HTML rocks.  It rocks harder than Poison did in the 80’s.   That’s some hard rocking. However, browser support is a bit iffy for certain tags.  Take the audio tag for example.   Not only does Internet Explorer not support … Continue reading

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A copy of AuthenticatedSystem has been removed from the module tree but is still active!

What a freakin’ error that is huh?  I kept getting it while trying to work on my 3-year old usability testing service. Turns out it’s a conflict with Comatose and rails authentication.   Here’s the fix: http://groups.google.com/group/comatose-plugin/browse_thread/thread/284a4a6698a6d9/f698dc284eb1451c?lnk=gst&q=A+copy+of+AuthenticatedSystem+has+been+removed+from+the+module+tree+but+is+still+active!#f698dc284eb1451c Add ‘unloadable’ to … Continue reading

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