Archive for October, 2014

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Sun Oct

Jon Blumenfeld Resume Template

I’ve applied to a ton of jobs the past couple of years. Luckily I have one now that I’m really happy in. However, I have a lot of friends, family…

I’ve applied to a ton of jobs the past couple of years. Luckily I have one now that I’m really happy in. However, I have a lot of friends, family members, and other acquaintances that aren’t!

I’ve helped a number of friends redo their resumes, and in the process I’ve developed the following template. It’s time tested, effective, and it’s gotten the attention of quite a few recruiters. It’s also gotten several of my friends hired (or at least got them in the door which is something the hardest part).

Download the InDesign File

Jon-Blumenfeld-Resume-page-001

 

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Sun Oct

Regular Expressions, mod_rewrite, and Apache

This past month I went through the process of migrating all of the posts that I had from thecampuscompanion.com to my new site here at sparqvault.com. The process of migrating…

This past month I went through the process of migrating all of the posts that I had from thecampuscompanion.com to my new site here at sparqvault.com.

The process of migrating all of the content was tough enough, but in order to maintain the traffic that I was receiving from the articles, pictures, and general site content I needed to implement some pretty crazy rewrites.

I was using WordPress multisite so the upload paths for the files were weird. Additionally, migrating all of the filed from multisite upload paths to a regular multisite install was damn near impossible. The rewrites for that were even more difficult. I had to do a workaround based on date.

REGARDLESS, I was extremely impressed by my ability to learn Apache mod_rewrite (even though I didn’t end up using it), basic regular expressions, and a variety of rewrite rules.

Below is the result. FUN!

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Sun Oct

Change MODx Resources to Cacheable In Bulk

Whenever I edit a MODx page I usually find myself making it uncacheable so that I can temporarily make quick updates and see the page in its new form upon…

Whenever I edit a MODx page I usually find myself making it uncacheable so that I can temporarily make quick updates and see the page in its new form upon each refresh. The problem is that I sometimes forget to make the page cacheable again when I’m done editing.

If you are careless like me then the following snippet might be useful for changing your MODx resources to cacheable in bulk. To do this simply specify the ultimate parent of the resources you would like to cache, the depth to go when collecting the resources to cache, and the sort order.

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Sun Oct

Les Crayons de la Maison Caran d’Ache

I’ve always been a nerd for pens and pencils. I don’t know where it comes from, but I get excited every time I walk into the writing materials aisle at…

I’ve always been a nerd for pens and pencils. I don’t know where it comes from, but I get excited every time I walk into the writing materials aisle at Staples or Officemax.

 I found Les Crayons de la Maison Caran d’Ache somewhere on the internet. At this point I don’t even remember where, but I’ve never seen anything like them, and I felt the need to share. The Blue Zebrano is my favorite.

Caran D'Ache

Caran D'Ache Open Boxes

Caran D'Ache Edition 1

Caran D'Ache Edition No. 2

Caran D'Ache Edition 2

Caran D'Ache Edition Two

Caran D'Ache Edition No. 1

Caran d'Ache Edition Number 1

Caran D'Ache Pencils

Caran D'Ache Blue Pencils

Caran D'Ache Zebra Pencils

 

Resources

  • http://greerchicago.com/products/caran-dache-exotic-pencils-third-edition
  • http://www.lexikaliker.de/2013/03/les-crayons-de-la-maison-caran-dache/
  • http://www.kadmium.com.au/les-crayons.html
  • http://www.lexikaliker.de/2013/03/les-crayons-de-la-maison-caran-dache/
  • http://www.penciltalk.org/2013/08/les-crayons-de-la-maison-caran-dache
  • http://www.penciltalk.org/2013/09/les-crayons-de-la-maison-caran-dache-ii
  • http://mypencilsdrawworlds.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/new-arrival-all-three-maison-caran-dache-edition-pencil-sets/
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Wed Oct

How to Remove “Duplicate Of” and “duplicate-of” in MODX

Modx does this thing when you duplicate a resource. It will automatically add “Duplicate Of” to the page title and “duplicate-of” to the alias. In theory this should be very…

Modx does this thing when you duplicate a resource. It will automatically add “Duplicate Of” to the page title and “duplicate-of” to the alias. In theory this should be very helpful because it:

  • Differentiates between the old resource and the new resource
  • Highlights it as something that needs to be changed in the resource tree
  • Differentiates the resource by its alias so that two resources aren’t sharing the same URL

However, this past day I found myself mass duplicating parent folders full of resources (for one reason or another), and I only really needed to change the title of the top level parent resource to get the children to work correctly in the context of the project.

I imagine this is an edgecase, but I’m also sure that there are people out there doing the same thing.

In this circumstance it becomes super annoying to go through and replace the “deuplicate-of” in the alias and the “Duplicate of” in the title. This is a nice little snippet that will help you achieve that.

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