Author Archives: Scott Allen

About Scott Allen

Scott Allen is from Indianapolis, Indiana. He has been working with HTML, CSS, PHP, & MySQL since the late 1990s, and has extensive experience in database design and development, server-side scripting, content management, and front-end user experience in both client services and in-house settings. You can connect with Scott on Twitter or via email.

Happy Fourth

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Sun Detector

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I’m trying some new gardening tricks this year. The garden I built in the yard does not get enough sun, so we are going to grow some other vegetables in pots on the deck.

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We’ve started to find ourselves developing a new good habit.

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I always tell myself I’m going to write more often, but I never have anything to say.

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Update: I got my package yesterday. It’s pretty excellent that I have the ability to change the delivery location of a Next Day shipment, and—without any warning—have that package arrive four days later than it was supposed to. — I … Continue reading

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Eagle Creek Trail and Cars

I wandered out onto the nearly finished Eagle Creek Trail extension last weekend with my dog, and walked west from 38th and Airport Drive around to almost 34th Street before construction made it impassable. This stretch of the trail was … Continue reading

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Messages needs to show me the links

When Apple released OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, they added a bunch of new features to Messages on both platforms. One of those new features was the Details panel, which gives users a ton of functionality; the ability to change the name … Continue reading

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Apple Family Sharing wishlist

Apple added Family Sharing to iOS and iCloud about a year ago. At the time they announced it, I was really excited to jump right in. Many of the features it added, like shared Reminders lists and Photos albums were … Continue reading

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This Apache setting breaks mod_rewrite

I have had this problem on two very different grades of Apache servers now (cheap, shared stuff and a high-end, expensive, HIPAA-compliant box), so I thought I’d post something reasonably search-friendly in case someone else was looking for the answer. … Continue reading

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