Posts Tagged as: web-development

July 23, 2010

Pixel density comparison: iPhone 3 and iPhone 4

Clearly I’m not the first dude to weigh in here, but I wanted to get a real-world sense of the increased resolution on the iPhone 4’s “Retina Display.”

In these photos I’m holding an iPhone 3Gs in front of two computer displays running Apple’s iPhone Simulator. The Simulator is running a virtualized version of iOS 4.0.1 set to mimic the iPhone 4 device. The iPhone 4 simulator looks huge on the computer screens because today’s Macs have pixel densities in the 72-120 range, while the iPhone 4’s pixel density is 326.

Pre-dousing any flamey comments, I’m fully aware this is 100% unscientific so I offer this information purely for my own delight. That said, if you have something positive to share, surprise me. :-)

An iPhone 3Gs held roughly 30″ away from a 27″ iMac running a simulated iPhone 4 interface. Badass.

Same as above, but with a 1920×1080 display. I needed to hold the iPhone roughly 34″ away to get the sizes to match.

June 22, 2010

Wine Review Tag Cloud

One of the perks I get from working at the world’s largest wine website is that I get to drink and review a lot of wine. And after writing reviews for upwards of 557 different wines, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was reusing some words.

So in the interest of being a huge geek, I exported all my written reviews from Snooth and ran the text through the tag cloud generator at Then I did the same thing with Snooth’s resident wine expert Gregory Dal Piaz – just for shitting and giggling.

Can you figure out which is mine and which is the expert’s?

May 23, 2009

Network Solutions Upsell

They’re not supposed to admit this, right???

March 21, 2009

Boys and Girls

I just finished making an interactive version of the “Boys and Girls” installation mentioned in my previous post. Click the image to get started. Enjoy!

November 6, 2008

Snooth Corkscrew

If anyone’s curious, here’s some of the stuff I’ve been up to at Snooth.

August 14, 2008

My Very First Web Page – Seriously

I was going through some old files today and unearthed what looks to be the first web page I ever made, from way back in 1998. It’s for my long-defunct high school blues band, Midnite Blue.

I know this web page looks like a joke (especially because of the reference to Windows 95), but I shit you not, this is 100% all genuine. When I think back to all the domain names I should have been buying back then, it boggles the mind. MY mind!

Anyway, click here to view the page.

June 17, 2008


Below is a sample of some code I’m working on for work-related project. Have fun!

May 20, 2008

Network Solutions is HORRIBLE.

I have some serious gripes with Network Solutions’ VPS “service” which I’ll save for another post (basically their VPS service is crippled and can’t send out email), but for now I thought I’d share something a little more immediate and bizarre.

Yesterday while renewing a domain name at Network Solutions (yes, I know it’s overpriced thankyouverymuch) I noticed that they tried to slip me two domains I did NOT want to purchase. These weren’t the typical fare such as “” or “” but – and I shit you not – they actually tried to sell me both and And since I don’t have a habit of mashing my fingers against the keyboard, I’m going to call bullshit on them. I seriously wouldn’t put it past them to have a database of crap domains out there (which were probably entered by some fat slob pressing a doughnut into the keypad) which they try to pawn off on people dumb enough to buy or renew a domain name with Network Solutions in the first place. (Yes, I know it’s overpriced thankyouverymuch.)

Anyway, below is a screenshot. Absolute bullshit.

April 8, 2008

Why does the site look ugly(er than usual)?

I’ve stripped away all my site’s CSS styles in honor of CSS Naked Day. It’s a silly attempt to make web designers feel more appreciated, but in all honestly I do think it’s a pretty creative idea. Plus, I’m naked right now so it just feels right.

February 10, 2008

My Flickr Photos + Google Maps = Scrumptulescent Mashup

Thanks to this tutorial, I was able to combine some of my Flickr photos with a custom Google map, officially creating my very first mashup. Isn’t it just adorable? Pass the gravy.

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