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Fighting the Comment Spam

As some frequent visitors may have noticed over the last week I've been dealing with a pretty bad spam problem on this blog. Since I don't use Wordpress or any other blogging framework there wasn't a quick fix for this issue, no plug-in to download and plop on or anything. I had to come up with…

  • Category Web Development
  • Posted August 24, 2013
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Handling Images on My Sites

Over the last month or so I've been spending a lot of time working with image manipulation. First I played with resizing with PHP GD, a basic library included in most builds. Then I jumped into the real meat, reading and overwriting the raw EXIF headers, to both clean up some pieces from GD and…

  • Category Web Development
  • Posted July 31, 2013
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Rich Comment Formatting

Comments are an important part of a blog. Too often blogs are used as a soapbox for one person to state their ideas and opinions out into the open air of the internet without any sort of inline interaction. Comments allow an audience to give feedback, debate the points, or provide their own views…

  • Category Web Development
  • Posted July 8, 2013
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Ramping Up for a Big 2013

Huh. I guess we made it past another potential doomsday, the Mayan apocalypse. We're now two weeks into 2013 and well past the time to make resolutions about losing weight and writing novels. But that's not enough to stop me from laying out some goals, especially as the next six months are the last…

  • Category Personal
  • Posted January 14, 2013
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Blog Updates: It's Responsive!

There's been a lot of changes to a few of my websites lately, including this blog. Inspired by the whole idea of responsive web design I've been going through and refactoring the front end logic. This involves more than just updating CSS. Removing jQuery, adding some HTML5, and cleaning up the…

  • Category Web Development
  • Posted December 21, 2012
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What's With the Big Pause?

When I first decided to create an online blog I wanted to avoid a common pitfall of many other blogs: lack updates. While there were a few empty months in 2009, it feels like a did a good job with regular posts every week or so... Until the New Year rolled around. This is the first blog post in over…

  • Category Personal
  • Posted June 26, 2010
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Blog Updates and Comments

This blog was started in March of 2009 during a pivotal moment of my life. I had recently been fired from Michigan Tech, my first post-college job, and was using my free time to create a website to allow me to both market and develop myself professional. With the new site's blog I hoped to discuss…

  • Category Personal
  • Posted September 28, 2009
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Basic Tag Cloud

This post assumes basic understanding of PHP, HTML, and CSS.

Creating my blog by hand gave me the opportunity to work with many features that come standard with online blogging software. I developed tag clouds, post filtering, and the search functions based on the visual functionality that other…

  • Category Web Development
  • Posted September 17, 2009
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Blog Introduction

After introducing myself in the first post, I feel that the next logical step is to introduce the blog. While most blogs aim for a single theme, I'm hoping to use this one for three different themes: programming, hiking, and personal. These will likely change in the future as my needs and interests…

  • Category Personal
  • Posted April 2, 2009
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My Introduction

Hello, world.

My name is Jacob Emerick, and I am a web application developer and graphic designer. I also enjoy the outdoors, a good challenge, and learning opportunities.

Though I was born in Camp Pendleton, CA, most of my childhood was spent in a small farming community in Michigan called Port…

  • Category Personal
  • Posted March 30, 2009
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Activity Stream

  • Read The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) by N.K. Jemisin.
  • Blogged about hiking | Across the Mazatzals: Over Sandy Saddle.
  • Pushed some code at jacobemerick/lifestream-service.
  • Blogged about hiking | Shaw Butte.
  • Pushed some code at jacobemerick/lifestream-service.
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