Updating Git Remotes in Tower for Mac

We recently made the switch to using a new software as a service build and deployment tool. During that switch we needed to change over our Git repositories to the new remote URLs. I am using Tower for Mac and couldn’t find a way to make the switch via the app. It simply doesn’t handle custom server authentication well. Here is what I did to get things working again. Open Terminal or iTerm2 if you have it installed Navigate to the folder with your website files in it In my case it was my Sites folder and then picking the correct sub folder Once there you can run: git remote -v This will show you the current remote server URLs […]

Thankful

Today started out like many others at Infinite Web Design. Get into the office and ask how everyone is doing on the myriad of tasks they have in progress, jump on slack and check in with Kyle who is working remotely in Traverse City and then double check my email to make sure all the websites we manage are in good working order. After putting out all the fires and grabbing a cup of coffee Kevin and I hit the road. We had interviews lined up back to back all day to recruit new interns and full time developers. We were fortunate to have Dr. Issa at GEE who was willing to lend us his conference room at their headquarters […]

Dell 968w Mac Setup Process

So i recently switched over to using a MacBook Pro and have had all kinds of issues with getting software and hardware configured properly. Nothing has been worse that trying to get my Dell 968w printer to work with my new Mac. After a few hours and a lot of forums here is what i found. Setup Process: Go to System Preferences > Print & Fax Click on the little plus sign (+) to add a new printer In my case I had already setup the printer using a windows pc and had configured the wireless settings, if you haven’t you need to do that first. Go to the IP tab Select “HP Jetdirect – Socket” as the Protocol For […]

I'm Back

It has been a long time since I have posted anything, and I felt it was time to get back to the “conversation” if you will. 2010 was a roller coaster of a year. There were many things both personally and professionally that I was very excited about. There were also a few things that made me happy to close the book on 2010. Kevin and I have been very busy with new projects and along the way I felt I was too busy to post anything. Now after looking back I realized there is a lot of cool stuff I should have posted and there are a few things I am going to write about. I have started using […]

Apple Customer Service

I purchased a Griffin Elan Form Case from Best Buy to protect my iPhone. As i was putting the case on and sliding the stiff polycarbonate screen protector in place and i realized that there was a large scratch running down the center of my iPhone. So i pulled the case and screen protector off and examined the iPhone. It was officially ruined. The screen protector had managed to put a deep scratch along the majority of my screen making it painfully annoying to try to use. I went back to Best Buy and showed the sales associate the scratch. All he could do was look in amazement that this could possibly happen to an iPhone screen. I explained to […]

You can't stop the interweb

If you were to take a snapshot of Digg.com at midnight on May 1st, 2007 you would see the power of the interweb. Every story on the front page of Digg.com is the key to cracking HD-DVD’s. This is a great example of trying to treat adults like children and telling them how and where they can play video content they have purchased. DRM is simply bad business and if we continue to see widespread protests like we have tonight, DRM will be a thing of the past. It is really unfortunate that the Motion Picture industry does not see the value in distributing their films without the restrictions of DRM which is obviously not stopping anyone. All of the […]

Websites That Don't Suck

I recently came across a great article that gives 14 of the biggest mistakes you can make in web design. The article makes sense and in my opinion is almost dead on. The video that is linked to at the end of point number three is great. It is a really simple video made by a guy named Matt Cutts. He talks about search engine optimization versus end user optimization. It seems that there are a lot of SEO companies out there these days but not a lot of EUO (end user optimization) companies. I don’t even know if EUO is an acceptable acronym but i like it, so i’m going to use it Kevin and I recently had the […]

One Small Step For Man….

(via Yahoo News) Is really hard to see if you are blind. “Links list dialogue.” “Links list view.” “Your Account — Two of 164.” This is what the Internet sounds like to Chris Danielsen. Danielsen is blind. He’s using a software program called Jaws that converts the text on a Web page into a computerized voice that comes out through a speaker, allowing him to surf the Web using keyboard commands instead of a mouse — the same way lots of blind people use the Internet. But I’m more interested in the lawsuit facing Target. Apparently the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is suing Target due to their websites poor accessibility. The idea of accessibility on the web is […]

Good Design isn't Cheap

I came across a great blog post about the cost of web design written by Chris Pearson. How much should design cost? The article discusses the cost of designing or redesigning a blog. It seems that the cost is usually between $1500-$3000 to get a good design. The consensus seems to be that most individuals find $1500 or more to be much too expensive. While most corporations would gladly pay $1500-$3000 for a great design. If you are considering investing your time and money into a website please take the time to read this blog post.