McDaniel Development

lego-scottThe internet home of Scott McDaniel, a somewhat aged, wizened and jaded technology guy from North Georgia.

I’m an IT, LAMP, web-coding guy that operates a web development company called BallPark Web Solutions. I dig the Reds, Porsche, Cigars, Apple and creating little things that turn into big things.

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A page full of my various tweaks, code and snippets

I tend to spend a lot of time interfacing with people and software companies on the Twitter machine – and it occurs to me that whenever I hack (cobble, not power glove) together a little bit o’ code, I post it there and tend to let it be. So, I’ve...

Quickie for @AlfredApp – Search @RottenTomatoes

Click below to add a custom search for RottenTomatoes. The keyword is ‘rotten’, will encode spaces as + (which RT converts to proper underscores in their search engine). This means your search for ‘dear white people’ will be properly...

Detect adblock in a browser, and display a polite message

As you might see above (if you use Adblock), there is a simple little message telling you that you’re missing out on some formatting – in particular sharing buttons, icon fonts and so on. Most of the time, adblock detection scripts are rude – forcing...

Bookmarklet to post a URL to Tweetbot (Mac and iOS)

If you’re one of the many who use the fantastic Twitter client ‘Tweetbot‘ (and really, you should), you may want to send the occasional URL from your browser to a new post. Open your bookmark editor, then create a new one (for convenience sake, put...

Why I shut down Qte.Me

Way back in 2008, when the .me domain extensions were released, I registered a couple – mcdaniel.me and qte.me. The former was used as my blog for awhile, but I eventually just let it go. The latter – well, I had big plans for it. But as with all big...

Thoughts on CSS form validation

I don’t know why, when or how it happened, but form validation is a pet peeve of mine. It’s so easy to give good, proper, relevant feedback on a form after it has been submitted. But it’s one of the most frequently overlooked things on the web....

I am destroying iOS8 today

I am the breaker of things. Click for bigger iPhone locked up when accessing Siri – saw this screen until i rebooted. Hi mystery weird keyboard from nowhere. Mystery keyboard – weird style. Mystery keyboard – weird...

My PopClip Extensions

One of my favorite and most used Mac applications is PopClip, by PilotMoon Software. Basically, PopClip is a little menu bar that pops up when you select text anywhere on your system, then allows you to quickly perform actions on it, for instance creating a tweet,...

iOS8 ‘theming’ via Accessibility Preferences

No, not really theming, but turning on the iOS8 ‘Grayscale‘ and ‘Invert Colors‘ options in ‘General/Accessibility‘ creates a pretty cool effect. That said, I’d be interested in knowing how many developers actually will be...

Home sweet home

Greetings! We’ve moved McDev.com to a new server – I’m *pretty* sure everything is working properly – let me know if you see anything weird. This site is hosted on a DigitalOcean Droplet – took a try or two (I’m rusty, ok?), but...
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