Develop Web Pages in Virtualbox

Develop Web Pages in Virtualbox

Sometimes for work purposes you have to use a Windows or a Mac, but you want your development environment exactly the same as you production environment. Which in my case is a Linux Machine. So I my development is in a virtualbox container, and I have my test browser and IDE in Windows. First you need to download virtualbox and install it on your host machine. Go ahead and download what your development machine will be(eg. ubuntu server), this will take some time.

Cheap Stock Photos

Cheap Stock Photos

A lot of time that I spend on this blog is looking for free legal photos. I have used:

I have also used flickr.com and restricted my search by Creative Commons License. I do this by clicking advanced search and selecting “Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content”, “Find content to use commercially”, and “Find content to modify, adapt, or build upon”. I can then use the images legally by making sure I reference the user and link to where I got it from.

I have found a really good solution for stock photos in Dollar Photo Club. It is $99 for 99 photos that I can use them up in a year. Compared to other websites this is very cheap. It saves me a lot of time, I no longer have to scour other sites for my blog post image. It is very much worth $99. This post’s image is from the same site.

UPDATE: Dollar Photo Club has been bought and replaced by Adobe Stock. Boooooo!

Problem: Adobe Reader Showing Text Only When You Click On It

Problem: Adobe Reader Showing Text Only When You Click On It

So I ran in to a weird problem that I thought I would share the reason for it and the solution. I had some PDFs that had form fillable fields. They were filled out by people and sent in. The problem was that the all the fields were blank unless you clicked on them, then the data was shown. After some googling I found out that if a person fills out the form on a Mac using Preview instead of the actual adobe reader, it saves it in a buggy way. The way to solve the problem is to open the file in adobe acrobat, export the data, then import it back in.

How Bitcoin Tempted Me Three Times

How Bitcoin Tempted Me Three Times

I have been tempted many times in my life. However, my experience investing in bitcoin has tempted my in interesting ways. Here are the 3 times I have been tempted.

Is It OK to Complain to God?

Is It OK to Complain to God?

Many people fell like that they do not have the right to complain to God. That complaining to God is wrong and shows a lack of faith. I think it is ok to complain, even to God. I was driving in to work today and I heard a clip of a Pastor saying how we should be happy, and thank God for our blessings even during the bad times. He made the point by talking about how David had a hard time a lot in his life. His King that he had only ever been loyal to, wanted to kill him. He had to live out in the wilderness for years, and run from the King just to stay alive. The pastor quoted a passage from psalms that praised God and thanked him for all Blessings. I do not remember what the exact passage was, but I do not think it was important, because there are a lot of psalms that have a similar pattern. The pastor went on to say we should act the same as David does in this passage and thank God even in bad times.