Author Archives: Lee Mallabone

Using the Chrome Inspector to edit your site’s Dark Matter

And by Dark Matter I mean “content that only gets styled by pseudo-selectors”. 🙂 When you’re rebuilding, re-designing or even tweaking a website, it’s often quite painful to restyle the items on a page that are hidden by default. Navigation … Continue reading

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How to make Chrome understand the Sass/SCSS in your rails app

When you open the Chrome web inspector, you can browse to the styles that are being applied to your elements. It’s great. Unfortunately, if you’re using a framework like LESS or Sass, then by default Chrome will reference the CSS … Continue reading

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Next stop San Francisco

In just a few days I’m moving to San Francisco! I’m insanely excited, both about moving to the city and that next month I’ll officially become an employee of Rapportive, Inc. If you’ve never heard of Rapportive, you should check … Continue reading

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Fixing a Sequel Pro compilation error

I tried to download and build the source code for Sequel Pro today and ran into a hitch. After following the instructions for grabbing the source code and trying to compile it, X-Code refused to succesfully build the app, instead … Continue reading

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Using facebook connect (only) to authorize users with authlogic

I’ve been working on our semi-stealthy new webapp for the last couple of months and I’ve been putting off fixing a bug for ages because it was so damned weird. We want users to be able to sign-up with facebook … Continue reading

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Why Spotify Premium is too expensive, and how to fix it

I recently became a Spotify Premium customer, for two main reasons: I’d spent an afternoon listening to spotify at my desk and wanted to carry on listening to the same playlists on my iPhone while I was walking somewhere. As … Continue reading

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mig_constraints is not compatible with rails 2.3

Although it’s old, mig_constraints has sat in my rails plugin directory for a while now because it adds much needed foreign key support to ActiveRecord. I’m on of those crazy guys that thinks a relational database should maintain relational integrity, … Continue reading

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