Gabriola Graphics Blog

PHP Snippet: Display If In Date Range

One of my client's websites requires regular updates where a "Sale" graphic is shown to visitors between certain dates. Rather than manually updating the site at those specific dates (and having to be in front of the computer on those dates) I wrote a little script so...

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Directory Print Or Export File Names from Directory: Copy As Path

Directory Print Or Export File Names from Directory: Copy As Path

I had to accomplish a task today of exporting hundreds of image file names located in a few directories on my computer. Basically the client wanted a spreadsheet of the all the file names I had created. No problem I thought as I had remembered doing this a long time...

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Send Or Receive Money Easily With Interac

Send Or Receive Money Easily With Interac

At times I have clients ask if they can pay me with their debit card. Well, yes, they can. And it's really easy. You can send and receive money easily too. It's called an e-Transfer and all you need is a bank account and the email address of who you want to send money...

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Open Source Ad Blocker And More: uBlock Origin

Open Source Ad Blocker And More: uBlock Origin

Recently after reading Smashing Magazine's Web Development Reading List #118 and finding out that AdBlock Plus might not be operating completely independently, I took their advice and am now using uBlock Origin. It's open source software (github here) by Raymond Hill...

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Windows: Screen Capture “Prt Scr” Current Window Shortcut

For many years I would hit the "Prt Scr" key on my keyboard and then paste the screen capture into Photoshop or whatever to play with. Even with multiple monitors the "Prt Scr" key captures everything displayed on all your monitors in one giant graphic. The tip is to...

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Light and Fluffy Perfect Rice

Light and Fluffy Perfect Rice

We've come to that point in time my friends that I'm posting a food tip on my site.  A completely odd topic and non-tech related, though the blog sidebar does say "the odd life pro tip"—and this perfect rice recipe is a game changer! First off, this recipe is very...

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750 FREE + 96 NEW Material Design Icons to Use, Remix or Share

750 FREE + 96 NEW Material Design Icons to Use, Remix or Share

In October of 2014 I blogged about Google releasing 700+ free categorized icons. Well they've just updated their collection with an additional 96 new icons that you can use personally or commercially without attribution whatsoever. Their license (CC-BY 4.0) does...

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Photoshop: Quit Adding “Copy” To My Exported JPGs

Photoshop: Quit Adding “Copy” To My Exported JPGs

I was recently creating an action in Photoshop that would alter my original JPGs and then at determined steps throughout the altering process save a JPG to certain folders on my hard drive; kind of a "save large version JPG, alter further, save medium version, alter...

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FREE Open Source Password Manager: KeePass

FREE Open Source Password Manager: KeePass

Unless I'm mistaken and you don't use the Internet much at all, YOU NEED a password manager. Here's the gist. KeePass is free, open-source, cross-platform, light-weight password management program for Windows. If you aren't using Windows but rather have a Mac, iPhone...

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Crashplan Automatic Cloud Data Backup

Crashplan Automatic Cloud Data Backup

I pay for my data to be backed up nightly to the cloud. At the end of each day the Crashplan software compares all the folders and drives I've selected and looks for new, or updated files, and then uploads them to the cloud. Whew. What a load off my mind. I used to...

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