Gilbert Pellegrom

Devtrepreneur from Scotland. Founder of Dev7studios. Working on Dunked.

Quick jQuery "Back to Top"

Some things just don't need a full blown plugin, and a "back to top" link is one of those things. It's really simple to implement this using plain old jQuery. HTML <a href="#" id="back-to-top" title="Back to top">&uarr;</a> jQuery if ($('#back-to-top'…

How to Decrypt an Encrypted SSL Key

A couple of times recently I've ran into the issue where I have receieved an encrypted SSL key from my registrar, but my hosting software won't allow me to use an encrypted SSL key. The good reason for this is that if the key is encrypted, you'd have to enter…

SellAFile - My 24 Hour Side Project

So yesterday I announced SellAFile, a new app that allows you to sell a file using your Stripe account. Not a new idea, but one that I felt I could execute well and in a short timeframe. Yes there are loads of apps that allow you to sell digital goods…

Sync Atom using Dropbox

Getting your Atom preferences, packages and themes synced across multiple machines (OS X) is actually fairly easy using Dropbox. Here are the two steps to achieve it: 1 - Move your existing Atom config to Dropbox. mv ~/.atom /path/to/dropbox 2 - Create a symbolic link to your atom…

First Impressions of Atom

Today I recieved an invite to the Atom beta. Atom is a new text editor from the guys at Github that is built on web technologies (but is a native OSX app). After trying it out I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting Atom to be…

Help Desk Idea: Disaster Mitigation

Just had an idea this morning for Help Desk software that I've never seen before. Say for example you have a meltdown like Groove did recently. Typically you are going to get loads of messages from customers (emails, tweets etc) asking what is happening, and what you are doing about…