Tim Habersack

Where I put my things..

Fax App for Android?

Apr 21st 2016

Today, one of my fellow devs at Dark Horse received a random call on his mobile phone from a fax machine. After the obligatory "faxes are so old" jokes, he mentioned, "yeah, my mobile can't accept faxes, sorry".

But then! We all got the same idea. Why not? Why isn't there an app that would let you answer the phone, and if you hear the telltale beeping you tap an icon on your screen and the fax app takes over, answering the fax on the other end, receive the transmission then save it as a PDF?

A spotty connections would be an issue of course, but other than that I don't see many hurdles.

I have stats now!

Apr 19th 2016

I haven't had any kind of analytics running on my blog.. ever I think. I finally connected it to a friends Piwik instance.

I actually have people visiting my site, which surprised me a little. It seems my posts that share solutions to problems I've come encountered in Laravel and MySQL are ones that are getting traffic. This is super inspiring to write more and share more solutions with others.

Let's not be silly

Apr 6th 2016

Why would I type 10 characters in my console when I could simply hit the up arrow key ~30 times instead?

Paperwork organization time

Apr 2nd 2016

People who know me, know how excited I am with all this:


I am going to have sections for all our various papers / bills. So excited!

Some men want to watch the world burn.

Apr 1st 2016

I come into work today, and I see these in the break room.

[caption id="attachment_456" align="aligncenter" width="840"]Yay Donuts! Yay Donuts![/caption]

Then, tragedy strikes.

[caption id="attachment_457" align="aligncenter" width="840"]Waait a sec.. Waait a sec..[/caption]


Shatter OST; Friday Music Recommendation

Mar 11th 2016

I am always on the lookout for music that I enjoy, that I can also code to. I've decided to start sharing some of my favorites and new finds every Friday.

To start, I cannot recommend the Shatter Original Soundtrack highly enough. This is a smooth, electronicy album full of energy yet doesn't distract. Each track is unique, with lots of varying melody.

As an aside, it is a great soundtrack. It stands on its own, and tells its own story.

Feeling like taffy

Mar 7th 2016

I have about 9 things I am excited to work on. It's hard to choose which one to focus on at a time. Does anyone else feel like this sometimes? I'm going to try focusing on no more than 2 in a week.

HTML5 contextmenu is rad.

Mar 2nd 2016

WHat? What?


Right click on their logo, in Firefox.

View when you right click the logo

It uses the contextmenu element. I've never seen it in the wild before.

<header contextmenu="logomenu" id="header" class="logged" data-contextmenu="Download our logo" lang="en">
    <h1><a href="/" title="\o/ Gandi">Gandi</a></h1>
    <p id="baseline"><a href="/no-bullshit" title="No Bullshit?">no bullshit ™</a></p>
    <menu type="context" id="logomenu">
        <menuitem label="Download our logo" icon="/favicon.ico" onclick="window.location = '/press#logo'"></menuitem>

SO COOL. For web app stuff, that could be SUPER COOL.

Kids sick again

Feb 16th 2016

The kids just got over an ear infection (Atlas) and walking pneumonia (Freyja) and yet seven days after their antibiotics are gone, now that both have coughs. Atlas' sounds fairly croupy too. :(

Happy Surprise; Sword Art Online Progressive books

Dec 23rd 2015

Sword Art Online Books

I was a big fan of the Sword Art Online anime Season 1. The mechanics and story really hooked me. So, when I came across these books on Amazon, and read that they offered a lot more information than the anime, I figured I'd buy them. I'm not a big manga fan, but always nice to support creators.

WELL! I did a poor job on my reading comprehension, because these are actually novels. I'm so excited to read them!

If you have even a passing interest in MMO games, or have some gaming history in one of them, I highly recommend the anime. And I'm sure the books will be great too.

< Older Newer >