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Years ago I wrote a series of in-depth "secret sauce" posts. Since then, I've written a number of niche how-to posts. However, I saved our followers from seeing these obscure posts in RSS and Twitter feeds. more

The Truth About Filling 20 LB BBQ Grill Propane Tanks

A public service announcement, in time for football season, about filling propane tanks, propane at Costco, and the quality of Weber grills. more

Credit Card Processing Discussion at REST Fest 2011

An 11 min video talking about credit card processing from a web developer's point of view. Also, lots of notes and links from the research process. Recorded at REST Fest 2011 more

Rick and the Responsive Rear-ends

To start, this blog title isn't the name of Rick's wedding singer band which, by the way, will travel virtually anywhere and perform at your wedding for free. Rather, I started forwarding 2 links to the OC crew with 1 thought. It became an ode, sans poetry, to Rick Harris on his last day at OrangeCoat. It also turned into a brain dump of the next iteration of the web, and beyond. I had to cut the "beyond" portions out for my sanity and yours. more

OrangeCoat's Eaters Guide to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the most wonderful time of the year. All of the gluttony with none of the worries of having to purchase presents. To help you prepare for a long weekend of meals here are some recipes from OrangeCoat's archives. Enjoy. more

My Friend Jeff

Over the weekend Jeff Papenfus died. I can’t say we were best friends. Business friends more than anything. I’d see Jeff at the Coffee Underground every couple weeks (especially when he was working on Main Street) and the usual “hi and a handshake” would always turn into a half-hour conversation. more

E-waste Ban in South Carolina

E-waste is technically banned from landfills in SC as of July 1st. Greenville County locations will now take the majority of your e-waste. more

An Invitation to Meat with Friends

The cow is hand drawn by Roxy. Not damn bad. Have you ever applauded a perfectly cooked cut of meat? Stood up and cheered the look, aroma, and taste of a wonderful, locally sourced pig, cow, lamb or goat. more

Tomato Tasting Two: This Time It's Dinner

Roasted paragon tomato filled with sea scallops; topped with shrimp We helped to put on another Tomato Tasting. This time Slow Foods Upstate led the way and we were there to help with some design work for the menus and tasting cards. more

Why bother with SSL certificates?

There's a common misconception that SSL certificates are not needed if a website has no "sensitive" data worth protecting. At OC, we contend that every login or registration form should be SSL encrypted, no matter if there's 1 user account or 10,000. Sites with only internal users can get by at zero cost. A real SSL cert can cost as little as $20-30 a year. Example of Extended Validation SSL Certificate more

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