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Oct 31, 2017

Encountering Fred Beckey, 1923—2017

I was a junior in college, newly married, and naive. I had just been hired to be a student reporter for The Bengal, Idaho State University's student newspaper. In the first editorial meeting of the school year, I was delegated one task: interview Fred Beckey.

Oct 26, 2017

How to Set Gmail as Your Browser's Default Email Client for Mailto Links

Mailto links are an outmoded piece of internet technology. Learn how to set Gmail as your default email client for "mailto" links in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari with this easy-to-follow tutorial.

Oct 22, 2017

Upload a File to a Remote Server with PhoneGap

If you are a web developer, using PhoneGap is a way to build native smartphone applications without having to learn another programming language. In my first application, however, I hit a big hiccup in development when I decided to try and upload a file from a phone to a remote location. In this post, I want to explain how I was able to upload a photo from a phone, using PhoneGap (and PHP), to a remote server.