Styling a Google Map

Google offers a very impressive map service.  Between JS and CSS, styling is usually very straightforward with tools like the Styling Wizard from Google: https://mapstyle.withgoogle.com/ However, some things can fall through the cracks.  Point of the matter – the arrow on the InfoWindow/Bubble/Box. Normally, the location bubble appears above the marker.  To change the placement…

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Prevent Windows Updates

Windows updates can come at most inopportune moments.  For most, it probably makes sense to force updates.  But what about people with businesses that depend on a computer running?  What about a hospital that might be running on the OS? Anyway, Microsoft has made it difficult to skirt around the update process.  But after looking…

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Illustrator masks

In the world of art, design, and 3D – there are so many kinds of masks.  With Illustrator, I came across two so far.  The first is a clipping mask.  This is a mask that works off of the object paths/shapes. The second is an opacity or alpha mask.  This works off of the colors.…

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Submitting to P4

Today, I’ve been having a problem submitting large-ish files to P4.  Specifically, the two files in question were around 100MB.  P4 would look like it was submitting, then eventually timeout with a network error (note: not explicitly a timeout error). Eventually, I was successful for one of the files after the 5th or so time…

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