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We work on the Internet. As such, we are constantly consuming information. Believe me, there is a lot of it out there. Sometimes we even forget things unless we write them down. Our blog covers everything from web standards to the muppets, php to comic books, music and everything else that we find interesting. Leave us a note when you drop by.

OS X Lion Block A Fix for Safari and Chrome

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Yup. I'm still getting those nice little boxed letter A's on some of my sites since upgrading to OS X Lion. CNet has a very detailed article about the issue.

It turns out that the new sandboxing (which is a safety feature) in WebKit (Safari, Chrome, many more browsers) can't find certain fonts from time to time so it defaults to the last resort option. This last resort font option is a horrible bunch of A's in boxes. Follow the CNet write up by Topher and you should be able to find at least one method for correcting this.

Deus Ex Human Revolution

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The original Deus Ex was a fantastic cyberpunk-ish RPG. This new sequel is put developed by Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix, so  it's got pedigree behind it. The write-up on Gamestop says...

You play Adam Jensen, a security specialist, handpicked to oversee the defense of one of America's most experimental biotechnology firms. But when a black ops team uses a plan you designed to break in and kill the scientists you were hired to protect, everything you thought you knew about your job changes. At a time when scientific advancements are routinely turning athletes, soldiers and spies into super-enhanced beings, someone is working very hard to ensure mankind's evolution follows a particular path, and you need to discover why - the decisions you take and the choices you make, will be the only things that can change it.

Sounds pretty good, actually. I've never been one to get into a full proper RPG game, having owned but not finished Mass Effect or Final Fantasy XIII, it might be worth a rental :)

Are You the Seventh Lizard?

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We are looking for a seventh to join our team. Are you that person?

Company Description:

Visual Lizard specializes in providing programming for the Internet. We are currently working on small and large scale projects for clients locally, nationally and internationally.

Job Description:

You will be responsible for developing and maintaining websites and web applications code. You will be asked to develop custom code for web applications in CSS, xHTML, Php and you will be using MySQL primarily for data storage.

The ideal candidate:

  • loves to learn
  • takes immense pride in what they do
  • can solve problems and enjoys doing so on a daily basis
  • is able multitask on the short-term jobs and focus in for long term projects
  • manages their time effectively
  • has examples of work they have done and is proud to show us the code
  • can communicate effectively with clients when the need arises
  • believes that the web is changing the world

The perfect candidate:

  • knows what version control is
  • has previous application development experience on the CakePHP framework
  • is not intimidated by the command line interface
  • can relate to this article (bonus points if it brought a tear to your eye)
  • has a love for music of all kinds (except for new country)
  • enjoys an open office
  • has a sketchbook nearby at all times

Qualifications:

  • At least one year of programming experience (PHP/MySQL is a must)
  • Knowledge of Web Standards
  • Experience in HTML, HTML 5, CSS 2/3, PHP (CakePHP framework knowledge a bonus), MySQL, DOMScripting, XMLHttpRequest, FLASH, XML
  • Familiar with standard graphics packages such as Photoshop, Fireworks and Illustrator
  • Have experience working with content management systems and can customize them to do your bidding

This is a full time position with a 3 month probation period and can start as soon as you can. Salary is commensurate with your qualifications. We also offer competitive benefits packages.

Please apply with resume or an online portfolio to careers@visuallizard.com. We look forward to meeting you!