Web Design, Digital Marketing, and Hosting – Stack Overlap

January 30th, 2018 by Jim

Many of you may not be familiar with my business Stack Overlap. Its mission is to create high quality web design, provide performance driven web hosting that is not over-saturated like the big hosts often are, and to solve business problems with code. There are many website developers located in Shreveport and Bossier City, and Stack Overlap is honored to be a solid results-oriented option for the area’s businesses and non-profits.


Web Design
Web Hosting – VPS Hosting, Shared Hosting, and Dedicated Hosting (Colo)
Domain Registration and Management
Custom Website Programming
Digital Marketing (SEO, PPC)
Content Management
    Site Shader – Advanced Web Platform and CMS
    Mealsite – Online School Lunch Ordering System
    RecruitFlow – Recruiting Database Solution

If you need anything listed above, Stack Overlap can get it done. Just ask for a FREE web design quote!

Stack Overlap - Web Design, Domains, and Hosting

About Stack Overlap

Let Stack Overlap manage your web presence and experience the difference. Websites, ecommerce, responsive design, powerful hosting, custom development, and consulting. This is digital marketing redefined.

Whether you need one domain name or want to develop an amazing idea from the ground up, we can handle it. Look around our site or contact us today.

Stack Overlap is a full service web design agency located in Shreveport, LA with over 15 years of web development and hosting experience.

How to Time a Linux Shell Command

October 7th, 2008 by Jim

Date and TimeKnowing how long a Linux command line task executes can be useful in many situations. For example, how long does it take to…

  • …perform a backup? [rsync]
  • …calculate a directory’s size? [du]
  • …find files within large folders? [find]

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Forcing SSL on a subdomain

April 9th, 2006 by Jim

It is common to create a subdomain named secure.domain.com, and then purchase (or self-sign) a SSL certificate to go with it. The intention is that visitors will see the word “secure” and feel better knowing that a secure communication channel is being used. Not everyone knows what the acronym SSL means, after all.

Simply having an appropriate host name does nothing to enforce the concept, though. The subdomain intended for SSL connections should not be accessed any other way, and likewise all other subdomains should disallow SSL connections.

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dos2unix / unix2dos

April 4th, 2006 by Jim

If you have ever found yourself on a Linux system that lacks the dos2unix or unix2dos commands, this reference may be helpful to you.

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Using Google as a quick spell checker

January 22nd, 2006 by Jim

I consider myself a good speller, but from time to time I need to quickly find out if my spelling of a particular word is correct. This happens very frequently while working on a customer’s website, hacking out a new web app for my company, and even while writing for this blog.

Google steps in…

You might be wondering why I would waste Google’s bandwidth to look up words, or even why I would waste my own time with the hassle of opening a web browser. The truth is Google can offer me the fastest word lookup for my (possibly specific) situation. All of my use cases listed above involve a web browser, which is already open and ready for my input. And Google is so fast it does not seem to matter how you use it, or how frequently. Besides, I would be very surprised if any of you even try this trick. 😀

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List of Windows XP Environment Variables

January 14th, 2006 by Jim

The following table lists the system and local environment variables for Windows XP. This information is difficult to locate when needed, so I decided to post it here for quick reference.

Tip: To quickly open your user’s hidden Application Data folder…

  1. Open the Run menu (Windows Key + R)
  2. Type %APPDATA% in the prompt, and press Enter.

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Microsoft KB: How to Remove Linux and Install Windows XP

December 22nd, 2005 by Jim

I just ran across a Microsoft KB article that I thought was interesting.

Microsoft KB Article ID 314458, Revision 2.0, December 14, 2005

This article explains how to remove the Linux operating system from your computer and install Windows XP. This article assumes that Linux is already installed on your computer’s hard disk, that Linux native and Linux swap partitions are in use (which are incompatible with Windows XP)…

Hmmm… Is Microsoft having trouble with those new cheap computers that are shipping with Linux? 😉

Microsoft is probably not hurting much from Linux computer sales, but considering that a user educated enough to install Linux would also be able to remove it, the KB article must be targeting those who bought a computer with Linux preinstalled.

I bet those users feel pretty bad when they learn their $200 computer needs a $130 copy of Windows XP Home to make it work for them. 😀

Fix for 30 second gaps between subscription music tracks

December 17th, 2005 by Jim

If you own a portable audio player that supports subscription music services (Janus DRM), such as Yahoo! Music Unlimited and Napster To Go, you may have noticed the wait time before DRM protected tracks begin to play will increase over time. With the current players available, most users report 1 to 5 seconds before playback will begin, 3 seconds on average, but once this bug triggers the wait time increases to 30 seconds or more! 😯

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Hibernation: Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API.

November 6th, 2005 by Jim
Update: Microsoft has released the hotfix to the public. If you have been needing the hotfix for a language other than English, you may now download it directly from Microsoft’s website.

Update: Microsoft has released a new hotfix for this issue! Although it is currently unavailable to the public, a kind individual has uploaded it to Rapidshare so anyone may try it. Because Microsoft considers this hotfix “in testing” and has decided to NOT release it publically yet, the support options should be obvious: NO support unless you received it from Microsoft. Try it at your own risk!

Computers running Windows XP with more than 1 GB of RAM may fail to hibernate. The best way to describe the problem is by the steps taken and the response from the system.

  1. The user requests the system to hibernate.
  2. The system appears to think about it for a couple of seconds.
  3. As the system tries to switch video modes, just before displaying the “Hibernating…” progress bar, the Windows Exclamation sound plays.
  4. The video mode switches back, and a dialog box opens with the message:
    Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API.

After the problem occcurs, the hibernation option is no longer available to the user. In fact, the hibernation tab normally found in the Power Options is hidden until the next system reboot.

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Web Developers: Is it gray or grey?

November 2nd, 2005 by Jim

I am constantly forgetting the correct spelling of “gray” when it comes to using named web colors. Hopefully this post will help me to never get it wrong again. 🙂

I have listed the seven (7) named web colors that have the word gray or grey within their spelling. Only lightgrey is spelled with an e, while the other six (6) are spelled with an a. The list also shows you how well your browser will handle the misspelled color names.

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