Care of VVD Communications, the cool company with a bad website, I now have a synchronous 10mbps connection in my apartment. The first thing I did was go to a bandwidth testing site, as seen above. I was using Comcast before which was pretty snappy, but this is a whole new way to experience the […]
As the year draws to a close, and it has been a wonderful year, I find myself drawn to a few tasks that always seem to catch me around this time: Updating copyright years on sites that don’t use the PHP trick. Archiving old mail and logs to local server. Checking none of the low-traffic […]
50 Miler Panorama is one of the coolest panoramas I’ve seen. Zach’s dad sent me an email detailing a little of the process: Dan Hale here – Zach’s dad, and the guy who created the panorama. I did this one entirely by hand in Photoshop. I made nine shots that day, placing the people in […]
I just wanted to let everyone know I’m going to be presenting tonight at the web design special interest group at HAL-PC. I’m going to be covering advanced CSS layout techniques, why CSS is easier for making sites, Topstyle 3, and we’re going to do a brief makeover of someone’s site at the meeting. I’ll […]
I think I’ve been hit with a new kind of insidious comment spam. At about four this morning I got a comment on an old entry that said: Well, I just wanted to sign a blog on the first time in my life :)) Kind of cute, right? Isn’t that nice that some guy, “James […]
It’s a relatively well-known fact that I am a Dvorak typist, and have been for about four or five years now. Just an introduction for the uninitiated, the Dvorak keyboard layout is just a different arrangements of letters purposively chosen because it is more efficient for typing the English language. For example, instead of my […]
“If this is a pipedream, then leave the room, because I’m going to smoke it. And I’m going to help make it real.” — Shelley Powers on the semantic web. I’m not sure what to say.
Microsoft abandons Outlook Express says ZDNet UK. I find this highly disappointing because I’ve really become attached to OE, mostly because of it’s enhanced IMAP functionality over Outlook 2003. However if you look at that bizarre out-of-context quote in the middle of the article, “IMAP is just not a very rich protocol,” Steve Conn, Exchange […]
Anyone else notice similar trends on their site? Here’s my browser stats for this month to date: Netscape — 40.23% (Version 6 mostly.) Internet Explorer — 29.46% (70% version 6.) SharpReader — 4.99% Mozilla — 4.81% (Mostly 1.4, but with 1.5 not far behind.) Googlebot — 3.11%
Wouldn’t it be nice to export all your Dreamweaver MX settings and sites and custom enhancements and such with one step? It is pretty nice: DW-Exporter, freeware.
Everyone’s favorite Ian, who is at a new URL and finally blogging again, and friends hvae put together a sister forum to his excellent Accessify resource. The new Accessify Forums look like they could develop into a great resource and I’ve already registered. I might even post as soon as things calm down a bit […]
I was enamored with a small Shuttle-type device I saw the other day in Fry’s that actually had a handle so you could carry it around. Ingenious! However as I looked I thought that what we really need for the new apartment is just a small box to sit by the TV/etc. and hold all […]
Rolling Stone now has a number of RSS feeds for you to oogle. One thing, the linked page above says “All XML files are generated twice daily at 4:30, 10:30, 16:30, 22:30 Pacific Standard Time.” Wouldn’t that be four times daily? The headers for the feeds I looked at indicated they were last modified at […]
Last Wednesday I transfered this domain to the new server, a dual Xeon with cute hard drives and RAM for days. This domain was, by far, the hardest one to transfer. I couldn’t tar it up because the previous system had a 2 gigabyte file size limit, and that mark was crossed long ago. What […]
Here’s a preview of what’s in store for version .72 of WordPress.
The inimitable Joe Clark’s Ten Years Ago in Spy has a brand-spanking new all-CSS layout from yours truly. As Joe said, “Take that, Alex Isley, Christiaan Kuypers, and B.W. Honeycutt!” I didn’t do a strict before and after comparison, but I estimate at least several K have been saved. The biggest savings should come from […]
I don’t know how to describe my mood except elation. Remember the laptop that broke last week? Well I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to take it in to Best Buy until today. If you remember, my hard drive was hosed. I was bringing it out of hibernation and it hung. When I […]
THANK YOU Mozilla 1.4 for deleting all of my bookmarks. This could take months to recover from. I must have a copy somewhere… Otherwise things are good on my front, the rhyming email project has been going well. Update: I found the bookmarks.html file and was able to import it successfully. Whew!
To spice up this weekend I’m going to be replying to all email in rhyme. If I have the time.