Thursday, November 30, 2006

Not My Job

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Lending Hand - The Mortgage Professionals

I have another site under my belt. I wanted to center horizontally but time constraints and IE on Mac forced me to abandon my efforts temporarily.

Lending Hand - The Mortgage Professionals

How Not to Create a UI

This is what happens when you let the developer create the UI.

Monday, November 27, 2006

One Crazy Bull

Friday, November 24, 2006

Evolution of a Web Site Design

Interesting animation of the design of a web site. Via Reddit.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

High School Writing

The 25 Funniest Analogies (Collected by High School English Teachers) � Writing English

In case anybody wants to program Rails with Vim

HowtoUseVimWithRails in Ruby on Rails

Code Injection

Here is an interesting article on Malicious Code Injection, it's not just a SQL thing anymore.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

11/21/2006 | Google stock hits $500

I knew I should have bought at $85. Damn.
MercuryNews.com | 11/21/2006 | Google stock hits $500

A Couple of Simple Firefox Extensions

Server Spy is a neat little extension that let's you see the web server and version number, as well modules like PHP and GZIP that are installed on it, of the web page you are viewing. Good for administrators of multiple web servers. It makes it easy to see which servers you have where. And good for development in general.

If you find that you often navigate or explore a site by editing the url to go up one level in the path, then Uppity is a useful extension to help you do that easily.

Textmate for Windows

Not entirely true, but it comes with Textmate bundles.

e - The Collaborative Text Editor for Windows

Thursday, November 16, 2006

For thos interested in Ruby || Rails

Nice little tip on using a class method to return an array vs writing a custom iterator.

Beautiful Code: The evolution of an iterator - (37signals)

The Sorting Algorithm Demo

The Sorting Algorithm Demo

Cool animations of sorting algorithms. Just click on the boxes to make them go.

Watch Star Wars Episode IV via Telnet

digg - Watch Star Wars Episode IV in your command prompt!!
Odd, but interesting.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

NHL Games on Google Video

According to this story, "thousands of NHL games are available to view through an Internet browser, or to download onto a personal computer to watch at a later time" from Google Video.

The story is dated Nov. 2nd, but I have not heard about this anywhere else. But a quick search on Google Video brings up a bunch of games. Cool.

NHL Signs Deal With YouTube

The NHL agreed to provide short video daily to YouTube. I think this is cool.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Don't Drink and Steal

Lucky this guy was hammered, or he could have been hurt. This is like classic slapstick.

Friday, November 10, 2006

You Have 4 Seconds

An online shopping study says: "Four seconds is the maximum length of time an average online shopper will wait for a Web page to load before potentially abandoning a retail site"

Run iPod On AA Battery

Cool accessory coming out that lets you run your iPod on a AA battery. Good for those times when you don't have access to a USB port or your charger.

Orson Scott Card Builds an Empire

Wired has an interview with Orson Scott Card. He has a new novel coming out and he is trying his hand at video games.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Anti Spam Strategies for Forms

Here is an interesting Article on Anti-Spamming Form based emails.

Friday, November 03, 2006

US Presidential Speeches Tag Cloud

US Presidential Speeches Tag Cloud
Interesting little app. Not surprisingly, Bush says 'Terrorist' a lot.

Didn't know this until I tested it

If you submit the form below by clicking the submit button, then the value of the submit button is posted in both IE and firefox. However if your focus is in the input box and you hit the 'enter' key to submit the form, then IE and firefox differ. IE will not post the either submit button values, but firefox will post the first submit button (save). This is also true if the form only has one submit button.

Handy to know incase you have more than one submit button and your server-side logic inspects the post vars for which submit button was used to submit the form. Your server-side code will have to have knowledge of how you submit buttons are ordered on the screen, since the first submit button will be used to submit the form and IE will not tell you which one was used to submit the form. if you want consistent results between Firefox and IE, your servers-side logic will make the first submit button on the screen the default action if it does not receive a submit value in the post vars.

<form name='postTest' method='POST'>
<input type='text' name='input1' value='some value1'>
<input type='submit' name='action11' value='Save1' >
<input type='submit' name='action12' value='Delete1' >

<form name='postTest2' method='POST'>
<input type='text' name='input2' value='some value2'>
<input type='hidden' name='hidden2' value='some hidden value2'>
<input type='submit' name='action22' value='Delete2' >
<input type='submit' name='action21' value='Save2' >

Buffalo TeraStation Terabyte Network Attached Storage

This is the puppy I need for backup.

That's one whole TeraByte baby!

Label Placement in Forms

Interesting Eye Movement Study explains best way to place labels on a form, among other things.

API Search

Here's a nice little site to do quick searches on various APIs and functions for all kinds of technologies like PHP, JavaScript, CSS, Ruby, Rails and a lot more.

And then macworld posts this. I think apple got to them.

Macworld: News: "Touch-screen" mention causes iPod speculation

Its coming

Inside IT - Kevin Railsback | InfoWorld | Touch-screen iPod leak by Apple? | November 2, 2006 08:50 AM | By Kevin Railsback: "In an iPod developer feature guide on the Apple website, they apparently have leaked a confirmation of the upcoming touch screen iPod. On page 10 of the PDF (available at http://developer.apple.com/hardwaredrivers/ipod/iPodNotesFeatureGuideCB.pdf) the following text appears:

Note: Linking to photos and videos is supported only for 5th generation iPods running iPod Software version 1.2 or later. All other Notes feature capabilities described in this document are supported for iPod models with display screens, beginning with the touch-screen models. "

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Try getting into this flickr group!

Flickr: MagicDonkey (READ THE RULES!)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Semantically Correct Menus

Here is a menu generator, looks interesting.

Semantically Correct Menus