Category Archives: Web

I enjoy xkcd a lot.

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Imagekind lets you create custom-framed fine art prints from your own image uploads or directly from flickr. Looks interesting…

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A history of the browser user-agent string. Sad. And hilarious, at the same time, on multiple levels. With apologies — and thanks — to Monty Python.

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Calgoo enables calendar sharing and syncronization across lots of different platforms, including Mac, Windows and various web services. Might be worth a look for doing family calendar sharing, especially given the limitations and problems with MobileMe.

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Lightview is another JavaScript-based overlay engine for websites. Way-cool look and feel, support for tons of media types, and there’s already a WordPress plugin to activate it along with some hints for integration with the WP NextGEN Gallery plugin.

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MySQLDumper is a combination PHP and Perl script that helps automate MySQL backups and restores without hitting PHP timeouts. Might be worth a try for large databases.

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“Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?”

I’ve been a fan of Pinky and the Brain since they first debuted on the Animaniacs cartoons while I was in college. For an example of their wit and wisdom, just look at my new quotes widget in the footer … Continue reading

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Site Upgraded to WordPress 2.6—Automatically!

I’ve updated this site to WordPress 2.6 quickly and painlessly, using the WP Automatic Upgrade plugin. I gotta tell you, that add-on made the process nice and easy and safe. First thing I did after the install was test the … Continue reading

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WhatTheFont lets you upload a scan of a font and attempts to identify it for you. Cool.

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Webdesigner Wall has a nice article titled “Vector Polishing Techniques” which describes some relatively easy methods to add depth and character to vector graphics by rasterizing them in Photoshop and using various Photoshop tools. Worth a read for inspiration.

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