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Adventures in Sound
I decided a while ago that I was tired of having no :CD: player in my truck, so I began doing research into stereo receivers: brands, prices, features, etc.  Man, there’s a lot to go through.  Luckily, I could narrow it down fairly quickly.  I’m …
Tuesday Sep 30, 2003 | 5 Comments
Layout-o-matic
Holy Bajeebus!!  Layout-o-matic is an online tool that automatically creates cross-browser (well, pretty much everything but NN 4.x) CSS-based layouts. This is very, very cool for less experienced web developers.
Monday Sep 29, 2003 | 1 Comment
Fanimatrix
This is a recently-released fan-made film set in the Matrix universe.  It was a “zero budget” film made entirely in Auckland City, New Zealand.  Go ahead and download a copy to watch yourself—I recommend using BitTorrent to download as it should not only be faster, …
Monday Sep 29, 2003 | 3 Comments
Build a Balancing Scooter
Everyone’s heard of the Segway; that scooter that’s supposed to somehow “revolutionize” the way we all travel.  And all for the low, low price of $5000… Trevor Blackwell decided to try making his own “balancing scooter” similar to the Segway for his own amusement.  $2000 …
Monday Sep 29, 2003 | 0 Comments
Listamatic2: This Time it’s Nested!
I blogged a while ago about Listamatic, a site that showed how the same set of code could be styled in a plethora of different ways. Well, now those same wonderful people bring us Listamatic2, which deals with nested lists.  This time they’re taking a …
Friday Sep 26, 2003 | 0 Comments
CSS Based Design
Adactio (a site I hadn’t come across before) has a wonderful article up about using :CSS: based design.  By that I mean what I’m always blathering about—using :XHTML: and CSS and separating style from content. What’s really interesting about this article (beyond the fact that …
Friday Sep 26, 2003 | 0 Comments
Gollum in Da House!
First there was the Star Wars Gangsta Rap, which is already a classic and something I haven’t gotten sick of yet.  Now we have the Gollum Rap in the same spirit.  This one isn’t as well done, but it’s still quite entertaining.  Enjoy! …
Friday Sep 26, 2003 | 0 Comments
New Comic: her!
Dangit… here’s yet another great web comic that I now want to read.  I’m not going to have time pretty soon, there are so many.  “her!” features a girl, a pig, and lots of really funny situations. I think I’m going to have to make …
Thursday Sep 25, 2003 | 0 Comments
Number Portability
November 24, the date on which number portability—the ability to keep your phone number if you change phone carriers—is set to be required.  Unfortunately, the phone companies are back at it again and trying to get yet another delay on this action.  This is after …
Wednesday Sep 24, 2003 | 0 Comments
VeriSign to ICANN: Piss Off!
Well, Verisign did finally respond to :ICANN:‘s request to suspend the SiteFinder service.  In a letter to ICANN from Verisign Executive Vice President Russell Lewis, he said, in not so many words: “Piss off, ICANN!  We’ll do what we want.” Not very surprisingly, Versign was …
Tuesday Sep 23, 2003 | 0 Comments
ICANN to Verisign: Stop it!
I mentioned before about how Verisign was taking control of unassigned .com and .net domain names with it’s recently released SiteFinder service.  Pretty much everyone was immediately up in arms over it. The :ICANN: has now asked Verisign to pull the SiteFinder service while it …
Monday Sep 22, 2003 | Permalink
Wireless Tech with Magnets?
A new wireless technology is starting to make inroads for short-range applications.  Nearly all current wireless technologies (bluetooth, Wi-Fi/802.11b, etc.) use radio frequency (RF) signals to transmit the data.  This “new” technique uses magnetic induction instead, and thus consumes far less power while also being …
Monday Sep 22, 2003 | 0 Comments
List-o-matic!
You’d think that with the number of postings I’ve made about “lists” that it’s the only thing I care about related to web development.  Well, that’s not true.  However, since correct usage of lists is both popular and relatively important I just follow the train.  …
Friday Sep 19, 2003 | 0 Comments
Politician Admits to Space Aliens!
Okay, not quite.  Not being a California resident myself, I really don’t care all that much about the whole recall hoopla going on and I’m not following it, but something linking to this article did catch my eye—a quote from Governor Gray Davis: My vision …
Friday Sep 19, 2003 | 1 Comment
Arrr!! Shiver me Grog, Bilge Rat!
Yaarrgghh!!  Today be “Talk Like a Pirate” day here.  Hoist yer grog and raise the pirate flag—we be keelhauling tha land-lubber t’night! Dave Barry wrote about “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” last year and now you can take part in it, too.  Dust off …
Thursday Sep 18, 2003 | 1 Comment
Pops in your mouth, not in your hand
Ok, stop what you’re doing.  When you finish reading this, drive immediately to the nearest Dairy Queen and purchase a Bubble Tape Blizzard.  This is not a blizzard with chunks of gum in it, but a blizzard with hundreds of bubble gum flavored pop rocks!! …
Thursday Sep 18, 2003 | 0 Comments
Wankel Rotary Engine
Can someone please tell me why I’ve been completely in the dark on this topic?  I’m sure it’s because I loathe the internal combustion engine in any of its forms, but I must say that I have just learned today that the Mazda RX-8 (link …
Thursday Sep 18, 2003 | 1 Comment
Verisign’s Hijacking Thwarted
Verisign, that most hated of companies, pulled another dirty trick earlier this week by releasing “Site Finder”. Web surfers who mistype “.com” and “.net” Web addresses are redirected to the Site Finder service, which then offers a list of likely alternatives, some of which are …
Wednesday Sep 17, 2003 | 0 Comments
Button Maker
This post is mostly just for my own “bookmarking” purposes—I used this before and it took me a while to find it again, so I figured I’d make sure I had it.  This Button Maker is an interface to Bill Zeller’s button generator. It’s one …
Wednesday Sep 17, 2003 | 2 Comments
Family Guy: The Movie!
Ho-ly-crap!!  Looks as though there’s going to be a direct-to-:DVD: feature length Family Guy at some point.  Says creator Seth McFarlane: Timeframe, you’re probably looking at a year, a year-and-a-half down the line. It will take a while to make. If we could do it …
Tuesday Sep 16, 2003 | 1 Comment
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