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17 May 2006

Podcasting Tools

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This site is a comprehensive podcasting resource detailing everything you need to know about Podcasting

15 May 2006

[ILUG] Shell tip: bang commands...

Most modern shells support csh's bang commands - bash, tcsh and zsh all do. While some bang commands don't work in all those shells, all of the following do. The plus side to using them is that no matter what shell you're using, these shortcuts will work.

11 May 2006

Dynamic Drive CSS Library- Practical CSS codes and examples

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Welcome to Dynamic Drive's new CSS library! Here you'll find original, practical CSS codes and examples such as CSS menus to give your site a visual boast.

08 May 2006

Keith Devens - Programming Fonts

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Programmers have very particular font needs. A font for programming must be monospaced, extremely readable, and must sharply distinguish between similar characters, such as capital O and zero and the number 1, capital I, and lowercase L. In addition, good programming fonts allow you to view more lines of code on screen at once.

01 May 2006

Gasoline Price History

The plot contains data from 1022 fill-ups.

ABC News: Gas Too Pricey? Make Your Own

Doing it yourself means buying one of Sasher's stills or still-building kits. A fully assembled ethanol kit still costs about $1,400, and Sasher, who runs Dogwood Energy, says with the price of gasoline nudging toward $3 a gallon, business is booming. In the last two months, orders are up 300 percent.

29 April 2006

Say It With Me: Supply and Demand

Precisely 10 years ago (April 29, 1996) as gas prices reached a shocking $1.27 a gallon, President Bill Clinton ordered his Energy and Justice departments to launch investigations to find out why. In my column that week, I offered a wild guess as to why: "supply is down and demand is up."

28 April 2006

27 April 2006

Wired News » Get this tool for switching people from IE to Firefox.

A group of four full-time political activists have developed a portal to encourage Internet Explorer users to adopt Firefox Web Browser. They’ve launched their website: as an aggressive strategy to promote Firefox amongst Internet Explorer Users, as Internet Explorer is still the most popular Web Browser.

Google SketchUp (free)

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Google SketchUp is an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program. Using a few simple tools you can create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects-even space ships. You can add details, textures and glass to your models, and design with dimensional accuracy. Once built, you can place your models in Google Earth, share them with others by posting them to the 3D Warehouse, or print hard copies. Google SketchUp is a great way to discover if 3D modeling is right for you.

26 April 2006

How to Get Up Right Away When Your Alarm Goes Off

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When your alarm wakes you up in the morning, is it hard for you to get up right away? Do you find yourself hitting the snooze button and going right back to sleep?

25 April 2006

Simple Thoughts » Disabling useless services and speeding up your computer

You probably have heard of people telling you that you can speed up your computer by stopping unwanted services. But when you look at the list of services running, you are unsure of what to shut down and what not to. Here’s a small guide to help you choose what to shutdown in a list of common processes/services.

Audio module review | Lullabot

As I was working on a new internal site for the Yale School of Drama, I realized I was going to need a module to handle all of their mp3 files for speech learning and training. Enter the audio module!

21 April 2006

Virtualization for security

Virtualization software allows you to run multiple operating systems on one machine at the same time. Yes, that's a gross simplification, but let's keep things simple.

17 April 2006

Top 10 CSS Tutorials - Cameron Olthuis

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There’s a lot of really cool things that can be done using CSS and I’ve found some of the following resources to be very helpful to inspire ideas and learn new techniques.

I want a Freeware Utility to ... 300+ common problems solved : eConsultant

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Extremely useful free utilities that do specific jobs really well and save time and money.

Open Source Xara Xtreme - Open Source Xara Xtreme

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Xara Xtreme is the world's fastest and, we believe, most versatile graphics software. It is primarily a vector graphics program, but is one of the new generation of cross-over products that handles photos and drawings with equal ease.

13 April 2006

Mapping religion in America (

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Let's look at a remarkable set of U.S. maps. Using 2000 Census information on a county-by-county basis, the maps focus on various aspects of religion. Each section of this post will look at a particular map.

Welcome! - SmoothWall

SmoothWall Express is an open source firewall distribution based on the GNU/Linux operating system. SmoothWall includes a hardened subset of the GNU/Linux operating system, so there is no separate OS to install. Designed for ease of use, SmoothWall is configured via a web-based GUI, and requires absolutely no knowledge of Linux to install or use.

11 April 2006

Wired News: Gopher: Underground Technology

Mention gopher to a newcomer to the Web and you might get a blank stare. Mention it to an old-timer and you're likely to see a nostalgic smile.

10 April 2006

Growing a Business Website: Fix the Basics First (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

Clear content, simple navigation, and answers to customer questions have the biggest impact on business value. Advanced technology matters much less.

07 April 2006


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Port 25 is open. The people, insights, and analysis from the Microsoft Open Source Software Lab.

06 April 2006

Independent Online Edition > Features

We thought we could do a much better job than Toyota. Doubling the car's efficiency seemed achievable. I've worked in the automotive sector and in battery industry and there is a huge skills gap between the two. One does not realise what the other is doing. That's given us a huge opportunity.

05 April 2006


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MisterHouse is an open source home automation program. It's fun, it's free, and it's entirely geeky.

How I Work: Bill Gates - Apr. 4, 2006

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On my desk I have three screens, synchronized to form a single desktop. I can drag items from one screen to the next. Once you have that large display area, you'll never go back, because it has a direct impact on productivity.

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