Archive for August, 2006

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Google’s Real Motive

Every so often the mass concerns about Google and the data they collect rear their ugly head. Accusations that Google is tracking anything and everything about us yadda yadda yadda. I find it interesting that nobody drew that link regarding the recent MySpace Google deal. Google PAYS MySpace $900M in order to provide them a […]

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Soda leads to obesity?

My wife saw a story on the news yesterday that some researchers at Harvard have been looking into the link between drinking soda and obesity. Apparently 1 soda per day isn’t going to have a detrimental effect, but a 2nd soda per day can lead to as much as a 15 pound weight increase over […]

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RSS Bandit rocks

To track the sites that I read I use the customized Google homepage at http://www.google.com/ig. I have basically run out of screen real estate and so the need for an RSS Feed Aggregrator has arisen. I tried out a few products and settled on RSS Bandit and boy does it rock. I was worried I […]

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GetWebKit Pre Alpha

It looks like someone is finally taking WebKit, the rendering engine for Apple’s Safari browser, and making a Windows based browser out of it. If this thing ever becomes stable I could definitely see using it so that I could test compatability with the sites that I develop. I’ll keep my eye on this as […]

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More Social Networking Bookmarklets

I got a little curious this morning and went ahead and made bookmarklets for del.icio.us, reddit, and wists today: del.icio.us reddit wists I haven’t actually tested these so I may make a few changes throughout the day.

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Pear DB and MDB2

So today I decided to look into standardized classes for DB access so that my sites had more portable code and weren’t tied to a single type of database server. My search led me to the DB and MDB2 Pear modules for PHP. After much reconfiguration of my setup at 1&1 I got Pear and the […]

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Browser Window Sizes

I obviously do a lot of work on the web and I continually forget that my resolution (1280×1024) is not the most common resolution for my readers. That leads me to use the WebDev toolbar for Firefox which has a handy feature of letting me resize my browser to see what users of different resolutions […]

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Ranbow Gallery

I saw this link on digg.com this morning and thought it had some gorgeous images that I wanted to share. Ranbow Gallery

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Vista Upgrade Matrix

On Sunday Microsoft released the Vista upgrade matrix which tells you which OS can be upgraded to which version of Vista. I personally will be purchasing the Ultimate version and will do a clean install just to be safe. I would recommend a clean install to anyone moving to Vista. As far as which version […]

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Blogger busted?

So, my blog appears to be totally non functional at the present time.

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