Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
- jQuery Validation plugin overview
- The Dissing of SF
- Ever have someone ask you for a favor and simultaneously insult your career? Science Fiction author Robert J. Sawyer had this happen twice in one hour, and he posted his responses.
- Getting HTML 5 styles in IE 7+
- Possibly the most interesting thing to come out of the X-UA-Compatible discussions was this method for allowing IE7+ to apply styles to elements it doesn’t support.
- Write to Done
- A friend (thanks Kate) recommended this spin off of zenhabits.net which is billed as “Unmissable articles on writing. Twice weekly.” So far it’s living up to it’s promise.
- MD044 – Stan Lee Interview
- Veronica Belmont interviews Stan Lee on Mahalo Daily. I never get tired of seeing interviews with Stan Lee. Maybe it’s his voice.
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007
- Launch: Google Earth Adds Sky
- Google Earth adds a “Switch between Sky and Earth” button. The Sky view is made up of over 1 million photographs. Nice!
- Sigler v. Hendrix Webscab Smackdown
- On September 19th 2007 Terry Bison will moderate a debate between Scott Sigler and Howard Hendrix revolving around releasing works of fiction online for free (you know, webscabs).
- That Yawn After Lunch Is Perfectly Normal
- Feel sleepy after lunch? Here’s why. I agree with the suggestion of a short nap. Around 2pm on weekends I usually hit a wall, after which I’m not productive. A 10 minute nap is enough to stave that off for me.
- Where you fall in poll of U.S. reading habits
- Apparently one in four Americans read no books last year. Those who did, read four on average. I wonder if the poll took audiobooks into account.
- Warner Bros. Follows the Yellow Brick Road
- Warner wants to create a new Oz film. Todd McFarlane is involved. I love the Oz books. I do not have high hopes for this movie.
- Sucking it up with the new Roomba
- C|NET looks at the new Roomba 500 series from iRobot. We’re pretty happy with our existing Roomba. My kids talk to it sometimes.
- The Best Software for Mac OS X
- I’m new to Mac OS X, but this looks like an worthwhile list of applications.
- Author King ‘mistaken for vandal’
- Stephen King was mistaken for a vandal when he started signing books in an Australian book shop. I admit I’ve imagined having books on the shelves and just going in and signing them. Never really thought it through though.
Friday, June 29th, 2007
- Pirate keyboard
- CORSAIR Ergonomic Keyboard For Pirates
- David Allen Company Podcast
- David Allen Company podcast
- Writer Stalking
- Vlog-paparazzia stalk author/podcaster Mathew Wayne Selznick at Balticon.
- Locus Online: New Books, mid-June 2007
- Locus online’s listing of new SF/F/H books for mid-June 2007
- The Dawn of Dilbert
- The original batch of Dilbert strips that were submitted to the cartoon syndicates (with reactions).
Friday, June 1st, 2007
- DVR viewers push ad ratings up
- This whole thing seems like a no-brainer to me, but it’s news to the suits.
- Closing the book on Apple’s Mac mini
- AppleInsider believes that the Mac mini is dead. Sounds like Apple will be pulling out of the sub-$800 market. It’s to bad if it’s true, because I have had money set aside waiting for the next-gen of the mini to be released. Guess I’ll upgrade my PC.
- Lumosity – Brain Fitness and Memory Improvement
- Online “brain fitness” program.
- European robots assist children in forming relationships
- Using robots to help autistic children form relationships.
- Under stairs storage: brilliant
- I never would have thought of doing this, but now that I see it I’m amazed at how obvious an idea it is.