links for 2006-01-31

Coding a Layout ErraticWisdom presents an easy to follow tutorial on coding a web layout (tags: layout design development web tutorial howto css html) Tens of thousands of new homes planned for delta land that could face catastrophe (tags: california development housing life homeowners builders building)

Your Laptop Could Be Worth Millions

The next time you’re downtown walking to lunch, laptop in hand, stop. Think for a second. Is your laptop really in your bag? Could someone steal it while you’re getting that chicken salad sandwich? If someone stole it what’s to keep them from accessing all your emails and passwords? CNET News.com: “A report released Friday…

New iWeb Making Messy Sites

With the little bit I’ve played with iWeb, Apples’ new website/weblog building software that’s part of iLife ’06, I must say, it builds some damn ugly URL’s. Here’s what I mean. The URL for my site I was testing is: http://web.mac.com/cmpnguy/iWeb/talesfromtheroad/Home/Home.html Whoa! That’s quite a mouth full! Well, yeah! It is. Let’s take a look…

New Hi-Res Powerbook Owners Reporting Widespread Issues with Audio Playback

Looks like Apple’s having a little problem with most of it’s new hi-res Powerbooks. Seems the audio buffer is creating an echo loop in which the music stream is destablilized and repeats until the buffer catches up. Kind of like a cd skipping. powerbookdefect.info: “Intermittent audio echo/loop emitted from the internal speakers and/or the line/headphone…

links for 2006-01-24

RSSscraper – Ruby RSS screenscraper, RSS scraper, screen scraper Got a favorite site that’s frequently updated that you wish had an rss feed but doesn’t? If you’ve got a computer you’re in luck, RSSscraper will turn any page into an RSS feed as long as you’ve got a computer with Ruby running on it. (tags:…

Multiple Email Addresses: A Good Thing

You know, I only use my gmail address at a few places so it’s pretty obvious some “legitimate” business are either selling their email addresses, doing the spamming themselves, or they’ve got a MAJOR security hole. Just goes to show, you should always have 2 email addresses. One that you give out to companies and…

A little dirt, a little water, voila! Coolness!

I have yet to try this but I found an interesting article Kottke was pointing to on Shiny Dorodangos. Shiny Dorodangos are evidently shiny balls of dried mud Japanese school children have fallen in love with making. Check out the article. [Go there now]   Should you want to make your own the article also included…

Coffee CAN Really Help You Succeed at Work

The Monster Blog: “In a word, yes. As much as we love to hate it and fear its speculated detrimental effects, it turns out coffee can actually be an effective on-the-job tool, according to a recent Time Magazine article. (Quick pause for the angelic hallelujah cry.) Specifically, coffee, and caffeine in general, not only allows…

Check Yer Fly

Chris Pirillo’s showing off his nuts. Chris Pirillo: “I went upstairs a few minutes ago to change into my pajamas, and noticed that my fly was completely down. This, after having made a trip to the store for food earlier this evening. People were staring at me and pointing, which I’ve been used to experiencing…