You NEED This. You do. You Really Do. Trust Me. I Know. You Need This.

Warning: Excited screeching followed by moments of joyful jumping up and down excitedly to follow. OMG. If you’re a web developer either professional or amateur then you’re going to need to follow this link and get Firebug. What is get Firebug? With get Firebug you can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live…

Trekkies Pay Attention You’re Going To Love This

Star Trek geeks listen up. If you’ve got an old Windows 9x machine lying about then you can make it into your own TNG (translation for non-Star Trek geeks: The Next Generation) bridge console with this great little application. LCARS Sourceforge Project: “Star Trek 24/7: Starfleet GUI, full-screen alarm clock & calendar, games, utilities, simulations,…

If It Looks Like XP and Sounds Like XP It’s Probably…Linux?

Here’s a sourceforge project that I’m sure is going to make someone a million dollars, either the developers or the lawyers for Microsoft. It’s a Linux window mod that has the look and feel of Windows XP. Take a look. Nice huh? I thought so. The project, LXP, uses a collection of different GNU software…

Gartner Thinks Windows is Dead and Blogging is Old News

Gartner Inc., a research firm that leads investors and business in figuring out which way technology goes, is predicting that Vista will be the last major release to Windows and the blogging phenomena is all but dead. Reuters: The era of monolithic deployments of software releases is nearing an end and Microsoft will participate in…

Free Skype? Nothing lasts forever.

Skype, the internet telephony service made by the guys who made file sharing popular in the late 90’s, has been free since May allowing millions to make long distance phone calls for free, now that’s all changing. Starting the first of the year eBay, the current holders of the corporate strings, will start charging to…

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Designing New Themes for BBPress Forums Great information on how to mod BBPress 0.73 to your liking. (tags: design css xhtml forum bbpress)

Be a Ghost Hunter

We’ve all heard ghost stories and quite a few of us believe we’ve had paranormal encounters. Wikihow has a great article explaining how you too can investigate paranormal experiences on your own. Wikihow: “1. Locate the site of the disturbance. 2. If the site is on private property, contact the owners. Be polite and professional…

Bringing Back The Dead

What’s wrong with copyrighting your work? Nothing. Copyright offers incentive to be creative. Unfortunately there’s an ongoing battle to extend the amount of time a work can be copyrighted for that has led to parties involved into pulling some sneaky tricks. The very astute Larry Lessig noticed that not EVERYTHING was legit with some of…

Building a Better YouTube with Zudeo

The fine folks who make the Azureus cross-platform Java-based bittorrent client are hard at work on a new project to deliver HD video to your computer. The project called Zudeo delivers video from independent producers (ala YouTube) directly to your machine through a specialized client downloaded and installed locally on your computer. No web interface…

Answer To How The Pyramids Were Made May Be Right Under Our…Feet

For a long time scientists have been stumped over how ancient engineers constructed the pyramids in Egypt but now scientists believe the answer may lie in something we step on everyday with little more than a passing thought, concrete. NY Times: “Reporting the results of his study, Michel W. Barsoum, a professor of materials engineering…