We Need More Power, Scotty!

Here’s one you’re going to want to hang onto, the CalISO power meter. Find out what the power demand is in real time along with important ways to conserve.

Getting Into Web Design in 10 Steps

There’s a very awesome article over at webdesignsfromscratch.com that has some great hints if you’re thinking about getting into this business. I’ll list out the 10 things he suggests but you’re definitely going to want to read the whole article. It’s worth the time. Web Design from Scratch: 1. Know your Strengths and Weaknesses 2….

Craigslist Advertisers Robbed At Gunpoint

Ok, so what’s the old rule? “Never meet someone in real life that you met on the internet.” Here’s a great example why. Mercury News: An advertisement on the Craiglist.org Web site led to an armed robbery in a Walnut Creek Target store parking lot Sunday night, Lt. Mark Covington of the Walnut Creek Police…

Voicing About Vox

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know that for a long time I’ve been a big fan of Ben and Mena Trott and the awesome products they, and the team at SixApart, create. That’s why when the beta testing for Vox, their latest project, was announced I signed up immediately. Last…

Elisa Brings Media Center to Linux and Packs a Surprise

It seems everyone is getting on the “media center pc” bandwagon these days and it’s not unreasonable to assume that someone would come out with one for Linux and that’s exactly what Elisa is. Fluendo.com: “Elisa is a project to create an open source cross platform media center solution. While our primary development and deployment…

Math Done Easy With Quickmath

Being a creative person my worst subject in school was math. But hey, that’s what makes sites like QuickMath so awesome. Quickmath.com: Think of it as an online calculator that solves equations and does all sorts of algebra and calculus problems – instantly and automatically! When you submit a question to QuickMath, it is processed…

Making A Podcast? Podcast Maker Makes It Easy

Alright so you’ve got the bee under your bonnet, you opened Garage Band and you’ve laid down some audio tracks for your first podcast. Now what do you do? If it were me I’d head on over to the Potion Factory website and grab Podcast Maker ()$29.95, 30 day free trial). Podcast Maker is a…

Add A Little Sparkle To Your Cocoa Apps

Possibly one of the coolest things I’ve come across for Mac developers in recent months is Sparkle. What is Sparkle you ask? Sparkle is a handly little cocoa module that you add to your programs that automatically checks for updates of the application you’ve built, downloads, extracts, installs, restarts, and can even show release notes….

links for 2006-07-11

The Top 10 Things They Never Taught Me in Design School Michael McDonough tells it like it really is in the business. This is a definite “must read” if you’re thinking about heading down the path to a career in design. (tags: design advice article graphics howto list reference business career work)

Designing a site? Maybe you should be Getting Real

Adobe.com has an reprint of the excellent interview with Jason Fried of 37signals gave the New York Times. If you’re serious about development then you really need to take a look at the article. “There are plenty of ways to be close enough these days. In fact, we think close enough is better than too…