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Bookmarks for June 24th through June 25th

These are my links for June 24th through June 25th:

  • Print Stylesheets – css-discuss – This document describes some of the issues concerning the use of CSS to reformat Web documents for printing (using the media type "print"). We also discuss those aspects that CSS is not able to control or even influence. We assume a good knowledge of CSS and concentrate on practical issues, given the current deficiencies in browsers in implementing print-related CSS. For more basic tutorials and theory see "Other Sources" below. See also MediaStylesheets for practical media stylesheet strategies.

    Two of the most common problems with printing occur when positioning other than static is used (e.g. position: absolute) or when there are floats. See the section below "Suggested strategy for page breaks".

  • GIFTS – BEST SELLING PERPETUAL KID ITEMS
  • Social Network Icon Pack · Komodo Media – Introducing 80+ ridiculously rad social networking icons, made by deft-fingered Haitian refugees, not really… but really. I’ve developed over 80 refined, amazing social networking icons for the top networks around. They’re all the rage with you crazy newsk00l intarweb kids. Use them on your blogs. Put them on t-shirts, coffee mugs, your face-space or whatevs.
    Here’s whats you get

    The Social Network Icon Pack consists of 40+ 16 pixel x 16 pixel icons and 40+ 32 pixel by 32 pixel icons all in 32-bit PNG format in the following flavors:

    View on light background • View on dark background

  • Languagegeek : Native Languages – Languagegeek is dedicated to the promotion of indigenous languages – primarily those of North America. By providing the tools which speakers, educators, and learners can use to communicate on-line or in print, the realm of computers will no longer be the sole domain of a few global languages. Whether it be e-mails, web pages, or word processing, computers have the potential to be a powerful means to level the playing field among all of the world’s languages.

    Languagegeek provides free fonts and free keyboard layouts which try to cover all of the characters (alphabetical letters/Syllabics) necessary for writing Native languages. Syllabics (Algonquian, Athapaskan, Inuit, Cherokee) take centre stage with type faces in new and innovative styles. Several fonts are also available for those languages which use a Roman orthography but require a number of diacritic marks or special characters.

  • Cisco ACE Application Control Engine Module – Products & Services – Cisco Systems – The Cisco ACE Application Control Engine Module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches and Cisco 7600 Series Routers is a next-generation load-balancing and application-delivery solution. A member of the Cisco family of Data Center 3.0 solutions, the module:

    * Helps ensure business continuity by increasing application availability
    * Improves business productivity by accelerating application and server performance
    * Reduces data center power, space, and cooling needs through a virtualized architecture
    * Helps lower operational costs associated with application provisioning and scaling

    It achieves these goals through intelligent load-balancing and content-switching technologies integrated with acceleration and security capabilities. A virtualized architecture and role-based administration help you provision and deliver multiple applications from a single module to increase data center scalability.

  • Lifehacker – Make the Most of Your Dual Monitors – Autohotkey – Now that you've added another monitor to your computer setup, you've got double the screen real estate to get things done—but are you putting all that space to good use? Whether you want to stretch your desktop wallpaper or taskbar across two monitors or perfectly snap all your windows into place every time, there are a few utilities that can help you make the most of every last pixel of your dual monitors. Let's take a look.

    * Get Your Dual Monitor Wallpaper On
    * Extend the Taskbar Across Monitors
    * Managing Windows
    * Desktop Pinups and Overlays

  • How To Write a White Paper to Attract Clients – Dumb Little Man – How To Write a White Paper to Attract Clients

    Do you have a new idea, business model, product or service? Do you want to get noticed by using a marketing method that might only cost you time? Try writing a white paper to attract people to your door.

linkHive For June 22nd

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJune 22nd

  • Webby – Webby is a fantastic little website management system. It would be called a content management system if it were a bigger kid. But, it’s just a runt with a special knack for transforming text. And that’s really all it does – manages the legwork of turning text into something else, an ASCII Alchemist if you will.

    Webby works by combining the contents of a page with a layout to produce HTML. The layout contains everything common to all the pages – HTML headers, navigation menu, footer, etc. – and the page contains just the information for that page. You can use your favorite markup language to write your pages; Webby supports quite a few.

    Install Webby and try it out!

    sudo gem install webby

linkHive (June 17th from 11:20 to 11:20)

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJune 17th from 11:20 to 11:20:

  • Open Atrium – Open Atrium is an open source intranet package that you can install, access, and start customizing to meet your team’s exact needs — all in just 60 seconds. Out of the box, Open Atrium lets you coordinate projects with your team wherever they are in the world — whether you’re coordinating programs around the world for an international organization, organizing the communications outreach for an advocacy campaign, or running out simultaneous projects for a software development company. You can create different spaces for different projects, add people to each space, and turn on different tools within each group — like a blog, a wiki, a calendar, a to do list, and a micro blog.

linkHive (May 29th from 13:35 to 13:37)

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveMay 29th from 13:35 to 13:37:

  • Tutorial: Service Level Agreements – A Service Level Agreement (SLA) is exactly what you might expect. It is a contract between a service provider and a client in which the provider gives guarantees for delivery of some service. In telecommunications, the service might be Internet access or a WAN connectivity service such as frame relay.
  • How to write an IT service-level agreement | The Business – A service-level agreement manages expectations and improves communication when you’re starting your relationship with a customer as well as when things go wrong.

    Since pointing fingers confers no practical benefit — even if it’s emotionally satisfying — what everyone needs to know in such a situation is who is going to fix whatever’s wrong, and how soon.

  • IT Process Design & Management – A Service Level Agreement (SLA) is a document that identifies services provided by IT, either campus-wide or to an individual KU organization or department. The SLA describes the service provided, identifies customer expectations, and defines the boundaries of the service, stating agreed-upon service level goals, operating practices, and reporting policies. It is very important that the SLA be easily understood by the campus unit as well as by IT staff.
  • The Art of Service – How To Write a Service Level Agreement The Right Way – Believe it or not, there are actually two ways to go about writing a service level agreement: the right way, and the wrong way. Let us examine what bad habits we should avoid when writing a service level agreement:
  • How to write an IT service-level agreement – Writing an IT service-level agreement (SLA) is important if you're rolling out a services-based line of business, such as managed services. Whereas many resellers may have previously acted only as intermediary between their customers and vendors, more and more are providing service directly — or at least rebranding services from a managed service provider (MSP) as their own.

linkHive (May 30th from 15:43 to 15:43)

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveMay 30th from 15:43 to 15:43:

  • Critical Ethical Reasoning and Role-Play — Simkins and Steinkuehler 3 (34): 333 — Games and Culture – Role-playing games provide a particularly fruitful environment for the development of critical, ethical reasoning skills, a core component in developing a citizenry capable of fully participating in a cosmopolitan, democratic society. In this study, ethnographic interview participants recount particularly engaging ethical situations in their own game play. Through their responses, thematic trends develop that help us identify key elements in games that provide opportunities for the development of these crucial skills.