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M3talinks For 07/21/2011

  • How has one industrialized country created one of the world’s most successful education systems in a way that is completely hostile to testing? That’s the question asked — and answered — in a new documentary called “The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System.” Examining the nation with one of the most comparatively successful education systems on the planet, the film contradicts the test-obsessed, teacher-demonizing orthodoxy of education “reform” that now dominates America’s political debate.

    tags: Education Finland

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M3talinks For 07/19/2011

  • Need a logo for your story? Please help yourself – as long as you comply with our visual guidelines and trademark policy. If you need a different format or size, please email our press team. If you wish to use one of our logos for any other purpose, including identifying Mozilla as a client or partner or showing compatibility of your product with Firefox you must obtain written permission from Mozilla unless your contemplated use is already allowed by the rules in our trademark policy. There’s also additional information in our trademark FAQ. Remember, use, don’t abuse.

    tags: firefox logo

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M3talinks For 07/18/2011

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M3talinks For 07/06/2011

  • Pastebin websites are very useful for sending large amounts of text, but the most popular ones aren’t at all secure. By default, all posts on “” are published to the Internet. Anyone can see and search for your private data (example).

    I wanted a pastebin that keeps my data safe, so I made one. The text you paste here will be sent over a secure (HTTPS) connection and stored in encrypted form so that it will never be seen by anyone unless they have the correct URL and password. Even if someone gains full access to the OSSBox server, they won’t be able to decrypt the data.

    tags: pastebin coding security encrypted private

  • Floats are one of the most basic tools for structuring a web page using CSS. They’re both one of the very first things that we learn about and one of the last things that we truly master.

    Today’s article looks at some of the reasons that floats are pretty lame and takes a look at a number of alternative layout systems, some of which are still under development but may one day represent the standard for CSS-based layout.

    tags: css layout webdesign floats css3 flexbox

  • The DiSo Project is just over a year old. It’s remained a somewhat amorphous blob of related ideas, concepts and aspirations in my brain, but has resulted in some notable progress, even if such progress appears dubious on the surface.

    tags: activity streams

  • Call us crazy, but it looks as if the people at Great Harvest have managed to pull off what the rest of us only fantasize about. They’ve built an organization that practically runs itself

    tags: entrepreneurship success leadership management

  • I met the Wakemans last summer, and Inc. readers met them in our November story about Great Harvest Bread Co., the business they have run since graduating from college, 25 years ago. (See ” Zen and the Art of the Self-Managing Company.”) The story focused on how Great Harvest, a chain of 137 franchised whole-wheat bakeries, enables information to flow so freely among its people that innovation and continual improvement happen inevitably, almost by accident. What the story left out, though, was the Wakemans themselves, and how they have succeeded at both growing their company and creating a life they not only enjoy but love. And we do mean love; when you’re with them, the feeling is palpable.

    tags: goodlife entrepreneurship work life balance success

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M3talinks For 06/29/2011

  • Japanese traditional background generator

    tags: background generator webdesign

  • A great reviewer at Amazon

    tags: reviews

  • Web FWD (Forward) is the new Innovation Accelerator from Mozilla. It’s a chance for us to work with you, product builders, and for you to work with us and our brilliant mentors. It’s about creating open solutions that push the Web forward, together. Interested? Keep reading.

    tags: web mozilla incubator

  • Tired of scrounging the forums for Kindle backgrounds and screen savers? Sick of having to stay up to date with the latest news on Kindle Jailbreaks? Well, we feel your pain, and we decided to come to the rescue! Click on the tutorial section and choose your device for instructions on how to jailbreak your device, and install the Screensaver Hack. Please note that while the hack has been tested on the devices with no issues (worst case scenario, you reset the device), you hack your device at your own peril. takes no responsibility for broken or bricked devices.

    tags: kindle ebooks hack jailbreak unlock screensaver

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M3talinks For 06/28/2011

  • A Google Talk chatback badge will let visitors to your web page chat with you. They’ll be able to chat with you whenever you’re signed in to Google Talk as For more information, visit the help center.
    Each time you visit this page, we generate a new badge for you so you can use badges with different settings on different web pages. For example, you can share your status message on your personal blog and not on your public blog. To change a badge later, just return to this page and get a new one.

    tags: webdesign gtalk tools widgets badge embed

    • It has been over a couple of years since I posted my HTML tag and usability crimes posts, both of which are amongst the most popular articles here on Line25. There’s something about this title people just can’t resist! Let’s take a look at ten crimes you may be committing in your HTML content. These won’t exactly land you a life sentence, but I bet almost every one of us will be guilty of at least one of these petty crimes.

      tags: webdesign html entity

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    M3talinks For 06/25/2011

    • Perspectives on web education: What to teach the next generation of web professionals.
      Let’s face it. Technology moves fast; academia doesn’t. So how do we teach web design and development—a subject that is constantly changing? How do we prepare our students for the real-world and for real-world expectations? And how do we, as educators, stay up-to-date about the information we are teaching?
      The best way to approach this topic is to seek the expertise of leaders in the web design and development fields. As the people who will hire our students, they should have input about what type of students we are producing. With that in mind, I interviewed thirty-two leaders in the fields of web design and development, each of them is acutely aware of the importance of formally educating the next generation of web designers and developers.

      tags: webdesign course training book

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