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 “pastebin.com” 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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