Tag Archives: awesome

M3talinks for Jul 27th

Today’s M3talinks for Jul 27th

  • Terri Oda: About Terri – Who am I?<br />
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    In no particular order:<br />
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    * I'm a geek.<br />
    * I'm a Canadian.<br />
    * I'm a software developer.<br />
    * I'm a editor.<br />
    * I'm a muscian.<br />
    * I'm a bookworm.<br />
    * I'm an artist.<br />
    * I'm a hacker.<br />
    * I'm a cyclist.<br />
    * I'm a mailing-list maintainer.<br />
    * I'm an environmentalist.<br />
    * I'm a leader.<br />
    * I'm a naturalist.<br />
    * I'm a scientist.<br />
    * I'm a sysadmin.<br />
    * I'm a student.<br />
    * I'm whatever I feel like being. It's great to be free.
  • Stubbornella » Blog Archive » Woman in technology – Usually I avoid topics like women in technology because (1) it is a can of worms, and (2) I can really only speak for myself. For the most part, I’d rather be seen as a person in technology than a woman, but this weekend the twitterverse erupted with opinions about Google sponsoring female students to attend JSConf. As a woman who is often the only-woman-in-the-room, I want people to know it isn’t always easy. I was a bit shocked by the blatant failure to empathize.
  • How to import certificates into certificate stores (ColdFusion) – For secure connections to remote servers over SSL, all current versions of ColdFusion require the remote system's SSL certificate to exist in ColdFusion's certificate truststore. This includes any calls from <cfdocument>, <cfhttp>, <cfldap>, etc. The default truststore is the JRE's cacerts file. This file is typically located in the following places:
  • SEOmoz | The Web Developer’s SEO Cheat Sheet – When I first started at SEOmoz about 9 months ago, I was the web development intern. My experience prior to the internship was limited entirely to writing code. Since then, I have spent literally hundreds of hours expanding my knowledge into different areas. Specifically, I have focused on accepted SEO techniques and small business practices. My beginner SEO checklists of the last few weeks have been the tangible result of my newly acquired knowledge. In an effort to return to my roots, I spent the majority of the day compiling what I believe to be the mother of all technical SEO cheat sheets. The recommended viewing format of this cheat sheet is as a PDF rather than the traditional blog post (I found the blog posts inconvenient to print). Let me know if this new format works better for all of you. I also included snippets below so you can see what is on the cheat sheet before you download it. Enjoy!

M3talinks for May 21st

Today’s M3talinks for May 21st

  • International Distributors for IdeaPaint – IdeaPaint is one of the most flexible, durable and cost-effective dry-erase solutions on the market. IdeaPaint turns any smooth surface into a high performance dry-erase board, giving you the space you need to collaborate, interact and fully explore your creativity. It outperforms and outlasts the leading dry-erase options and works better with all brands of dry-erase markers. No matter where you use it, big ideas follow.<br />
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    On top of it all, IdeaPaInt is the most environmentally friendly dry-erase product on the market. It delivers more writing surface with far less environmental impact.
  • 2-liter bottle upside down tomato planter The Cheap Vegetable Gardener – Though my first attempt at an upside down tomato planter worked out great, I have a habit of forgetting to water the plants everyday. More commonly when we have decent rains when only the hanging tomato planters need to be watered. So this year I have modified my design a little to make this a little easier. As a bonus you can create this new version much quicker and minimal tools.
  • Internet Explorer 9: Platform Demos – Test out IE 9 at their Test Drive page. Dare we dream that IE9 may not suck?
  • CSS Starbursts with CSS3 transforms and transitions – I was recently experimenting with the new CSS3 rotation property and it occurred to me that I could use this to create image-free starbursts. All I needed was a series of nested block-level elements each rotated by a slightly different amount. The rotation would distribute the box corners around the circumference of the star.

M3talinks for May 7th

Today’s M3talinks for May 7th

  • CISters | – Welcome to the CISters homepage! CISters was established in 2007 as a result of a low female enrollment in Computing and Information Science at the University of Guelph in both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs. CISters offers a way to network with other females and diversity-sensitive individuals in computing through fun and inspiring events. CISters primary mandate is to encourage women to pursue careers in computing and information sciences, and we also strive to provide a supportive environment and positive female role models to our peers. There is no cost to individuals for membership in the CISters organization.

M3talinks for Apr 26th

Today’s M3talinks for Apr 26th

  • Global Positioning System – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – A number of sources of error exist due to relativistic effects[69] that would render the system useless if uncorrected. Three relativistic effects are the time dilation, gravitational frequency shift, and eccentricity effects. For example, the relativistic time slowing due to the speed of the satellite of about 1 part in 1010, the gravitational time dilation that makes a satellite run about 5 parts in 1010 faster than an Earth based clock, and the Sagnac effect due to rotation relative to receivers on Earth. These topics are examined below, one at a time.
  • The Bottom Feeder: How I Saved the Gaming Industry Overnight By Being Awesome – There's a web site out there called RPG Codex. They write about me a lot, sometimes even kindly. There is something they said about me recently that I wanted to respond to. Not to criticize, but to comment on. I think there are things to be learned about Indie gaming and game development in general. (Emphasis mine.)

M3talinks for Apr 14th

Today’s M3talinks for Apr 14th

  • Papyrus Watch – Exposing the overuse of the Papyrus font. – What? Papyrus. The Windows font I once used on a 5th grade paper about Egypt is now everywhere. Papyrus is taking over logos and products, print media and even websites. Papyrus Watch sets out to document and expose the overuse of the Papyrus font. Send us your sightings!
  • Papyrus Watch – Exposing the overuse of the Papyrus font. – What? Papyrus. The Windows font I once used on a 5th grade paper about Egypt is now everywhere. Papyrus is taking over logos and products, print media and even websites. Papyrus Watch sets out to document and expose the overuse of the Papyrus font. Send us your sightings!
  • Art Of Community Online | The Book On Community Management, by Jono Bacon – The Art Of Community is a new book being written by Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager, which will be published by O'Reilly in 2009.<br />
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    The book will be available for purchase in print and will also be released online under a Creative Commons license. Read more about the book here.<br />
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    This website provides news, updates and sneak peeks of the book as it is developed. Stay tuned!

Bookmarks for Mar 23rd through Mar 24th

These are my links for Mar 23rd through Mar 24th:

  • SitePoint CSS Reference
  • About Twitterfountain | Twitterfountain – Have you ever wanted to see what was happening at that one event you could not go to? Did the plain text-backchannels somehow left you feeling disappointed?<br />
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    Twitterfountain comes to your aid: we mash up tweets and Flickr-images that share the same tags into a spectacular visual. Below is a sample, that you can even copy and embed in your own site:
  • Fun with JavaScript: jQuery and Konami Code | Your Inspiration Web – Today we’re going to take a small leap back in time to the year 1985, when a Konami developer (Kazuhisa Hashimoto) created the first version of Gradius (a video game for the Nintendo console). During game trials, Kazuhisa realized that it was really difficult to complete, and so he created a code which immediately gave the player all possible power-ups.
  • Robert K. Logan | Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) – Robert K. Logan is Chief Scientist, Strategic Innovation Lab at OCAD. Originally trained as a physicist, Prof. Logan is well known as a media ecologist. He received a BS and PhD from MIT in 1961 and 1965. After two post-doctoral appointments at University of Illinois (1965-7) and University of Toronto (1967-8) he became a physics professor in 1968 at the U of Toronto, where he is professor emeritus since 2005.<br />
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    During this period in addition to math-based physics courses he taught an interdisciplinary course The Poetry of Physics which led to his collaboration with Marshall McLuhan and his research in media ecology and the evolution of language. His best known works are The Alphabet Effect based on a paper co-authored with McLuhan, The Sixth Language: Learning a Living in the Internet Age and The Extended Mind: The Emergence of Language, the Human Mind and Culture.

linkHive For Feb 25th

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveFeb 25th

  • WordPress Site Maintenance « WordPress Codex – To keep WordPress working like a the finely honed machine that it is, there is some site maintenance we recommend you do frequently. Consider it the lube job you need once every 1000 miles.

    Begin by creating a calendar of WordPress Maintenance procedures to remind yourself to get a lube job on your WordPress site on a regular basis.

    In the Codex article on WordPress Housekeeping, tips and resources are given to clean house in WordPress. These include cleaning out old plugins, cleaning template files and the theme's style sheet, upgrading WordPress, and other helpful tips for cleaning up and optimizing your WordPress Site.

    To ensure you keep your WordPress site up-to-date and working in prime condition, consider adding these Housekeeping steps to your calendar, typically every three to six months.

  • AIGA Standard Form of Agreement for Design Services — AIGA | the professional association for design – This agreement allows you to create customized terms and conditions for different types of design engagements. Updated in May 2007, it is now modular to meet the needs of a growing design community involved in various disciplines.

    It does not take a one-size-fits-all approach, and it is not an extensive pre-printed document where you simply fill in the blanks. Instead, this agreement acknowledges that most design firms develop their own custom proposal document for each project and are looking for an appropriate set of terms and conditions to attach to it. When put together and signed, the custom proposal document and its attached terms and conditions comprise the binding agreement with the client. With this in mind, the new focus of the AIGA Standard Form of Agreement is on those terms and conditions.

  • Sample Web Design Contract, Budget, Timeline & Proposal – Nerdburn – Web application & graphic user interface design blog by Shawn Adrian – In my previous article I offered my thoughts on how to make it as a freelance web designer. One of the things I mentioned was the need for a solid contract and proposal so here I offer my contract and proposal templates, free for your use.
  • Freelance Contracts: Do’s And Don’ts – Smashing Magazine – In this post, we’ll help you identify the information that should be included in your contract and make sure you have a concrete agreement that leaves little chance of things getting out of hand… as can sometimes happen to those of us in the freelancing crowd.
  • WordPress Site Maintenance « WordPress Codex – To keep WordPress working like a the finely honed machine that it is, there is some site maintenance we recommend you do frequently. Consider it the lube job you need once every 1000 miles.

    Begin by creating a calendar of WordPress Maintenance procedures to remind yourself to get a lube job on your WordPress site on a regular basis.

    In the Codex article on WordPress Housekeeping, tips and resources are given to clean house in WordPress. These include cleaning out old plugins, cleaning template files and the theme's style sheet, upgrading WordPress, and other helpful tips for cleaning up and optimizing your WordPress Site.

    To ensure you keep your WordPress site up-to-date and working in prime condition, consider adding these Housekeeping steps to your calendar, typically every three to six months.

  • AIGA Standard Form of Agreement for Design Services — AIGA | the professional association for design – This agreement allows you to create customized terms and conditions for different types of design engagements. Updated in May 2007, it is now modular to meet the needs of a growing design community involved in various disciplines.

    It does not take a one-size-fits-all approach, and it is not an extensive pre-printed document where you simply fill in the blanks. Instead, this agreement acknowledges that most design firms develop their own custom proposal document for each project and are looking for an appropriate set of terms and conditions to attach to it. When put together and signed, the custom proposal document and its attached terms and conditions comprise the binding agreement with the client. With this in mind, the new focus of the AIGA Standard Form of Agreement is on those terms and conditions.

  • Sample Web Design Contract, Budget, Timeline & Proposal – Nerdburn – Web application & graphic user interface design blog by Shawn Adrian – In my previous article I offered my thoughts on how to make it as a freelance web designer. One of the things I mentioned was the need for a solid contract and proposal so here I offer my contract and proposal templates, free for your use.
  • Freelance Contracts: Do’s And Don’ts – Smashing Magazine – In this post, we’ll help you identify the information that should be included in your contract and make sure you have a concrete agreement that leaves little chance of things getting out of hand… as can sometimes happen to those of us in the freelancing crowd.
  • 24 ways: Contract Killer – If you are writing a contract between you and your customers it doesn’t have to conform to the seemingly standard format of jargon and complicated legalese. You can be creative. A killer contract will clarify what is expected of both sides and it can also help you to communicate your approach to doing business. It will back-up your brand values and help you to build a great relationship between you and your customers. In other words, a creative contract can be a killer contract.
  • Jon Combe | Code | HTML clocks using JavaScript and CSS rotation – The two clocks below are pure HTML. There are no Adobe Flash files or my beloved <canvas> going on, just regular <div> and <img> tags. The way it works is by taking those images in an { overflow: hidden } <div> and rotating them, via JavaScript, using the proposed CSS transform property.
  • Jon Combe | Code | HTML clocks using JavaScript and CSS rotation – The two clocks below are pure HTML. There are no Adobe Flash files or my beloved <canvas> going on, just regular <div> and <img> tags. The way it works is by taking those images in an { overflow: hidden } <div> and rotating them, via JavaScript, using the proposed CSS transform property.
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