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M3talinks for Jul 30th

Today’s M3talinks for Jul 30th

  • About Us | h+ Magazine – h+ covers technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing — and will change — human beings in fundamental ways. We will be following developments in areas like NBIC (nano-bio-info-cog), longevity, performance enhancement and self-modification, Virtual Reality, "The Singularity," and other areas that both promise and threaten to radically alter our lives and our view of the world and ourselves.<br />
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    More than that, h+ aims to reflect this newest edge culture by featuring creative expressions of humanity on a razor's edge where daily life and science fiction seem to be merging.
  • About « You Are Not So Smart – The Misconception: You are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is.<br />
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    The Truth: You are as deluded as the rest of us, but that’s OK, it keeps you sane.<br />
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    You Are Not So Smart is a blog devoted to self delusion and irrational thinking.
  • Internet Meme Database | Know Your Meme – Know Your Meme: Documenting Internet phenomena: viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, web celebs and more.
  • About Us | h+ Magazine – h+ covers technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing — and will change — human beings in fundamental ways. We will be following developments in areas like NBIC (nano-bio-info-cog), longevity, performance enhancement and self-modification, Virtual Reality, "The Singularity," and other areas that both promise and threaten to radically alter our lives and our view of the world and ourselves.<br />
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    More than that, h+ aims to reflect this newest edge culture by featuring creative expressions of humanity on a razor's edge where daily life and science fiction seem to be merging.
  • About « You Are Not So Smart – The Misconception: You are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is.<br />
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    The Truth: You are as deluded as the rest of us, but that’s OK, it keeps you sane.<br />
    <br />
    You Are Not So Smart is a blog devoted to self delusion and irrational thinking.
  • Internet Meme Database | Know Your Meme – Know Your Meme: Documenting Internet phenomena: viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, web celebs and more.
  • WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange: "Transparent Government Tends to Produce Just Government" – WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange: "Transparent Government Tends to Produce Just Government"<br />
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    We spend the hour with Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, talking about the biggest leak in US history: the release of more than 91,000 classified military records on the war in Afghanistan. As the Pentagon announces it is launching a criminal probe into who leaked the documents, Assange asks what about investigating the "war crimes" revealed in the leaked military records? He also talks about the media, why he isn’t coming to the US anytime soon, and what gives him hope. "What keeps us going is our sources. These are the people, presumably, who are inside these organizations, who want change," Assange says. "They are both heroic figures taking much greater risks than I ever do, and they are pushing and showing that they want change in, in fact, an extremely effective way."

M3talinks for Jul 28th

Today’s M3talinks for Jul 28th

  • Using Keytool to Import SSL Certificates into Sun JDK – TalkingTree.com – 've recently seen a little discussion on CFTalk about importing SSL certificates into the JVM keystore used by the JVM under ColdFusion MX in order to connect to SSL enabled resources, such as LDAP servers or Web Servers while using either the tags CFLDAP, CFHTTP, or CFINVOKE. I've also found myself having to do this for the first time recently. During that process I stumbled on what turned out to be a bug in the JVM 1.4.2-b28 that ships with ColdFusion MX 6.1 by default.
  • Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8: Thomas Jefferson to Isaac McPherson – It has been pretended by some, (and in England especially,) that inventors have a natural and exclusive right to their inventions, and not merely for their own lives, but inheritable to their heirs. But while it is a moot question whether the origin of any kind of property is derived from nature at all, it would be singular to admit a natural and even an hereditary right to inventors. It is agreed by those who have seriously considered the subject, that no individual has, of natural right, a separate property in an acre of land, for instance. By an universal law, indeed, whatever, whether fixed or movable, belongs to all men equally and in common, is the property for the moment of him who occupies it, but when he relinquishes the occupation, the property goes with it. Stable ownership is the gift of social law, and is given late in the progress of society.

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 Jul 26th

Today’s M3talinks for Jul 26th

  • Setting 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable headers with Apache .htaccess – When temporarily taking down a website to perform maintenance, it's a good idea to return a "503 Service Temporarily Unavailable" header so search engines know to come back later. This post shows how to set this header using an Apache .htaccess file, and also how to show a response page to users with PHP so they know to try again later.

M3talinks for Jul 23rd

Today’s M3talinks for Jul 23rd

  • Thawte – Knowledge Center – SSL Certificates Support – Once you have installed your Thawte SSL Certificate, you can verify that the installation was successful by using the SSL Certificate Installation Checker on this page. Please follow these steps to test your installation:<br />
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    1. Enter your Domain Name into the Fully Qualified Domain Name field (e.g. type secure.thawte.com).<br />
    2. Enter the SSL port number for your Web server. (The default SSL port number for most servers is 443.)<br />
    3. Click Test this Web Server. <br />
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    The SSL certificate checker uses a Java Applet and you might be prompted to accept the certificate. If you receive an error try using a different browser or check your Java Settings.

M3talinks for Jul 4th

Today’s M3talinks for Jul 4th

  • Candida Martinelli’s Italophile Site(Historicals set in Italy) – The books featured here are historical novels set in Italy. I've included some featuring:<br />
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    * Famous works of art<br />
    * Ancient Roman warfare<br />
    * World War II in Italy<br />
    * 15th Century Italy<br />
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    Each book is linked via a click on the book cover, to Amazon.com's page for the book. Some allow you to Search Inside the book.<br />
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    There you can find excerpts, sometimes links to the first chapter, back cover text, reader comments, reviews, and prices for new and used copies.<br />
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    Many of these books are available as paperbacks, so be sure to check before deciding one's too expensive.

M3talinks for Jun 25th

Today’s M3talinks for Jun 25th

  • Monkeybagel.com: Pumas on Hoverbikes – We've all heard the "herding cats" analogy with regard to managing programmers. Managing sysadmins is like leading a neighborhood gang of neurotic pumas on jet-powered hoverbikes with nasty smack habits and opposable thumbs. Oh, and as a manager you're a neurotic junkie puma too, only they cut your thumbs off and whereas all the other pumas get to drive around on their badass hoverbikes and fire chainguns at the marketing department, YOU have to drive a maroon AMC Gremlin behind them and hand out Band-Aids and smile a lot, when all you're REALLY thinking about is how to get one of them to let you borrow his hoverbike for a few minutes so you can show those fools how it's DONE. This is because managers are usually people who proved that they were handy with a chaingun and were thus rewarded by having their thumbs cut off and their weapons handed to some punk college hire.
  • jQuery Raty – A Star Rating Plugin

M3talinks for Jun 24th through Jun 25th

M3talinks for Jun 24th through Jun 25th:

  • Giving Great Talks: A Mashup » Bolt | Peters – I had the privilege of Jared Spool attending and critiquing some of my recent talks, and in preparation for a UIE webinar I’m giving, he took time to rip me apart give me some awesome feedback. His advice reminded me of notes I took almost ten years ago at an Edward Tufte seminar about giving great talks, and so the next logical step was to make old-timey boxing photos of them both and write a mashup of their talking tips. RIGHT? Both Jared Spool and Edward Tufte are known to be kick-ass speakers in the technology field – Tufte is all up in the freaking white house, and Jared speaks roughly 400 days a year around the world. I think we can learn a lot from their advice, and despite the artificial conflict introduced with boxing pictures, their tips are mostly complimentary.<br />
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    - by Nate Bolt
  • Less.js Will Obsolete CSS – If you design websites you may have heard of interesting tools called CSS pre-processors. A couple of great ones are LESS and SASS. I helped Alexis, the creator of LESS with the design of the language and built the public site.<br />
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    It’s a tool I wanted to use myself, and even though SASS already existed I didn’t feel like using a different syntax to CSS—I wanted something to augment CSS and make it more powerful, while still retaining the same look and feel. That’s exactly what LESS does. It extends CSS with things like variables, nested rules, mixins and operations to name a few.
  • Less.js Will Obsolete CSS – If you design websites you may have heard of interesting tools called CSS pre-processors. A couple of great ones are LESS and SASS. I helped Alexis, the creator of LESS with the design of the language and built the public site.<br />
    <br />
    It’s a tool I wanted to use myself, and even though SASS already existed I didn’t feel like using a different syntax to CSS—I wanted something to augment CSS and make it more powerful, while still retaining the same look and feel. That’s exactly what LESS does. It extends CSS with things like variables, nested rules, mixins and operations to name a few.
  • LESS – Leaner CSS – LESS extends CSS with: variables, mixins, operations and nested rules. Best of all, LESS uses existing CSS syntax. This means you can rename your current .css files to .less and they'll just work.
  • Argentina On Two Steaks A Day – The classic beginner's mistake in Argentina is to neglect the first steak of the day. You will be tempted to just peck at it or even skip it altogether, rationalizing that you need to save yourself for the much larger steak later that night. But this is a false economy, like refusing to drink water in the early parts of a marathon. That first steak has to get you through the afternoon and half the night, until the restaurants begin to open at ten; the first steak is what primes your system to digest large quantities of animal protein, and it's the first steak that buffers the sudden sugar rush of your afternoon ice cream cone. The midnight second steak might be more the glamorous one, standing as it does a good three inches off the plate, but all it has to do is get you up and out of the restaurant and into bed (for the love of God, don't forget to drink water).
  • ICT Graphics Lab – The Graphics Lab at the University of Southern California has designed an easily reproducible, low-cost 3D display system with a form factor that offers a number of advantages for displaying 3D objects in 3D. The display is:<br />
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    * autostereoscopic – requires no special viewing glasses<br />
    * omnidirectional – generates simultaneous views accomodating large numbers of viewers<br />
    * interactive – can update content at 200Hz<br />
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    The system works by projecting high-speed video onto a rapidly spinning mirror. As the mirror turns, it reflects a different and accurate image to each potential viewer. Our rendering algorithm can recreate both virtual and real scenes with correct occlusion, horizontal and vertical perspective, and shading.

M3talinks for Jun 22nd

Today’s M3talinks for Jun 22nd

  • Mensch — A coding font – The latest MacOS release (10.6, or “Snow Leopard”) comes with a new monospace font. It’s called “Menlo” and it’s a slightly modified form of the standard Linux font (with appropriately weightly Linux name) “DejaVu Sans Serif Mono”, which is itself an updated form of Bitstream Vera Sans Mono. Apple’s modifications are a definite improvement to my eyes, mostly because they thicken up some of the wispier glyphs from DejaVu, like the underline and period. There’s a great comparison over here.<br />
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    One thing that bothered me, though, is that they turned the zero into a 1980s-style “slashed circle”. Unhip, daddy-o! I couldn’t limit my tweaking to the zero glyph, so in the end I made about a dozen changes. Bitstream released these fonts with a very open license that only requires that you change the name if you change anything about the font, so I'm releasing my changes with the same license, as the font “Mensch”.
  • Puppet Drupal recipes | Bitfield Consulting – Drupal, Puppet. Puppet, meet Drupal<br />
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    Puppet and Drupal make a great combination. Drupal is an amazing tool for quickly constructing attractive, functional web sites. It lets you manage large numbers of web sites from a single installation, and (via add-on modules) provides almost any CMS or blog feature you could want.<br />
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    However, like any powerful tool, Drupal takes some learning. It also needs a certain amount of discipline to manage Drupal servers without getting into a chaotic mess. The Drupal sysadmin can end up trying to navigate a spaghetti of ad-hoc symlinks and face problems upgrading, maintaining, monitoring and backing up a large Drupal installation. Aegir can help with this (I’ll look at Aegir vs. Puppet in a future article) but first we need to get Drupal itself under control.<br />
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    Fortunately, Puppet can help you tame Drupal and use the power of configuration management to bring your Drupal sites under control.
  • Puppet Drupal recipes | Bitfield Consulting – Drupal, Puppet. Puppet, meet Drupal<br />
    <br />
    Puppet and Drupal make a great combination. Drupal is an amazing tool for quickly constructing attractive, functional web sites. It lets you manage large numbers of web sites from a single installation, and (via add-on modules) provides almost any CMS or blog feature you could want.<br />
    <br />
    However, like any powerful tool, Drupal takes some learning. It also needs a certain amount of discipline to manage Drupal servers without getting into a chaotic mess. The Drupal sysadmin can end up trying to navigate a spaghetti of ad-hoc symlinks and face problems upgrading, maintaining, monitoring and backing up a large Drupal installation. Aegir can help with this (I’ll look at Aegir vs. Puppet in a future article) but first we need to get Drupal itself under control.<br />
    <br />
    Fortunately, Puppet can help you tame Drupal and use the power of configuration management to bring your Drupal sites under control.
  • Puppet Training – Mike McGrath's slidedeck and audio for his Intro to Puppet workshop.