Tag Archives: opensource

M3talinks for May 27th

Today’s M3talinks for May 27th

  • AviaSlider – a unique jQuery Image slideshow plugin – * 8 unique transition effects<br />
    * Lots of easy to set options to create your own effects<br />
    * Included Image preloader<br />
    * Autoplay that stops on user interaction<br />
    * Valid HTML5 and CSS 3 Markup<br />
    * Packed version only weights 8kb<br />
    * Supports linked images<br />
    * already prepared to work with prettyPhoto Lightbox<br />
    * works with jQuery 1.32 and higher<br />
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    Browser Support<br />
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    * Internet Explorer 6 and higher<br />
    * Safari 3 and higher<br />
    * Firefox 2 and higher<br />
    * Opera 10 and higher<br />
    * Google Chrome 3 and higher<br />
    * Checks for last 3 Browsers performed on Mac & Win
  • Piwik – Web analytics – Open source – Piwik is a downloadable, open source (GPL licensed) real time web analytics software program. It provides you with detailed reports on your website visitors: the search engines and keywords they used, the language they speak, your popular pages… and so much more.<br />
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    Piwik aims to be an open source alternative to Google Analytics.<br />
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    Piwik is a PHP MySQL software program that you download and install on your own webserver. At the end of the five minute installation process you will be given a JavaScript tag. Simply copy and paste this tag on websites you wish to track (or use an existing plugin to do it automatically for you) and access your analytics reports in real time.
  • Home – CFML Advisory Committee – CFML Advisory Committee – Welcome to the CFML Advisory Committee website. Our goal is to define what is "core" to the ColdFusion Markup Language, how that core should behave and what is considered "extended core" – what language features useful CFML processors should implement – as well as offering guidelines for vendors to provide extensions to CFML in a consistent manner.<br />
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    We are currently finalizing our basic definition of what constitutes the core CFML tags, functions and script and will be publishing more details shortly.
  • Open BlueDragon Java CFML Runtime Engine – Open BlueDragon – the worlds favourite<br />
    and only truly open source GPL Java CFML engine<br />
    <br />
    no hidden costs, no extra charges, no crippled functionality – Price $0.00
  • Railo Open Source – Railo open source is a completely free, open source CFML engine that has been officially accepted as a JBoss.org project. Railo is known for its compatibility, performance, innovations and extensibility.
  • Typedia: Learn: Anatomy of a Typeface – Anatomy of a Typeface

M3talinks for May 17th

Today’s M3talinks for May 17th

  • Digital Transcriber – Free Transcription Software Player – Express Scribe Transcription Playback Software<br />
    Digital Transcription Audio Player Software<br />
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    Express Scribe is free professional audio player software for PC, Mac or Linux designed to assist the transcription of audio recordings.<br />
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    A typist can install it on their computer and control audio playback using a transcription foot pedal or keyboard (with 'hot' keys). This computer transcriber application also offers valuable features for typists including variable speed playback, multi-channel control, playing video, file management, and more.<br />
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    Express Scribe is completely free and can be used without any restrictions. We make it free because we know you will love it so much you will use and recommend our commercial digital dictation suite to others. Please visit our Dictation Software page.<br />
    Download Application
  • Digital Transcriber – Free Transcription Software Player – Express Scribe Transcription Playback Software<br />
    Digital Transcription Audio Player Software<br />
    <br />
    Express Scribe is free professional audio player software for PC, Mac or Linux designed to assist the transcription of audio recordings.<br />
    <br />
    A typist can install it on their computer and control audio playback using a transcription foot pedal or keyboard (with 'hot' keys). This computer transcriber application also offers valuable features for typists including variable speed playback, multi-channel control, playing video, file management, and more.<br />
    <br />
    Express Scribe is completely free and can be used without any restrictions. We make it free because we know you will love it so much you will use and recommend our commercial digital dictation suite to others. Please visit our Dictation Software page.<br />
    Download Application
  • Stories Matter » Announcing Stories Matter v.1.5.1 – Announcing the Launch of the Stories Matter (On/Online) Database Tool: A New Media Alternative to Oral History Transcription<br />
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    Michael Frisch has recently written that the “deep dark secret” of oral history, is that we don’t really know what to do with the orality of the source. In transcribing our interviews, we lose the orality almost immediately thus shoring the narratives of much of their meaning. This new media application now offers oral historians an alternative to transcription (available at http://storytelling.concordia.ca/storiesmatter).

M3talinks for May 11th

Today’s M3talinks for May 11th

  • RIP!: A remix manifesto – A documentary by Brett Gaylor<br />
    about copyright and remix culture.<br />
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    Watch RiP: A Remix Manifesto online<br />
    for free… in HD
  • Dear Ubuntu: I Have Some Concerns – "Dear Ubuntu, for the last couple years life has been good. Every time I've shown you to a friend or family member, they've compared you to what they're familiar with–Windows XP or Vista, mostly–and by comparison you've looked brilliant. Yeah, your ugly brown color scheme was a bit off-putting at first, but once people saw how secure, simple, and reliable you were, the response was almost universally positive. But recently, things have changed …"<br />
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    I’m a bit late with this, considering that 10.04 is out already, but it will be interesting how people have found 10.04 to stack up against 9.10.<br />
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    From Tanner Helland who previously wrote 10 Days of Ubuntu 10.10 Feature Requests, this is a Dear John-style letter about how the author is finding it difficult to love Ubuntu in the face of the severe problems with 9.10, and just how good Windows 7 is.
  • Do Blind People Use a Special Keyboard? – This is one of the most common question asked by sighted people when they meet or hear about blind computer users. Here, I’ll not only answer this question, but I’ll discuss where it may have come from. I’ll also add in some interesting facts along the way.

M3talinks for May 4th through May 5th

M3talinks for May 4th through May 5th:

  • Abney Park – Steampunk Band
  • Thoughts on Flash – I wanted to jot down some of our thoughts on Adobe’s Flash products so that customers and critics may better understand why we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. Adobe has characterized our decision as being primarily business driven – they say we want to protect our App Store – but in reality it is based on technology issues. Adobe claims that we are a closed system, and that Flash is open, but in fact the opposite is true. Let me explain.
  • Thoughts on Flash – I wanted to jot down some of our thoughts on Adobe’s Flash products so that customers and critics may better understand why we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. Adobe has characterized our decision as being primarily business driven – they say we want to protect our App Store – but in reality it is based on technology issues. Adobe claims that we are a closed system, and that Flash is open, but in fact the opposite is true. Let me explain.
  • Highlights: The Journal’s Exclusive Interview With Adobe CEO – Digits – WSJ – Earlier on Thursday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs published an essay in which he took Adobe to task over its Flash software, which Apple does not support on its mobile products, such as the iPhone and iPad. The squabbling between Apple and Adobe has been getting increasingly personal, with Adobe executives and employees angered in particular by Apple’s decision to block Adobe software that would allow developers to produce programs in Flash that would then be converted to work on the iPhone.<br />
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    The Journal’s Alan Murray had an exclusive interview with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen Thursday afternoon, and Digits live-blogged the event. Highlights are below. Excerpts of the video are set to be available on the News Hub live show at 4 p.m., with the full video available on the Journal’s Web site.
  • Batch command line file conversion with PyODConverter – OpenOffice.org Ninja – You want to batch convert .doc to .pdf using the command line on a server without a GUI? Or you need automated .ppt to .swf conversion through cron, a sysvinit service, or a remote web server? Online conversion services such as Zamzar.com and Media-convert.com not working for you? Whichever formats you need to batch convert, PyODConverter is a simple Python script for just this purpose
  • DAG: unoconv: Convert between any document format supported by OpenOffice – unoconv converts between any document format that OpenOffice understands. It uses OpenOffice's UNO bindings for non-interactive conversion of documents.<br />
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    Supported document formats include Open Document Format (.odt), MS Word (.doc), MS Office Open/MS OOXML (.xml), Portable Document Format (.pdf), HTML, XHTML, RTF, Docbook (.xml), and more.<br />
    Features<br />
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    * Converts between different document formats that OpenOffice understands<br />
    * OpenOffice can export to about 100 different document formats<br />
    * Can be used for batch processing<br />
    * Combine with asciidoc and docbook2odf to create nice themed PDF or Word (.doc) files<br />
    * Autostarts OpenOffice for processing if necessary<br />
    * Can be used in a client/server environment to process documents centrally
  • Batch command line file conversion with PyODConverter – OpenOffice.org Ninja – You want to batch convert .doc to .pdf using the command line on a server without a GUI? Or you need automated .ppt to .swf conversion through cron, a sysvinit service, or a remote web server? Online conversion services such as Zamzar.com and Media-convert.com not working for you? Whichever formats you need to batch convert, PyODConverter is a simple Python script for just this purpose
  • DAG: unoconv: Convert between any document format supported by OpenOffice – unoconv converts between any document format that OpenOffice understands. It uses OpenOffice's UNO bindings for non-interactive conversion of documents.<br />
    <br />
    Supported document formats include Open Document Format (.odt), MS Word (.doc), MS Office Open/MS OOXML (.xml), Portable Document Format (.pdf), HTML, XHTML, RTF, Docbook (.xml), and more.<br />
    Features<br />
    <br />
    * Converts between different document formats that OpenOffice understands<br />
    * OpenOffice can export to about 100 different document formats<br />
    * Can be used for batch processing<br />
    * Combine with asciidoc and docbook2odf to create nice themed PDF or Word (.doc) files<br />
    * Autostarts OpenOffice for processing if necessary<br />
    * Can be used in a client/server environment to process documents centrally
  • JODConverter | Art of Solving – JODConverter, the Java OpenDocument Converter, converts documents between different office formats.<br />
    It leverages OpenOffice.org, which provides arguably the best import/export filters for OpenDocument and Microsoft Office formats available today.<br />
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    JODConverter automates all conversions supported by OpenOffice.org, including<br />
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    * Microsoft Office to OpenDocument, and viceversa<br />
    o Word to OpenDocument Text (odt); OpenDocument Text (odt) to Word<br />
    o Excel to OpenDocument Spreadsheet (ods); OpenDocument Spreadsheet (ods) to Excel<br />
    o PowerPoint to OpenDocument Presentation (odp); OpenDocument Presentation (odp) to PowerPoint<br />
    * Any format to PDF<br />
    o OpenDocument (Text, Spreadsheet, Presentation) to PDF<br />
    o Word to PDF; Excel to PDF; PowerPoint to PDF<br />
    o RTF to PDF; WordPerfect to PDF; …<br />
    * And more

M3talinks for Apr 29th

Today’s M3talinks for Apr 29th

  • Mixxx | Free Digital DJ Software – Mixxx is free, open source DJ software that gives you everything you need to perform live mixes.<br />
    <br />
    Why Mixxx?<br />
    <br />
    * Free, open source DJ software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux<br />
    * MIDI controller support<br />
    * Superior mixing engine with recording, vinyl control, and more<br />
    * Created for DJs, by DJs<br />
    * Check out our full list of battle-tested and DJ approved features!

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!

linkHive For Mar 24th

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveMar 24th

  • YOURLS: Your Own URL Shortener – YOURLS is a small set of PHP scripts that will allow you to run your own URL shortening service (a la TinyURL). You can make it private or public, you can pick custom keyword URLs, it comes with its own API. You will love it.<br />
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    There's a WordPress plugin available for YOURLS, making integration with your blog a snap: create short URLs and tweet them automagically as you publish blog posts.
  • My Love/Hate Affair With Typekit – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report – Speeding up design acceptance<br />
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    While browser improvements and web standards alone provided multiple partial solutions, Typekit offered a complete solution that just worked. And the people behind Typekit (including Bryan Mason and Jason Santa Maria) did everything right: they reached out to the type design, graphic design, and standards-based web design communities; they worked with vendor after vendor to offer as many fonts as possible; they spoke everywhere, marketing their venture one lecture and even one designer at a time.<br />
    <br />
    Typekit excited the web design community about type and proved that licensing and hosting web type was a viable business, providing options and convenience for designers and their clients, while bringing new revenue to type designers and protecting their intellectual property.

linkHive For Feb 12th

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveFeb 12th

  • Plupload – A tool for uploading files using Flash, Silverlight, Google Gears, HTML5 or Browserplus – [[Wow! This is super impressive. I haven't tried it yet - but I will definitely give it a spin. And hosted on GitHub. What's not to love?]] The developers of TinyMCE brings you Plupload, a highly usable upload handler for your Content Management Systems or similar. Plupload is currently separated into a Core API and a jQuery upload queue widget this enables you to either use it out of the box or write your own custom implementation.

linkHive For Feb 8th

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveFeb 8th

  • Forget About Photoshop: 5 More Ways to Stop Using Images in Your Designs – Cherrysave – Images increase download time for end-users and workload for web designers, slowing down the time it takes to fully develop a concept for clients. Furthermore, images can add unneeded clutter and increase search-engine blindness, detracting from the principle of simple web design.
  • Knowledge Games – How to apply game thinking to your business challenges
  • Understanding CSS – Padding, Positioning and CSS3 « CreativityDen – With the release of CSS3, which is now being used more frequently, I’ve put this little article together for more of a beginner. However you never know, there may be a few tricks you don’t know.

    I’m also going to be giving advice on such things as Padding, Margin, Borders and Background Colors, and how to us them effectively.

  • Web Designers’ Browser Support Checklist, Web Designers’ Browser Support Checklist : FindMeByIP : what browser am I using, how modern is my web browser, and what’s my IP address? – The table below displays browser support for HTML5 (including Web Forms 2.0) and CSS3 (including CSS3 selectors).

    It relies partly on the excellent Modernizr javascript library and browser testing information is supplied via the ever useful LitmusApp browser testing application.

    Updated every Friday: follow @deepbluetweets.

  • Strategizing Web Content – Writing for the Web | letscounthedays – When it comes to designing a website, content is often overlooked, but why? Very rarely do users browse the web looking for a good design or decent experience. Users come for the content. Not giving them what they want with poorly written content will frustrate users. Not only does it waste their time, but your time as well.
  • 0x1fff: 35 Google open-source projects that you probably don’t know – Google is one of the biggest companies supporting OpenSource movement, they released more than 500 open source projects(most of them are samples showing how to use their API). In this article I will try to write about most interesting and free releases from Google, some of them might be abandoned.
  • 50 Free UI and Web Design Wireframing Kits, Resources and Source Files – Smashing Magazine – Planning and communication are two key elements in the development of any successful website or application. And that is exactly what the wireframing process offers: a quick and simple method to plan the layout and a cost-effective, time-saving tool to easily communicate your ideas to others. A wireframe typically has the basic elements of a Web page: header, footer, sidebar, maybe even some generated content, which gives you, your clients and colleagues a simple visually oriented layout that illustrates what the structure of the website will be by the end of the project and that serves as the foundation for any future alterations.

    This article focuses on actual wireframing tools and standalone applications, as well as resources that you’ll need to build your own wireframe: wireframing kits, browser windows, form elements, grids, Mac OS X elements, mobile elements, which you’ll use in any typical graphics editor such as Photoshop or Illustrator. …Or you could use pen and paper.

  • A List Apart: Articles: Unwebbable – It’s time we came to grips with the fact that not every “document” can be a “web page.” Some forms of writing just cannot be expressed in HTML—or they need to be bent and distorted to do so. But for once, XML might actually help.

linkHive For Feb 2nd

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveFeb 2nd

  • dygraphs JavaScript Visualization Library – [[Wow - this is very impressive. This makes me want to do more HTML slidedecks, since this beats the pants off graph interaction on PowerPoint/Keynote etc.]] dygraphs is an open source JavaScript library that produces produces interactive, zoomable charts of time series. It is designed to display dense data sets and enable users to explore and interpret them.
  • 10 best free Windows clipboard replacements | News | TechRadar UK – Windows' clipboard consists of a single item – press [Ctrl] + [C] or [Ctrl] + [X] again, and your original entry is lost.

    Thankfully this shortcoming hasn't been lost on the programming community, and a large number of tools have been developed to fill the gap.

    So we've scoured the web looking for 10 of the best freeware alternatives.

    There's a lot of crossover between the vast majority of them, so we've highlighted what makes them unique where applicable to help you pick your chosen clipboard replacement tool.

  • What Gets Measured 1106.pdf (application/pdf Object) – Data, metric, measures, assessments, evaluations, scorecards, progress reports… Many of us have
    been faced with a whole host of measurement opportunities. Seems like some of the performance
    measurements are moving targets that we seldom hit. Some measurement processes come and go
    like fog. I recall hearing this maxim years ago: “What gets measured gets done.” It has been
    attributed to Peter Drucker, Tom Peters, Edwards Deming, Lord Kelvin and others. Why is it that so
    often we get hung up on metrics and measuring things to the point that we sometimes lose track of
    measuring what really matters?