October 25th, 2009 by alephnaught

Repaired Artwalk Badge code

I really dig Artwalk and wanted to add the new badge to my website, but the code didn’t work – you should be able to copy the code below and paste it into your site: <a title="Artwalk" href="" mce_href="" target="_blank"><br /> <img src="" mce_src="" alt="ArtwalkBadge" width="234" height="360" /></a><a title="Artwalk" href="" mce_href="" target="_blank"><br /> <img src="" […]

Posted in Social Networking,

July 22nd, 2009 by alephnaught

Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design

Title: Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design Author: Andy Clarke Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: New Riders Press; 1 edition (November 25, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0321410971 ISBN-13: 978-0321410979 This book isn’t really about Transcending CSS but instead equal parts history, technique, design, process and futures. And if you want to do more with […]

Posted in Books, Computer,

June 21st, 2009 by alephnaught

A quick, incomplete guide to social networking tools for business

Social networking is hot.  Businesses see value in improving how team members work together: “Internal social networking platforms more valuable to organizations” .  There are a number of possible approaches; the best choice depends on what problems you want to address first, the size of the business, and the availability of internal Information Technology staff […]

April 20th, 2009 by alephnaught

The fast, easy way to upgrade your Mac hardware

Aviva watched my laptop spin yet another beachball of doom and told me to get a new, more powerful laptop.  I don’t have to be told twice! So I made an appointment and bought new computers for Aviva and I.  She got a 20″ iMac, I got a new MacBook Pro 15″. When I finally […]

April 11th, 2009 by electricbob

Why I use Twitter Tools to backup my tweets on my blog (and future plans)

I’ve been retweeting (RT) with the #brilliant hashtag so I could keep a record of things I want to remember.  Twitter only keeps tweets for between one and three months.  That means I’ll loose the things I want to remember if I don’t back the tweets up myself. Twitter Tools is a WordPress plugin that […]

April 1st, 2009 by alephnaught

Blackberry App World quick review and pointer to a more detailed one

As I was reading the Engadget RSS feed, I saw an entry on Blackberry App World, so I grabbed a copy (you need to go to the Blackberry web site to download this application). And it seems to work.  I’ve downloaded a free application already (a calorie counter) and will be downloading a few more.  […]

March 6th, 2009 by alephnaught

Mac software: DropBox, Googaby, and Things

Thanks to Twitter, I found three tools that are now a critical part of my computing life. The first tool is Things.  Things is a task list manager that implements the important parts of the personal task management system created by author David Allen called Getting Things Done.  Tasks can have tags and notes; notes […]

March 1st, 2009 by alephnaught

The meaning of life – the 42 Firefox extensions I use

I thought it was time to share my own list of Firefox extensions that I use (I constructed this list using the Extension List Dumper, which I used to help me move from Firefox 2 to Firefox 3 by identifying the extensions I needed to update or replace).  I currently have 42 extensions installed. Aardvark […]

Posted in Computer,

February 21st, 2009 by alephnaught

Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for Rich Internet Application Developers

Title: Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for Rich Internet Application Developers Author: David Tucker, Marco Casario, Koen De Weggheleire, Rich Tretola Paperback: 446 pages Publisher: Adobe Dev Library; 1 edition (November 24, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0596522509 ISBN-13: 978-0596522506 I found this book very useful for someone just starting out with Adobe Air […]

February 7th, 2009 by alephnaught

Schitzophrenic social networking – multiple online personality disorder

By day you’re a mild mannered news reporter, and at night you’re a dominatrix; you want to maintain a separate persona for your work-related actiities and the rest of your life.  This is easy to do. First, pick a name for each persona you want to maintain.  Let’s assume your name is Jane B. Doe […]