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"Learning To Love HTML and CSS (for grumpy developers)" Presentation From NDC 2012

This year at NDC 2012 I gave a presentation titled Learning to love HTML and CSS (for grumpy developers) . This is a bit of a stretch - and a nice change - for me. Usually I give code / demo heavy presentations on server-side development in ASP.NET, but...

No, you're crazy! (or, the problem with assuming that computer programmers have all that much in common)

Five Non-Essential Phone Screen Questions Which Tell Me Nothing Jeff Atwood recently linked Steve Yegge's post on Five Essential Phone-Screen Questions . My first impression was that it was horrible advice. For reference, here's the five areas which Steve...

Why CodingHorror is horribly wrong about Blacklists and Virus Scanners

Jeff and I had an interesting debate on virus scanners a few weeks ago. He posted his take on the conversation yesterday, and (surprise!) we both think we won the argument. I believe the difference of opinion really comes down to a few different assumptions...

Conditionally showing Google Ads

Summary Consider hiding ads on your site depending on how the user got there. Why? A friend of mine recently experienced an unexpected surge in traffic to his site. He's been subject to a rampage of Digg-ers ever since then, scrambling to cut his image...

Alternative MIX07 Blog Bling

I registered for the MIX07 conference today, and decided I needed to add a MIX07 badge to my blog. I spent a little while looking at the official MIX07 badges and decided that, while they're very slick and exciting, they just don't speak to where...

Google Personalized Homepage (IG) - Read a post inline

I've been using the Google personalized homepage for a while as a simple "heads up display". I run RSS Bandit on my laptop; it's too tempting of a distraction to run on my main work computer. I've got the Google homepage set up with my top feeds, plus...

[link] 9MinutesOfFame

Back in February, I posted about MyLastFM , an open source player for Last.FM radio. MyLastFM is a really slick looking application with some slick code under the covers. It's the product of a killer team - Eric 's the programmer and Nicole 's...

[OT] Google buying YouTube for $1.65 Billion

MarketWatch: Google to acquire YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Google Inc. said Monday it's buying No. 1 Internet video sharing Web site YouTube Inc. for $1.65 billion in stock. The deal is regarded as a largely defensive...

IE7 Standalone (Updated for IE7 Release)

Update 10/23/06 for the IE7 Release version Summary I just released a new version of the IE7 Standalone Launcher . Due to changes in this beta release of IE7, a simple batch file alone won't cut it. You can grab a zip package (two batch files, two...

Motorcycle blogging from San Diego to the Arctic Circle

As Phil mentioned earlier, my brother Brian is blogging his motorcycle trip from San Diego, California to Deadhorse, Alaska . Blogging a long trip is getting routine, but what's interesting is that Brian's actually blogging from a computer / webcam /...
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