// 27.Sep.2008

Listen to Yourself

How to cut down the number of stupid comments on YouTube.

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// 22.Sep.2008

Encrypt Mail, Address Book, and iCal Data

Learn how to create an encrypted sparse disk image that mounts and unmounts on login/logout. With symbolic links in the proper places, Mail, Address Book, and iCal are none the wiser, and you can be reasonably assured that your private data will stay secure.

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// 21.Sep.2008

10 Smart JavaScript Techniques to Improve Your UI

JavaScript can add a lot of special effects that can really improve the user’s experience. Here are 10 simple and clever JavaScript techniques that add an extra dose of usability to any website.

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// 21.Sep.2008

8 Excellent Resources to Enhance Your WordPress Sidebar

Make your WordPress-powered website even better with these great sidebar widgets.

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// 21.Sep.2008

Your Rights as a Photographer

Photographers keep facing questions and charges for breaking the law, making it important to understand your rights and responsibilities as a photographer. The general rule is that you can photograph mostly anything you like as long as it’s in a public place.

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// 21.Sep.2008

The Sorry State of Browser Rendering

I’ve made some (more) tweaks to the design of this website over the past few days. They’re mostly little things and, unless you visit the site often, you probably wouldn’t notice them unless I were to point them out. In fact, in comparing the design today with the template I relaunched with on the 28th June, 2008, it’s amazing to see just how much the design has changed — while still sharing a common overall aesthetic. But then this is how web-design should be isn’t it? A website evolves with small, subtle, incremental changes, yet retains its “brand” by remaining true to its original design.

While I was applying the revisions I started thinking about web-design. I considered the current state of the art, how far we’ve come (I started building websites right back in the beginning when IBrowse on the Commodore Amiga really was cutting edge), standards compliance and the W3C, etc.

The catalyst for these thoughts was my adoption of a simple little CSS3 property known as border-radius, which is used to produce the RoundRects that, depending on which browser you’re using, may or may not be visible to you when you visit this website. If you’re using a Gecko or WebKit based browser, then you’ll see this website exactly as I intended - complete with RoundRects. With other browsers you’ll only see an approximation of the design I intended.
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// 21.Sep.2008

Wallpaper Collection

Found! A collection of decent desktop wallpapers of varying resolutions.

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// 20.Sep.2008

Favourite Movies

Prompted by Jason Kottke’s recent post about his “Most-rewatched Movies” I list the ten movies that I have watched over and over again (in no particular order).

The Usual Suspects: A boat has been destroyed, criminals are dead, and the key to this mystery lies with the only survivor and his twisted, convoluted story beginning with five career crooks in a seemingly random police lineup.
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// 18.Sep.2008

Born to Run

Biomechanical research reveals a surprising key to the survival of our species: Humans are built to outrun nearly every other animal on the planet over long distances. [via]

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// 17.Sep.2008

Add Recent Applications as a Stack on the Dock

This simple Terminal hack will create a custom Stack on the Dock that will show your recently opened applications. I’ve been waiting for this to appear for ages. Hooray!

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