Category Archives: nifty

TAKING ON GLOBAL FOOD WASTE WITH A SIMPLE SHEET OF PAPER | INDEX: Design to Improve Life®

  FreshPaper uses spices to combat food decay TAKING ON GLOBAL FOOD WASTE WITH A SIMPLE SHEET OF PAPER | INDEX: Design to Improve Life®. While the world’s farmers harvest enough food to feed the planet, it is estimated that … Continue reading

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Tutorials – Servers > Telnet as a Diagnostic Aid

I don’t know about you, but I can use a reefresher now and again for things like surfing with Telnet to determine if 301 re-directs work… In a nutshell, you’ll want something like this: telnet eastvalley.freedomblogging.com 80[cr] Trying 69.25.233.100… Connected … Continue reading

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Chris Harrison – Pseudo-3D Video Conferencing with a Generic Webcam

Interesting mechanism for enabling 3D video conferencing: When conversing with someone via video conference, you are provided with a virtual window into their space. However, this currently remains both flat and fixed, limiting its immersiveness. Previous research efforts have explored … Continue reading

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Regular Expression Tools

RegExr is an excellent web-based utility that helps you construct a RegEx query by showing you results in real time. Hits are highlighted as you write your expression.  Regular Expression Tutorial - This regular expression tutorial teaches you every aspect of regular expressions. … Continue reading

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Farbtastic: jQuery color picker plug-in | Steven Wittens – Acko.net

Farbtastic is a jQuery plug-in that can add one or more color picker widgets into a page through JavaScript. Each widget is then linked to an existing element (e.g. a text field) and will update the element’s value when a … Continue reading

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UMW Blogs support videos for WPMu 2.6

Jim Groom, who administers the UMW group of WordPressMU blogs has placed a whole slew of videos online, which help users with WPMU, as well as migrate from WPMU-1.3.3 to WPMU-2.6. The inimitable Andy Rush (a.k.a. EduRush) and I have … Continue reading

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Houston Community Newspapers Online – Green fuel, made at home

From the article: The “Rivera Method” takes such agricultural refuse as cracked soy beans, rice and cotton seed hulls, grain sorghum, milo and jatropha and turns them into bio-crude oil. This crude – or Vetroleum, as Rivera calls it – … Continue reading

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I, Cringely . The Pulpit . It’s the Platform, Stupid | PBS

I, Cringely . The Pulpit . It’s the Platform, Stupid | PBS Cars are the key to U.S. energy consumption. The dominant automotive platform here, whether you drive a truck, a car, or a motorcycle, relies on gasoline-fueled internal combustion … Continue reading

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Content Syndication with Case-Hardened JavaScript

Content Syndication with Case-Hardened JavaScript Nice little tutorial on creating 3-tier/MVC JavaScript…

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ALA’s New Print Styles + hasLayout

Perplexing little CSS issue that’s dogged me for ages: Why does MSIE have weird positioning some times? It could be because of hasLayout, and all you need to do, is apply position:relative to the CSS declaration: A List Apart: Articles: … Continue reading

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