Weekly Digest for August 31st

A collection of my actions and interactions from around the Net over the last week.

twitter (feed #6) RT @statesman: One-day-a-week watering policy goes into effect in Austin today (well, for most of us) http://bit.ly/31e9S1 [#]

twitter (feed #6) Posted: Weekly Digest for August 24th http://bit.ly/2smJld [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading Typedia: A Shared Encyclopedia of Typefaces http://typedia.com/ [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading AnythingSlider jQuery Plugin http://bit.ly/RUQch [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading Hand & Arrow Icons http://bit.ly/W2V0k [#]

twitter (feed #6) Just followed @ShitMyDadSays after a recommendation from @damon. I had to stop reading to ensure I don’t cry from laughter. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Prepping to head out to #SMBAustin to listen to a panel lead by @robquig on the topic of mainstream media going social. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Great questions at #SMBAustin today and each is answered very well. I can’t wait to apply some of these great ideas. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading Find the right website size for every audience with the Web Canvas | Methodologie: ‘The idea.. http://bit.ly/OFmb2 [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading Snow Leopard Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Compatibility List http://bit.ly/woMJ4 [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading 36 Color Gradient Sets For Photoshop http://bit.ly/ow3hy [#]

twitter (feed #6) ‘Demand Media is a Page View Generating Machine – And it’s Working': http://bit.ly/18ZQBC [#]

twitter (feed #6) Hey Outlook Web Access, no one likes crashy apps. Just sayin’. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Add tabs for multiple docs to Word, Excel and PowerPoint: http://bit.ly/oPkeq Sweet Sweet organization. HT @sryder @yehaskel [#]

twitter (feed #6) RT @hayesdavis: if you thought TARP, etc were just government handouts to the rich: http://bit.ly/BSKAj – handouts don’t make 23% returns [#]

twitter (feed #6) Dropped my 360 off at UPS to ship to Microsoft so they can turn red lights to green lights. I miss Netflix streaming more than gaming. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Ikea to shed personality by switching from Futura to…Verdana(?!) in all marketing materials: http://bit.ly/Rfclh HT @pat_ramsey [#]

twitter (feed #6) Oooh, Things now supports plugins, including ones for QuickSilver, Google Quick Search Box and LaunchBar, plus quick entry auto-fill [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading True Deliciousness – The Bacon Chicken Narwhal http://bit.ly/xBNpZ [#]

twitter (feed #6) Hey Web Designers – @damon is looking for a designer for a quick fun, 1 page web site idea "your name in lights in the footer". Hit him up. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading Congress Speaks: "An exploration of the words spoken in the 110th Congress" http://bit.ly/9PZRV [#]

twitter (feed #6) Ahh, this explains my new followers (howdy y’all!): ‘Twitter accounts every Austinite should know': http://bit.ly/AusTwits [#]

twitter (feed #6) Anyone have trustworthy, recent data of browser usage across a wide swath of the Net? I’ve found this: http://bit.ly/3e23VI [#]

twitter (feed #6) What’s with the Web Development resume @ spam recently? Grrr… [#]

Apple’s official incompatible with Snow Leopard software.

twitter (feed #6) Reading Mac OS X v10.6: About incompatible software: Apple’s official incompatible with Snow Leopard.. http://bit.ly/17JEjH [#]

twitter (feed #6) Very impressed with Microsoft xBox Support. My 360 reached them on Friday and it’s already being shipped back. Great customer experience. [#]

Weekly Digest for August 24th

A collection of my actions and interactions from around the Net over the last week.

twitter (feed #6) Reading Host Your Own URL Shortener: 10 PHP Apps Reviewed http://bit.ly/b7Pux [#]

twitter (feed #6) Posted: Weekly Digest for August 17th http://bit.ly/7KgMj [#]

twitter (feed #6) The history of shaving: http://bit.ly/xzAZG Hat tip @whitneyhess [#]

twitter (feed #6) Sweet! Tr.im to Go Open Source, Community Owned: http://tr.im/wyQM HT @yehaskel [#]

twitter (feed #6) The inestimable @TWalk has a helluva lineup for SXSW: Hitting Bombs: Better Social Business through Sports Metaphors: http://tr.im/wzw9 [#]

twitter (feed #6) RT @demandrichard: congrats to all the people involved at eHOW and Livestrong — nice award http://bit.ly/u0kh [#]

twitter (feed #6) Posted: CoRD: an Alternative Remote Desktop App http://bit.ly/BlaUh [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading When can I use…: "Compatibility tables for features in HTML5, CSS3, SVG and other upcoming.. http://bit.ly/uhIKw [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading Elastic: "This Jquery plugin makes your textareas grow and shrink to fit it’s content. It wa.. http://bit.ly/15icjh [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading Palette Grabber: "Creates a color palette for Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, GIMP, Flash, Firewo.. http://bit.ly/kMB1M [#]

twitter (feed #6) A monkey washing a cat: http://tr.im/monkeycat This will improve any day. HT @DustyReagan [#]

twitter (feed #6) Off to Nomad with @sarahjoyjones. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Grrr, the Red Ring of Death has befallen my Xbox, so I’m putting in a repair request and printing the shipping label. Next I need a box… [#]

twitter (feed #6) PayPal doubles fees, doesn’t tell customers because they think it’s a "more useful experience": http://tr.im/wGx5 Wow… [#]

twitter (feed #6) Posted: Interesting Ad Placement… [Flickr] http://tinyurl.com/lopsv2 [#]

twitter (feed #6) It’s been a while since I dug into PHP, it feels nice, though I’m annoyed at how much I forgot. [#]

twitter (feed #6) I’m curious, what do you think is the ratio of passive-agressive statements made on Twitter compared to other tweets? [#]

twitter (feed #6) At the Draught House, looking forward to meeting @chris_bailey for an evening of good conversation and tasty pints. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Tonight’s conversations with @chris_bailey were much fun. U look forward to our next meeting. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Time for me to head to bed after a very productive evening so I can wake up and get a workout in before I dive back into work. G’night all. [#]

twitter (feed #6) 12 years ago today I bought my first domain (silverspider.com) #GeekAnniversaries [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading 5 Advanced Photoshop Techniques for Web Designers http://bit.ly/Aqiyi [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading Shortwave: "an extensible quick-search and shortcut bookmark" http://shortwaveapp.com/ [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading DadCanDo.com: "Over 200 top tips and words of advice, to help you really get the most from the ti.. http://dadcando.com/ [#]

twitter (feed #6) Interested in the US Government? Pick up ‘The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court’ http://bit.ly/thenine Very readable. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Enjoying a beer and a book on my back patio. A storm is rolling in and the smell of rain is delicious and welcome. [#]

flickr (feed #2) Shared 2 photos.

twitter (feed #6) Posted: Bacon Wrapped Chopped Venison Steak with Greenbeans Almondine [Flickr] http://bit.ly/2jCzqg [#]

twitter (feed #6) Posted: Bacon Wrapped Chopped Venison Steak with Greenbeans Almondine – Close Up [Flickr] http://bit.ly/1LkFHe [#]

twitter (feed #6) Want to feel a bit better about yourself? May I recommend you follow @WrongAlexJones and @searchoftheday..? [#]

CoRD: an Alternative Remote Desktop App

I downloaded CoRD yesterday to see how it stacks up to Microsoft’s RDC client and am very happy with it, so I thought I’d spread the word. While it’s not a perfect app, the differences are enough to make me switch. I’ve found it to be much faster than RDC and it implements ClearType beautifully (make sure you choose a good resolution), so reading Word docs and e-mail is a much better experience. For those who hook into multiple desktops at a time, it’s specifically set up to make it easy to run multiple sessions.

The only real downside that I’ve noticed so far include cursor artifacts when moving around Word docs and Outlook messages, but they go away as soon as you type.

CoRD Example

CoRD Example

If you’re on a Mac and need to regularly access a Windows box, check it out. It’s free, so you have nothing to lose.

Weekly Digest for August 17th

A collection of my actions and interactions from around the Net over the last week.

twitter (feed #6) Posted: Weekly Digest for August 10th http://bit.ly/1miEAy [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading Alex Jones – Tech Guy and the Asshole ( lastpanelin ) – AustinCast http://bit.ly/hvXRr [#]

twitter (feed #6) Does anyone out there have an awe.sm invite code that they’d be willing to send me? Pretty please. :) [#]

twitter (feed #6) Should be interesting to see how Facebook adapts Friendfeeds’ ideas and direction. FF tends to be more forward-thinking than its new owner. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Death Troopers: Storm Troopers plus Zombies: http://bit.ly/GJLJA [#]

twitter (feed #6) Web devs, if you need to laugh or cry, view this site’s source: http://bit.ly/3m6yAs via @alexknowshtml [#]

delicious (feed #10) Shared HighlightCam

"HighlightCam is a webcam video service that automatically finds the best parts of your videos–and shows you just those parts. We make it easy to find where your cat did a backflip or a burglar broke into your house–and one click lets you jump to the same spot in the original video, to see and hear the whole thing. "

twitter (feed #6) Reading HighlightCam: "HighlightCam is a webcam video service that automatically finds the best parts.. http://highlightcam.com/ [#]

twitter (feed #6) My lunch went from a quick "to go" to an enjoyable experience after I bumped into a good friend. I love how small Austin can be. [#]

twitter (feed #6) RT @airaustin: Want to show off your Web dev skills? Registration for AIR-Austin 2009 is now open! Read more at: http://bit.ly/nN2mw [#]

twitter (feed #6) So Tr.im is resurrected, but its future is unknown, so I’m not keen switching back. This is a sad state of affairs. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Another great, active turnout at Refresh Austin tonight. I love this community. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Big thanks to @LaurenRoth and @AnneGentle for presenting at @RefreshAustin. Both topics were well received and sparked many conversations. [#]

twitter (feed #6) When people stop buying a product overloaded with junk/calories, the maker introduces a "light" version. Oh, hi FB lite: http://bit.ly/7T7F6 [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading Home Slice’s guide to eats and fun in NYC http://bit.ly/7MCRb [#]

twitter (feed #6) FYI, the super awesome HomeSlice link is courtesy of Mr. @sryder. @fearphage you should blame him, not me… [#]

twitter (feed #6) Google changed the "Mark all as read" button in Reader; now we can mark all or only items older than a day, a week or two weeks. [#]

twitter (feed #6) So there I was, a ferret in one hand, a bottle of Jack in the other and a long road ahead of me… [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading How To Get More Out Of A Simple Photoshop Brush http://cli.gs/zAP4b [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading TweetRiver: "Find every tweet to and about your business, route it to the appropriate resource,.. http://tweetriver.com/ [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading DIY Hidden DVD Cabinet – Household – Lifehacker http://bit.ly/D0Ije [#]

twitter (feed #6) RT @yehaskel: If you’re not following @searchoftheday, you’re missing a good opportunity to feel better about yourself. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Speaking of foursquare, here I am: http://bit.ly/4sqalex [#]

twitter (feed #6) Streaming Netflix to the 360 while defining/building a UX prototype framework for work and sipping a gin and tonic. Sweet sweet Saturday. [#]

twitter (feed #6) So far my shows on Netflix today include a documentary on Crips & Bloods, and episodes of Man vs. Food and Fight Quest. Hell. Yeah. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading Yahoo! Know Your Mojo! http://bit.ly/cUoHd [#]

twitter (feed #6) How did I not know about Buffalo? http://bit.ly/wu3X2 A lifetime drinking game, gotta love that. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Sweet, SXSW has dropped the 5 star rating system for a simple Yes/No vote. Much easier and allows us to weed out bad ideas. [#]

twitter (feed #6) It’s SXSW Panel voting time! I would truly appreciate it if you’d take a minute to vote for ‘Social Sentinels': http://bit.ly/sxsw10-1 [#]

twitter (feed #6) Want the latest and greatest topic at SXSW this year, check out The Last Panel In: http://bit.ly/sxsw10-2 Let’s keep SXSW up-to-date. [#]

Meneghini Refrigerators


From http://www.robeys.co.uk/pages/refrigeration/refrigeration.php A common feature of all Meneghini ice-chests is their classic elegant and refined lines. Meneghini ice-chests create a magical atmosphere in the kitchen environment with aged cherry wood and walnut, Lebanese cedar, mahogany, pine and chestnut finish. Lacquered wood versions include over 500 RAL satin colour finishes as well as white. The unique solid brass handles and hinges can be supplied either polished or satin finished, or chrome plated and then polished or satin finished. The ice-chests of course can be handed either left or right hand opening. In the larder version, the shelves are glass and an internal light is fitted. Optional extra electrical appliances such as coffee makers, microwaves, combination ovens or ice makers can be fitted with the Cambusa range. 

Meneghini Refrigerators



 









A common feature of all Meneghini ice-chests is their classic elegant and refined lines. Meneghini ice-chests create a magical atmosphere in the kitchen environment with aged cherry wood and walnut, Lebanese cedar, mahogany, pine and chestnut finish. Lacquered wood versions include over 500 RAL satin colour finishes as well as white.

The unique solid brass handles and hinges can be supplied either polished or satin finished, or chrome plated and then polished or satin finished. The ice-chests of course can be handed either left or right hand opening. In the larder version, the shelves are glass and an internal light is fitted.

Optional extra electrical appliances such as coffee makers, microwaves, combination ovens or ice makers can be fitted with the Cambusa range. 

Weekly Digest for August 10th

A collection of my actions and interactions from around the Net over the last week.

twitter (feed #6) Bookmarked: Date Display Technique with Sprites | CSS-Tricks http://tr.im/vhEj [#]

twitter (feed #6) New Post: Weekly Digest for August 3rd http://tr.im/vil7 [#]

twitter (feed #6) Bookmarked: 30 Best jQuery Photo Plugins – Sliders, Slideshow, Galleries http://tr.im/vjUX [#]

twitter (feed #6) Tasty dynamic infographic: ‘How Different Groups Spend Their Day’ http://tr.im/vlS9 [#]

twitter (feed #6) RT @statesman: The Statesman’s local news iPhone app is in the app store. You can download it here: http://bit.ly/aasapp (it’s free) [#]

twitter (feed #6) Bookmarked: Bodega: Your corner store for apps http://appbodega.com/ [#]

twitter (feed #6) Reading ‘Fluent: The Razorfish Social Influence Marketing Report’ http://tr.im/vrd4 (Flash, but PDF is available once loaded) [#]

twitter (feed #6) As Tr.im is having issues, here’s an alternate link to ‘Fluent: The Razorfish Social Influence Marketing Report': http://bit.ly/yuFRe [#]

twitter (feed #6) Bookmarked: Twittergraphy – NYTimes.com: "Concerns for economy, as well as a desire for secrecy,.. http://twurl.nl/oqahov [#]

twitter (feed #6) Made the mistake of doing a "quick" email check before shutting down for the night, 45 minutes later I look up from the screen. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Can anyone point me to a "Share to Tumblr" type widget or a URL pattern that will let me pass a title and URL to post to it? [#]

twitter (feed #6) Netflix’s "Reference Guide on our Freedom & Responsibility Culture" is a blueprint for awesome: http://tr.im/vzAx Are you doing this? [#]

twitter (feed #6) Thanks all, I have what I needed for Tumblr. If you’re curious: http://www.tumblr.com/share?s=&v=3&t=[TITLE]&u=[URL] [#]

twitter (feed #6) Oooooh RT @yehaskel: Oh, I really like this: small, green, #opensource home server for $100: http://www.tonidoplug.com [#]

twitter (feed #6) Anchored in at the Ginger Man to knock out a bit of work before meeting @markphillip and other Refreshers to discuss Mark’s great SXSW idea [#]

twitter (feed #6) "I don’t like your car, get a new one and I’ll let you come to my store to buy stuff". "IE6 Must Die" is noise, not a solution [#]

delicious (feed #10) Shared CSS Prism

"Enter the URL of any CSS file to view and modify its color spectrum"

twitter (feed #6) Bookmarked: Designers Toolbox: Design Resources http://tr.im/vTRd [#]

twitter (feed #6) Bookmarked: Austin Equation http://tr.im/vVIf [#]

twitter (feed #6) Bookmarked: CSS Prism: "Enter the URL of any CSS file to view and modify its color spectrum" http://cssprism.com/ [#]

amazon (feed #9) Wants Lifeless

twitter (feed #6) Not happy about Tr.im shutting down. It’s a great service and as sad as it may sound, the 3 characters it saved compared to Bit.ly matters. [#]

Weekly Digest for August 3rd

A collection of my actions and interactions from around the Net over the last week.

"A lot of you are using WordPress, which makes A/B testing pretty tricky, so we’ve recorded a screencast tutorial to show you how to do it."

twitter (feed #6) Bookmarked: How to do A/B Testing in WordPress: "A lot of you are using WordPress, which makes A.. http://tr.im/udSv [#]

twitter (feed #6) New Post: Weekly Digest for July 27th http://tr.im/ue3a [#]

twitter (feed #6) This has been a long day. Time to chill out. For those waiting on me for replies to personal e-mail, I’ll get back to you soon, I promise. [#]

twitter (feed #6) I love that social media leads me to learn about something I thought boring. Passionate advocates change everything. [#]

"many of the popular browsers of today support the ability to rotate HTML elements. Even better? We can make it work in Internet Explorer (back to version 5.5 even)."

twitter (feed #6) Bookmarked: Text Rotation with CSS: "many of the popular browsers of today support the ability t.. http://tr.im/uraK [#]

twitter (feed #6) Hunting some breakfast in AUS before my flight to LAX. Oooh I spot some wild caffeine in the distance! [#]

twitter (feed #6) Its amazing when people join a project in a late phase, change everything, then veer back to what was planned from the start. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Oooh a whiteboard… Oooh markers! I guess I should put those to use. [#]

twitter (feed #6) I took a walk last night and this morning in the amazingly cool Santa Monica weather. I need to find a way to take it with me to Austin. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Bookmarked: Misunderstanding Markup: XHTML 2/HTML 5 Comic Strip: A quick breakdown in comic form of t.. http://tr.im/uM98 [#]

twitter (feed #6) Bookmarked: Textmate Emulation Applescripts for Coda http://tr.im/uM9a [#]

twitter (feed #6) Web apps that ask for a phone number shouldn’t return an error because I used dashes. It’s less work to strip ‘em than return an error. [#]

twitter (feed #6) In the taxi to LAX. Man am I going to miss this weather. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Having arrived early for lunch with friends, I’ve snagged a table at Polvo’s. I’m very very ready for the weekend. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Bookmarked: Creating .graffleshapes tutorial http://tr.im/uY1T [#]

twitter (feed #6) Cooking up aspargus with Parmesan and beef medallions in a red wine reduction. Smells amazing. [#]

twitter (feed #6) Modifying an old cigar box so I can use it to hide my USB hub and other desk detritus. [#]

flickr (feed #2) Shared 13 photos.

twitter (feed #6) New Post: IMG_0774 [Flickr] http://tr.im/vaxe [#]

twitter (feed #6) New Post: IMG_0776 [Flickr] http://tr.im/vaxi [#]

twitter (feed #6) Be careful when playing with your spam filters. As soon as you think you’re good is when you’ll set it up wrong. :P [#]