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Archives for December 2005
Stuart Robertson of Design Meme has posted a concise write up of his Top 5 Firefox Extensions for Web Designers. I wasn’t aware of Aardvark, but it looks to be quite useful. The other two extensions that aren’t on my list of Firefox Extensions, are ones that I continue to monitor. Hell, the geek in me has happy little daydreams about each of ’em.
GreaseMonkey has grown in popularity in a very short time, and while I like the idea of having the ability to script other sites, I just haven’t taken the time to install and play with it. I think it will be very addictive for someone like me…
I haven’t used del.icio.us for a couple of reasons. The first is the fact that I don’t like the idea of relying on an external entity to host my bookmarks. I need to spend some time researching the ability to sync my local bookmarks with del.icio.us. For now I keep my bookmarks synchronized using my own server. The second, reason is the same as the one I noted for GreaseMonkey. I think I would spend a lot of time tagging and tinkering.
Perhaps I will add these to my list o’ things to do on my holiday time off…
LukeW: Blog Interface Design 2.0 – Good article, though it is yet another example of someone tacking on “2.0” when there is no reason for it. Sigh.
Xeni Jardin, over at BoingBoing posted an interesting note about a National Geographic article: Oldest Known Maya Mural, Tomb Reveal Story of Ancient King. The article explains that the mural, depicting a “stunning story of creation”, dates to 100 B.C., which utterly changes archaeologists’ understanding of the Maya, “proving that these stories of creation and kings—and the use of elaborate art and writing to tell them—were well established more than 2,000 years ago ago, centuries earlier than previously believed.”
I won’t rewrite the article here, but take a few minutes to check it out – it is a fascinating read, especially the description of the story told by the mural, which “traces the maize god’s birth, death, and resurrection, which brings sustenance to the world.”
Additional information and photos are available from the Peabody Museum.