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October 29, 2005

Work-Related stuff

Attack of the Zombie Copy "...the zombification progresses so gradually that you don't realize it's happening until your 'About Us' page begins to smell bad and trys to bite your face."

CSS: Specificity Wars "Math was never my strong point, so to help me understand calculating specificity better I made a chart based on the following specificity (or Sith power) values... Each character (selector) is given its own Sith power (specificity value) depending on how powerful they are in the ways of the Dark Side. A storm trooper is less powerful than Vader who is in turn less powerful than the Emperor."

The Noguchi Filing System "This system relies on Noguchi's idea that it is more likely that the user will know or remember about when a document was created, than he/she will be able to remember where it has been stored in a conventional system."

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October 17, 2005

Blog news

If you don't know what a splog is, the epidemic probably doesn't effect you, but others are calling for drastic solutions like Google: Kill Blogspot Already!!!

Which is The Most Popular Blog About Blogging?

Apparently, if it exists, there's a blog about it - White lawn chair blog

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October 11, 2005

Reading Material

An interview with John PcPhee.

That famous equation and you "In the century since, E = mc² has become the most recognized icon of the modern scientific era. Yet for all its symbolic worth, the equation's intimate presence in everyday life goes largely unnoticed."

Kurt Vonnegut's In These Times Opus A collection of Vonnegut's articles and interviews for In These Times.

Smart Wi-Fi "Wireless access to the Internet via Wi-Fi is increasingly popular, so the technology is being upgraded to ensure that users get prompt, reliable service." In-depth and technical Scientific American article on Wifi.

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October 08, 2005

Work related stuff

4096 color Wheel "The web-smart colors are those 4096 colors composed of any three pairs of identical hexadeximal digits (0-9 and a-f)"

Originality in Logo Design

Masking a Tree

Please, sweat the small stuff. Unsharp mask when resizing images. This is basic but the comments have some good advanced tips.

Steps to Becoming a Freelance Web Developer The part about having a nice buffer of money is really good advice. Really.

Design Encyclopedia

CRIT Design Blog from the Graduate Students at SVA.

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White Sox

For those outside of Chicago, Ramsin's article Hate Hate Hate the White Sox will make you understand the vehemence of the rivalry between north and south.

"The last thing we need is for you to start mucking up our inexorable march to the World Series with your "Oh, I'm a Chicago fan" garbage. There is no such thing as a Chicago fan. Understand? No such thing. Cubs or Sox. Pick your team. Hate the other one. That's Chicago."

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