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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Use Google Spreadsheets as your CMS

Because, why not? Enterprises run on spreadsheets, so why shouldn't your website?

DATA by Brace is an interesting concept.

Bootstrap 3 Tips and Tricks

Some handy tips and tricks for Bootstrap 3. Some useful stuff here.

Bootstrap Tips and Tricks you might not know (Part 1)

Bootstrap Tips and Tricks you still might not know (Part 2)

Devtools Tips

A developer's choice of browser dev tools is fast becoming the passionate argument to replace the old favourite of "Which text editor do you use". If you use Chrome's Devtools then Devtoolstips.com looks packed with helpful ways to use it better. If you don't use Chrome's Devtools, then maybe this site could help convince you to switch.

(I'm in the latter category for now, for what it's worth)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Manipulating ATM Machines with Malware

Tyupkin: Manipulating ATM Machines with Malware is an interesting breakdown on some ATM Malware found in the wild. It’s a quick and interesting read.

The article contains this statement, which is a very polite way of saying “Stop running fucking Windows XP”:

The fact that many ATMs run on operating systems with known security weaknesses and the absence of security solutions is another problem that needs to be addressed urgently.

Yes indeed.

Google Translate Chrome extension can zoom in on short bits of text

Google Translate Chrome extension can zoom in on short bits of text – very handy if you need occasional translation of a phrase and need to keep the page in its original language. I’ve been using a different extension for this up until now, and switching to Google’s one is pleasing me greatly. It’s a lot slicker.

Get the extension here.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Razer’s new Blade laptop looks very shiny

More details here.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Most Depressing Home Offices Ever

I’ve had this link open in a browser tab for a few days now, and have gone back to it a few times looking through them. It’s an exercise in perspective and gratitude. Anyway, enough of that, may I present to you: The Most Depressing Home Offices Ever.


I would definitely use this.


The other day I learned what “Swatting” is: Dangerous prank brings SWAT team down on gamer

Those crazy streamers.

How to Customize the Look and Functionality of OS X

How to Customize the Look and Functionality of OS X – some useful tips. It’s interesting that some of these things can’t be done natively in OSX.

Also useful: Customize OS X's Login Screen with Any Logo You Want


Monday, August 11, 2014

Slug Solos

Everyone needs a regular reminder of the awesomeness that is the Internet. May I present to you: http://slugsolos.tumblr.com/

Microsoft is fixing IE11 on mobile because web developers aren't following standards

If you travelled back into the past, and asked web developers of the era whether they thought this headline was real or a joke, how do you think they’d have answered?

Microsoft is fixing IE11 on mobile because web developers aren't following standards

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

10 more fucking jQuery Plugins

The constant stream of posts containing lists of plugins is never ending, however this one contained a couple which looked interesting and worth following up.

jQuery Grab-Bag: 10 New Plugins – the ones that caught my attention were ChatJS (which also comes with a server side implementation for ASP.NET/SignalR out of the box), List.js (because lists are cool), and the Bootstrap YouTube Popup Player Plugin simply because it has potential to be useful in customer sites.

Monday, July 07, 2014

w3schools.com Browser Statistics and Trends

 Browser Statistics and Trends – an interesting read, even if it does have a heavy developer bias.

Friday, June 27, 2014

How not to do Crossfit

There’s a lot of articles for people who love Crossfit, as well as articles for it. This is one of the anti-Crossfit ones that I read. Anyway, when you watch the video above you can certainly see how the emphasis on going hard and fast can lead people to slack off on form, leading to injury.


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