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New and interesting this week

Dropbox Left User Accounts Unlocked for 4 Hours Sunday (Information Security, Posted Tuesday June 21 2011, 1184 tweets) Useful Resources, Tools and Services for Web Designers (Web Development, Posted Friday June 17 2011, 709 tweets) Following A Web Design Process (Web Development, Posted Wednesday June 22 2011, 533 tweets) From iCloud to Dropbox: 5 Cloud Services Compared (Gadgets and Technology, Posted Monday June 20 2011, 317 tweets) Guidelines For Working With External Code Libraries (Web Development, Posted Monday June 20 2011, 294 tweets) Mozilla Releases Firefox 5.0 for Mac, Windows, Linux, Android (Apple Mac/iPhone/iPod, Posted...

posted @ Sunday, June 26, 2011 12:56 AM | Feedback (0)

SOE announces the end of Star Wars Galaxies

..and yet another Star Wars game related post: Smedley on the sunsetting of Star Wars Galaxies Sony Online Entertainment has announced that Star Wars Galaxies will be shutting down on December 15th of this year, marking what is in my mind the most significant sunset of a major MMO to date I spent a lot (A LOT) of time in SWG (pre CU and pre NGE), so have mixed reactions about this announcement. Like many others I felt that the game died after NGE, but still there’s something about this final announcement that feels...

posted @ Saturday, June 25, 2011 9:27 PM | Feedback (1)

SW:TOR–beta impressions

SW:TOR beta impressions from Gabe @ Penny Arcade. All sounding pretty positive! Tags: Gaming, MMORPG

posted @ Saturday, June 25, 2011 9:16 PM | Feedback (0)

Instant Company

Instant Company is a post listing a series of SaaS services worth considering for startups. In 2011, the best tools on the planet cost $25/month, billed to your credit card. In just a few minutes you can have better infrastructure than most fortune 500 companies. It’s incredible. So part of my first three weeks as CEO of Xamarin [LINK REDACTED] has felt like a trip to a toy store. Everyone loves window shopping, so here is a list of some of the tools we’re using to run our startup: It's a...

posted @ Thursday, June 23, 2011 3:10 PM | Feedback (0)

Want a career in TV?

Seems accurate from what I can tell.

posted @ Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:57 PM | Feedback (0)

Subtle Patterns (more simple desktops)

Subtle Patterns is a collection of free high quality design patterns (which all tile), with new patterns added weekly. Via Smashingmagazine and @pacificbro

posted @ Wednesday, June 22, 2011 5:56 PM | Feedback (0)

MVC3 Mini Profiler

mvc-mini-profiler is “A simple but effective mini-profiler for ASP.NET MVC”, designed by the folks at Stackoverflow. Looks useful. Tags: ASP.NET, MVC

posted @ Sunday, June 19, 2011 10:08 PM | Feedback (0)

New and interesting this week

A fairly general mixed bag of stuff this week. Useful HTML-, CSS- and JavaScript Tools and Libraries (Web Development, Posted Friday June 10 2011, 930 tweets) Understanding Copyright And Licenses (Web Development, Posted Tuesday June 14 2011, 459 tweets) Announcing the Web Standards Update - HTML5 Support for the Visual Studio 2010 Editor (.NET, Posted Thursday June 16 2011, 438 tweets) Useful Resources, Tools and Services for Web Designers (Web Development, Posted Friday June 17 2011, 425 tweets) Five Useful Interactive CSS/jQuery Techniques Deconstructed (Web Development, Posted Thursday June 16 2011, 405 tweets) The...

posted @ Saturday, June 18, 2011 10:32 PM | Feedback (0)

Simple Desktops

Simple Desktops is a collection of.. yes, simple desktops! More precisely, they’re “minimal distraction desktop wallpapers”.

posted @ Saturday, June 18, 2011 3:09 PM | Feedback (0)

Duke Nukem Forever, finally..

I know, I know – I found 2 CAD comics funny in as many weeks. There’s something wrong with me.. but, this comic hits the nail on the head. Tags: Gaming

posted @ Thursday, June 16, 2011 10:33 PM | Feedback (0)

Simple Tabs w/ CSS & jQuery

This isn’t new posting, but it’s a simple and attractive way to implement basic tabbing if you don’t want to include the whole jQuery UI framework. There are plenty of lightweight tabbing options out there, but I think this has to be one of the smallest out there, and the result works very well. Well I like it anyway! Simple Tabs w/ CSS & jQuery (demo). Tags: jQuery, Web Development

posted @ Thursday, June 16, 2011 2:11 PM | Feedback (0)

When can we follow Google into the world of supporting only modern browsers?

So now Google has said no to old browsers when can the rest of us follow suit? Interesting discussion on Stack Exchange. I like how Google avoids the issue of retiring IE6 by just jumping straight out and not supporting IE7. Unsurprisingly most stats suggest that when it comes to Internet Explorer people are either running the latest version or they’re running IE6 due to using a stolen copy (Hello China!). Tags: Web Development, Internet Explorer, Google

posted @ Thursday, June 16, 2011 11:32 AM | Feedback (0)

The Cheap Geek - Designing and Building a New Desk

The Cheap Geek - Designing and Building a New Desk – I’ve had this page sitting open in my browser for a while, as I’ve been searching for a new multi desk setup for my offices lately. This desk is pretty neat, however I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not going to have the time to build something like this for myself. However I’ve now got the URL saved somewhere handy should I ever change my mind!

posted @ Sunday, June 12, 2011 6:25 PM | Feedback (0)

Vegan Black Metal Chef Episode 2–Easy Meal Ideas of the Ages

The second episode is upon us! All praise the ancients and prepare to sharpen your elaborate but yet impractical knivesssssssssa! Tags: Vegan

posted @ Saturday, June 11, 2011 6:23 PM | Feedback (0)

New and interesting this week

Probably unsurprising that there’s a lot of Apple/Lion/iOS5 related items in this week’s list. Android App Removals Cast Doubt on Google’s ‘Openness’ (Gadgets and Technology, Posted Thursday June 9 2011, 195 tweets) iCloud’s the Limit: How iOS 5, Lion Push Apple’s Lock-In Strategy (Gadgets and Technology, Posted Wednesday June 8 2011, 334 tweets) Apple Releases iTunes 10.3.1 Without Update Notes (Apple Mac/iPhone/iPod, Posted Wednesday June 8 2011, 276 tweets) Dev Watercooler: Questing at Level 85 (MMORPG, Posted Wednesday June 8 2011, 16 tweets) Console2 - A Better Windows Command Prompt (.NET, Posted Wednesday June 8...

posted @ Friday, June 10, 2011 6:41 PM | Feedback (0)

Access point naming humour still lives

Access point naming humour isn’t dead, yet. via righthereinmyarms

posted @ Friday, June 10, 2011 5:31 PM | Feedback (0)

Street Fighter III OE Box Art

Very nice Tags: Gaming

posted @ Friday, June 10, 2011 5:28 PM | Feedback (0)

More Sony lols

Sony lols, plus it’s always interesting to find a CAD comic which is actually funny. Tags: Amusing, Gadgets, Gaming

posted @ Friday, June 10, 2011 4:30 PM | Feedback (0)

Snapseed App Brings Pro-Level Photo Editing to iPad

Snapseed App Brings Pro-Level Photo Editing to iPad – grabbed this and have had a quick look, it’s very slick and easy to use. Looks like a great way to apply some simple but powerful effects to your photos without needing a full computer. Tags: iPad

posted @ Thursday, June 09, 2011 12:38 PM | Feedback (0)

New and interesting this week (for last week)

Well eek, I missed a week. Not good when you’re trying to do something ‘regularly’ and miss the 2nd week. But hey, I had a good excuse, and have refined the week round up so it’s now covering a mix from all the topics Merauderweb spans. WWDC 2011 banners at Moscone Center show new iCloud icon (Apple Mac/iPhone/iPod, Posted Thursday June 2 2011, 368 tweets) Nettuts+ Quiz #2: jQuery Basics (Web Development, Posted Wednesday June 1 2011, 301 tweets) ALM Practices Every Developer Should Know About (.NET, Posted Wednesday June 1 2011, 11 tweets) Apple updates...

posted @ Tuesday, June 07, 2011 9:21 PM | Feedback (0)

SWTOR "Return" E3 2011 Cinematic Trailer HD

It’s a very slick looking trailer indeed. Tags: Gaming, MMORPG

posted @ Tuesday, June 07, 2011 3:10 PM | Feedback (2)

RIFTconnect

While I can’t see myself using RIFTconnect, I do like the level of integration they’ve managed to create – especially being able to start recording video and automatically post it to youtube from within the game client. The social media stuff, well.. automatically spamming your ‘achievements’ from any game to Facebook/Twitter is just a great way to piss people off, really really quickly. It might not be so bad if there was a setting where you could choose which achievements to broadcast – these days MMOs are so focused on making everyone feel like a winner that you...

posted @ Thursday, June 02, 2011 9:06 PM | Feedback (0)

2011 Invention Awards: A Crime-Fighting Armored Glove

2011 Invention Awards: A Crime-Fighting Armored Glove – I want one!

posted @ Wednesday, June 01, 2011 4:34 PM | Feedback (0)


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