WordPress China Users, operating on their own terms

UPDATE #2: A variant of the Grid Focus is now available for download. Feel free to visit the project page for details. UPDATE #1: Comments on this article are closed. The WordPress Chinese Forums have implemented a stricter sense of intellectual property rights and are now informing users that ripping & redistributing personal work is […]

Resize & reposition your browser "bookmarklets"

Firefox bookmarks bar [screenshot] with various bookmarklets for resizing & repositioning the browser window On a fairly regular basis, I find myself resizing & repositioning the browser window in order to "work happy". Be it general web browsing, web development, or multi-tasking, the browser window and position has a noticeable impact on what I’m doing. […]

Fonts 500 – The web’s Top 500 free font downloads

No longer free – $3 to download the entire collection If there was ever a free fonts download website to garner any excitement it would be Fonts 500. The website has an incredibly large collection of free font downloads worthy of adding to your bookmark(s) collection. Font popularity is based on download activity from larger […]

Clearwire may lose potential customers, here’s why

Syl and I took a look a few different internet options aside from the usual: cable, DSL, or FIOS. The requirements were that the service would need to be a) temporary, b) able to be shared, c) free of obtrusive installations, and d) convenient – no long-term contract requirements. Two options immediately sprang to mind […]

Joost is turning heads, want an invite?

UPDATE: Joost loaded the invites pool. Nearly unlimited invites available as of this update. Drop your request in the comments and I’ll make sure to send the invites out as soon as possible. The closed beta (as of this posting) service Joost – from the creators of Skype – looks to be the hottest ticket […]

April Fools’ Day, I’m 24, who’s playing pranks?

UPDATE: I spoiled Syl’s surprise… Ergh, her April Fools’ Day joke. It would have been amusing to see her drop such a question in front of the family – timing would have been everything and I definitely would have played along. After looking at the celebratory "cakes", I’m sure the immediate reaction is to think […]

Box.net as a collaborative file manager

Not too long ago I posted a review & comparison of three online collaboration applications – Basecamp, Goplan, and activeCollab. Through personal experience, as well as input from readers, I realized that the online collaboration tools niche is one of constant change and continual competition between various services. Each tool offered its own strengths and […]

Apple TV needs "streaming" parental controls

Although I have thoroughly enjoyed the Apple TV over the past few days, I raise an eyebrow when I think about Apple’s reasoning for dismissing the idea of Parental Controls for streaming video content. Due to the number of iTunes enabled computers on my home network, and the paltry hardrive included with the Apple TV, […]

Apple TV, the impressive impulse purchase

One more excuse to be unproductive and lazy, I took home the Apple TV. Yes, that’s right, I succumbed to the alluring draw of one more shiny Apple gadget. The net is full of recent reviews and I do not plan on spending much time doing the same (that would take away from entertaining myself […]

Heatmaps as a constructive tool

For some time, I’ve left a small Crazy Egg <script> at the bottom of my site which provided information as to where readers were more inclined to use their mouse. My impression(s) of the service has changed little from when I shared my thoughts during the beta period. 5thirtyone.com Overlay & Heatmap 3 day campaign […]