Basecamp, activeCollab, and Goplan compared

UPDATE 11/18: activeCollab is no longer offered as a free project management collaboration download. From the design, development, and product strategy company Webreakstuff comes a new contender in online project management and collaboration known as Goplan. In its newly released form, how does it stack-up against Basecamp & ActiveCollab? Basic project packages compared Service Price […]

What Apple ProCare service?

Two days ago I noticed a saddening spectacle as I witnessed a dark irregular shape creep across the corner of one of my 23" Apple Cinema Displays. In stark contrast to a previous Apple service visit with ProCare membership in hand, a recent visit to the U-Village Apple Store was a complete surprise. As stated […]

Preventing content from "shifting" for Adblockers

Anyone who inserts contextual advertisements into their pages – like Google Adsense – are aware of the fact that some readers block advertisements. Oftentimes, methods for removing advertisements from view alter the structure of a page, in turn, changing the layout. For some websites or blogs, this does not pose a problem. For websites created […]

Weekend updates throughout

After much deliberation, I decided to take a few minutes out of the weekend to clean-up shop here on 5thirtyone.com. I have always known that my WordPress database was a little on the high side considering how few posts I had thrown up over the past year or so. I decided it was time to […]

How-to create a "Table of Contents" Navigation

Quite a number of months back I released the Foliage Mod WordPress theme which included a Table of Contents (TOC) styled navigation block in the header. A recent post on ScriptyGoddess prompted me to upload the download & tutorial post straight away which is what you find here. In as little as 8 lines of […]

How-to style WordPress author comments

Motivated by email requests from a few readers, I’ve thrown together this simple tutorial on how-to style author comments under WordPress without the need for extraneous plugins. What we’re going to do is instruct WordPress to identify specific author emails and assign a unique class name to each. Using the flexibility of Cascading Style Sheets […]

The power of mis-information and its followers

Rant: This may translate into nothing more than a personal rant, but recent events are too difficult to ignore. Yesterday, my discovery of the the text string "iPhone for Derek Punsalan / 2 yr. Agreement Savings $150" on a recent Cingular receipt received a noticeable amount of attention. The story graced the pages of Digg, […]

iPhone with Cingular receipt

Image links to an actual photograph of the original receipt – Cingular Store, Redmond, WA. Late last week I traded in my Sprint BlackBerry 8703e for a Cingular BlackBerry Pearl. I will reserve a full review / thoughts for another day. However, today I felt the urge to share this little piece of info. Earlier […]

Threadless Spring Broke Sale

Being vague is almost as fun as doing this other thing. Threadless, my favorite t-shirt company, is having another one of their $10 sales. Hurry on over and stock-up on your favorites. To be honest, I’m having a tough time. Pickings are a little slim only because my closet is full of these shirts or […]

Refreshed: Grid Focus

UPDATE #2: A variant of the Grid Focus is now available for download. Feel free to visit the project page for details. UPDATE #1: I’ve since updated. Feel free to see a preview of Gridded Focus on Flickr. I spent some time today today making use of some new Moleskine Gridded Journals, a mechanical pencil, […]