I was watching Apple’s video demonstration about their new MobileMe service. The video starts of well with a Macbook Air being displayed. But it seems the Macbook Air is running Safari on Windows Vista. Am I the only one who finds this utterly wrong? Even though Mobile Me is supposed to be a operating system […]

You may be quoting Shakespeare without knowing it. Shakespeare’s influence has spread quite a bit. Here are a few sample phrases he has coined. If you cannot understand my argument, and declare “It’s Greek to me”, you are quoting Shakespeare; if you claim to be more sinned against than sinning, you are quoting Shakespeare; if […]

I recently came across Fitt’s Law via a 37signals blog post. Fitt’s law states The time to acquire a target is a function of the distance to and size of the target. For the web, that means the bigger the better (shamelessly borrowed from mezzoblue). Padded links are so much better for navigating around a […]

Well the “Possibly Related Posts feature” seems to be working. Today morning I saw traffic to an obscure old post spike up. Apparently WordPress linked to that post as “Possibly Related” from it’s blog post announcing the New Admin Bar Design. This feature is pretty cool. It’s linking to lesser known blogs and putting them […]

Pingdom put together a list of domain names owned by Google and found some really odd names. Here are a few examples: 30dayfitness.com bayareaburritos.com donationcard.com essentialmommy.com greengardengifts.com mariolovespasta.com thesecretofburritos.com We know Google likes food but enough to buy domains? Oh by the way – goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooogle.com isn’t available either. More odd domain names owned by Google […]

What kind of sick minded, demented person would do something like this? (Edit: see my update below) A quiz about the Virginia Tech tragedy, “see how much you know about the events” What do you hope to achieve from the quiz? How would you feel I came up with a quiz on the death anniversary […]

I wanted a simple regular expression to retrieve URLs from a paragraph of text, but a google search returned so many Regular Expressions that it was tough to separate the good from the bad. So here are two tried and tested Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE) to help match URLs: A simple one to match […]