Web Development

Best Web 2.0 Web Sites

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Real World Software Development has a comprehensive list of web 2.0 web sites including bookmarking sites, social communities, email, image and video sharing, and the list is getting longer. One application that has been omitted from all the lists I’ve seen so far is Outlook Web Access from Microsoft. Sure, it needs a Microsoft Exchange […]

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uTorrent vs Azureus

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uTorrent Weighing in at a tiny 171K, uTorrent packs an incredible amount of functionality compared to Azureus which comes to 14.8Mb, and thats not even including the plugins and Java runtime. There is an add-on for Firefox that integrates uTorrent’s Web Interface (which needs to be downloaded separately) into the Firefox sidebar to display upload […]

Web Development

Fix for StatTraq Calendar bugs

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The StatTraq plugin for WordPress has a bug where the Year and Month time periods are not displayed correctly. Here is a fix for the problem. Download calendar_php.zip. Extract calendar.php from the file and copy it into your \wp-stattraq folder, replacing the file that already exists there. Now when you check your StatTraq statistics, you […]

Drawing

How to Draw Female Superheros

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“How To Draw: Heroic Anatomy” is the first book of the Wizard How To Draw series on drawing superheroes. Following are some snippets from the section on drawing female superheros. As everything, it starts with the basics, i.e. proportions. Notice how she stands with her hips cocked a little and the leg thrust forward? Also […]

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How to draw Superheroes

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Ratcreature posted an article about drawing comic superheros containing a couple of scanned chapters from a book called How to Draw Comic Superheros available from Amazon. The quality of the book looks excellent and makes me want to start sharpening pencils…. now if only I could draw. Here are some clips from the first book […]

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Anti-Phishing

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The Washington Post describes one technique that e-gold is using to reduce the likelihood of phishing. It involves displaying images reading “THIS IS A FRAUDULENT WEB SITE” when the image is linked to by any site not included in a whitelist of sites permitted to use those images. While this method is not infallible, anything […]

Software

Unattended MS-Office Installation

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The Definitive How-to guide for preparing an unattended installer for Office 2003 http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/50/ Note that previous Office versions recommended installing from an administrative install point, however from Office 2003 Microsoft now recommends using the Office Local Cache for deployment. Although this takes up an additional 290MB of local disk space and you cannot slipstream patches to […]

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WYSIWYG Blog Editors

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Trying w.bloggar for the first time. Its a Windows application, there doesn’t appear to be a Mac or Linux version available. After installation, when you run it you enter the hostname, username and password information for adding posts to your blog, then you type away. You can add more accounts from the File menu if […]