Month: May 2008

Font common to Mac and Windows

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“Ampsoft”:http://www.ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/WindowsMacFonts.html explains what “browser safe fonts” are available. These are fonts that are both on Windows and the “Macintosh”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fonts_in_Mac_OS_X. “Codestyle.org”:http://www.codestyle.org/css/font-family/sampler-CombinedResults.shtml has a study of what fonts are available on how many computers. Also, if you love typography, check out “Typowiki”:http://typophile.com/typowiki. You can also be a little more aggressive and assume that Microsoft Office is installed…

China Disaster Relief

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We’ve been trying to efficiently donate as a group to help all those poor folks in China. Our Chinese affiliate, “Qiming”:http://qimingventures.com is giving through the Chinese Red Cross, but if you are out of China, what are your options? We just want something simple that takes a credit card. First, “Charity Navigator”:http://charitynavigator.com came up from…

iCal Dupe Deleter

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This is the single biggest problem I’ve found with Entourage to iCal synchronization. Entourage sync is incredibly slow on Leopard to the calendar, but more importantly, with the iPhone hooked in, you get zillions of duplicates. The Mac Address Book has a built in deduplicator which sort of works, but is better than nothing. With…

Compact Florescent Light Bulb Guide

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There are zillion new CFLs around and it is so confusing. “Popular Mechanics”:http://www.popularmechanics.com/home_journal/home_improvement/4215199.html did a review of them that seems to be the only up to date one. Going to Loews was so confusing. They cost between $1-$12 each and the lifetimes, colors and so forth seem so different. Here’s a quick summary: * CFLs…

Landscape Photography

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Had a chance to read a landscape photography magazine. Some great tips # “Neutral Density Graduated Filters”:http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/filters.htm are a good way to get a landscape where the sun is really bright and the landscape is dark. You get something which doesn’t require exposure bracketing and then processing with Photomatix to get a photo. A neutral…

Wikka Wiki

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OK, we’ve finally got a good use for a wiki. As we are rolling out a new office, it is a great place to put construction and other documents. So off to find one. “Bluehost.com”:http://bluehost.com has Wikka Wiki as their top choice. Seems simple enough. SQL based. Not as complicated as MediaWiki which is what…

dBpoweramp audible backup

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If you want to backup your audible .aa files because you are worried about being away and not activating properly, here is what to do. I had forgotten how to do this but needed to remember because I lost my Windows XP installation: # Find an old copy of the Audible Manager. The one I…

Essential WordPress 2.5 Plugins

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Now that the blog is working, somethings to make it easier. Shamus does a good review of plugin’s. Better than just browsing them all…Also trolling http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/browse/popular/ is fun as well. Essential Plugins for WordPress 2.5 « Shamus Writes Ozh has fast become one of my favorite plugin developers. He consistently creates plugins that are practical…

Blog is formatting is broken

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Something is causing a format problem. I’ve got too many plugins. It looks like it doesn’t display Chinese and some other characters correctly. Narrowed that down to the Textile 2 plugin I was using. Tried Text Control and the same issue. I really need Textile 2 because I use its table feature. “Shamuswrites.com”:http://shamuswrites.com/2008/04/23/essential-plugins-for-wordpress-25/ has a…

Using Puts and Calls to control Yahoo

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Deal Journal – WSJ.com : How Icahn Influences Yahoo Without Buying the Stock How Icahn Influences Yahoo Without Buying the StockPosted by Heidi N. Moore Carl Icahn is preparing to wage a proxy fight against Yahoo, using 59 million shares as his club. But Icahn doesn’t really own all those shares. He only bought 9.9…

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