Archive for November, 2005

Lo-fi part time uber micro startup Nov 30 2005 – How TheNamesDatabase usurped Friendster for 67 bucks

How TheNamesDatabase usurped Friendster for 67 bucks

okay, so here’s some free investigative insight from yours truly regarding thenamesdatabase, a social networking site that has evolved from a pimple on the arse of the internet to a networking site of brobdingnagian proportions in under 24 months .never heard of it? okay, let me tell you a quick story i got an email from my friend shally the other week inviting me to join (it came from inside the site) i clicked on through (shally generally sends only good stuff ;)…

Tooltip.js Nov 30 2005


Tooltip.js is the next generation in Tooltips; using the Web 2.0 approach of doing a simple thing, and doing it well.

XHR = XMLHttpRequest Nov 29 2005

Listening to the excellent Ajaxian podcast.

FYI, XHR = XMLHttpRequest

Took me a while to get that… πŸ™‚

moo.fx – the next small thing Nov 29 2005

moo.fx is a superlightweight, ultratiny, megasmall javascript effects library, written with prototype.js.

It’s easy to use, fast, cross-browser, standards compliant, provides controls to modify Height, Width, and Opacity with builtin checks that won’t let a user break the effect with multiple crazy clicks. It’s also optimized to make you write the lesser code possible.

Take a look at the test page, with a comprehensive list of all the effects.

moo.fx has been successfully tested with: Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer. It should work in most of the gecko browsers too. Only Height and Width will work in Opera, since that browser does not support opacity.

moo.fx is not a replacement for or other effects libraries. It’s just a little alternative for people (like me) that do not need more than just simple, basic effects (and want to keep their filesize small).

moo.fx – the next small thing

My Amazon Wishlist Nov 29 2005

Just… in case you were wondering, of course… πŸ™‚

Gabriel’s Amazon Wishlist

Web 2.0 Bingo! Nov 29 2005

Web 2.0 Bingo!

LOL. I’m like, batting soooo high on this list for ALL of my sekrit projects. I am really a @WWEb2.0 developer I guess. I mean, really, who’s NOT User-Centric with tag clouds these days? Geeez, get with the times! πŸ™‚

Web 2.0 Bingo!

(Via and Web 2.0 is Web-Licious)

evhead: Ten Rules for Web Startups Nov 28 2005

Nice list here of useful tips for web startups. Pretty much sound good to me… πŸ™‚

evhead: Ten Rules for Web Startups

#11 (bonus!): Be Wary
Overgeneralized lists of business “rules” are not to be taken too literally. There are exceptions to everything.

Blog-o-Matic Developers Blog – How to: Fix your WPMU .htaccess file to enable comments and images (problems with the wpmu-2005-11-25 nightly build) Nov 28 2005

Cross-posting this. Oh yeah, and I’m on the dev team at Blog-o-Matic. And our new homepage is up. If you want to help us test the system (we’ve been wrestling with the gnarly WordPress MU unstable nightlies (fun fun fun, can you say RewriteRules πŸ™‚ )) then please feel free to sign up and give it a whirl.

Free blog signup:

Blog-o-Matic Developers Blog – How to: Fix your WPMU .htaccess file to enable comments and images (problems with the wpmu-2005-11-25 nightly build)

So, We fixed both comments and images. It was a problem with the included htaccess.dist file.

This HOWTO assumes that you:

1. Have successfully installed the latest nightly build of WPMU (as of this writing, the wpmu-2005-11-25 nightly build)
2. Have installed using the Virtual Hosts option and can create new blogs, enter posts, etc…
3. Don’t have comments or images working correctly

Here are the steps to fix this in the current nightly build of WPMU:

Browsershots – free community effort to show you what your website looks like in all the major browsers Nov 27 2005

MissionStatement – Browsershots – Trac

Mission Statement

In our dreams, the web looks good for all users. So we let web designers view screenshots of their pages in different browsers, at different screen resolutions and with different plugins. We’re trying to make this service easy to use, open for all (including access to the source code) and 100% free, as in free beer.
Project status

Public beta testing. Submit your website and we will try to make screenshots of it.

The problem

This project is concerned with a favorite problem of web designers: websites look different in other browsers. Testing a new site in many browsers can be quite time-consuming. Not everybody has a farm of legacy machines with older OSes and browsers. There are online services that offer screenshots of websites in different browsers for considerable fees. For the hobbyist and for open source projects, these fees may be prohibitive.

Check it out:

GPL Games on Blog-o-Matic Nov 24 2005

GPL Games

GPL Games
All about games that are released under Open Source, GPL or freeware licenses

This is being hosted on the excellent and new WordPress Multi-User codebase at Blog-o-Matic. Go get your own blog in about 10 seconds. πŸ™‚

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