Robert Denton

Staggering work of genius from Portland, Maine – Photographer, Designer, Taco Maker, Birder, Biker, Business Owner

Archive for December, 2005

Hacking AIM

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Two write ups about hacking AIM. We did this at Bowdoin a long time ago — installed an IM bot. Today it makes more sense to tie in the sports scores, news headlines, and dining menus into IM than ever before. http://battellemedia.com/archives/002176.php http://www.thensr.com/article.asp?ID=29

test post

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

This is only in one category, Linkspam, the category I’m trying to exclude. I get frustrated with WordPress — the developers crow on about its “elegance” but it seems sloppy to me. So far my old template code broke which seperated out categories on the front page. The suggested template code query_posts does not seem […]

About.com switching to WordPress

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Photo Matt – About.com switching to WordPress (WP) This is huge. When I learned that About.com used MovableType (MT) for their CMS it was ammo for using MT more around our site to allow for easy content updating. The differences between the two are enormous and I’ll still use MT where I want the logic […]

Two things about meta-data

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Google and the Meta Description Tag – Update Here is a write up about an experiment to peek into the Google algorithm with regard to meta-description tags in web pages. It’s a good resource. Speaking of meta data, why doesn’t this place date their content? I can’t stand not knowing when the content was published. […]

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Bill Buxton Home Page Interesting looking person at MSFT Research who has some nice recent works to read about UI and Experience Design…

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Video Games – Panogames is the first largest source for games panoramic screenshots PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox, 360Xbox, GameCube, PSP, DS, GBA, PS2, PS3, PlayStation 3, video game news, reviews. This is a very neat idea — people have created large panoramic views using QTVR for video games. Great way to compare game details and […]

test post with Performancing For Firefox extension

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

I haven’t measured the effectiveness of PFF in my life — it doesn’t display very nicely in my FF 1.5 for some reason. Blame it on OS X? I dunno but the editor is wacky in this browser. I went extension happy and am wondering how this is effecting FF’s performance. Is it increasing FF’s […]

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

FeedPing.com – Free RSS Pinging to All Major Directories

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Free Website Templates, Free Photoshop Web Templates This is insane nuttiness… I wonder if they make enough money from adverts?

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

VT’s Tech Blog – A few XML & PHP Tutorials I dunno if these are useful to look at.