Archive: March 2007

Homebrew Air Force in Sri Lanka (March 27, 2007)

The Tamil Tiger rebel group in Sri Lanka appears to have invented the world’s first guerrilla air force: A Tamil Tiger light aircraft bombed a Sri Lankan air force base next to Colombo international airport before dawn on Monday, killing three airmen and wounding 16 in the first such air strike by the rebel group. […]

Just a Thought: Community Dictionary for Firefox Spell-Checker (March 19, 2007)

An idea for improving Firefox spell-check

Ian Murdock Joins Sun (March 19, 2007)

Debian founder hired to coordinate Sun’s OS strategy

Bad Ideas, Poorly Executed (March 16, 2007)

An example from Boston

Call for Inspiration (March 15, 2007)

This means YOU, bub

Using TSConfig to Ensure Dynamic Page Elements Are Always Up to Date (March 14, 2007)

A common use for TypoScript (at least on my TYPO3 sites) is to dynamically generate lists and menus of other content items in the CMS, based on some set of criteria, and then insert these into a page. For example, I might want to have a “5 most recent items posted to site section X” […]

"12 Byzantine Rulers" (March 13, 2007)

If you’re looking for something to listen to during your commute, and you like history, I highly recommend Lars Brownworth’s excellent “12 Byzantine Rulers” series of podcasted lectures. Mr. Brownworth is a history teacher in New York who developed “12 Byzantine Rulers” as a way to share his love for the history of the later […]

Dear Search Engines (March 12, 2007)

Would it kill you to assign accesskeys to your search results? Years of computer use have left me with a mild case of repetitive stress injury, so I try to avoid using the mouse as much as possible — it’s much easier to do everything from the keyboard. However, browsing search results via the keyboard […]

How To Stop Getting Credit Card Offers In the Mail (March 4, 2007)

Don’t make it easy for identity thieves — protect yourself by opting out of pre-screened credit card offers

How To Slash the Amount of Money You Spend On Laundry Detergent (March 4, 2007)

It’s easy! Seriously. It’s easy