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I Hate IE

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If I could only put Bryan Bell's statment on one of the new work sites:
No InternetExplorer Site design downgraded to work with Windows Internet Explorer. Images surrounded by grey result from IE's failure to support the revolutionary PNG standard. Alternative web browsers (Mozilla, Safari, etc.) provide a better web experience.
Oh, the frustration.

Network Attached Storage


Firstly I know that what I'm looking for can be done DIY with pretty much any Linux distribution but the solution should be something that survives if I'm gone.

I'm looking for a Network Attached Storage(NAS) solution. It will need to support SMB, NFS, FTP and HTTP have a built in or easily attached tape backup, have at lease a web based administration and be a plug in and forgetabout it, except for changing daily tape backups. There should also be at lease 2 drives RAID'd for redundacy. Linksys has something close, the EtherFast� Network Attached Storage but no apparent tape backup option.

So anyone have some good suggestions?

Zempt Bookmarklet

Zempt This is a bookmarklet to post via Zempt. My only problem is editing the example to pre-populate the category.

Cross-Browser Rich Text Editor

Found a Cross-Browser Rich Text Editor, bloging for a work project.

Calendar Woes and Solutions

arcterex mentioned his, or the client's, woes with trying to find a Lotus Notes calendar replacement.

I have recently been given a similar task, the desire to share calendars/schedules between the Kentucky office, Australia and the world travelers. At first I put it to the back burner, thinking it would take more development time that allowed but some random link mentioned Mozilla Calendar Standards Based Calendar Client Project.

All by it's lonesome, not a big deal, but checking out iCalShare lead to,
PHP iCalendar is a php-based iCal file parser. Its based on v2.0 of the IETF spec. It displays iCal files in a nice logical, clean manner with day, week, month, and year navigation, printer view, RSS-enabled, and searchable. It supports 12 languages, is fully theme-able, and has complete timezone support.
Which combined with, How can I share my calendars?
To share your calendars, you need access to a webDAV server. If you run your own web server, you can install mod_dav, a free Apache module that will turn your web server into a webDAV server. Instructions on how to set it up are on their website. Once you set up your webDAV server, you can publish your calendar to the site, then subscribe to it from any other Mozilla Calendar. Automatically updating the calendar will give you a poor man's calendar server.
And maybe a very nice solution. I still have to play around with WebDAV on IIS, but this might be a workable combination. Oh, the delicious side effect might be to get everyong off of Internet Explorer, Outlook and Outlook Express.

Even more div bookmarklets

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Show and label divs with ids
When designing a web page, you will often use ids in <div> tags to enable precise positioning using Cascading Style Sheets. This favelet highlights ALL <div> tags with a red border and labels each one with an id.
Show and label divs with classes
Exactly as above, but this time only <div>s that have a class are labelled.
[via Sanjay's Coding Tips]

Should have posted this earlier

I can't count the number of times that the show DIV bookmarklet has been needed and I had to run down a working version. So to save myself in the future show divs.

ModRewrite + Blosxom

Go from to
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^$ blosxom.cgi
RewriteRule !^blosxom\.cgi - [C]
RewriteRule (.*) blosxom.cgi/$1
mod_rewrite magic on the blosxom list.

Markup Background

The Secret Life of Markup
The average reader - one not raised by wolves, or, worse, by rabid advocates of Standard Generalized Markup Language during the heyday of SGML - may not clearly understand the concepts of Semantics, Structure, Markup, Content, Style, Transformation, and Presentation. Heck, I'm not sure many of us did back then either, but we've had a few years to think about it.
A little basic at times but averall an all around good sumary of the markup situation.

Don't use that DIV

Taming Lists or how to use LI instead of DIV where appropiate. Have to confess to being a culprite of exxisve use of DIV.

XSLT AbiWord to HTML

A command line app written in Java which, using the Xalan XML parser and an XSLT stylesheet, allows you to convert native AbiWord, (*.abw), files into HTML pages. Features include being able to convert a single file or batch convert a directory of files and turning http:// web address references into anchor tags under HTML. For more information see the README and CHANGELOG files.
Kinda cool, but as another idea how about a MovableType plug-in that takes a .abw file upload and translates it to embeded (X)HTML?

Wiki .EXE

WikiServer is a simple webserver Wiki as an .exe, source code provided. Probably the easiese Wiki for Windows users, from the getting something useful up and running prespective.

Cocoon Resource - Your Guide to Apache Cocoon This site is intended to provide tutorials, how-to's, best practise guides and other information not covered by the official Cocoon documentation. It is directed mainly to new Cocoon users, but if you're working with Cocoon for some time you may find some useful information here, too. Looks like a good resource of Cocoon is your thing.

Java Text Search for Websites

Jakarta Lucene
Jakarta Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine written entirely in Java. It is a technology suitable for nearly any application that requires full-text search, especially cross-platform.
It might help tig with his search problem at work.

Nice News Aggregation

NewsAggregation over at with code provided for one of your own.

Inline Web Editing

ContentEditable in Mozilla, need to get working in the wiki project. Be Blogging has an example/demo.

XSLT Everywhere

XSLT-Based Websites
XSLT leveraged during design-time and run-time can result in faster time to market, easier maintenance, and support for multiple HTML flavors

Xopus Editor, Teplace the Text Area

Xopus is our wysiwyg browser based XML editor.

Xopus is easy to use and to implement.
For input it requires data (XML), style (XSLT) and rules (Schema).
Xopus performs some magic on this and turns it into an editor.

So inline WYSIWYG editing, coolness. There is a demo, but it requires IE5.5 or up for now. And it is soposed to be going OpenSource.
[via be blogging]

Templates Everywhere has a good article has a good article on Choosing a Templating System in Perl focusing on the web.

Why you should be writing

Wanna download web pages/sites to

Wanna download web pages/sites to your PalmOS device? Sitescooper maybe the answer. Still trying it out.

Converting XML to HTML using

Converting XML to HTML using XSL
The timing if finding this couldn't be better. Currently working on XMLing

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