2010 is here. Like 1984 and 2001, 2010 is famous thanks to science fiction. When a once-futuristic year becomes yet another date on the calendar, the hopes and fears of fiction are compared to our current reality. The book 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke arrived in 1982, the era when Pac Man ruled […]
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I discovered that Pageflakes.com has gone offline. Details are sketchy to why the site is down, but I hope it comes back soon. I have come to depend on Pageflakes for tracking the blogs on web design, graphics, and social media that I read. I do use iGoogle and have my links backed up on […]
Last year I started 2007 with installing WordPress and starting my own blog. The use of this blog has been more of an experiment than a place to write posts. I used this blog to learn about the WordPress interface, SEO, basic PHP, and the problems with CSS browser bugs. Since August this blog has […]
It can be maddening to pick the right font for a corporate website or brochure. The urge is there to do something creative and unique, but the look has to be polished and professional. Do you give up and fall back to using Helvetica or Times for the umpteenth time? Smashing Magazine offers help in […]
Photoshop News features a link to a BBC story on the looming “digital dark age”. According to the story, thousands of digital files are lost each year because newer computers can’t open them. While paper can sit on a shelf for years without losing information, files stored on floppy discs or other media are lost […]
While I usually read the Get Rich Slowly blog for financial tips, an entry from last Friday focuses on the nature of life, death, and money. My favorite quote: When youâ€™re lying on your deathbed, you wonâ€™t think, â€œDamn! I got an iPhone.â€ Youâ€™ll remember your friends, and youâ€™ll remember the experiences youâ€™ve had.