Howto make Friendly URLs

web Thinking and Making has a good article called: Friendly URLs improve usability and user experience. I've always been a big fan of the friendly urls, when I see a site that uses friendly URL's I get a sense of elegance, and cleanliness.


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Unix Job processing

linux misc I learned something new from my brother the other day about unix job processing. We had written a script to do some specific analysis of the logs for dealazon.com, and it would take about 30 seconds to a minute for the script to complete.


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New del.icio.us FireFox Extension

web The folks at del.icio.us/ have been pretty busy kicking out new features. The latest was just announced on the del.icio.us discuss mailing list about a half hour ago - a firefox extension. The extension basically replaces various bookmarklets that you may have used. Get em while their hot.


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Add an Amazon Wishlist to your Blog or Site

web I built a simple tool that lets you create an amazon wishlist blog badge. It generates compliant HTML via some javascript that you can insert into your blog or website template, and style with CSS.

Here's an example:

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Top 20 Internet Security Vulnerabilities of 2005

apple databases linux misc web SANS has published a list of the top 20 internet security vulnerabilities of 2005. The list is not however cumulative, it features security vulnerabilities that have been the most prevalent within the past year and a half.


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Deal Shopping Sites Roundup

web If you're like me, every year you plan on doing your holiday shopping online, but wait too long, and end up in the mall on Christmas Eve. Well now is a pretty good time to do your online shopping without paying high shipping costs to ensure your stuff arrives on time.


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Google Webmaster Stats

web It appears that Google has expanded on the stats that they offer to webmasters. The stats were previously available only to those with a sitemap defined, but now you can access them just by telling them your url, and verifying.

They also provide more stats than they did a few months ago.


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8 Simple Quotes

misc Remember how technology was supposed to make our lives easier? In practice it actually tends to make our lives more complicated. This paradox has led many to embrace simplicity.

Here's a collection of quotes about simplicity, and keeping things simple.


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Amazon Adds Tagging

web I just noticed today that you can tag products on Amazon, check out this screen shot:

I wonder if they will be providing access to this through their API? Perhaps Jeff Barr, or someone else over at Amazon Web Services could let us know.


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Now with Gravatar

misc I just threw in support for Gravatar in my blog comments. If you go and sign up for a gravatar account, you can assign a picture to your email address, then when you post a comment on my blog or other blogs that support gravatar, your picture will show up next to it.


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Get Wheelin!

coldfusion Rob Cameron has just released version 0.1 of ColdFusion on Wheels a MVC framework for ColdFusion, and inspired by Ruby on Rails.

There's no better way to get started than to check out his 8 min. video tutorial. And if your new to Ruby on Rails check out their 15 min video.


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Tim's Blosxonomy

web My friend Tim Fanelli has built his own blogging software called Blosxonomy. It's written in Ruby, and is based on the python blogging software pyBlosxom (same schema, so no import is necessary).


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Simple Flex Example

web Here's an even simpler flex example that I showed in my Flex presentation today. It uses a horizontal slider component to change the alpha transparency of an image.

<?xml version="1.0" ?>

<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.macromedia.


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Simple Flex Tutorial

web I've been learning Flex for a presentation at my local CFUG, and I'm actually quite impressed with how much you can do with so little code.


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Refurbished MacBooks, iPods, iBooks, and More

apple Apple's affiliate program just sent me an email pointing to some

great deals on refurbished Apple products

from the Apple Store. You can get 20-45% off the price of pretty much any product.


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foundeo


did you hack my cf?