Align Right

For anyone that’s just learning basic HTML. I suggest this tutorial… http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/06/12/lolcat-alignright

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Merging Humans with Tools to Slow Down Trolls

This was a great read that I found through Seth Godin’s blog.     Troll whisperers aren’t necessarily very good at hacking tools, so there’s always an opportunity for geek synergy in helping them to automate their hand-crafted techniques, giving them a software force-multiplier for their good sense. For example, Teresa invented a technique called disemvowelling…

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Curt Shilling - The Robert Scoble of Baseball?

 You know, the person that everyone listens to, makes outlandish statements that may offend people on occasion, and then has to issue statements like this… Everyone has days and events in life they’d love to push the rewind button on, yesterday was one of those days. Regardless of my opinions, thoughts and beliefs on anything…

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Car 1 : Carbon Bike 0 : Josh OK

I posted my experience being hit and run by a car yesterday on my personal blog.  I’m posting the link here as a cautionary tale for other softies I know bike to work regularly. I saw a red car out of the corner of my eye quickly cut in-front of me and attempt to turn…

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A reason for social mapping

Dare has one good point and one bad point about the new google mymaps feature that we’ve had for a while.  Source: Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life – Google MyMaps vs. Frappr: A Feature Isn’t a Business As usual the reactions from the blog pundits are equal parts surprising and unsurprising to me. The unsurprising bit…

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Linkage: Microsoft and cool: so close yet so far :)

Source: The JobSyntax Blog : Microsoft and cool: so close yet so far 🙂 Anyway, I love the end of the article, in which Fred reveals that a Microsoft employee inadvertently emailed him PR’s file on him, Wired, and Microsoft’s talking points surrounding efforts like Channel 9 and On10.  Love it.  So classic Microsoft.  Cringe, cringe, sigh……

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Nothing to see here

Of course the following story would be comical if I could say that nothing like this ever happens here. Source: AOL: Powerpoint paralysis – Valleywag …Straightforward enough. Splice in the different databases, slap a name on the product, pray. Not for AOL. The company engaged a top-tier naming agency, evaluated 120 different options, tested the…

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Google makes your code prettier

Something I’d love to see Microsoft do more of is small, simple, solutions to annoying problems that would delight customers.  Here is a perfect example. Google Gode Prettifier A simple Javascript and CSS file, the Google Code Prettifier makes syntax highlighting in a web document super easy. It’s pretty flexible too. According to the project…

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Great tips on ramping up online user communities

There is truth in every recomendation from the following post.   Source: Creating Passionate Users: User Community and ROI In Building a User Community Part 1 we talked about the importance of not only a strict “There Are No Dumb Questions” policy, but also an even more dedicated “There Are No Dumb Answers” message. Today,…

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