Web Hosting Biz
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Web Hosting Biz

Should you be buying a specialized online file storage that goes with entrepreneurs seeking a web e-commerce endeavor, then consider picking an e-commerce hosting package. Although believe a normal internet hosting plan will suffice to a web business, soon they reap a harvest of profits. And profits don’t come easy. You need a pro company behind…

The Web is Yourspace
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The Web is Yourspace

The web is Yourspace: a commentary on how the web was created, and how open standards were instrumental in its success. Common Communication: The Web By Design The web was created by Tim Berners-Lee as a method to facilitate communication around CERN, though it became apparent it could become a lot more when coupled with…

MySpace
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MySpace

Hypocrisy? I wrote a post a while back on how much I disliked MySpace, much for the reasons as outlined in the Slashdot news stories below. However an anonymous commenter replied with something interesting: Social networking websites are a kludge. People are trying out because it’s new and prevalence of computer and internet makes it…

Why I buy Music?
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Why I buy Music?

It’s (still) easy to acquire music illegally on the Internet. The usual suspects are P2P, music blogs, or BitTorrent. There has been a crackdown on P2P in recent years, but due to its inherently decentralised nature, you can never really stamp it out. This year I see the focus of the media giants resting on…

Angry Explorer Extends Italics
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Angry Explorer Extends Italics

If you’ve noticed this blog acting slightly erratic (on second thoughts, nobody would) it is because I have been stung by yet another IE bug. It makes a change; this time it isn’t directly down to CSS, and instead is a bug in the way the rendering engine handles italics. The problem starts when the…

How to Find CSS Hacks?
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How to Find CSS Hacks?

Ever wonder how people find their CSS hacks? No? Well I do. They must sit at their computers typing in random stuff and abusing code, effectively torturing browsers into doing strange strange things. Maybe they construct programs that export malformed CSS so they can leave browsers stuggling night and day–possibly the system is rigged up to…

Color Scheme Design the Easy Way
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Color Scheme Design the Easy Way

Colour for me is an annoyance, I know what goes together, but can’t actually make them up. It normally takes me ages trialing hex values to get something that doesn’t look awful, even in primary school I was always the one who mixed so much together that my palette more often than not ended up…

Stop Console Popup Problem: Gtkmm Windows
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Stop Console Popup Problem: Gtkmm Windows

Fed up with the .dll overheads of wxPython and Python, I’m using gtkmm as my standard GUI toolkit from now on. I’ve got all the libraries installed on Windows XP and Slackware using the gtkmm documentation, so I’m looking forward to nice portable apps. There was one slight problem that had me stumped: on Windows…

Cross Compiling Gtkmm Applications to Windows
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Cross Compiling Gtkmm Applications to Windows

There’s a readily available Gtkmm development package for Windows, but the following could come in handy for those who don’t own Windows, or want to escape the inconvenience of setting up and booting into another environment. A basic understanding of using the console is required and though I’m using Ubuntu, the steps are easily transferable….