Ski Resorts of Northern England
Respect The Mountains
Respect The Mountain
And many many many many more... Plug in a game controller for 100% retro joy!
Coldfusion may not be perfect, but it certainly is dependable and easy to use. It takes a minute to learn, but a lifetime to master. It will be interesting to see where Adobe takes it. Hopefully, not to the trash bin.
So, who is Mr. Brian Burke? According to Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania,:
Mr. Brian Burke is the Northeast Regional Government Affairs Director for
Microsoft Corporation in New England. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr.
Burke was the Director of Policy Outreach on the Kerry/Edwards Presidential
campaign and Senior Counsel at Holland & Knight, LLP. Mr. Burke served
in several senior government positions in the Clinton Administration, including,
Senior Policy Analyst on the White House Domestic Policy Council, Deputy
Undersecretary of Agriculture, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army
and Counselor to then Secretary of Energy, Bill Richardson. Brian is a
graduate of Brown University and the Georgetown University Law Center.
Distances listed are direct linear distances from the center of the metro area to the ski areas listed, actual driving distance is longer.
- Big Sky, Montana, 18 miles, vertical drop 4350 feet
- Moonlight Basin, Montana, 19 miles, vertical drop 4162 feet
- Bridger Bowl, Montana, 26 miles, vertical drop 2600 feet
- Showdown, Montana, 70 miles, vertical drop 1400 feet
- Great Divide, Montana, 93 miles, vertical drop 1580 feet
- Grand Targhee, Wyoming, 91 miles, vertical drop 2395 feet
- Kelly Canyon, Idaho, 100 miles, vertical drop 1000 feet
- Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 103 miles, vertical drop 4139 feet
- Red Lodge Mountain, Montana, 132 miles, vertical drop 2400 feet
Alternative Voice or Propoganda?
My guess is it's propoganda since it seems like most U.S. news is commercials. I'll wait till the next world crises and then tune in.
It looks like they are offering a "Free Trial" version but that you need to pay for higher quality video (sorry, no HDTV?)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In politics and advertising, the term astroturfing describes formal public relations (PR) campaigns which seek to create the impression of being a spontaneous, grassroots behavior. Hence the reference to the "AstroTurf" (artificial grass) is a metaphor to indicate "fake grassroots" support.
In 2001, the Los Angeles Times accused Microsoft of astroturfing when hundreds of similar letters were sent to newspapers voicing disagreement with the United States Department of Justice and its antitrust suit against Microsoft. The letters, prepared by Americans for Technology Leadership, had in some cases been mailed from deceased citizens or nonexistent addresses. (USA Today Microsoft funded 'grass roots' campaign)
So why do I bring this up now? I stumbled upon the appropriately named "The Hive". This is the place for true believers. Don't believe me? read the comments to this post about Zune. A little over the top. My favorite is "I didn't want the Zune at first but now I do. " Man, that was an easy sale.
Here is a comic proudly displayed on the site that makes it clear where you stand.
MS folks seem to be a little sensitive these days.
They just keep getting better. From Techcrunch;
"YourMinis is a Flash-based customizable
homepage product that will compete for users with a number of similar products
that use Ajax - Netvibes, Pageflakes, Google, Live.com
This was launched by a startup called Goowy,
which created a flash-based productivity suite (email, calendar, IM, etc.) last
year - see here for our Goowy
Free Google Tools plug in for Dreamweaver. Haven't used them, but Webassist has been around for a while.
- Be, the visitor (in best Chevy Chase as Ty Webb voice)
What is it they want anyhow?
- K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple S)
Don't Add To Many Features
- Content Is King
One of my favorites and so true.
- Details, Details, Details
All the elements should work together. (graphics, colors, layout, navigation, and content)
- Pave the way
Navigation and Organization are key.
Inspired by Prone Advertising.
Here is some more good advise on web design at Application Generation
Decide on Navigation and Stick To It
Large sites need secondary navigation
Keep Navigation Consistent
Use conventions people are familiar with.
- Design in the limits of HTML
HTML has limitiations. Don't fight them.
- Screen Resolution
These change. Think about it.
- Design Navigation for Flexibility
Create a site map.
- Design Layout for Flexibility
Usually have landing page layout, and a content page layout.
Summary: Get a sitemap, decide on a navigation approach, agree a screen resolution and remember that you don’t control the length of the pages.
Of course, it's limited to windows, doesn't have the selection of exstenions Firefox has, the phishing filter sends info to MS, etc.etc.etc. But at least it's usable.
Microsoft is in a bad way and it shows in their products. I posted this on another blog, the Internet Outsider during a discussion of Googles over-inflated stock price. I thought it was good, so here it is...
- Why buy Office when I can use Open Office?
- Why buy Office when I can use Google Office?
- Why buy MS OS when I just use the Internet?
- My kids don't buy games and load them on the PC anymore, they play sophisticated flash games across the internet. My kids have sat down at an Ubuntu machine and not even realized they weren't on a MS OS.
- Why invest in MS when all they have are promises about the next generation and nothing to show for it today?
- Why should I develop stuff for MS OS when all they do is compete with me if I become too successful?
- Why should I pay MS a licensing fee to load MS stuff on my hardware when my customer doesn't care as long as my device works?
Facebook is the only on-line service that has it right at such a complicated level. They have a nice group of services (blog, photo, notes, calendar, groups, friends) and a decent one stop interface to follow along.
The secret is that all the services write a "story" which is aggregated into a continious story of your on-line life.
I'll have to see how well integrated they are with Google Personalized Home Page and MyYahoo.
The Social Media Blog follows along.
What software is good to use with Raw?
•Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer for Windows XP (essential for Windows based
- Picasa (Free!)
- Adobe Photoshop CS or CS2
- RawShooter Premium (recently bought by Adobe)
- ACD See (for Digital Asset Management)
- Portfolio Extensis 8 (for Digital Asset Management)
- iView Media Pro (DAM, recently bought by Microsoft)
- BreezeBrowser Pro (DAM, I also love their Downloader Pro for use
with my card readers)
- Adobe Lightroom (beta)
- Capture One
- DXO Optics Pro
- Picture Window Pro
- the software that came with your camera
Personally, for JPEG, I really like Paint Shop Pro.
The macbook has worked great and is a lot of fun to use. If only Battlefield 2142 worked on a Mac I would buy another for myself.
The Ohio to Erie Trail spans the state of Ohio from Cincinatti to Cleveland following lands formerly owned by railroads and canals. When complete, this trail will connect four of Ohio's metropolitan cities, a dozen large towns and numerous small villages - all done on easily accessible, paved trails, that are completely separated from highways and automobiles.
Along the way, the trail passes through rural areas, farmlands, nature preserves, and regional parks giving the adventurous a hearty helping of nature's finest. At the metropolitan perimeter, meadows and woods give way to exciting urban centers, affording the traveller a contemporary taste of Ohio's culture and arts.
Bicyclists, hikers, equestrians, and other groups such as bird watchers, cross-country skiers, and nature lovers have the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Ohio as the trail weaves its way across the state.
I was looking at the news in Ohio and stumbled across this one:
The Ohio State Chiropractic Board has brought a complaint against James Burda which says he can’t provide services "according to acceptable and prevailing standards of care due to mental illness, specifically, Delusional Disorder, Grandiose Type."
Jimbo Burda evidently travels back in time to treat patients in the past to make them feel better today, so no office visit is needed. Jimbo also invented a word for this technique, “Bahlaqeem.” (pronounced baalakeem)
Here’s a little info from Jimbo’s website:
Information about James Burda
I live in a small Ohio town where I do my work. I learned about my gift three years ago. While driving to a nearby city in order to do shopping my left foot started to hurt. Just for amusement, I made a guess as to the exact bone involved with the pain, told the bone to realign, and the pain went away almost instantly. What a happy surprise I had. During another trip, the same thing happened. I thought that there was something happening which was very special.
Bahlaqeem Name Origin
The name Bahlaqeem (pronounced baalakeem) came to me during a period of inspiration. It is a madeup word and, to my knowledge, has no known meaning except for this intended purpose. It does, however, have a soothing vibrational influence and contains the very special number of nine letters.
Jigsaw is a marketplace for contact information, and it is very efficient. If boasts detailed personal contact information for 2.5 million people, and 7,000 new people are added every day. If you want the name, title, email address, direct phone line and/or address of any executive of any company, there is a very good chance Jigsaw will already have it in its database and will sell it to you. And if you are a sales guy and have no ethical concerns about where you get your contact information, you probably already know all about Jigsaw.
From Fusion Authority
Available Implementations and LibrariesA number of libraries and frameworks are available that will prevent the ColdFusion developer from reinventing the wheel:
- Neuromancer (http://sourceforge.net/projects/neuromancer/) SOAP-based AJAX
- Sarissa (http://sourceforge.net/projects/sarissa/)
- SAJAX (http://www.modernmethod.com/sajax/)
- ajaxCFC (http://www.robgonda.com/blog/projects/ajaxcfc/) A CFC-based library sharing some aspects of CFAJAX (via the DWR libraries), with Model-Glue integration
- Prototype (http://prototype.conio.net/)
Data Exchange Parsers:
- WDDX (http://www.openwddx.org/) - already available in ColdFusion
- YODEL (http://www.depressedpress.com/Content/Development/YODEL/)
- XML-RPC (http://support.journurl.com/users/admin/index.cfm/mode/article/entry/362)
30boxes - Manage & share calendar. http://30boxes.com/
Calendarhub - Create & share calendars. http://www.calendarhub.com/
Eventful - Create & share events. http://eventful.com/
Eventicus - Create & share events. http://www.eventicus.de/?lang=en
Eventsniper - Mix your event calendar with feeds. http://www.eventsniper.com/
Hipcal - Manage & share calendar & to do lists. http://www.hipcal.com/
Meetwithapproval - Arrange meetings & events online. http://www.meetwithapproval.com/
Mosuki - Arrange meetings & events online. http://mosuki.com/
Planzo - Arrange meetings & events online & thru sms. http://planzo.com/
Skobee - Arrange meetings & events online. http://www.skobee.com/
Spongecell - Arrange meetings & events online; with a.i. http://spongecell.com/
Tilika - Share calendars. http://www.tilika.com/
Trumba - Create& share events. http://www.trumba.com/
Upcoming - Create, manage & share events. http://upcoming.org/
24sevenoffice - Web-based crm & erp. http://www.24sevenoffice.com/
Helpspot - Wen nased help desk software. http://www.userscape.com/
Pushcrm - Web-based crm. http://pushcrm.com/
Simpleticket - Helpdesk solution. http://www.simpleticket.net/
Userscape - Web based help desk portal. http://www.userscape.com/
Zohocrm - Web-based crm. http://www.zohocrm.com/
Visualthesaurus - Find & visualize synonyms. http://www.visualthesaurus.com/
Dropsend - Email large files. http://www.dropsend.com/
Mail2RSS - Inmail2RSS. http://www.mail2rss.org/
Myemail - Check email anywhere. http://myemail.com/
Newsletterarchive* - Store & share your newsletters. http://www.newsletterarchive.org/
Onesens - Send teasing webmail messages. http://www.onesens.com/
Quickmail - Email2RSS. http://quickmail.johanfitie.com/
Sendspace - Email large files. http://www.sendspace.com/
Tempinbox - Receive inmail anonymously. http://www.tempinbox.com/
Trustmymail - Spam filter based on your circle of contacts. http://www.trustmymail.com/
Yousendit - Email large files. http://www.yousendit.com/
Irows - Web based spreadsheet. http://www.irows.com
Numbler - Excel spreadsheet online. http://numbler.com/
Numsum - Collaborate online on spreadsheets. http://numsum.com/
Sundera - Collaborate online on spreadsheets. http://www.sundera.com/
Thinkfree - Web based office suite. http://online.thinkfree.com/
Zohovirtualoffice - Online office suite. http://www.zoho.com/virtual-office/
Buddyping - Find friends & events locally (map mash-up). http://www.buddyping.com/
Goovite - Invite people. http://www.goovite.com/
Kiko - Onlin calendar. http://www.kiko.com/
Meetwithapproval - Organize & manage meetings. http://www.meetwithapproval.com/
Zvents - Organize & manage events. http://www.zvents.com/
Barewiki - Make a wiki in seconds. http://barewiki.com/
Fckeditor - Web based word processor. http://www.fckeditor.net/
Formassembly - Create, host & manage forms. http://www.formassembly.com/
Goffice - Web based word processing. http://www.goffice.com/
Ijot - Write, manage, publcish share text files. http://www.ijot.net/
Inetword - Web based word processing. http://www.inetword.com/
Jotform - Make your Ajax webforms. http://www.jotform.com/
Litespellchecker - Check spelling as you type. http://me.eae.net/stuff/litespellchecker/litedemo.html
Nativetext - Translates rss in foreign languages. http://www.nativetext.com/
Orangoo - Spelling checker. http://www.orangoo.com/spell/
Pbwiki - Make a wiki. http://pbwiki.com/
Synchroedit - Group editor. http://www.synchroedit.com/
Wideword - Collaborative word processing. https://www.wideword.net/
Wideword - Create & share documents online. https://wideword.net/
Writeboard* - Write, share, revise & compare documents. http://writeboard.com/
Writely - Store, edit & share documents. http://www.writely.com
Zohowriter - Online word processor. http://www.zohowriter.com
Bigoven - Publish & share recipes. http://www.bigoven.com/
Extratasty - publish & share drink recipes. http://www.extratasty.com/
Travbuddy - Submit & share travel stories. http://www.travbuddy.com/