Archive for the 'Random Feature Sites' Category

LoJack for Laptops

Friday, June 30th, 2006

This is an interesting feature on LoJack for Laptops, a theft recovery system. Of course it only works when the computer is on-line (which with wireless could be often I suppose), unless you believe that there is a third way that they won’t disclose (maybe a cell phone dial out?). Someone who actually takes your […]

Random Surfing: Art Site

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

I happened on to a site yesterday in random surfing that discusses contemporary art. Now I know absolutely nothing about this subject, so I read on a bit. Something about the clean lines of the site, and the picture in the upper left made the site inviting for me. In further reading I happened onto […]

Making the most of CSS

Thursday, December 9th, 2004

I’m always on the lookout for new ways to tweak CSS for design purposes. The more you can rely on CSS to drive layout, versus images, tables, etc. the faster your site is going to load and the more you’ll distinguish your site from others. Mandarin Design is one such site that is pushing the […]

The ESP Game- fun time waster

Thursday, November 25th, 2004

The ESP Game claims to be labeling the web. It is a “game” where you see images and with a partner have to guess words in common. They disallow certain words for most images, including often the obvious words. The tricks seem to be to guess the word in the top left if it isn’t […]

Google Calculator

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

Google has a calculator built into it’s search engine. I never knew that. If you type “meters in mile” for example, it will give you the answer. You can also type typical math problems such as (2*4)+9 and the answer will appear. You can also ask it to return definitions. Type “define: google” for example, […]

Electronic Elections

Sunday, October 31st, 2004

As the US prepares for a national election this week, I wonder how much longer you will have to go to your local precinct to vote. Voting technology is so out of date it isn’t funny. Finally, Nevada electronic voting may move us forward as they are the gaming capital of the world. In some […]

Joke: Windows Icon Wars

Saturday, October 30th, 2004

I seldom pass on jokes on the internet. There are just to many of them and it isn’t worth the traffic. I did find this one particularly funny however. If you ever watch robot wars … this little bit is a good twist on it.

Find a Missing Font

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

Find a missing font by answering a few questions. The bigger the sample you have, the more likely you are to find what you are looking for. Hint, if you don’t know say you don’t.

some nice image links

Friday, October 15th, 2004

This lady has some nice image links in her blog.

The Earth From Above

Monday, October 11th, 2004

Way cool photographs of the Earth from above. Spend a few minutes looking around this site. I really liked some of the photos. The site is done in three languages … and instead of picking one, you see everything in all three. That made for some interesting comparisons of language that are usually bypassed when […]

Nose Licks and Tail Wags

Friday, September 24th, 2004

Nose Licks and Tail Wags is a site devoted to dogs. I mainly decided to feature it because I thought it might appeal to Hazel, one of our guest authors who occasionally posts. Cheers Don

The Incredibles — The Official Movie Website

Tuesday, September 14th, 2004

The Incredibles — The Official Movie Website is up and running counting down the days til the movies release, and to market the website they use different marketing techniques from page optimization to the use of GMB images, which this article on using GMB photos from Local Viking explains how it works. If there is […]

Google Blog

Monday, September 13th, 2004

We have been tracking hits to our site using the best statistical hit counter we know of … ours … and we keep getting this unusual hit to this to one of our tutorials: (hold your mouse over the link to see the url popup.) HTMLfixIT box model hack tute. (via Google) It appears that […]

Cyber Security Tips by CERT

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

Cyber Security Tips are available from the CERT folks. They are from the government and they are here to help you. These days, cybersecurity companies play an important role in helping safeguard businesses from cybercriminals. With many cybersecurity companies in the market today, how can you pick the top cybersecurity companies that suits your needs? […]

California MCLE, CLE and Continuing Legal Education

Monday, September 6th, 2004

California MCLE, CLE and Continuing Legal Education is a neat site, it has many many sample contracts. For example use the search feature to look for Microsoft and SCO, or find leases for real estate by Fun to look around.

Gmail Giving Tree – Welcome

Thursday, September 2nd, 2004

I just came accross the Gmail Giving Tree – Welcome site. I have been wanting to give Gmail a whirl for a bit now. A couple of groups I belong to have people who have received invites. I have not. I am curious if anyone has had experience with the giving tree concept. What bothered […]

Amy Acuff – Biography

Friday, August 27th, 2004

Amy Acuff – Biography provides interesting insight into acupuncture. I came across this site while investigating womens sports injuries. I had never heard of her, but she obviously combines beauty, athleticism and intellegence. I don’t know much about acupuncture or other such methods, but I can say I have experienced the great healing from aggressive […]

J.K.Rowling Official Site – Harry Potter and more

Wednesday, July 21st, 2004

J.K.Rowling Official Site – Harry Potter is now up and running. I read all the Potter books for some light entertainment when my kids had them around. They are entertaining, although they get repetitive about now. I am not much of a flash fan, and yet, this is a very neat site. It requires that […]

How Stuff Works

Friday, July 9th, 2004

This is a neat site that explains in very simple terms many common things, including many computer concepts.

The Power of Databases … big brother arrives

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

These The City Maps shows who gave to which candidate for US President. You can also search by name or location to see who gave. Very interesting … do we really want this much information? Do you want your neighbor to know how much you gave to which candidates?

Nice Color Change via clicks

Sunday, April 25th, 2004

See the Color Change in the top right corner. I really like the simplicity of this. It is just lines like this: <span style=”background: #eeeeee; border: 2px solid #006699″> <a href=”#” onclick=”setActiveStyleSheet(‘default’)” title=”default” style=”text-decoration: none;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</a> </span> and then this javascript kicks in to manage the change:


Sunday, April 25th, 2004

GHOST TOWN is the most interesting site I have seen in my nine years on the net. It speaks for itself.

Flash Site

Saturday, April 24th, 2004

I normally don’t like flash sites. This one for an advertising merchandise site, however, seems to load fast and has some neat elements to it. MTIsite

Technorati: Our Blog Has Been Submitted

Sunday, March 14th, 2004

We listed our blog over at Technorati. Interesting site: Technorati: What Is technorati?

New Look for Hazel’s My Dog Enthusiasts Page

Saturday, March 13th, 2004

One of our regular visitors has redone her personal pages. Hazel has had her My Dog Enthusiasts Page up for some time, but recently gave it a new look. We like it and think it shows great growth in her skills in many areas including image making, css and page layout. Well done Hazel.

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