My iPhone

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I finally did it, I had to…I bought an iPhone and I have loved every minute of owning it. I had an appointment the second day I owned it and the person I met with wanted to “zoom the pictures like the commercials”. I also now have the ability to carry around tons of pictures and movies of my son, as well as some of my favorite Curb Your Enthusiasm so I can watch my favorite show while waiting instead of reading some lame magazine. Sure, the camera is not great, but it beats mine on my old Blackberry (there… Read More »

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CSS Containers: Fancier, Fixed Width, Rounded Corners

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I use reuse a number of CSS/XHTML layouts everyday and feel it is time to share. This is the second of 4 articles in a series on how to create various CSS rounded corner or “fancier than a simple box” container with CSS and XHTML that work in IE 6, IE 7, Firefox 1.5, Firefox 2.0, and Safari 2.0. I created this code from scratch and use this for any fancier fix width boxes I might need for sites I create. Height is not fixed. (Also see css containers: simple, fixed width, rounded corners.) The container: .roundedBox {width:300px;} .roundedBoxTop{height:10px; background:… Read More »

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Not Yahoo! Over yahoo! Web Hosting

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I have enjoyed looking at multiple hosting options through clients in the last few months. Yesterday I worked with Plesk on one account and another who uses Yahoo! for hosting. Just as I was getting ready to write a positive blog post on Yahoo’s web hosting I ran into a snag when uploading and preparing the WordPress site for my client…Yahoo! does not allow you to use mod_rewrite Permalinks. So instead of having nice URLs like /services/ and /contact/ you have to use ?page_d=4. Gross. So in short – if you are using WordPress and want to maintain it yourself… Read More »

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Jappler Recommends: Amy Winehouse

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I have been in a music rut for awhile now – I have not changed the CDs in my car’s CD changer for multiple weeks, not because I am lazy, but because I cannot think of anything I really want to listen to while driving. I generally listen to either some sort of electronica/DJ music (think Carl Cox or Corderoy) or classic rock of some sorts. A few days ago I briefly switched on the radio and heard something that really grabbed my attention: Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good” song which is very R&B/soul sounding. It is a… Read More »

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jappler recommends: do not use godaddy.com for hosting.

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Over the past few months I have had the chance to look at a number of hosting companies and their “control panels” by working with a number of clients. It seems as a number of people flock to godaddy.com because of it’s price (really cheap), but I have learned – once again – that you get what you pay for. If you want to have a very simple 1-5 page static web site, go for it – use whatever host you want. If you want anything else, after working with over 20 hosting companies, I can easily say that I… Read More »

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squirrelmail 1.5

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I have been a long time SquirrelMail web mail user (Since 1998). I have always relied on it when I needed to check my email if I was away from home or the office. Last month, I decided to dump SquirrelMail for RoundCube Webmail I was sick of the SquirrelMail interface and tired of waiting for the next release. After a few days with RoundCube Webmail – I have decided to go back to SquirrelMail because of it’s reliability and functionality. Although RoundCube Webmail is beautiful, it does not support rules (filters) or much of anything else – your mail… Read More »

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Safari on Windows XP

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As a web developer, new browser releases both excite me and scare me. When I heard about Safari coming out for the PC (Beta available to download) I got pretty excited. I really like the speed of Safari on the Mac and was eager to see how it would perform on the PC. For quality assurance testing, I have found if I can get everything to work in Safari – it is only a few steps, at most, to get everything working in my core browsers (IE 6, IE 7, Safari 2+, Firefox 1.5, Firefox 2+) so I am eager… Read More »

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Get Serious About Backups

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If there is one thing I cannot stand more than anything when it comes to computer support – it is failure to have a backup strategy. If you have pictures, email, documents, music, videos, etc that you consider valuable – do something about it. There are many ways to easily backup your personal data and I wanted to throw out another option if you are not using a remote backup system: Jungle Disk. With Jungle Disk, you can easily, cheaply (15¢ per gigabyte), and securely transfer and store your data using Amazon.com’s S3 â„¢ Storage Service. I have all my… Read More »

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Favorite Tech Web Sites

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Each day I load up the same tech web sites in my browser’s tabs and I thought I would share them with everyone: http://www.versiontracker.com http://www.macdevcenter.com http://www.macnn.com http://www.macosxhints.com http://the.taoofmac.com/space http://www.macintouch.com http://www.php-mag.net http://www.phparch.com http://www.php.resourceindex.com http://www.afp548.com

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