Don’t Fear the Penguin: A Newbie’s Guide to Linux

29 01 2009

Getting started with Linux can be an intimidating task, particularly for people who have never tried any operating system besides Windows. In truth, however, very little about Linux is actually difficult to use. It’s simply a different OS, with its own approach to doing things.

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Chipotle Employee Just Gave Guy In Front Of You More Rice

27 01 2009

Onion news piece about how little rice you got in your burrito.

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It’s snowing on Mars …

27 01 2009

… or at least in the sky above it. This is just one extraordinary piece of information being sent back to us by the landers, probes and rovers scanning the planet.

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Netbooks Poised to Be the New OS Battleground?

23 01 2009

In 2009, it won
’t be the “year of the desktop” for any operating system–instead, the coveted trophy seems to be “year of the netbook.”

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Zipdecode: How the Postal Code System Works (Interactive)

23 01 2009

From the creator of the project: This project began a very short sketch (a few hours) that I created because I was curious about how the numbering works for postal codes in the states. Built with Processing.

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20 Windows 7 Tweaks & Tips: Every Secret Uncovered to Date

23 01 2009

Microsoft’s post-Vista Windows experience is more than the obvious Taskbar and user interface updates; there are plenty of hidden features and shortcuts that haven’t been advertised. But fear not: we’ve compiled a list of every known Windows 7 tweak and secret.

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Why the Windows 7 Taskbar Beats Mac OS X’s Doc

23 01 2009

“Yeah, I said it. The Windows 7 taskbar is the most important Windows UI change since Windows 95, and it will dramatically change the way you use Windows. And it’s better than the Mac’s Dock.”

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50 Extremely Useful PHP Tools

21 01 2009

PHP is one of the most widely used open-source server-side scripting languages that exist today. With over 20 million indexed domains using PHP, including major websites like Facebook, Digg and WordPress, there are good reasons why many Web developers prefer it to other server-side scripting languages, such as Python and Ruby.

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The country’s new robots.txt file

21 01 2009

Here’s a small and nerdy measure of the huge change in the executive branch of the US government today. Here’s the robots.txt file from whitehouse.gov yesterday and today.

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Trick Photography with Books & Magazines

19 01 2009

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30 Beautiful and Creative Examples of Vibrant Web Designs

19 01 2009

Colors – it sets the tone (no pun intended) and message of a website. Designers often spend hours, even days, researching and coming up with a harmonious and usable color scheme. In this collection, you’ll find 30 brilliant (alright – pun intended) web designs with vivid and colorful themes that evoke feelings of vivacity and dynamism…

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29 Ways to Keep More Cash in 2009

15 01 2009

Not sure how you’ll survive the current economic crisis? Stick to these 29 money basics and you’ll thrive anytime….

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