Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings

WordPress, web development, and world domination.

Monthly Archives: March 2006

links for 2006-03-17

slayeroffice | Favelet Suite Favelets live (tags: favelets bookmarklets web development webdev javascript js browsers) Selenium IDE: Selenium IDE Interesting… Create macros to automate actions in Firefox. (tags: firefox extensions selenium ide macros browsers) Layout Gala A collection of 40 CSS layouts based on the same markup and ready for download (tags: css layout web design templates) Mollio CSS/HTML Templates More CSS templates (tags: css templates webdesign web design)

links for 2006-03-16

Don’t Forget to Plant It! :: Tails Firefox Extension A Firefox extension that can detect and display microformats used in a web page (tags: microformats web firefox extensions semantics) Amazon S3 – Simple Storage Service It’s going to be very interesting to see what other services start hooking into this. It’s not free, but it’s affordable enough for developers to play with it. (tags: amazon webservices storage api rest soap scalability) DAG: Tunneling SSH over … Continue reading


The previous post was the first on this site that was auto-generated by the “daily blog posting” feature. Geof has been doing this for a while, and I was already planning to do something like this on my own eventually, anyhow. But I hadn’t gotten a round tuit yet, and since I ran across a couple of links reminding me about this service yesterday, I decided to try it out. I’ve had a … Continue reading

links for 2006-03-15

Vitaly Friedman | Blog: 25 Best License-Free Quality Fonts (tags: fonts free design typography font) KeepVid: Download videos from Google, Youtube, iFilm, Putfile, Metacafe, DailyMotion. This service helps you grab local copies of streaming videos. (tags: video webservice download)

Zeldman on WordPress

Web guru extraordinaire, Jeffrey Zeldman, has spent the last 11 years hand-coding his web site and RSS feeds. No more —Zeldman has switched to WordPress. Now I’m even more miffed that I won’t get to attend AEA Atlanta. So, why did Zeldman choose WordPress? Not because it’s open source. Not because it’s free. He chose WordPress because it lets him write his content without getting in the way. To the extent that a content management … Continue reading

Timing is everything

Our group’s management has told us before that if there is any kind of work-related training we’d like to take or conferences we’d like to attend, to let them know. So when An Event Apart Atlanta was announced in January, I put in a request the same day. After not hearing anything for about three weeks, I sent a reminder, and let them know that we could still make the deadline for a $50 discount. … Continue reading

The Lyceum Project: Another multi-blog WordPress implementation

This is quite interesting — the ibiblio folks have announced The Lyceum Project. This is a multi-blog version of WordPress, but it is a different implementation from WordPress MU (which is the basis of I was curious about what Lyceum was doing differently from WPMU, and that is addressed in their FAQ. And of course, since it’s based on WordPress, it is also GPLed, which means that the source is freely available. Their bug … Continue reading