DuckDuckGo Search Engine

I hate not making the time to post to my blog every day, because every day I collect so many ideas about which I want to reflect and share. As I haven’t posted in a while, I am bursting with ideas—few of which will have the time to be posted here at tt.us. But here is a must share: the… Continue reading

Sound the Trumpets: A Footnotes Plugin!!

Tah dah! A while back I discovered a really nice bit of code for creating footnotes while writing a blog post. I don’t recall what I was reading now, but the author included several citations as he wrote. Each footnote had a raised numeral1 that served as a link to the footnote at the bottom of the post. The footnotes… Continue reading

Brilliant! Churnalism versus Journalism

I’ve noticed for some time now that so much of what I read online and in my RSS aggregator feels like press releases. I’ve even got in the habit of asking myself, “Who is paying for me to read this ‘news’ story?!” Well, the good folks at the Sunlight Foundation (I’ve blogged about them before!) have a browser plugin and… Continue reading

Who Have You Given Access to Your Information?

We are already so into The Matrix, and nobody seems to much mind–yet! I really get annoyed at the enormous extent to which Google, Twitter, and Facebook (especially) track everything we do online, build online profiles about us (including our current mood, reading and writing grade levels–I’m not kidding), and sell that information to marketing. They embed cookies in your… Continue reading

Pardon This Geek Moment

Mother will hate this post. Last year, for the first time, I created a Season’s Greetings banner that popped up (using MediaboxAdv) when you first hit my blog.  This year, when I went to operationalize that same code, things were not very straight forward.  This post is to remind me next year how to do this€”sort of a note to… Continue reading

Great CSS Border Radius Tool

Jacob Bijani, Tumblr’s Creative Director, said I always have to stop and think when setting a border radius in CSS, so I built a tool for it. And so, Border-Radius.com was born. Easy, intuitive, interactive, practical, and gorgeously designed.… Continue reading

Safari Browser Shortcut to Download YouTube Video

Image via CrunchBase Here’s a great shortcut for downloading YouTube videos when using the Safari browser. Go to the YouTube page with the video on it. [Command] + [Option] + [A] to bring up the Activity window in Safari. Under the Address Column find the YouTube page. Under that column, look for the largest file size, which will be the… Continue reading

Off My Chest

I rarely swear on my blog, but I’ve just got to get this off my chest. A majority of Windows users hitting my site use Internet Explorer. Let me say unequivocally that the Internet Explorer browser is pure @#$%!!! I hate it with a passion. It doesn’t play by the rules of the world wide web‘s standards! And I’m just… Continue reading

Hmm, Interesting…

I have had a total of 121 hits from the following countries: United Kingdom Germany Turkey Australia Hungary I seem to be a big hit in the UK and Austria.  Hi!  Whoever you are.  Would love to come visit!  :o) Most visitors to my site stay between 5 and 15 minutes and use Windows.  However, I have a healthy number… Continue reading