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Why Reboot?

31/01/2006 @ 10:09 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Why Reboot? - Why Reboot?: WhyReboot is a small (60KB) Windows application that displays a list of pending file operations that will occur after rebooting your computer. This is useful in determining why an installer has notified you that a reboot is needed.

kayodeok : Why Reboot? Why does that software installation want you to restart your computer? - WhyReboot is a small (60KB) Windows application that displays a list of pending file operations that will occur after rebooting your computer. This is useful in determining why an installer has notified you that a reboot is needed

Rod Begbie : Why Reboot? - Small Windows app that tells you what an installer is planning on doing after the seemingly-compulsory reboot. [via#

joshua : why reboot? - shows you a list of pending post reboot file changes

Nelson Minar : Why Reboot? - Windows software to display a list of what actions are pending a reboot

A List Apart: Articles: Home Page Goals

31/01/2006 @ 10:09 UTC

kayodeok : A List Apart: Articles: Home Page Goals - ...home pages are anxiety-inducing for companies. The home page is your first impression. And like the old saying goes, you only get one chance. So home pages themselves have a unique set of design goals.

A List Apart: Articles: In Search of the Holy Grail

31/01/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

kayodeok : A List Apart: Articles: In Search of the Holy Grail - Three columns. Many articles have been written about the grail, and several good templates exist. However, all the existing solutions involve sacrifices: proper source order, full-width footers, and lean markup are often compromised in the pursuit of this

Philippe Janvier : In Search of the Holy Grail - "...deploy the Holy Grail layout without compromising your code or your flexibility." [via#

Blogs vs the NYT in Google

31/01/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Blogs vs the NYT in Google - sounds like Winer has almost won his bet

kayodeok : Blogs versus the NY Times in Google (kottke.org) - So how did the NY Times fare against blogs? Not very well. For eight top news stories of 2005, blogs were listed in Google search results before the Times six times, the Times only twice. The in-spirit winner was traditional media by a 6-2 score over citi

jimray : Blogs versus the NY Times in Google (kottke.org) - I really hate linking to Kottke.This is a stupid bet and doesn't really prove much of anything beyond the fact that bloggers like to talk. More interesting would be when bloggers scoop or, heaven forfend, actually report on a story instead of just linkin

What Makes It Great? (First Draft)

31/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

kayodeok : What Makes It Great? (First Draft) - Getting every aspect of the design perfect, making a usable product, making the right tradeoffs between price and functionality, between flexibility and ease of use, between weight and battery life, etc., etc., etc., is all really important, but the most

Early Retirement

30/01/2006 @ 22:10 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Early Retirement - Early Retirement: This article addresses the joys, challenges, and some practical aspects of retiring young.

Nelson Minar : PhilG: early retirement - Reports from his life

kayodeok : Early Retirement - This article addresses the joys, challenges, and some practical aspects of retiring young. The author retired in 2001, at the age of 37 (same age as Rossini when he retired)

Matthew M. Boedicker : the standard tools that rich families use to preserve their wealth down through the centuries

jkottke : Phil Greenspun on retiring young - Phil Greenspun on retiring young. "Retirement forces you to stop thinking that it is your job that holds you back. For most people the depressing truth is that they aren't that organized, disciplined, or motivated."

philgyford : Early Retirement - By Philip Greenspun. One can dream. Two general tips: don't read news/email in the morning or your brain will fill and you'll get no work done; and spend more time with other people to increase happiness -- computer programming is bad. (via Kottke)

Quotations for Learning and Programming

30/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : Quotations for Learning and Programming - A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools

Firefox Extension: Mouseless Browsing

30/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : Firefox Extension: Mouseless Browsing - The basic principle is to add small boxes with unique ids behind every link and/or form element. You just have to type in the id and press enter (there is also an automatice mode available) to trigger the appropriate action i.e. following a link, pressing

Hack Attack: Mouse-less Firefox

30/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : Hack Attack: Mouse-less Firefox - Learning to use Firefox keyboard shortcuts to reduce your trips to the mouse can lead to a much more fulfilling web browsing experience, especially at those times that your mouse just isn’t doing the trick

The future of HTML, Part 2: XHTML 2.0

30/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : The future of HTML, Part 2: XHTML 2.0 - In this article, I'll examine the work of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in creating the next-generation version of their XHTML specification, and also their response to the demand for "rich client" behavior exemplified by Ajax applications

Newsdesigner has the front pages of newspapers from when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on...

29/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : Newsdesigner has the front pages of newspapers from when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on takeoff twenty years ago - Newsdesigner has the front pages of newspapers from when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on takeoff twenty years ago.

kayodeok : "They Slipped the Surly Bonds of Earth to Touch the Face of God" - On Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds after liftoff. Here are some front pages from that day and the next, culled mostly from the 7th edition of SND's Best of Newspaper Design book

This is what my day job feels like

29/01/2006 @ 16:09 UTC

kayodeok : This is what my day job feels like - Scott Adams captures my daily hell

SEO advice: url canonicalization

29/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : SEO advice: url canonicalization - Canonicalization is the process of picking the best url when there are several choices, and it usually refers to home pages. For example, most people would consider these the same urls:

Search engines and canonical URLs

29/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : Search engines and canonical URLs - The key is to be consistent. Pick one and stick with it. However, since you have no control over inbound links and some of them will use www while others won’t, it is a good idea to configure your server to redirect URLs the your preferred format

Efficient creation of sensible and usable forms

29/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : Efficient creation of sensible and usable forms - Please share any tricks you have that make creating usable forms easier and more efficient

Graphical passwords

29/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : Graphical passwords - We discuss graphical passwords, which consist of some actions that the user performs on an image [...] We present a few graphical password schemes that offer resistance to shoulder surfing

DRM and the Death of a Culture

29/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : DRM and the Death of a Culture - Thus your children won't get to play your music, show your favourite films, share your culture, with your grandchildren because they won't inherit anything containing that from you that's usable

Stanford Guidelines for Web Credibility: How can you boost your web site's credibility?

28/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : Stanford Guidelines for Web Credibility: How can you boost your web site's credibility? - We have compiled 10 guidelines for building the credibility of a web site. These guidelines are based on three years of research that included over 4,500 people

Pushing Spyware through Search

28/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : Pushing Spyware through Search - Indirectly, Google and other search engines make big money from spyware, through paid search advertising that infects users who don't know any better or don't understand what they're getting into

Web Design Times

28/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : Web Design Times - Web Design News, Articles, Reviews & Resources

Implementing and Detecting an ACPI BIOS Rootkit

28/01/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

kayodeok : Implementing and Detecting an ACPI BIOS Rootkit - Why target the BIOS?: (1). Survives Reboots and Power Cycles. (2). Leaves no trace on disk (3). Survives and reinfects installations of same OS (4). Survives and reinfects installations of new OS (5). Hard to detect (6). Hard to remove

Researchers: Rootkits headed for BIOS

28/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

kayodeok : Researchers: Rootkits headed for BIOS - Insider attacks and industrial espionage could become more stealthy by hiding malicious code in the core system functions available in a motherboard's flash memory, researchers said on Wednesday at the Black Hat Federal conference

PCWorld.com - Microsoft Readies Two-Way Firewall for Vista: Administrator-run firewall expected t...

28/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

kayodeok : PCWorld.com - Microsoft Readies Two-Way Firewall for Vista: Administrator-run firewall expected to be 'highly configurable.' - For its upcoming Windows Vista operating system, Microsoft is readying a new, highly configurable firewall designed to give administrators much greater control over which applications can run on the systems they manage

Official Google Blog: Google in China

28/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

kayodeok : Official Google Blog: Google in China - We ultimately reached our decision by asking ourselves which course would most effectively further Google's mission to organize the world's information and make it universally useful and accessible. Or, put simply: how can we provide the greatest access t

Nelson Minar : Google in China - Good explanation of a difficult compromise

Nice interview with Josh "Shake" Schachter about del.icio.us

27/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

jkottke : Nice interview with Josh "Shake" Schachter about del.icio.us - Nice interview with Josh "Shake" Schachter about del.icio.us. "I would not say [that I am an] entrepreneur - the enterprise of the thing was always dragged along by the thing itself."

kayodeok : Interview with Joshua Schachter of del.icio.us: 'I want to build something that grows' - The creator of Del.icio.us has big plans for his innovative social tagging site but has no regrets about selling it to Yahoo

Jeremy Zawodny : I want to build something that grows - I want to build something that grows: The creator of Del.icio.us has big plans for his innovative social tagging site but has no regrets about selling it to Yahoo

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