October 2008


Neat Microformats Trick: Use Technorati Link to Find and Export

Rev. Mitcz left a comment on CSS-Tricks on a cool trick for exporting microformats vCards from websites. If a page has a valid hcard microformat on it, you can add that URL to the end of http://technorati.com/contacts/ and you’ll get a download link for a vCard. For example: http://technorati.com/contacts/https://chriscoyier.net/contact

First-World Problem

Should I take a nice trip to Colorado over the Winter or get a crown on my back tooth that sort of needs it?

New Louis C.K. Standup

This is ridiculously funny standup. Also ridiculously NSFW. Also be warned it’s kind of a crappy video site. I would embed it here, but it actually forces open an Adult Friend Finder link before the movie plays, which is unbelievably uncool.

Images in Email Signatures

I have a client that likes to use their logo in their email signature. The little graphic, for some reason, triggers the “attachment” indicator in most email clients (GMail and Mail.app, at least). The graphic is hosted on the web, not really attached to the email. So why is it triggering email clients attachment indicator? […]

Banjo Brain Surgery

A musician who underwent brain surgery to treat a hand tremor played his banjo throughout surgery to test the success of the operation. Link (with video) Too bad it was three-finger style. No wonder he has brain problems. He should know in order to keep your brain limber you really gotta frail.

Ralph Stanley Endorses Barack Obama

I’ve been a musician and old-time & bluegrass lover for a long time. I’ve been to a lot of bluegrass festivals. You’ll meet a few strange folks, but by and large, there isn’t a whole heck of a lot of ethnic diversity. There are a lot of “confederate” flags (which, by the way, did you […]

Put it on the homepage!

Why is the client request always: Can you put this on the homepage for us please? and not: We have some new content ready for our website that we would like to feature, what do you suggest? Typically, we designers are hired in the first place because of our design and user experience expertise. Why […]

The requested lookup key was not found in any active activation context.

Normally I’m an up-to-date kinda guy so on my Windows XP install (through VMWare Fusion), I have the latest beta IE 8 running. Then I do my IE 6 testing through IE Tester. This normally works fine until recently I had a problem with Wufoo forms. Any page with a Wufoo form on it wouldn’t […]

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