August, 2007

  1. Friendly Search URLs

    I’ve recently gotten several e-mails asking how I created my friendly search URLs here on alexking.org (also used on the Crowd Favorite web site, etc.); I figured others might be interested in this as well. It’s really rather simple, there are just a couple of places to make changes. Note: you must be using nice…

  2. Two Word Reviews: Rental Cars

    Recent travels have had me in a few different rental cars. My reviews: Chrysler Crossfire – topless fun Dodge Nitro – underpowered unresponsive Jeep Liberty – surprisingly satisfactory Share your two word reviews in the comments.

  3. Finding Neverland

    I finally watched Finding Neverland last night. Fantastic movie, Johnny Depp quite deserved his Acadamy Award nomination. Interestingly, I think this is a movie I’d never have actually seen if it weren’t for Netflix. I’d heard great reviews of it from several people, but for some reason it just wasn’t clicking with me and I…

  4. Around the web

    Subversion: Emailing users on commit – Corey’s script is a lot better than my hacks. Apache with Multiple Dynamic Subversion Repositories – mainly bookmarking for my own future use. A Week With Camino MyPunchbowl: Relax. Smile. We make party planning easy. – nice looking evite alternative. (thanks Brian) FOX Attacks Iran – there are still…

  5. Cameraphone Zoom Feature

    After seeing the zoom features on the camera in the BlackBerry Pearl/Curve, I was surprised that the iPhone camera didn’t have a zoom feature. Then Eric pointed out that the zoom in the BlackBerry is just a digital zoom anyway. Good point. Resizing a photo taken with an iPhone or BlackBerry without zoom in Photoshop…

  6. Around the web

    Cheney vs. Cheney Live Simply C4[1] in a Nut GigaOM Does Skype Outage Expose P2P’s Limitations? – perhaps I need to rethink my Skype-as-office-phone concept. furbo.org – Benchmarking in your pants – Eric discovered this when building iCanHasTip?. Tips For Handling Multiple Projects – why is this guy pointing at me? What do you mean…

  7. 37Signals Drives Another Company To The DeadPool →

    I don’t read TechCrunch so I hadn’t seen this when several people asked me what my response was today. My response? *Sigh* Unfortunately there is so much wrong either explicitly stated or implied in that post it isn’t even worth trying to correct it all.

    Thankfully a few people in the comments actually know how to do research (read: Google searches). Seeing someone use a snappy headline regardless of the truth is always disappointing.

  8. Crowd Favorite Internships

    As evidenced by the recent quick growth of Crowd Favorite and lack of blog posts here due to busy-ness, things are going quite well for us. With the school year starting in another couple of weeks, we thought it would be a good time to create a couple of internship positions. I’ve posted specs for…

  9. How I Seamlessly Merged Two Tasks Pro™ Databases →

    I’ve long maintained two Tasks Pro databases. This made little sense—even though one of them ostensibly had lots of people helping me out in my hobby involved, I was the main one using it. I finally got to neglecting the hobby database, to lots of bad effects. BAD effects. So I decided to merge them. This took some planning and some execution, so I wrote it up as I did it as a tutorial for someone else crazy enough to make the same move.

    Great write up from Geof.

    This post is part of the project: Tasks Pro™. View the project timeline for more context on this post.

  10. Around the web

    Is this the new iMac keyboard? – Engadget – a full size keyboard with MacBook keys? I’ll buy a dozen. Fake Steve, Unmasked – if I ever move to Australia, I’m going to make a point to meet Mr. Charles Miller and buy him a drink. Yay Me! Free iPhone from the Lijit “Totally Arbitrary…

  11. New Apple Keyboard

    I stopped by the Apple Store on the way home from volleyball tonight to check out the new Apple keyboard. They didn’t have them in stock, so I had to wait until I got home to order a pair of them. 🙂 The key action is very similar to the MacBook keyboard – a keyboard…