Links for 8/4

An assortment of tasty distractions.

A fun collection of classy insults. Here are a couple of choice ones:

“A modest little person, with much to be modest about.” - Winston Churchill

“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.” -Clarence Darrow

What 120 calories looks like. Nice reminder. Via Jeremy Zawodny

A productivity tip from Jerry Seinfeld I really didn’t believe this until I read it. Good advice.

YUI 2.3.0: Six New Components and a Prettier Face

“We’re pleased to announce today the release of YUI version 2.3.0. This release features six new additions to the library as well as a new skinning architecture and a new visual treatment for most of our UI controls. All of this, plus 250 enhancements and bug fixes, is available for download immediately.”

One of the notable additions is a rich-text editor that is stated to work well across all of the YUI “A” browsers.

Links for 10/31/06

The latest in a long series of things distracting me from other things that are likely far more important:

Sun: Learn about JRuby - I look forward to playing with this someday soon.

Yahoo: Ruby Developer Network - Yeah, I’m a little late on this one. Included just in case you have spent the recent months in a cave.

Free CSS Templates - Very nice stuff here.

The Shire of Bend, Oregon - Middle Earth-ish homes. Very unique, and very cool. Almost makes me want to leave the midwest for Oregon. Almost.

Weird Al: White and Nerdy - This song was written about me, and I starred in the video. Ok, not really. But I could have…

Jack Slocum: Real-world examples of the Yahoo UI Library - This stuff continues to impress me.

Javascript tabifier - Best HTML/Javascript tabs I’ve seen yet. Ridiculously easy to use as well. See them in action here

Links for 9/18

A random sampling of the things that I’ve found interesting lately:

Airplane Seat Etiquette - If you ask me, reclining your seat on an airplane is a declaration of war. There are few things in the world that are ruder.

Mark Fletcher leaves Bloglines - He’s technically leaving Blogline’s owner Ask, but that’s a minor detail. I was a happy Bloglines user for a long time, but it started to lag behind the other readers. I’m a happy Feedlounge user now.

Interactive Capistrano Shell - This has some potential for a lot of uses outside of Rails (system administration in particular).

Video - Woman Calls 911 Over Wrong Burger King Order You really have to hear this to believe it.

Cheat - Cheat is a command line tool similar to ‘ri’, but it prints out a cheat sheet for the command you’ve specified. Awesome.

Links for 8/28

Free Programming and Computer Science Books - No explanation needed

Getting Started With Getting Things Done - One of the most popular posts on 43Folders, and a great introduction to Getting Things Done

16 Year Old Guitarist Plays Pachelbel’s Canon - Pretty amazing

Guy Kawasaki - Ten Things To Learn this School Year - Includes “How to survive a meeting that’s poorly run”, and “How to explain something in thirty seconds” among other great advice.

Geek to Live: Top 10 free and cheap productivity tools - My favorite: Pen and Paper (second favorite: plain text).

Links for 8/24

Ten Things You Shouldn’t Buy New - The usual suspects are here, but there’s some things I hadn’t considered.

The Complete Running Network - New blog dedicated to running. I’m trying to get back into running, so this is a useful resource.

Writing a Typo Sidebar Test First - Just what it says, good insight into the process.

Datebocks - Intuitive Date Parsing - Javascript library that let’s you handle dates like “Tomorrow”, and “Next Friday”, as well as more traditional date formats. Also available as a Rails Engine.

Beast: An open source Rails forum in under 500 lines of code - New Rails forum software from Rick Olson. Get the source here. Even if you have no need for forum software, it’s a nice example of a small Rails app.