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Campfire Bot. Campfire + Greasemonkey = Bot. How long until there’s a Google Talk one of these? # 26th February 2006, 6:18 am

Django Templates: The Power of Inheritance. Really good overview of one of my favourite Django features. # 26th February 2006, 5:58 am

Comic Sans—Wikipedia. The Comic Sans euro symbol has a little face. # 22nd February 2006, 11:54 am

JavaScript slideshow fun. Nat’s built a slideshow with permalinks for images. # 22nd February 2006, 11:08 am

Painless JavaScript Using Prototype. The missing manual, by Dan Webb. # 22nd February 2006, 8:53 am

Pattern Template View (via) Really nice overview of the different styles of template language. # 21st February 2006, 9:53 pm

A pro-PHP Rant. Harry Fuecks pulls one off in style. # 21st February 2006, 9:48 pm

Carson Workshops Summit Podcasts. The podcasts are up! # 21st February 2006, 5:28 pm

UTF-8 to Code Point Array Converter in PHP (via) A useful thing to have around. # 21st February 2006, 1:11 am

Creators, Synthesizers, and Consumers. Bradley Horowitz (my boss) starts his blog with a bang. # 18th February 2006, 9:06 pm

Developing a JavaScript Library for Yahoo! Design principles behind the recently released code. # 18th February 2006, 1:40 pm

Videos: France Gall, Django Reinhardt and Elis Regina. Video of Django Reinhardt, after whom the Web framework is named. # 17th February 2006, 11:50 am

Wikipedia citation feature. I don’t know when they added this but it’s really nicely done. # 16th February 2006, 6:53 pm

flickr Calendar. Really nice demo of extending the Y! Calendar class. # 16th February 2006, 12:44 pm

Patching Windows XP from burned CDs?

antifuse: that’s perfect, thanks. Unfortunately slipstreaming isn’t really an option—or at least I’d rather avoid it (I’d have to take her laptop home with me and return it another time).

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What are some good software development/open source blogs? is an endlessly entertaining guide to how not to develop software.

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hacks/flickr-licens0r.html. The Yahoo! Animation library in action. # 14th February 2006, 2:43 pm

Yahoo! UI JavaScript treats

The Yahoo! Developer Network was updated yesterday with a veritable gold-mine of Exciting New Stuff, coinciding with the launch of the brand new Yahoo! User Interface Blog.

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Yahoo! UI Library. Open Source JavaScript widgets and libraries. # 14th February 2006, 1:12 am

Yahoo! Design Pattern Library. Common UI design patterns for web applications. # 14th February 2006, 1:12 am

Yahoo! User Interface Blog. One of three exciting new Yahoo! things today. # 14th February 2006, 1:11 am

Subversion tips: working with branches. Django gets a mention for best practices. # 13th February 2006, 3:20 pm

Notes from the summit

I’m at the Carson Workshops Future of Web Apps Summit today. It’s been a great set of talks, and some frantic SubEthaEdit action to capture the salient points. Here are the notes I’ve gathered over the course of the day (with help from various contributors; credits at the bottom of each file).

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XULRunner Release Notes (via) First stable developer release—create cross-platform apps with XUL. # 6th February 2006, 12:38 am

MSN UK in IE7 beta. Definitely needs some work. # 2nd February 2006, 12:12 pm

Unicode tutorial in Spanish. I don’t speak the language but it looks great from the diagrams. # 1st February 2006, 12:02 am