Daily Del.icio.us for May 26, 2006

  • My 5 CSS Tips — Business Logs
    I’ve been writing CSS professionally now for about 2.5 years so here are 5 quick tips that help me out in my day to day work. I wouldn’t call them best practices because everybody has a style that works for them, but these are what work best for me.Tagged as: best-practices css design tips web webdesign webdev
  • htaccess Generator
    htaccess GeneratorTagged as: apache generator htaccess programming reference tools webdesign
  • the jackol’s den » htaccess Cheatsheet – Mikhail Esteves
    Here is a simple cheatsheet for the .htaccess fileTagged as: apache cheatsheet development howto htaccess httpd reference web webdev
  • Lance’s Whiteboard : Export IE Favorites To OPML file!
    Lastnight while working on some new RSS-related projects, I created a simple app to Export your entire list of IE Favorites to OPML (XML). Click here, to download “FavoritesToOTagged as: OPML bookmarks browsers tools windows xml

Blog Post from Microsoft Word 2007

Just downloaded the latest beta of Microsoft Office 2007 and am testing out the blog posting feature. Microsoft Word has added functionality that allows you to create blog post and post them directly to your blog. They support most of the blog platform out of the box including MSN Spaces, Blogger, SharePoint, Community Server and Other, which includes any blog platform that supports the MetaWebLog and the Atom API.

Word 2007 blog setup screen

The HTML created by Word 2007 is also pretty clean and I think I can really get used to this as my primary blogging interface. I still need to play around with some of the settings to customize the layout. I am hoping I can import or point to a CSS document and have it allow me to format the contents of the blog post. Haven’t found the option yet but I am hoping it’s here somewhere. If not, be a great feature for the final GA release.

Blog setup in Word 2007

Some of the bugs I’ve discovered so far are:

  • Posting doesn’t work – Pretty critical bug I would think. 🙂 I need to reverify my setting but I am able to post a blog entry as a draft but not publish it directly
  • The post date is set to December 31, 1969
  • Images included from Flickr (or anything off the Internet addressable by a url) show in the Word interface but the blog entry doesn’t include the img tag reference.

I’m sure that’s not a complete list of bugs but Word does show promise as a decent WYSIWYG blog editor.

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A Profile In Courage

You’ve heard the old adage about how adversity builds character? Like many others, I believe that a person’s character is simply revealed when they are faced with adversity. Case in point – Pat Shanahan. Pat was a co-worker and a friend and he passed away a few days ago after a courageous fight with cancer. Even when it was obvious that he was going to lose the battle to cancer, he never asked for any sympathy. He came into work like nothing was wrong as he wanted to contribute and he never asked for any special treatment. He didn’t make a big deal about his illness and was kind and patient as we asked him the same stupid questions over and over again. He was a great guy and everyone that knew him loved him. He will be truly missed and all of our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Please give generously to the American Cancer Society or LiveSTRONG or any organization that works to fight cancer. I wish the pharmaceutical industry would spend more time working on things like cancer, diabetes, parkinson and other diseases instead of more pills of ED, or yellow toe nails or restless leg syndrome or dry eyes.

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An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Truth – This film offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man’s fervent crusade to halt global warming’s deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. That man is former Vice President Al Gore, who, in the wake of defeat in the 2000 election, re-set the course of his life to focus on a last-ditch, all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change. In this eye-opening and poignant portrait of Gore and his “traveling global warming show,” Gore also proves himself to be one of the most misunderstood characters in modern American public life. Here he is seen as never before in the media – funny, engaging, open and downright on fire about getting the surprisingly stirring truth about what he calls our “planetary emergency” out to ordinary citizens before it’s too late.

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