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Journal: Checklist (for my info) - Repost

Journal by Kris_B_04

A Website Design & Development Project Checklist (Repost)

Posted by: Eric Key in websites, web design, marketing on Nov 19, 2008

Another great post by Shaun is this one:

A (Nearly) Bulletproof Web Design & Development Project Checklist for clients and designers.

If you're aiming to agree a fixed price for the development of the website, as we do, ensure the project goes smoothly before you start, by communicating with your client at the outset.

User Journal

Journal: Absolute Positioning in a CMS

Journal by Kris_B_04

Arrggghhhhh

So, my co-worker, people person in IT was contacted today about an issue in our CMS. They could not click any of the buttons or tabs in the CMS on just one Article. It worked everywhere else but the one article. My co-worker looked at it, but could not figure it out, so he passed it on to me.

So I logged in to look at it. Weird. Very very weird.

Google

Journal: Long time.. LOL 1

Journal by Kris_B_04

Well, I still reign as conversion queen. I still get assigned all the conversions.. and guess what?
I still love it!! ;)

That's my update.. *grin*

Google

+ - Will a postcard make it to Google Kansas?->

Submitted by Kris_B_04
Kris_B_04 (883011) writes "The mayor of Topeka Kansas has changed the city's name to Google, Kansas ââ the capital city of fiber optics for the month of March. The mayor did it "to convince Google to make Topeka a test site for an ultrafast Internet connection."
Now, the world has a hold of the idea.
Are we a laughing stock or ingenious?
And most importantly, will we be able to receive mail addressed to Google Kansas?"

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Software

First Beta of Opera 10 Released 278

Posted by Soulskill
from the new-and-shiny dept.
Miladinoski writes "Opera Software ASA today released the first beta of their tenth version of the Opera browser. In addition to the browser's known features, like mouse gestures, keyboard shortcuts, voice navigation, mail and RSS support, speed dial and so forth, it now includes a Turbo mode which unclogs your connection to get faster browsing, a new interface, a tabbed browsing update and customizable speed dial. Opera 10 continues to follow the web standards by getting 100/100 and pixel-perfect scores on the Acid3 test. The beta is currently available for every modern OS platform."
Windows

Microsoft Confirms October 22 Release Date For Windows 7 182

Posted by Soulskill
from the pretending-to-be-surprised dept.
techwrench was one of several readers to send word that Microsoft has officially announced Windows 7 will be generally available on October 22nd. They also mentioned the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program: "This program enables participating retailers and OEMs to offer a special deal to upgrade to Windows 7 for customers purchasing a qualifying PC. I'll be doing another blog post about this program with a date and more details when we get closer to availability. Obviously, Release To Manufacturing (RTM) is an important milestone on the path to GA. We anticipate that we'll be able to make the RTM code for Windows 7 available to our partners sometime in the 2nd half of July. We also expect to be able to make RTM code for Windows Server 2008 R2 available to our partners in this time frame as well."
Privacy

+ - Breathalyzed? Ask for the source code!->

Submitted by
stevedcc
stevedcc writes "Anandtech are running an article about a Minnesota man who is asking for the breathlyzer source code as part of his defence against a drunk driving charge. From the article:

One of the common criticisms (which is also made of voting machines) of breath devices is that the "state-certified" models are updated even after they are certified. The companies that manufacture the machines make tweaks, bug fixes, and even add new features, but the machines are not generally recertified after every single source code change. This means that any given machine could potentially be running non-certified code, code which may or may not have errors.....As a bonus, if a company proves unwilling to turn over the code, the case often gets thrown out without any need to prove that the source code is in fact flawed.
"

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United States

+ - Russia sparks Cold War scramble

Submitted by Gearoid_Murphy
Gearoid_Murphy (976819) writes "bbc has a story about US jet fighters being scrambled to meet Russion Tu-95 turboprops, something that hasn't been done since the cold war. This coincides with recent reports from Georgia about a Russian missile found on their territory, reportedly fired by a Russian jet tracked by radar as well as the recent diplomatic tiff that occured between Russia and Britain over the murder of a former Russian spy in London from radioactive poisoning with iostopes that identified it as coming from a specific Russian reactor. Whats with the Russians all of sudden?, I thought we were getting along just fine."
The Courts

+ - Police Chief arrested for stealing beer from FD

Submitted by Kris_B_04
Kris_B_04 (883011) writes "According to the Salina Journal,
"The police chief for the city of Wilson[Kansas] was arrested by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation Wednesday for allegedly stealing beer from the Wilson Fire Department, according to court records."

And the question everyone wants to know, why is there beer at the Fire Department, but "He also declined to discuss why beer was being kept at the fire department office.""
United States

+ - Blogger Asks For New Ways For Terrorists To Attack 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "New York Times blogger Steven D. Levitt has raised a few eyebrows with his blog post, 'If You Were a Terrorist, How Would You Attack?'. He asks, 'what I would do to maximize terror if I were a terrorist with limited resources'. Levitt's terrorist plan is based on the Washington D.C. sniper attacks of 2002. He also invites readers to come up with better ideas: 'I presume that a lot more folks who oppose and fight terror read this blog than actual terrorists. So by getting these ideas out in the open, it gives terror fighters a chance to consider and plan for these scenarios before they occur.' Others argue that this is simply giving terrorists dangerous new ideas."
Robotics

+ - Robot helps preserve ancient Japanese dance->

Submitted by
Will
Will writes "I thought you guys might like to read about humanoid robot being developed by researchers in Japan to help preserve ancient dance routines. Motion-capture is used to record a human dancer's movements, and the HRP-2 robot reproduces these movements. It seems like a very practical application for robotics and perhaps one-day only robots will remember how to do the twist or the foxtrot. Although the full article is behind the barrier, it includes a video of the robot in action. Also, there are some images here"
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Space

+ - Where Are the Invisible Galaxies?

Submitted by
Charles Betz
Charles Betz writes "Cosmology would predict a myriad of small galaxies made up entirely of dark matter that keep the fabric of space glued together. According to the increasingly refined theory, 85% of the matter in the universe is not the ordinary matter that makes up stars and galaxies, planets and people. Rather, it is elusive dark matter that so far has revealed itself only through its gravity. As the infant universe grew, the dark matter condensed into enormous filaments and clumps, or halos. These weighty objects pulled in hydrogen gas, which formed stars and galaxies. As dark matter cannot be detected by traditional means, the fundamental question to be solved remains: How to spot the invisible?"

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