Folders are the predominant way of organizing files, but there is another way which has some compelling advantages over folders. This way has been championed by forward-thinking organizations like Google. The way is by using file attributes.
Attributes are properties of the file outside of the file contents. They are metadata for a file. The […]
Here is a short paper laying out a quick and simple way to present forms on your website, email form submissions to yourself (or whomever), log those submissions to a database, and extract those submissions from the database.
A brief list of word processing applications: vi, emacs, notepad, wikis, Google Docs, and of course Microsoft Word. In this limited and unscientific sample, Word clearly has the most extensive feature set. Those features exist for a reason, and sometimes you want and need to use those features.
And sometimes, you don’t. Sometimes all you […]
This banner ad for a web app platform vendor (which will remain nameless) recently popped up in my browser. I suspect that Google or some other advertiser must know about my browsing history.
At any rate, it strikes me as a reasonable, concise appraisal of the vendor’s competition, except that i […]
Today i was working with a 36KB Word file (.docx) which i wanted to distribute to leads as a pdf. I was very surprised to find that when i “Saved as PDF” in Word 2007, the resulting file weighed in at a hefty 526KB.
I then “Printed to PDF” using good old CutePDF. The resulting […]
This story is a great reminder of the power of the community in social media marketing, and the fact that it really is a *conversation*
“Did you improve on the design? Did you do something new?” ~ Lupe Fiasco
I have been thoroughly impressed by this application. I have been able to perform any sort of developer-level database administration with it, quickly and intuitively. The data grid is robust, with inline editing of table data, and ample import/export functionality.
The terms-of-service are about as non-threatening and uncomplicated as you could imagine.
I’m very happy […]
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