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  • Parental Controls for Firefox

    A complete copy and paste from Asa Dotzler's blog, but given the interest open source parents may have...I don't think he will mind. Today, my good friends at Glaxstar have released Glubble 1.0 -- the parental control suite for the Firefox web browser. But it's more than just parental controls; it's the best way to harness the most important social network there is, your family, to bring just the right parts of the web into your household, and it's the peace of mind that comes from…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted February 02, 2008

  • Running Drupal 6 on the weekend

    As most Drupal users already know by now, Drupal 6 is currently at a Release Candidate 3 stage of development. For the Drupal community, this is a time when the developers are wanting people to test, report, and help fix any bugs found in these development version of the Drupal software. At this stage of development, still does not recommend Drupal 6 to be ran on the production server. As with everything still in development, we do not recommend running release candidates on a…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted February 01, 2008

  • Is your site hot or not?

    First, there was HOT or NOT where you could rate the pictures of men and women. A great site to visit if you're single and don't have a date on a lonely Friday night. But life changes and now you have a family. Do what do you do if you're married with nothing to do on a Saturday night? Yes, you can always watch Curious George with the family, but how do you get back to your old life in a responsible manner? Well, now you have an alternative, Web Hot or Not? David Sifry (Technorati)…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted February 01, 2008

  • Power of RSS in Ajax and Web 2.0

    A very nice article on RSS found at IBM's developerWorks: Realize the power of RSS in Ajax and Web 2.0 applications - Tap this article's fully functional PHP code snippets that show you how to use PHP-based server-side functions to develop your own customizable RSS feed aggregator. [IBM developerWorks] I'm still looking for an article that explains to those of the non-IT persuasion what RSS feeds are all about. Everytime I make an attempt to explain RSS feeds to those how don't even…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted January 29, 2008

  • The Content in 1996

    Gadgetopia pointed their readers to a site with a number of screen captures for how the Internet looked like in 1996. Almost a year ago, I posted a screen capture of the first site I did in that era. I'm somewhat pleased that the appearance of my site was no worse than the sites of well known companies. The author brings up the point that you have to consider the technology back then to why sites looked the way they did. In their defense, the technology was different in 1996. Although…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted January 26, 2008

  • phpBB Project drops CVS for Subversion

    Once again, another open source project has dropped Concurrent Versions System (CVS) for Subversion (SVN). Both CVS and SVN are open source version control systems used mainly by developers involved in various software projects. This time the project is phpBB, a forum application.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted January 25, 2008

  • Mambo 4.6.3 Released

    Mambo 4.6.3 was released earlier today in recent weeks. Besides the usual security improvements and bug fixes, this version of Mambo came with some new enhancements. Some of the more notable enhancements in Mambo 4.6.3 include: Mostlyce upgraded to 2.4 Mostlydbadmin upgraded to 1.5 Geshi upgraded to Enhanced editor initializing Enhanced weblinks component, so the target param is not confusing anymore Some XHTML compliance work Added option to block the blocked users in the…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted January 24, 2008

  • Official release of Joomla 1.5

    I briefly wanted to mention that the stable release of Joomla! 1.5 has finally arrived! Needless to say, there are some very happy people in the open source community to see this version of the content management system go gold. I haven't taken a serious look at Joomla! 1.5 since Beta 1 and Beta 2 were out the door. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to taking a look at the finished product over the course of the next few weeks. Until then, below is a brief glimpse from the announcement…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted January 23, 2008

  • Laura Scott on Email Etiquette

    Laura Scott posted her 9 best practices and things to avoid when it comes to e-mail. We followed some of these rules a decade ago, but a good reminder is always appreciated. Laura doesn't mention anything about not using all CAPS in an e-mail and I assume that's because if you don't know that rule by now...nine rules is beyond your grasp. My favorite rule to follow is number 3: Write your response above the quoted text. I don't think I'm alone when I say I don't like having to…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted January 22, 2008

  • goes after TypePad and Blogger

    Matt Mullenweg announced this morning that users will now have 3 GB of free drive space for their blogs. Previously, only offered 50 MB of free space to those that signed up for the free service. Why are they doing this? Looks like has no longer decided to play nice guy against their biggest competitors, TypePad and Blogger. The following is an excerpt from Mullenweg's announcement at Today, one of those developments comes to fruition —…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted January 21, 2008

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