May 24, 2002

Historic Ads


The Ad*Access Project, funded by the Duke Endowment "Library 2000" Fund, presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns and companies through images preserved in one particular advertising collection available at Duke University.

Posted by taing at 03:55 PM

May 23, 2002

404 Research Lab

404 Research Lab

The nice collection of resource for creating your own custom 404 - page not found page.

Posted by taing at 02:42 PM

May 22, 2002

MT- send a link

Works in Progress - How to Create a Pop-Up eMail This Entry Window in MovableType

Several people have asked me how I did it, so I wrote a tutorial on how to create a pop-up 'eMail This Entry' window in MovableType. Here it is.

This is a bit old but is still a nice addition.

Posted by taing at 06:37 PM

May 20, 2002

May 16, 2002

JavaScript Lisp Interpreter

Lisp in JavaScript

I wanted to get a feel for just how powerful JavaScript is as a programming language (as opposed to just a scripting language), so I sat down one evening and wrote this. It turns out that it was quite good for this application, since it is so flexible - dynamically sized arrays are used throughout, and associative arrays make the symbol table quite easy.

Posted by taing at 07:56 PM

Linux for you - A place to learn about, download, and discuss Linux.
Find ISO cd images of many popular Linux distributions.

Posted by taing at 07:38 PM

How should text be presented within a website?

optimal web design

Evidence suggests that the most commonly used fonts tend to be equally legible at the 10-, 12-, and 14-point size.

Posted by taing at 07:15 PM

Fun with Fingerprint Readers

Counterpane: Crypto-Gram: May 15, 2002

Tsutomu Matsumoto, a Japanese cryptographer, recently decided to look at biometric fingerprint devices. These are security systems that attempt to identify people based on their fingerprint. For years the companies selling these devices have claimed that they are very secure, and that it is almost impossible to fool them into accepting a fake finger as genuine. Matsumoto, along with his students at the Yokohama National University, showed that they can be reliably fooled with a little ingenuity and $10 worth of household supplies.

Posted by taing at 07:00 PM

May 15, 2002



Ever wondered what a particularly complex CSS selector really means? Here's your chance to find out! Simply enter one or more semi-colon separated selectors or rulesets into the following "Direct Input" area, or provide the URL of a stylesheet in the "URL Input" area. Best of all, the SelectORacle will flag potential errors and other problems, and it won't choke on any actual rules. You've always wanted to know what makes those line-noise posers tick-- now you can.

Posted by taing at 06:35 PM

May 13, 2002

JavaScript and DHTML content

JavaScript and DHTML content

Waking up, in this tutorial, we'll examine the new features of JavaScript in 4th generation browsers that allow us to alter HTML content on the fly. Three different techniques are involved (for IE 4 , NS 4, and NS 6), so clear your desk- and your mind- as we march forward.

Posted by taing at 08:15 PM

May 06, 2002

MT Search

Openwire - Moveable Type Search The no longer beening worked on - hopefully soon to be included in MT itself search engine.

Posted by taing at 06:56 PM