Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Library of free database models

The library includes hundreds of sample database schemas for tons of topics â?? ranging from â??Airline Reservationsâ?? to â??Organizations and Peopleâ?? to â??Car Servicingâ?? to â??Pizza Deliveryâ??.

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Monday, May 29, 2006

5 Tips For a Beginning Programmer

A collection of tips for the beginning programmer regardless of the language. Learn how to build a strong foundation that will make learning languages in the future easier.

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

CSS Library Launched

DHTML has been the main focus of Dynamic Drive. Now, with ever increasing CSS capabilities, CSS needs its own showcase. Enter CSS Library...

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

IT is the Most Stressful Profession

IT experts are more likely to suffer from stress than any other professional, according to the survey.

A staggering 97 percent of people working in IT claim to find their life at work stressful on a daily basis.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Night Sky on Your Desktop

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

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Monday, May 22, 2006

Kids Programming Language (KPL) going open-source

Jon Schwartz, creator of Kids Programming Language (KPL), says that version 1.1 will be released as an open-source project this summer. KPL, "makes it easy for kids to learn computer programming... [and makes] it especially easy to program computer games, with cool graphics and sound."

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Friday, May 19, 2006

Turn Your Monitor Into a Touch Screen Monitor

NAVIsis has come out with a technology that allows you to turn your regular and boring LCD monitor into a useful touch screen monitor. Called the NAVIsis EZ-Canvas, its a pair of sensors that you simply attach to the top corners of your monitor and use a special stylus to write and draw on your screen.

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Internet Explorer usage keeps going down worldwide

OneStat.com today reported that Microsoft's browsers have a total global usage share of 85.17 percent. The total usage share of Microsoft Internet Explorer decreased 0.65 percent since January 2006. The total global usage share of Mozilla is 11.79 which is 0.56 percent more than at the of of January.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

How To make Money While Blogging

Here are some great article tips on how to make money with blogs. The author(s) clearly explains in lay man terms what blogs are and what to do if interested in blogging for cash.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Will Digital Photos Fade Away?

Images stored on recordable disks won't last forever, but here are some tips to hang onto them longer.

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Monday, May 15, 2006

Free video 'flash' tutorials- These are AWESOME

This guy rocks! What the web should be about, learning, information and knowledge - and all FREE & no adds! Awesome tutorials showing how to create flash presentations simply and easily.

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Friday, May 12, 2006

File-Upload Script With Embedded AJAX Progress Bar

This free script lets you accept file uploads through the web while displaying a progress bar. Very easy to install and modify. Excellent support provided in the project forums.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

AJAX-based Web Recording Tool

Tapefailure is a "history recording tool." Ayone can record a browsing session using Tapefailure's recorder, then save it, and share it with others. Each recorded session can be played back virtually perfectly through our playback tool; as long as you know the tape ID or have a link, you can view your recorded session over and over again.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

10 Part Video Tutorial on How to Make Your Own 3D Game

Microsoft's Coding4Fun website has a 10 part video tutorial on how to recreate RocketCommander (http://www.rocketcommander.com) from start to finish. The tutorials cover topics such as game design, managed DirectX, and high level shader language.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Javascript Rotating Cube Animation Slideshow Effect

Using some pretty crazy math, Yusuke Kawasaki managed to put together quite a nifty javascript "rotating cube" animation effect. There is a demonstration on the site, along with source code and the explination of how it was created. Fascinating!

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Monday, May 08, 2006

A great way to preload images on your site with CSS

This is a great way to pre-load images with a very simple bit of CSS. Not a commonly known trick.

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Friday, May 05, 2006

Speed up your AJAX based webapps

Using the simple tips and tricks you can speed up your web applications for your regular visitors.

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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Convert HTML to PDF with PHP

Handy for PHP developers looking to generate PDFs from their HTML content: dompdf is an HTML to PDF converter written entirely in PHP5. It has no dependencies on external libraries (e.g. html2ps) and it supports CSS 2.1.

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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Learn CSS

This CSS Tutorial will get you started with CSS in just a few minutes. It is easy to understand and will teach you all the sophisticated techniques.

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Monday, May 01, 2006

Free HTML Javascript tool for integrating RSS feeds into your website

A XML RSS free reader enables you to increase functionality to your website. Search engines look for fresh content and an up to date website is more likely to climb search engine rankings and get more visitors. The page is automatically updated on-the-fly, easily spidered by search engine robots, and easy to implement.

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Rerunning a SSRS subscription report

Yesterday I had a situation where  a couple of SSRS reports failed due to a network upgrade. The SSRS report was not able to access the SQ...