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Tuesday: September 1, 2009

How to build a popularity algorithm that you can be proud of.How to build a popularity algorithm that you can be proud of.

After reading this article I am not so proud of my lame 'recently popular' list over on the right side of the page.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 7:25 AM | Tags (5) | algorithm | coding | popular | popularity | programmingafter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 135 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Five habits that will help you complete your development project in record time.Five habits that will help you complete your development project in record time.

An excellent post for those of us who can get a little deadline-crazy. I'd like to add that checklists (in addition to sketching and outlining) are also a great way to keep yourself ripping through a project.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:50 PM | Tags (6) | habits | programming | development | websites | deployment | deadlines |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Daily Grind: Sickly

Name: Vin (aka snifflegag)
How Vin feels today: Sickly @ 3:05:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To go home, drink copious amounts of NyQuil, and then pass out.

Music Stuck in Head: None
The sound of my own coughs and sneezes is enough, thanks.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue testing out additional small functional and cosmetic changes to GLM
  • What new changes you ask? Allow me to divulge...
  • Thumbnails have 3D-shadowy style instead of the clunky inset one from before
  • 'Popular today' functionality on the top of each day's worth of links
  • Design should be more 'IE6' friendly as well as more 'lower-resolution-buy-a-new-computer' friendly
  • Encourage readers to point out any bugs found by posting a comment to this entry
  • Another twenty bucks says no one leaves a comment
  • Stop making useless bets with self

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:05 PM | Tags (6) | changes | cosmetic | dailygrind | design | functionality | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The top ten tips that working developers should know about Windows 7.The top ten tips that working developers should know about Windows 7.

Article contains lots of useful links and resources.  Now get to coding.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 2:18 PM | Tags (6) | developers | development | dotnet | microsoft | programming | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


See how well you fare at a programming IQ test.See how well you fare at a programming IQ test.

Some of these questions are just flat-out evil. Good luck.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 11:28 AM | Tags (5) | infoworld | iq | programming | quiz | test |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Five things clients say and what they really mean.Five things clients say and what they really mean.

Anyone who has done freelance work should be quite familiar with a few of these.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 11:09 AM | Tags (6) | clients | development | meanings | programming | web | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

Twenty SEO tips that every web developer should follow.Twenty SEO tips that every web developer should follow.

Another helpful resource for my development friends out there. Validate, validate, validate.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 7:41 AM | Tags (7) | programming | seo | tips | tricks | development | validate | w3c |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Eight regular expressions you should probably know about.Eight regular expressions you should probably know about.

A good refresher for my fellow development nerds who have to dive into the world of regex every now and again.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 2:09 PM | Tags (5) | regular | expressions | programming | regex | development |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 57 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 7, 2009

Some signs that you may be a bad programmer (and shouldn't be programming at all).Some signs that you may be a bad programmer (and shouldn't be programming at all).

The following may not have any remedies if you still suffer from them after taking a programming course in school, so you will stand a better chance of advancing your career by choosing another profession.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 10:24 AM | Tags (4) | signs | programming | mediocre | occupation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 66 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Thirteen ways to browser test and validate your work.Thirteen ways to browser test and validate your work.

A good writeup for those of you who don't regularly practice the art of cross-browser compatibility.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:30 PM | Tags (6) | browsers | coding | compatibility | programming | testing | validation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

An emergency iPhone development guide just for you.An emergency iPhone development guide just for you.

One of the best guides I've read on jumping into iPhone development. Good luck.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 1:53 PM | Tags (4) | development | emergency | iphone | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 20, 2009

Fifty new CSS techniques to attempt for your next web design.Fifty new CSS techniques to attempt for your next web design.

An extensive writeup that's sure to inspire all types of web coders. Have at it!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 11:38 AM | Tags (9) | ajax | css | css3 | html | internet | jquery | json | programming | smashing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

A neat tutorial on how to create a 'load more' feature like they use on Twitter and iPhone apps.A neat tutorial on how to create a 'load more' feature like they use on Twitter and iPhone apps.

I've always been curious about how to pull this effect off for use in web apps. This tutorial also includes versions for both jQuery and MooTools for those who like to have a preference.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 1:27 PM | Tags (6) | ajax | load | programming | twitter | web | widget |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 15, 2009

Programming error causes some Visa customers to receive 17-digit charges.Programming error causes some Visa customers to receive 17-digit charges.

...he swiped his debit card at a gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes and when he later checked his account online found that he had been charged  the 17-digit number — a stunning $23,148,855,308,184,500.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 1:03 PM | Tags (7) | charge | error | oops | programming | quadrillion | visa | dumb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 9, 2009

Seventeen remarkably professional looking free fonts just for you.Seventeen remarkably professional looking free fonts just for you.

Enjoy, my fellow font hoarders.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:25 AM | Tags (6) | design | fonts | free | professional | programming | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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