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Google swiffy

Swiffy converts Flash SWF files to HTML5, allowing you to reuse Flash content on devices without a Flash player (such as iPhones and iPads).


Amazon sniffing out Opera user agent

I really wish @amazon would not block the @opera desktop browser from using its services.  Masking the user agent allows me to use Amazon with Opera.   However, that just exacerbates the problem because it looks like traffic from a different browser when really it is people using Opera.  User agent sniffing is for the weak so I would expect better from Amazon.

Feature creep

Carson's Soccer Team Photo

Carson's Soccer Team Photo

Javascript bookmarklet to sort HTML table

Javascript bookmarklet to sort HTML table on a page.

Here is the link to where I found this originally quite a few years ago.

iPad Orientation CSS « Cloud Four

Using orientation in CSS is very simple. The code looks like this: <link rel=”stylesheet” media=”all and (orientation:portrait)” href=”portrait.css”> <link rel=”stylesheet” media=”all and (orientation:landscape)” href=”landscape.css”>


MF Bliki: TechnicalDebt

I like this metaphor, TechnicalDebt, describing the trade off between doing quick and dirty code versus taking time to design clean flexible code. These are not always mutually exclusive but typically they fall into those buckets.

The Full Stack by Carlos Bueno

Well-written article basically summarizing the thoughts of great software developers versus those who just write code to get something working.

Robustness principle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Robustness principle From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search In computing, the robustness principle is a general design guideline for software: