Archive of Posts from March 2011

March 25th, 2011

  • "...your visitor will have a limited amount of time (specified by you) to fill in the form and send it. And if a spammer tries to post information to your form processor remotely they’re going to hit a big fat roadblock."
  • "...you can create a honeypot form field that should be left blank and then use CSS to hide it from human users, but not bots." Pure CSS bot thwarting.

March 20th, 2011

March 15th, 2011

  • Matt's SXSW talk has lessons from 11 years of moderating a large online community. Quick summary: get the community to help, find patterns that lead to good/bad behavior, build tools around those patterns, find awesome moderators.

March 12th, 2011

  • "The last thing fans of these programmes want is to be confronted with the cruel reality of what life was like in late Victorian and Edwardian England..."

March 11th, 2011

  • This is even better than the Chrome extension: "If you don't like a site that appears in your search results, you can block all the pages within that site. Then you won't see any of those pages when you're signed in and searching on Google."

March 10th, 2011

March 9th, 2011

  • "I am firmly of the opinion that the Macintosh is Catholic and that DOS is Protestant." heh, Umberto Eco weighed in on the Mac vs. PC war in 1994 by comparing the organization of operating systems with the organization of religions.

March 7th, 2011

March 3rd, 2011

  • A preview of a future release of ColdFusion. Goodbye JRun, some nice shortcuts, some teasers.
  • "The HTML5 history API is a standardized way to manipulate the browser history via script." The key to fixing our collective Ajax back button woes in modern browsers.

March 1st, 2011

  • "Error level analysis (ELA) works by intentionally resaving the image at a known error rate, such as 95%, and then computing the difference between the images." Automated Photoshop detection!
  • Fill your design mockups with adorable kittens. It's like lorem ipsum for images.
  • "A collection of 100 pixelated camera illustrations for anybody to download and use in whatever way they see fit."