Getting Naked Again

Posted by reto on 06 April, 2008 22:59

Dustin Diaz is hosting the third CSS Naked Day on the 9th of April (yes, that's really soon!). It's the third CSS Naked Day and I've updated the LifeType plugin to default to the new date and fixed some bugs as well. So if you think your LifeType blog looks good without CSS you should go ahead, download the latest release and strip!

BTW: I've added the plugin to the official LifeType plugins page.

Getting Naked on the 5th of April

Posted by reto on 03 April, 2007 22:59

On the 5th of April (yes, that's really soon!) is the second CSS Naked Day. If you think your blog looks good without CSS you should go ahead and strip! Else you should think about revisiting your markup and make it semantic, standards compliant and accessible.

There are plugins for the most popular weblog tools available, to let you easily get rid of your cloths. Most of them are probably listed on the CSS Naked Day website. And if you're a LifeType user you can download the CSS Naked plugin I wrote. (note: this plugin is written for LifeType 1.2 the included readme.txt explains the installation in 4 easy steps).

Download the CSS Naked Plugin here!

Fancy Pants?

Posted by reto on 22 March, 2007 20:18

... I don't think so. But what happened to the OSX guy? He should have been booted with:
$ Kernel --more-verbosity


Tweaking Firefox Tabs

Posted by reto on 23 January, 2007 21:50

I found it quite annoying that the close-tab buttons (Firefox Close Button) on each tab disappear if tabs get shrinked to the minimum (e.g. if horizontal scrolling of tabs gets activated because of the number of open tabs in one window).

Luckily FF let's you configure about anything related to the UI. It's only a matter of editing two config values to leave the close buttons visible all the time!


Totally Unrelated Post

Posted by reto on 25 October, 2006 23:30

Well, first I want to let you know that I finally upgraded my weblog to LifeType's latest release (1.1.1, that is). Then there was the Firefox 2 release earlier today (check out the "agenda of the last steps"), and I found that ridiculous mister I sell everything Steve Balmer Video prising Windows 1.0:


BTW: It's dead simple to include YouTube and Google Videos with the new LifeType Editor :)

Poor Man's Website Monitor

Posted by reto on 04 October, 2006 00:10

OpenACS is providing uptime, a simple website availability monitoring service, since 1997 and it's free! Free from ads and free from overloaded graphics (actually quite naked). It just works. :)

You can set up monitoring for your website in five minutes.
  1. create a text file "uptime.txt"
  2. add the word "success" on the first line
  3. upload it to your webserver (usually the root of your website)
  4. add your url and complete the form with your e-mail, name and a password
  5. done

The uptime.txt will be requested about every 15 minutes, if the file is not reachable you will get an e-mail warning. Uptime will still try to reach your site every 15 minutes and e-mail you again, as soon as the file is reachable again.

Although there may be tons of reasons why Uptime can't reach your website other than your website actually being down, it's still a handy service to get an idea of the service availablity, especially on (shared) hosting.

Tomorrow is Open Discussion Day!

Posted by reto on 18 May, 2006 23:03

Still using those proprietary Instant Messaging (IM) protocols like ICQ or MSN? Well, so do I. But do you have a Jabber account you could use, if all your friends would? I do. And if you don't the Open Discussion Day is the day you should register one!
You can get a list of available Jabber servers where you may register at the XMPP Federation website or register with Google Talk (the Google Talk client uses the jabber IM protocol, too!). Say goodbye to legacy, proprietary IM software!
BTW: I'm using Gaim and a Google Talk account with the account name reto dot hugi at gmail dot com. Would be nice meeting you back there in jabber space soon!
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