For the last few years I’ve been doing pro bono web development work on and off for several German Shepherd rescue organizations, in addition to my job at the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library. There’s also been a paying gig along the way that I stumbled upon.
Aardvark Topsites is a php script that was originally developed about 15 years ago, designed to present websites as a dynamic ordered list. A topsites list ranks a group of related sites by popularity. Webmasters join the topsites list and are given a button to put on their site and link back to the topsites list. Aardvark Topsites PHP is a free topsites script built on PHP and MySQL. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License. The last official release was in 2009.
Aardvark has a number of issues but the most annoying for those running the script are the poor spam detection and the inability to run under recent releases of php. I have been running an Aardvark topsites script since 2005 (usaweatherfinder.com) and have managed to work around both of the most annoying problems mentioned above. (more…)
I’m waiting until things mature a bit, but I think the 42mm is better for me than the 38mm. While Apple products have always carried a price premium, the watch bands take this to a new level. I like the look of the Modern band because it can be worn with the clasp on the top of the wrist and still look nice. But it’s a $200 up-charge and is only available on the 38mm. The other band I like is the Black Stainless Link but it’s a $500 up-charge on either size. Something is wrong when the band costs just shy of the watch itself.
I don’t usually plug software on this blog but I have to make an exception for Postbox. I switched from Outlook several months ago and I love this alternative written by some of the key developers from Mozilla and Thunderbird who have now embarked on their own project. It represents how mail should be done. The price is right,. Try it for free,
Postbox offers you powerful new ways to find, use, and view email
messages and content, organize work life, and simply get things done.
Postbox works behind the scenes to catalog everything in your email:
every bit of text, every contact, address or link, every picture,
document or attachment. This smart information engine provides you with
ultra-fast search, smarter and more intuitive views, and tools to help
you organize and focus.
It has add-ons that sync everything with your Google address book and calendar as well as other services. You need to check it out. Postbox is available for Windows and Mac OS X