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  1. Ive done a couple of things with mine. 1) Ive installed freenas on one and use it as a home server to store local files to share with all of my other computers. This one is a way old computer. Were talking back in the days with 384 meg of ram was a decent amount (I rarely use more than half of it). There are a lot of fun things that you can do with it (bittorrents, Itunes/Daap, etc). worse case scenario its fun to tinker with. 2) Another thing that I have done is to attach a large hard drive to an older computer and run Mozy and Logmein on it. I then stuck it in a closet and run it essentially headless (using logmein.com). Then I have all of my other computers back up to it. This accomplishes two things for me, 1) I have a local back up of everything and 2) I can have one $5 license of mozy to have an off site back up all the information that has been aggregated from the rest of my computers.
  2. Downloadsquad.com is reporting that movabletype will be developing an open source version this summer. It'll be nice to have another platform to play with for free. Check it out here
  3. While I am not TCH Staff, I thought I would chime in. I found the following contact form with captcha HERE. It is a nice clean form that is easy to implement. The link shows you what the output looks like, the code, and the 4k download to get the files. Has anyone else used this? Any known problems? Pray tell.
  4. Dont forget the Gmail Paper function that is now available.
  5. Thats a great link. Thanks for sharing
  6. I found the one I was looking for. It did require a install contrary to what I had thought. SizeMe I remembered where I had seen the review of the product and was able to search for it there. Thanks for your help Thomas
  7. A while back I found a utility that would back your files up to a CD or DVD image. I used it a couple of times, but haven't been able to find it since. I thought perhaps someone here might know of something similar to it. What it allowed me to do was to point to a list of folders (like my MP3 collection) then say what kind of image I want to use (ie DVD/CD). From there it would take all of the files, auto fit them to the size of the media, and then spit out several ISO files. I used it for my 13gigs of music. I just pointed to the folder, asked for a DVD image, then it did the rest. I just took the image and created a backup of my files. While I think it was the type of utility that you can run from a USB drive, I am not sure... Does anyone have any ideas?
  8. Im using th bloglines service. I just started with them and havent changed (despite the ugly look of the site).
  9. I had a pretty popular news site hotlinking a photo from one of my sites. I simply changed the photo (ie added another photo and renamed it to what they were hotlinking). It was a very funny photo that was rather inappropriate for their site. It was down within a few hours. While that doesnt really solve any problems, it made me feel better.
  10. My vote would be to stop making big announcements that an announcent is forthcoming, then taking weeks to actualy make the announcement. Sadly, I didnt see that as an option.
  11. Thanks for the suggestions. Im going to take a look at them when Im not supposed to be working
  12. I thought I would share a presenation I put together for a church christmas party. It focuses on the life of Christ. I hope you enjoy it. Christmas Presentation Merry Christmas.
  13. Here is a good spot to browse. It has a lot of great resources for web design. ThePeoplesToolBox
  14. Abinidi, We are happy to see that he is not goofy looking. Good Job.
  15. I didnt know that would work. Cool!
  16. the favicon.ico file needs to be saved in the public_html directory. You can use cpanel and upload it there. Nothing more needs to be done. If you dont already have it saved as a .ico file you can use gimpshop. just name it "favicon" and save it as a .ico file. edit: Bruce beat me to it.
  17. I had been looking for an email obfuscator that i could run from my usb drive. I found this today... While nothing new, and not fool proof, I thought you all might like to play with it. No install needed.
  18. That seems to do it. Ill goof around with it to see if I can break it!
  19. I didnt want to go the overflow route. If I remove the min-height:500px, then the parent dive drops to nothing. If I remove the position:absolute in the nested div I get a page that looks like this Notice that the parent div expands like I want it to, but the nested div is no longer in place.
  20. I have a parent div and a nested div. As I type in the nested div it expands the parent div. It stops expanding the parent div once I position the nested div absolute right; (parent div position:relative). I cant figure out how to have the nested div automatically expand the parent div while it is position: absolute; right:0; Any Ideas? I have uploaded a sample of what I am talking about here Notice that the text in the nested div expands past the backgroundin the parent div. The parent div is #bottom with the nested div being #content
  21. Cool beans Thanks for your help
  22. So if I use a standard that is more rigorous, I have a higher chance of having it act the same in most browsers. I assume the downside is that I have to be more strict in the code that I use?
  23. wampthing


    I was following a tutorial about css positioning. I wanted to center the main div and it suggested using margin: auto. After doing that, it did center in firefox, but not in explorer. The code they wrote however DID center in explorer. After a long while of trouble shooting, I see that the difference in code is simply the doctype. I am currently coding in PSPad. their default html document uses ><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> It looks like my dreamweaver uses the same. The site that I was copying from used: ><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> What is the best to use? In doing some online research I came across this site: http://alistapart.com/stories/doctype/. anyone have a strong opinion?
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