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Useful Tweets 24

May 18, 2009

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Links from the past two weeks' tweets that referenced web design/development resources, interesting products, things that made me laugh and other stuff I (loosely) deem "useful." Follow me on Twitter for more immediate linky goodness.

May 3–17, 2009

I love beer. I also love cocktails. No wonder these beer cocktails had me salivating at 9am.
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Disgusted is really the best word to describe how I felt after hearing about the CouchDB pr0n presentation at the Golden Gate Ruby Conference. My friend Virginia DeBolt offers some good perspective in A Tipping Point for Women in Tech? Here's Hoping
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Whenever I remember and have time, I try to catch Layer Tennis. The Draplin vs. Glass match has been my hands-down favorite thus far. Video, hand sketches and vector art. Oh my!
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The last thing I need is another t-shirt. Strike that. The last thing I need is another geek t-shirt. But this ExpressionEngine shirt has me drooling. I need everyone to know how much I love EE … and how big of a dork I am.
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Chemistry was never my schtick. I sucked at it and at math in school. But I think if we had learning tools like this Oxygen video, things might've been different for me. In fact, I'm resentful now. If my chemistry teacher, Mr. Downs, had been a better educator, I would now be accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in science. I'm sure of it.
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Like everyone else on the interwebs, I stumbled across Awkward Family Photos for an hour of procrasinating delight. Until I encountered The Wonder Years. So. Very. Wrong.
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Earlier this year, I wrote about a new microformats pattern developed to address accessibility and usability concerns. I am nothing short of ecstatic that the value class pattern has been officially released. Can't wait to find time to update all my implementations.
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Dick in a Box is probably my all-time favorite SNL digital short. But the new Mother Lover is giving it a run for it's money. Cheesy mustaches + "I'm gonna be the syrup, she can be my waffle" = uncontrollable giggling.
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The Firebug extension for Firefox has long been the star of my design/develop/debug toolbox. It is now even better with Firefinder, which finds HTML elements matching CSS selectors and/or XPath Expressions.
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Google is rolling out a new search results feature, Rich Snippets, which utilizes microformats and RDFa to display context-specific (review and contact information) summaries in its search results snippets. Huge news for microformas!
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Douchebags abound these days. Do your part to stop the epidemic with these friendly "You are a douchebag" cards. And don't forget to support SHHH (The Society for Handheld Hushing) while you are at it.
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Yahoo! VoCamp: a two day forum for vocabulary creation and discussions on the management of the Semantic Web. Want. To. Go. Don't. Have. Time.
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Yet another site aimed at making me as unproductive as possible: Txts from Last Night.
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P.S. Don't forget my book Microformats Made Simple is still for sale!


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