Geek Out Brain Dump!

I’ve been collecting URLs as usual. And it’s gotten ahead of me. Time to release these into the wild.

Great tutorials on Apache and OSX from O’Reilly: Apache Web Serving with MacOS X; and an overview of Open Source Databases, from Apple.

Something on Cold Fusion:
DeDup was a cold fusion function I found useful a few weeks ago at work. is a great resource side.

And some links on the CHI tip:
A collection of essays by Don Norman, he of The Design of Everyday Things fame. He also loves the new iMac. And on another note: The Jack Principles, guidelines for designing interactive television programs, based on the game You Don’t Know Jack! Also, local (to San Diego) discussion group SandCHI (San Diego Computer-Human Interaction).

And three on Security:
DSL and Cable Modem Security; On the Security of PHP; Results, Not Resolutions: A guide to judging Microsoft’s security progress

And on design:
A Designer’s Guide to Making Your Own Stock Photography (for non-photographers), which appears to be what Jon Sullivan is up to these days.

And on writing and pictographic systems
Omniglot: a guide to writing systems. I have always been fascinated by the written word. I used to do calligraphy. I used to try and mimic the writing of others, or the “alphabetic” systems of languages that don’t use our A to Z alphabet. Chinese characters, Cyrillic, Japanese Hiragana and Katakana. It’s fascinating that these are alien to me, but for millions of people these are as second nature as M and P are to me.

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