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by eric on April 17th, 2007 in: Open Source

Launchy in ActionA friend told me to check out Launchy, which is a cool Open Source tool for Windows that allows you to launch programs, bookmarks, files and more with a few keystrokes.

I’m hooked.

WordPress Statistics Plugin Updated

by eric on February 10th, 2007 in: WordPress

If you’re using WordPress with Google Analytics and Feedburner, take a look at Joe Tan’s WordPress Google Analytics and Feedburner Reports plugin.

I highly recommend this plugin; it’s simple to install and the ‘Reports’ tab it adds in the WordPress admin interface provides a quick overview of your site traffic and feed subscribers.

He’s just updated it to version 0.7, which includes performance enhancements and bug fixes.

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Web Developer Toolbar Upgrade

by eric on February 1st, 2007 in: Web Design

There’s a new, improved version of the Web Developer Toolbar for Firefox, thanks to Chris Pederick.

Read more at:

Download the updated extension at:

For tips on using this extension, search this site for ‘Web Developer Toolbar.’

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Installing Local Web Servers

by eric on January 27th, 2007 in: Web Design

It’s cheap and easy to install web server software on your computer for developing and testing websites or web applications.

While previewing static html pages in a browser will give an accurate depiction of how they’ll look, sites that include dynamic server-side technologies like PHP, Perl, ASP, MySQL, or Ruby, must be running on a web server to be previewed accurately.

There many free, open-source web server solutions for PC, Mac, or Linux users.

Following are three Apache-based distributions that aim to make it easier for server rookies to install, configure and run web server software on local computers.

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Get Blogging with WordPress 2.1

by eric on January 25th, 2007 in: Web DesignWordPress

The long-awaited WordPress 2.1 has just been released and is brimming with improvements.

If you haven’t heard, WordPress is one of the coolest blogging platforms available. It’s easy to install, even easier to use, and quite simple to customize with a little knowledge of CSS, HTML and (for the adventurous) some basic PHP.
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