Accidental Amazon Kindle purchases: It's easy to buy for Kindle, and hard to return

Maybe this has happened to you, you're on amazon.com and accidentally purchase a Kindle book. The way it happened for me was simple, I had entered a book name to search for it, then hit TAB (don't remember why), then hit RETURN, and next thing I knew I was on a page thanking me for making a purchase. The culprit? Me, and the design of the Amazon website.

Do 3rd party commenting systems (Disqus et al) support my community, or theirs?

It used to be that Web 2.0 was the cool new thing, and a core feature was that the audience could leave comments on websites. It's common nowadays for websites to support comments, and comment areas have become (in some cases) a war zone full of partisan bickering. It was ground-breaking the 10ish or so years ago that websites began to support 3rd party comments. Really.

Simple jQuery carousel, no plugins, rich content, interesting style

I'm working on upgrading the home page for a client site, and one thing they want is image-based carousels. There are plenty of websites doing this, where they might have an automatically flipping carousel, or might have a set of thumbnails and hovering the mouse of a thumbnail causes more information to show up. I'm experimenting with different ideas, and one I came up with is to have a set of thumbnails, each associated with rich information, then show a Hero sized image along with the rich information when one of the thumbnails is selected.

Successful bloggers fill the Internet with valuable information desired by their audience

Pondering the "get rich quick by blogging" type book I just reviewed, I came up with this thought - Those of us who make a living "online" are earning our living by filling the Internet with more content.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed manifesto says US is lying about war on terror

According to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a primary mastermind behind the Sept 11, 2001 attacks, the US War on Terror is based on lies. Back in 2001, Pres. George W. Bush told us that al Qaeda had attacked us because they hate our freedoms. Instead, they attacked the US because the US is occupying the Middle East, because the US needs to be there to ensure the flow of fossil oil that drives our machines, because the US dedicated itself to a fossil-fuel-driven lifestyle back in the 1940's and 1950's.

Review: Mobile HTML5 by Estelle Wyll

Mobile internet devices like smart cellphones or tablets are taking the computing world by storm.

Toxins found in "cord blood" of newborn babies

Testing of blood taken from umbilical cords of newborn babies are showing the presence of many toxic chemicals.

However, as noted in the article, this isn't new. The ecologist Sandra Steingraber had dug up tons of research on this in her book Having Faith about her pregnancy. As an ecologist she decided to study her pregnancy and the womb as an ecosystem.

Highly recommended calculus "text"

In college I struggled with Calculus. I'm no dummy, I score as a genius IQ on those kind of tests. Yet Calculus and I didn't get along.

As a computer science major I was required to take Calc I, II and III though for some reasons the fourth semester (Differential Equations) were not required, for me. I ended up taking each of the I, II and III semesters three or four times each. Yup, a genius IQ and I have to retake core cirricula like Calculus several times.

Review: Planning and Managing Drupal Projects by Dani Nordin

Want to know how to manage a project to build a website using Drupal? Planning and Managing Drupal Projects is a great choice, if you happen to be a Designer. According to Dani Nordin, the author of this tome, Designers often get put into the Project Management role alongside their Design role.

High Performance Drupal, Jeff Sheltren et al - REVIEW

cat.gifDrupal can scale from small blogs like this one all the way to humongo high profile sites like WhiteHouse.gov.

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