WWW dev

Make your own twitter clone

Twitter s a simple microblogging service that allows users to make posts (called tweets) of up to 140 characters that answer the question “What are you doing now?”. Twitter is one of the biggest sensations in the Web 2.0 world. If you are creative person, you might find other uses for the service like this.

Ecosia green search

Green his the web. Ecosia is a new Internet search engine backed by Yahoo, Bing and the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). According to site description it basically works like any other search engine but, it gives most (80%) if it’s advertising revenue to a rainforest protection program run by the WWF. Ecosia users

Live DOM Viewer

Live DOM Viewer is a nice JavaScript tool for playing with web page DOM (Document Object Model). This JavaScript powered web page shows you four boxes: HTML source editing box, document DOM view, rendered document view and log. The scrip comes with very simple example data, for better testing you can paste your HTML code

PCRE Cheat Sheet

phpguru.org has a nice PCRE cheat sheet. Take a look at it if you work with PHP. That cheat sheet is inspired by regex cheat sheet by ILoveJackDaniels.com that I used to use. Now that great site is known as and has a good collection of free Cheat Sheets, printable quick references for a variety

Favicon generator

I just found an useful web favicon generator on-line tool at http://www.favicon.cc/. You can paint your logo with the web tool and download when you are finished. Then just put the favicon.ico file into your webserver directory and you are ready. This on-line tools also support generating favicon from an exiting picture that you can

Universal identification is futile

Bruce Schneier blog post Anonymity and the Internet has interesting points on Internet security. I can agree many of them. Universal identification is portrayed by some as the holy grail of Internet security and that anonymity is bad. According to the blog this is not the case. The problem is that universal identification won’t work.

Sensible web site design

The original idea of http/html was to make it easier to share information between academics, especially report. The idea on the web was that the information is presented in the way that it can be viewed in many ways and using many different devices. On the old days there were both text based and graphical

Do not use Internet Explorer

The German and French governments have warned web users to find an alternative browser to Internet Explorer to protect security. Microsoft has admitted that IE was the weak link in recent attacks on Google’s systems. That Operation Aurora attack used Chinese malware. This broad attack exploits a new, not publicly known vulnerability in Microsoft Internet

Fading Usenet Newsgroups

Usenet Newsgroups have been great over the past almost twenty years for me. I am finding less and less good posting and always more and more spamming. I fear that we are witnessing the death-rattle of the terminally. The problem is not Usenet newsgroups. Thousands of them are thriving quite nicely today just as they