You made it! Congratulations on starting your own e-commerce store!
The fine print:
It’s free to sign-up for Shopify! We earn 3.75% commission on all successful sales, so if you don’t make any money, neither do we.
No, I have no (well ok, maybe a little) intention of actually selling anything or using this to sell products, but I was accepted into the private beta of Shopify and thought I would give them some shameless promotion. They have a great e-commerce application on there hands here. It’s simple to setup, simple to manage, and very easy to customize to whatever your need might be. If you have any plans of setting up your own store than look at these guys first!
I have been intending to write this essay for months. Why am I finally doing it? Because I finally found some uncommitted time? Wrong. I have papers to grade, textbook orders to fill out, an NSF proposal to referee, dissertation drafts to read. I am working on this essay as a way of not doing all of those things.
An interesting read that will really make you proud to be a procrastinator…I know I am
Found by way of Why do I love stanford professors? Here’s why which was posted over at Out There
That almost sounds dirty.
I’ve updated to Expression Engine v1.4.2 which now includes the wonderful Expression Engine Wiki. Sooo …Play with my wiki.
Have some time to kill? Check out these interesting links. Don’t have any time to spare? Well, check out these cool links anyways. I realize they are virtually useless strictly from a functionality stand point, but there should be some points for just being interesting right?
A brief (and summarized) history of the evolution of Flickr’s library of photos. The time line scrolls as the sheer number of photos increases exponentially.
We Feel Fine
“We Feel Fine has been harvesting human feelings from a large number of we. Every few minutes, the system searches the world’s newly posted blog entries for occurrences of the phrases “I feel” and “I am feeling”. “ I can’t phrase it much better than that…keep in mind, this ignores negations of emotion. I am happy = I am not happy …just a slight difference in mood right?
I was going through my books the other day and rediscovered my copy of In The Country Of Last Things by Paul Auster. This happens to be my favorite book in case you were wondering.
“That is what I mean by being wounded: you cannot merely see, for each thing somehow belongs to you, is part of the story unfolding inside you. It would be good, I suppose to make yourself so hard that nothing could affect you anymore. But then you would be alone, so totally cut off from everyone else that life would become impossible.” (p. 19)
“I can safely report that the sky here is the same sky as the one above you. We have the same clouds and the same brightnesses, the same storms and the same calms, the same winds that carry everything along with them. If the effects are somewhat different here, that is strictly because of what happens below.” (p. 21) … one of my favorite quotes.
“The rain makes no distinctions. At one time or another, it falls on everyone, and when it fails, everyone is equal to everyone else–no one better, no one worse, everyone equal and the same.” (p. 28)
“It is a slow ineluctable process of erasure. Words tend to last a bit longer than things, but eventually they fade too, along with the pictures they once evoked. Entire categories of objects disappear…In effect, each person is speaking his own private language, and as the instances of shared understanding diminish, it becomes increasingly difficult to communicate with anyone.” (p. 89)
“It is only when we lose them that we ever notice the things we had. As soon as we get them back, we stop noticing them again.” (p. 141)
Yes, I know the images are distorted in the previews, but I didnâ€™t feel like fussing with getting the thumbnails to look perfect.
What my desktop looks like right now: (Warning: itâ€™s a large image)
What my laptop looks like right now:
First baby in Britain designed cancer-free – Times Online
A woman is pregnant with Britainâ€™s first designer baby selected to prevent an inherited cancer, The Times can reveal. Her decision to use controversial genetic-screening technology will ensure that she does not pass on to her child the hereditary form of eye cancer from which she suffers.
Pretty freaking scary donâ€™t you think? Designer babies….wonderful, whatâ€™s next? Immortal psycho mutant babies?
CleanCSS is a powerful CSS optimizer and formatter. Basically, it takes your CSS code and makes it cleaner and more concise.
There are several sites out there that will do the same thing, but this has been the only one that I would recommend. This site will possibly reduce the size of your CSS file significantly that will lead to quicker load times for your site.
This day in Music – Top Songs on Your Birthday
This site will show you what the #1 hit was on your birthday in both the US and in the UK.
CSS Love Child
Combine any two pages, one page’s contents and the other page’s CSS. It can create some very strange mixups though in my quick bit of testing it didn’t workout most of the time because the chances of two people using a lot of similar id/class names is rather unlikely. At best you will get the CSS styling on H1-H6 and links.