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Open Scriptures at BibleTech

(This post has been cross-posted on the Open Scriptures blog.) For the past several years, I’ve been dreaming about an open source community-driven Web application for Scripture. In the past few months, things have really been kicking into high gear. At BibleTech:2009 I’m presenting the project in the talk Open Scriptures: Picking Up the Mantle […]

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It’d be better without Flash.

I was hiking with my dad and father-in-law in the Columbia Gorge a few weekends ago. At one point along the trail my dad took out his camera to take a picture; my father-in-law, who is a photographer, mentioned to my dad, “It’d be better without flash.” I was struck by how he profoundly and […]

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Is Google Code using IIS?

I was attempting to browse our Shepherd Interactive repository on Google Code this morning, and I was getting a 404 error (screenshot). What shocked me was that it was a Microsoft IIS “The page cannot be found” error message. Can it be? Is Google Code using IIS?

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Efficiently Serving Custom Web Fonts

Note 2009-10-07: Paul Irish published a Bulletproof @font-face syntax, which is a much better way to specify cross-browser downloadable fonts. His technique deprecates what I outlined below. Good work, Paul! Update 2008-09: Removed superfluous “+” from last RewriteRule. Update: Acknowledged that Ben was pointing to a solution by John Allsopp. Ben Galbraith at Ajaxian recently posted again […]

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Real XHTML 2.0

This is real XHTML 2.0:

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Three Indispensable Bookmarklets

Three bookmarklets I find indispensable: Share on Facebook Google Bookmark Note in Reader

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MapQuest Google Bomb

I think it is unfortunate that “MapQuest” has in large part become the generic term for online mapping. If someone who is Internet-illiterate is told to “MapQuest an address” they will likely end up at mapquest.com instead of using a more advanced mapping service such as, especially, Google Maps. So let’s Google Bomb the term […]