ESPN.com, the 21st most popular site on the internet, according to Alexa.com, celebrated its 10th anniversary today (April 1). In honor of the achievement, the administrators of ESPN.com have provided a look back at the many variations of the site as it has developed over the years. This is especially interesting for anyone who develops websites for a living or as a hobby.
• Apr 1, 2005
I recently spotlighted some tools from Google that you may not have heard of (The Best Google Tools You’ve Never Used). Well, the guys at Google are at it again. Google will now provide 4 day weather forcasts through a simple search.
• Mar 14, 2005
In a previous tutorial (Citibank Phisher Scheme) I talked about spoof emails and phisher schemes and what you could do to avoid them. This morning (March 12, 2005) I fell for an eBay related phisher scheme. As you can probably imagine I started to panic the minute I realized what I had done.
• Mar 12, 2005
NASCAR, the fastest growing sport in America, has long offered exclusive access to premium live and on-demand content via its Nextel TrackPass subscription service for PC. That service is now available to users on the Macintosh platform.
• Feb 16, 2005
For those who use iTunes as their jukebox (and if you don’t then you seriously need to check it out - here) there is a free sampler album that is available for download. The album, entitled iTunes New Music Sampler (Atlantic/Lava Edition) contains 16 songs from various artists, none of which I’ve ever heard of. But with creative names like Death Cab for Cutie, Louis XIV and Porcupine Tree, you know it has to be good.
• Feb 13, 2005
Okay, so maybe horror story is a bit much. But, maybe not. Apple released an update to MacOS X Panther yesterday (10.3.8 - found here) and as usual, I installed it without hesitation. Unfortunately, that’s where things went awry.
• Feb 10, 2005
For those that missed the ads from this years Super Bowl, you can watch them all (and the ones that didn’t make the cut) at IFILM.com - Super Bowl Ads. Even if you did see all of the ads, you’ll want to check out the Budweiser ad entitled “Wardrobe Malfunction” for a look into what really happened at last years Super Bowl.
• Feb 8, 2005
Do you have a website with information that may be relevant to people who speak languages other than English? Have you noticed that recently, you’ve received a number of hits from non-english speaking domains? If this is the case, then you will want to check out my first installment of Web Designers Toolbox. Web Designers Toolbox will focus on tutorials that help average people do great things with their websites, for little or no money!
• Feb 6, 2005
With many of the digital camera manufacturers adding the ability to record movies of various lengths and quality to their digital cameras, a recent problem has popped up. How to rotate a movie that you have taken with the digital camera? In this quick little tutorial, I’ll show you how to use Quicktime Pro [$29.99 - Apple.com] to rotate any video clip.
• Feb 3, 2005
Apple released an update to iPhoto 5 today [version 5.01] which solves some issues that some users were having (me included). According to the release notes, the update “addresses issues with upgrading iPhoto 4 libraries, dragging albums into folders, importing MPEG 4 movies, and also includes a number of other minor fixes.” The update is available via the software update menu, in most cases. In some cases, it’s not recognizing the new update is available. None of my computers showed the update as being available. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to solve this minor problem and get the newest version of iPhoto.
• Feb 2, 2005