Admixture map – genetic atlas of human admixture history
Platforms trump products – an excellent view on the trend of vendors to create platforms rather than just products or services. The world is getting larger and scalability becomes a problem fast – platform, it seems, is a viable solution for now. Interestingly, lessons learned in the digital world can be applied to the real world.
Celebrating 10 Years of PHP 5.0.0 – a good summary of what happened with PHP in the last 10 years, and where it’s all going. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years already!
According to Johnson, the two most “dreaded, hated” words at Apple under Steve Jobs were “branding” and “marketing.”
I’m not the biggest Steve Jobs fan, but I’m with him on these ones. :)
I just had to look for something that got deleted in one of the systems I administrate. We have daily backups for the last week, weekly backups for the last two month, monthly backups for the last year, and yearly backups for ever. That seemed like a sensible backup plan. Unfortunately, the item that I was looking for was deleted created and deleted a couple of weeks ago. It probably made it into one of the daily backups, but got rotated out. And it didn’t live long enough to get into the weekly backup. And now it’s gone.
(It wasn’t anything critical – but it would be awesome to restore it anyway.)
If it was a file, a backup tool like HashBackup could have made sure I’d never lose it. But it was an item in the database, of which I have a compressed dump. I’m guessing it’s probably the time to look for a proper database backup tool…
Any recommendations for MySQL?
Reduce your test time with MITE test automation. MITE comes with a script recorder that lets you capture each step as you navigate a mobile website. Record once and re-run the script on any device profile, repeating each action and collecting unique mobile Web optimization data for each selected device.
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Not only does automated testing save time, but it also guarantees a consistent test methodology. Once you’ve completed mobile Web optimization, upload your script into your own MyKeynote portal and a get a new perspective on the availability of your mobile site with a week of free monitoring.
There are plenty of solutions around for scaling images. Text and videos on the other hand – not so much. Here are a few that are handy:
blueberry – jQuery image slider written specifically for responsive web design
Adaptive Images – deliver small images to small devices.
Adaptive Images detects your visitor’s screen size and automatically creates, caches, and delivers device appropriate re-scaled versions of your web page’s embeded HTML images. No mark-up changes needed. It is intended for use with Responsive Designs and to be combined with Fluid Image techniques.