I don't have a Mac or access to a Linux box; anymore, so testing the look of web pages on non-windows systems is... almost never done. When you add to that multiple browers and multiple versions of those browsers the task becomes daunting.
In steps browsershots.org. Simply enter your url, select the browsers you want to test against and it generate a full page, full length screen shot; its money! You can even download all the images as one zip file.
I can see this being very handy for the layout and design phase of a site. Even functionality testing could benefit, browser detection, user agent conditioning, screen resolution, etc.
I would love to see them add mobile devices to the mix; that would be over the top impressive!
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I should say new Family toy. This purchase is 3 years overdue. I promised myself long ago I would get a zoom the day the kids started sports; sorry Emma! We still have many great shots with our stock 17-55 lens.
This was an interesting purchase; at least the research phase. Neither Johanna and I are professional photographers; by any stretch of the imagination, but we love taking pictures and i know I'll be taking a ton from the sidelines. The interesting part was, the more reading I did the higher I found myself up the Cannon line; go figure. I settled on image stabilization being a must because I KNOW were not going to use a tripod. I also settled for 200 over 300 based on a great point made by a Amazon reviewer, essentially I'll be able to roam the field so full field length reach wasn't of the utmost.
Here are it's first shots, most are undoctored. I added a couple from far across the field so you can see it's reach. There was a certain novelty to taking closeups of a dandelion from a standing position.
The pictures were taken with a 20D, with no filter (have to get that).
How many out there still have this? I've used it as a mini pharmacy ever since.
If memory servers, during the R5 launch they distributed lunch in it.
Sorry for the low res picture... I used my Curve.
If you've ever wondered how many folders are in your Notes mail databases...
- Add the code below your catalog.nsf as a new agent
- Select the agent properties similar to the image below; tweak as you wish.
- Paste the sub in.
- Run againt selected documents in any view.
- The field FOLDERCOUNT will be created and populated.
Make sure you have access to the databases you are running it against and access to edit the catalog document. Also note that this is temporary because cat docs are disposable, rebuilt, live a short life, blah, blah. Also x2: Tweak the default folder exclude list as needed. I collected the list below from v7.
Sub Initialize Dim session As New NotesSession Dim db As NotesDatabase Dim collection As NotesDocumentCollection Dim doc As NotesDocument Set db = session.CurrentDatabase Set collection = db.UnprocessedDocuments Set doc = collection.GetFirstDocument() Dim i As Integer Dim dbc As NotesDatabase Dim views As Variant While Not(doc Is Nothing) Set dbc = New NotesDatabase(doc.Server(0), doc.Pathname(0)) views = dbc.Views i=0 If Not(Isempty(views)) Then Forall v In views If ( v.IsFolder ) Then If (v.Name <> "($JunkMail)")_ And (v.Name <> "(Group Calendars)")_ And (v.Name <> "(Rules)")_ And (v.Name <> "($Alarms)")_ And (v.Name <> "($Inbox-Categorized)")_ And (v.Name <> "($Inbox)")_ And (v.Name <> "($Trash)") Then i=i+1 Print doc.Pathname(0)+ " - "+ v.Name End If End If End Forall End If doc.FolderCount = i Call doc.Save(False,False) Set doc = collection.GetNextDocument(doc) Wend Messagebox Cstr(collection.Count)+ " database(s) processed. ", 64, "Folder Count" End Sub
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A coworker just came back from a family vacation at Disney. She stayed at the Dolphin, after years and years of hearing us talk about it at Lotusphere. Aparently the quality of the rooms never came up because when she got there she couldn't get over how out of date, bland and humid they were. This led to a polite conversation with the hotel management where they (leaked?) a makeover was in the works. The Swan will be done this Summer and the Dolphin this Fall.
So we could all be staying in new rooms come next January. I of course won't believe it until i... sleep in it. You have to take with a grain of salt things that are said to appease customers. But I'm hoping this one is true.
Since my first day in the professional world I have gone out of my way to keep work and personal things, on my computer; separate. Files, email accounts, bookmarks, all of them are divided into two camps.
For files, everything either goes into folders titled AllYancy or AllWork. Easy as pie. This way I can point the corporate backup at AllWork and my personal USB drive at AllYancy.
For email, work email is work email; only. Well except for the times I wanted to show off and give out firstname.lastname@example.org. I just don't get those who give all their friends their work addresses, and then they get a different job… and another. You can add ISP's to this as well. Around here the names change all the time or you get a better deal and have to change it. Yahoo, Gmail and Hotmail seem like safe bets; ok, you never know about the first one.
For bookmarks and overall browsing things get sloppy. I use FireFox and like to keep everything forever, url history, type-ahead fields. The problem with all of this is when you have eyes over your shoulder or you're in a meeting and you start typing. This is where I switch to squeaky clean IE. Not because I'm hiding anything, I just don't want to take attention off the meeting topic. I work with someone that keeps all her bookmarks pin'd open. I really don't need like reading all of her diet website titles… but must.
To expand on the browser experience, for backing things up you can't beat FireFox, you need only copy two folders and you have everything, url cache, type ahead values and uname and password cache. Simply install FireFox on another computer then overlay the two folders.. iiiiiidentical.
This is where the separation comes into place. I have been using VM's for a couple years now as a way to manage my employers demo environment. I have gotten to the point where I trust the group of files that make up a VM to that of a PC. (I was always worried about file corruption; that's yet to happen). So it occurred to me; why not create and use a personal VM?
This could make things very easy to manage. Backups, easy, one folder. Email, browsing, done, they're all done in a vacuum. Resources, the host would run SUPER clean for it would only need a couple base applications running. I could run all my apps in my personal VM and just save the ‘work' files to a mapped drive on the host. This way I can use work mail and IM; Notes and Sametime respectively, without having to switch back and forth.
It would take some time to get use to but seems well worth the exercise. It's officially on the list.