Archive for date: January 11, 2006

School bus camper conversion

January 11, 2006 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Courtesy of the new forum section of the Make blog, check out Jake von Slatt’s incredibly impressive conversion of a 1989 Thomas Saf-T-Liner bus into a family camper. He apparently got the bus for about $2000 on eBay, and with six months of work it’s shaping up into quite the stylish home/ride. Me? I’m happy […]

Intel Stammers Apology to Customers: “They aren’t dull!”

January 11, 2006 | Rants and Raves, Stupidity | By: Mark VandeWettering

Apple’s current TV ads apparently are not all that popular with Intel’s other customers. The voiceover apparently claims that Intel’s processors have been “trapped inside PCs — dull, little boxes, dutifully performing dull little tasks.” If suppose if you are a PC maker, that has to sting a little bit. But let’s be fair, most […]

Microsoft Losing Browser War at Brainwagon

January 11, 2006 | General, Internet, Software | By: Mark VandeWettering

Here’s something faintly interesting I noticed while scanning my logs at  Back in March of last year, I lamented that 60% of my readers used IE to read this blog, and told you all to get over to Firefox and download a reasonable standards based browser. Today, we have the following graph: Only 30% […]

Lightbox JS

January 11, 2006 | Blogging, Web Programming | By: Mark VandeWettering

Here’s a useful little chunk of Javascript which can probably be put to good use on your website: Lightbox JS is a simple, unobtrusive script used to to overlay images on the current page. It’s a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers. It works quite well, and is also somewhat instructive. I […]

Book Review: Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883: Books: Simon Winchester

January 11, 2006 | Books I Read, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

For quite some time, I’ve been meaning to read Simon Winchester’s book Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883, but haven’t had the time. Now that I finally got a CD player instlled in my Expedition though, I decided to purchase it as an audiobook, and have been enjoying it during the hour […]