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5 Essential Firefox Plugins for Web Developers

Wed, 03/12/2008 - 20:04 -- rprice

Since I have a new job, I had to sit down at a fresh installation of Windows today and get my machine developer-ready. I already miss the Dock and Transmit and the Terminal, but I'll deal.

UPDATE: Today (7/14) I sat down to a new MacBook Pro and had to repeat the process... hooray!

One thing I noticed was my reflex-like action to go download 4 5 plugins no web developer should be without. They are, in no particular order:

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Tampa Film Fan Immaortalized as a Comic

Tue, 02/26/2008 - 10:43 -- rprice

Tampa Film Fan is written by Lisa Ciurro. It's a local blog I read has been featured in the Tampa Tribune. My only question is this:

Your paper acknowledges bloggers?

Ours has plenty of bloggers that work for the paper or blog on behalf of the paper, but what's all this business about recognizing a job well done? I won't stand for it! (actually, I'll give a standing ovation for it.

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What's your interest in distributed social networking?

Sat, 02/23/2008 - 09:36 -- rprice

After watching Chris Messina's existential DiSo Interview, I decided to go check out a bit more about the distributed social networking stuff Chris and Steve Ivy have been working on - there are 160+ people on the mailing list now, and hundreds of threads.

Here's a little bit about the DiSo Project:

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The Second Click and Lijit Search Wijits

Mon, 02/11/2008 - 04:28 -- rprice

If you haven't noticed the lovely Lijit search wijit on the left sidebar here, please leave your feed reader and come check it out. This is a very interesting concept to me - they're taking the Google Personalized Search tools and providing a very user-friendly (and statistical) interface to the tool. A mash-up with a business model? Amazing. I've also read on their blog that they're going to start tracking comments on your sites as well and I suppose integrating that with the other statistics and search metrics you're already getting. Good times.

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Interesting Brits and Aussies (and Floridians, Michiganders)

Fri, 02/01/2008 - 21:48 -- rprice

I've certainly noticed the work of Russell Davies before, but somehow I thought he just blogged about food, because he's written a book about 50 great cafés around the UK called Egg, Bacon, Chips & Beans with an accompanying café blog, as well as one called a good place for a cup of tea and a think.

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New Media 'Think and Drink' at Red Light, Red Light Saturday Jan 5th at 5:30pm

Mon, 12/31/2007 - 13:15 -- rprice

More than a year ago, I hatched an idea about uniting the creative communities around Florida under a common banner at a Creative Summit. We are much closer to such an event now, but still so far away. After doing a dance in several directions, we came up with a Think and Drink.

Event Info & RSVP

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Watch A Local Folkus, Learn About Central Florida's Local Food Movement

Thu, 12/20/2007 - 15:06 -- rprice

I finally got to watch John Rife's awesome locavore video, and I now feel very educated and inspired to explore and sample some of the places and foods he intoduces us to in his first installment of A Local Folkus.

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