links for 2009-02-24

  • See how your business is listed at Google, Yahoo, and other top local search engines.
  • In a perfect world, I would only have to work on code i have written, or have yet to write. Instead of all that, I usually am called upon to rework aspects of some other programmers code.

    By 'some other programmer' In this case I mean whoever wrote Network Solutions' e-commerce machine 'MonsterCommerce'.

    I suggest using MonsterCommerce if you want to do things yourself and you are not too particular about how the site looks. The e-commerce aspect is solid.. takes credit cards quantity discounts etc..

    Problem is.. My client wants something that looks nice, and insists on the MonsterCommerce platform.

    How MonsterCommerce is set up:

    Everything is in tables. Each column is referred to in the stylesheet by a name like 'centercolumn'. Since each column is not a div, but merely a table cell, we can't do cool CSS things like overflow:auto for scrollbars. Take a look
    at the source (Right-Click/'View Source') and note the novicelike use of tables. Obviously, MonsterCommerce doesn't actually

  • Ack! The computer ate my term paper! We've all been there at some point. You delete an important file, somehow it skips your Recycle Bin altogether, and for all practical purposes, it's disappeared into the ether. But before you hit the big red panic button, there's a very good chance that your file is still alive and kicking somewhere on your hard drive—you just need to know how to find it. With the right tools, finding and recovering that deleted file can be as simple as a few clicks of your mouse.
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