Apple and Windows will force Linux underground

Apple and Windows will force Linux underground

Slashdot reports at the end of the decade, we’ll find that Apple UNIX has overtaken commercial Linux as the second most popular general client and server computing platform behind Windows” predicts Tom Yager over at InfoWorld. That’s not a gloom-and-doom omen for the ever-popular Linux kernel, though, he stresses. While Apple and Microsoft will grapple for dominance of client and server spaces, Linux will be “the de facto choice for embedded solutions.” And by “embedded,” Yager means “specialized.” With a push of a button and a flip of switch, he predicts you’ll be able to create a configured database and a mated J2EE server — all thanks to Linux.

Web Directions and Extreme Standards in Australia

Web Directions and Extreme Standards in Australia 

I absolutely cannot believe how fast time is zipping by! I must have had my head everywhere but in iCal lately, because lo and behold I realize I’m just about a month away from visiting Sydney for Web Directions.

Visiting Sydney and making a slew of new friends at Web Essentials last year was a highlight of world travel, professional pride and personal fun for me. I’d never been that far South, and I think two things especially made me fall in love with Sydney: How unexpectedly colorful it is, and how warm the people I met while there were. In fact, I see a few of your names on the speaker roster this year! (Ben, Gian, Donna, Kevin, I’m lookin’ at you . . . )


This year, I’m going back with Andy Clarke in tow, who has never crossed the international date line. Our dear Malarkey has apparently already started his ’round the world trip, fearing any time spent without his MacBookPro would cause the world to start unravelling at its seams. You can see here the beard he’s grown during his recent seafaring days.

On Tuesday, September 26, we’ll be in Sydney presenting Extreme Standards, a full day workshop that we’ve taken a new approach with we’re absolutely certain is going to be a heck of a lot of fun as well as profoundly informative.


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CSS W3C Style

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a simple mechanism for adding style (e.g. fonts, colors, spacing) to Web documents. Tutorials, books, mailing lists for website users. The W3C has a great tutorial on CSS and is a first must stop for anyone interested in learning more about CSS.Make sure to have a teacher there who is familiar with CSS to help guide you thru some of the questions you might have come up.We all have to start somewhere and if you are learning CSS this is the place to begin.

CSS porn and sex research

Well I have read many articles talking about how the porn industry is always ahead of everyone else in most technologies and adapting it. That to me translates that that there are many users out there who are eager to adapt new technologies in order to view porn, and it would seem that in an industry full of competition, that it would be a viable way to find examples of well used CSS for great visual impact.

Unfortunately, my finding on the first few pages of Google did not help too much in this area. It seems that a porn company called Vivid has done a press release about new porn downloads, and this incorporates some kind of content scrambling system (think scrambled pay channels on cable or the dish). So the search results are filled with things about that or some sites with css info that have been commented with porn. I did find a few interesting sites though.

Not really looking for porn, but for CSS layouts and tricks; that’s a good thing too, because the Google results didn’t bring up much porn, it seems that the Google page rank thing gives more weight to techies, nerds and national news sources, thinking that they are the authorities on what everyone is looking for. That’s great when I am looking for the slanted news edited and cranked out by the powers that be, or trying to find some long text filled tutorial, but I digress.

Very interesting notes about using images and css, but consider the accessibility and the possible flaws in using css backgrounds for important content –

A web developer gets a job doing a gay porn site, and considers using xhtml, css and other accessibility options when creating it – interesting story –

A wordpress weblog using a modified css to add images in the sidebars – I like the use of css here, I would use different pictures of course! –

A css resource age that likens plain html to a naked site making it less classy than one wearing the “clothes” of css –

perhaps the most surprising, an article on blind accessible porn: