Anton Palitsyn's Blog http://www.palitsyn.com/blog Anton Palitsyn's Blog en-gb <![CDATA[iPhone 4S and iOS 5 battery tips]]>

With iPhone 4S and iOS 5 out in the wild, there are many users expressing their concerns about the battery life, blaming it on both the OS and the device itself. I've been using iOS 5 since the first beta and iPhone 4S since the day it came out. So far, I have been quite impressed with the battery life. I posted some tips for the early iOS 5 beta testers previously and those still stand true, but I thought I'd share my recent findings with you all.

Now, you may find that some of the features listed below are crucial to you. That is fine, but the more you can afford from the list the better. By the way, you may notice that I don't mention screen brightness. I like mine to be set on full and it's not really iOS 5 or iPhone 4S related. But yes, screen brightness is usually one of the top tips for better battery life.

Here we go:

  • Disable Weather and Stock widgets in Notifications.
  • Disable Location Services for Reminders. This one is a real killer and I recommend to not use the feature until the process is perfected.
  • Go to Settings - Location Services - System Services and set Setting Time Zone, Location-Based iAds, Diagnostics & Usage to OFF. Turning off Compass Calibration will also help.
  • Disable spotlight search for anything you don't actually use.
  • Check your locations services settings. Do all those apps need to have access to location services?
  • Ping used to cause battery drains, and since I never use it, I disabled it in Restrictions (settings - general - restrictions).
  • Go to Settings - About - Diagnostics & usage and select Don't send.
  • Use fetch rather than push for your email accounts.
  • Are you using Bluetooth? If not, turn it off.
  • If you are an iPhone 4S user, turning "Raise to speak" for Siri off will help you save some juice.


I have no evidence that the below does improve battery performance, and I have doubts that it does, but this appears to be quite a popular solution. I, personally, ignore this step, as I don't see how exactly it can improve battery life, but you may want to give it a go:

  • Delete your MobileMe mail account or iCloud account if you already migrated/signed up (settings - mail - etc...). Make sure you save data on the phone if you are deleting your iCloud account.
  • Do a hard reset.
  • Set up iCloud or MobileMe again.
OK, enjoy your iPhones!!! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Squiz Matrix Performance]]>

Squiz Labs have posted a very interesting article giving us, Squiz Matrix users, advise on how to configure cache for optimal performance. A very interesting read...

Squiz Matrix Cache explained

Squiz Matrix Cache ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Squiz Matrix - change status automatically]]> I have recently been given an interesting problem in Squiz Matrix, which appeared to have no solution at first. The requirement was for the status of a folder to change dynamically based on whether it has any standard pages linked underneath it or not. It was clear from the beginning that it had to be done with triggers and after experimenting with different events, conditions and actions, I managed to come up with a solution. It required three triggers, although it should really be only two if it wasn't for what appears to be a bug in Matrix. But more about this later. Here is the solution. ]]> http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/squiz-suite/squiz-matrix-change-status-automatically http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/squiz-suite/squiz-matrix-change-status-automatically Wed, 10 Aug 2011 10:34:40 +0100 <![CDATA[Content Focus]]>

There are a lot of new startups emerging on the market, but it takes a team of talented individuals to come up with a great idea and bring it to life in just 24 hours. My friends at GPMD had done just that.

On the 30th of June the first 12 hour shift commenced and at 20:00 on the 1st of July the secret project GPMD had been working on for 24 hours was unleashed.

Content Focus is a new service that allows users to obtain professional, SEO friendly content for press releases, articles, websites, blog posts promotional material and much, much more!

Users require to register before they can start using the service. There are two types of accounts. One is for writers and the other is for customers in need of content. Once registered, users can either publish jobs or search through the available jobs.

If you require high quality and SEO friendly regular content, head over to Content Focus and check it out. You could have your blog post or article ready to be published within 48 hours!

Great work guys!!! ]]>
http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/www/content-focus http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/www/content-focus Thu, 07 Jul 2011 16:33:59 +0100
<![CDATA[iOS 5 Beta 1 and battery life]]> iOS 5

There seem to be quite a lot of people testing iOS 5 Beta 1 and although I find the number of testers to be unusually high, this could be a good thing, as Apple have enough time to collect all the feedback and deal with it before the fall. One thing people fail to understand, is that the software they are running is not a public release and it is a given, that bugs exist. Battery life seems to be the major gripe and there are quite a few tips around the web on how to improve the experience with iOS 5.

I have been running iOS 5 for a week now and I must say the release is very stable. I am yet to find any major issues. Notifications are extremely useful and I believe had been very well implemented. I have tried different tips on how the battery life can be improved and I think have I managed to achieve the same level of performance, if not better, that I would experience on iOS 4.3.3.

Here is what I have done to improve the battery life of my iPhone 4:
  • Set it as a new phone rather than restoring from backup
  • Do not set up iCloud
  • Turn off Weather and Stock widgets in Notifications under Settings
  • Turn off push for email
  • Turn off Location Services for Reminders
  • Turn off Bluetooth
  • I also turned everything off in Spotlight Search, which I never use. I am not sure how much effect this has on the battery life though

Having done all of the above, my iPhone 4 running iOS 5 Beta 1 has seen a lot of improvement in battery life. I had it running for 3 hours now with WiFi and 3G on, full brightness, 15 minute fetch for emails, some browsing and a 15 minutes worth of phone calls and the battery is at 84%.

Another thing is, that with any new software we tend to use the phone a lot more than we would on day to day basis, which of course drains the battery. I keep reading reviews, where people send over 200 SMS messages in 2 hours. How?.. Why?

I am really enjoying iOS 5 Beta 1. I am actually slightly worried that the beta releases to come could make it worse, as Beta 1 is almost perfect.

iOS 5 battery


Edit: check out my new article "iPhone 4S and iOS 5 battery tips". ]]>
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<![CDATA[GPMD awarded Best SilverStripe CMS Designer and Best Enterprise Website]]>

GPMD are thrilled to announce that GPMD have won two awards for our work over the last 12 months.

The first award is for Escape Studios in the category of Best SilverStripe website for Enterprise.


Escape Studios

Read the full article here. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Milan-Florence-Milan]]> Milan-Florence-Milan


My wife and I took a trip to Milan and Florence in Italy over the Royal Wedding weekend. I have uploaded a few photos to the gallery.

View gallery ]]>
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<![CDATA[SilverStripe 3.0 Meetup in London]]> SilverStripe 3.0 Meetup

Tomorrow evening The UK SilverStripe CMS Meetup Group are hosting a discussion about the future development of SilverStripe 3.0, an Open Source content management system and framework. We can discuss the progress, direction and development of the new version of SilverStripe 3.0.

Join us if you're in London: http://lnkd.in/JRnCAY
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<![CDATA[Squiz Matrix, Easy Edit Suite and Related Content]]>

I have recently talked about using Drag-and-Drop functionality with MySource Matrix. The idea behind this method was to use the "Array of specific asset IDs" option in the "Dynamic Parameters" of an asset listing. The coma separated list of IDs can be stored in a text metadata field.

With the addition of Asset Finder in Easy Edit Suite 2, one of my colleagues Suren has implemented a plugin which uses Asset Finder to populate a text field with a coma separated list of related asset IDs.

I have now had a chance to develop this plugin further and here is what it looks like now:

Squiz Matrix, Easy Edit Suite and Related Content
Click image for full page view...

Full list of features now includes:
  • Asset Finder button (magnifying glass) to select an asset to include
  • Representation of the text field with asset IDs in a graphic form
  • Implementation of Drag and Drop functionality to alter the order
  • Delete function to remove asset IDs from the list
  • Manageable array of field IDs to inherit the functionality
  • An option to display or hide the text field is available for each field
  • Manageable list of allowed asset types
  • Manageable error message to display if something goes wrong (mostly related to asset types)
  • It also overrides and removes the annoying "Use default" option and therefore makes the field editable by default
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<![CDATA[Tweet Button, MySource Matrix (Squiz Matrix) and valid HTML ]]>

Twitter is the Napster, Kazaaa or Bittorrent for news. You still network with other people but the purpose of it is not networking in itself but sharing news. So, I decided to add a Tweet button on my blog powered by MySource Matrix (Squiz Matrix) to make it easier for myself and my visitors to share on Twitter. About time...

To generate a tweet button, you will need to go to Twitter Goodies page.

I will take you through the steps I took on the Goodies page and at the end of the article you will have a good idea of how to create your W3C compliant "tweet" button:

1. On the "Button" tab select "Horizontal Count".

2. On the "Tweet text" tab select second option and type "Custom Text"

3. On the "URL" tab select second option and type "http://www.domain.com"

2. In the "Recommend people to follow (optional)" section type in your Twitter username. I used "palitsyn" obviously.

You should now see an example of your button and the code for it at the bottom of the page. The code should be:

<a href="http://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" data-url="http://www.domain.com" data-text="Custom Text" data-count="horizontal" data-via="palitsyn">Tweet</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script>

I have highlighted 4 tags "data-url", "data-text", "data-count" and "data-via" that will fail to validate on W3C HTML Validation Service. I personally hate to see the results page in red.

Fortunately, there is a workaround. We can pass all the parameters via a query string. Please note, that URL of the link you are sharing needs to be URL encoded and "http://www.domain.com" therefore becomes "http%3A%2F%2Fwww.domain.com". Once you do that our example should look like this:

<a href="http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.domain.com&amp;text=Custom Text&amp;via=palitsyn&amp;count=horizontal" class="twitter-share-button" rel="nofollow">Tweet</a> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script>

You may have noticed that I added rel="nofollow" into the link. This is for SEO reasons only as Google might not like this kind of link. I would recommend you to add this too.

OK, Great! We now have a Tweet Button that will validate on W3C HTML Validation Service.

Next step for MySource Matrix (or Squiz Matrix) users

Obviously we want the button to be dynamic in our CMS and in this example I will show you what needs to be done to make it work on Matrix. If you are using a different CMS refer to a manual and make sure that the dynamic URL in the query string is URL encoded.

There are only 2 things that we need to make dynamic and they are url and text. For the text we can use %asset_name% and for url we can use %asset_url%. To make the URL URL encoded, we need to use a keyword modifier - %asset_url^urlencode%. This is what you should get:

<a href="http://twitter.com/share?url=%asset_url^urlencode%&amp;text=%asset_name%&amp;via=palitsyn&amp;count=horizontal" class="twitter-share-button" rel="nofollow">Tweet</a> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script>


That's it! We have a working and W3C compliant Tweet Button. Replace "palitsyn" in the last piece of code with your username, paste it into your paint layout, asset listing or just content and you are ready to go.

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<![CDATA[Mac OS X 10.7 Lion]]>

We all know that the release of Mac OS X 10.7 is imminent, but we are still only guessing about the name. "Lion" has been one of the most commonly suggested "big cat" names for the next-generation operating system. Well, here is something that backs the theory...

Apple to Host 'Back to the Mac' Media Event on October 20th, at 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Apple has issued invitations for a special media event to be held next Wednesday, October 20th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. The invitation for the event, which is to be held at the company's campus in Cupertino, California, carries the tagline "Back to the Mac".

The invitation also contains an image of what appears to be a lion peeking out from behind the Apple logo, hinting at discussion of Mac OS X 10.7.

We'll just have to wait and see... ]]>
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<![CDATA[HTML5 - Not yet ready]]>

I have come across a very interesting article at www.infoworld.com about HTML5 and why it is not yet ready for deployment.

"The problem we're facing right now is there is already a lot of excitement for HTML5, but it's a little too early to deploy it because we're running into interoperability issues," said Philippe Le Hegaret, W3C interaction domain leader who is responsible for specifications like HTML and SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). "I don't think it's ready for production yet, The real problem is can we make [HTML5] work across browsers and at the moment, that is not the case."

Al Hilwa of IDC agrees with Philippe Le Hegaret "HTML 5 is at various stages of implementation right now through the Web browsers. If you look at the various browsers, most of the aggressive implementations are in the beta versions. IE9 (Internet Explorer 9), for example, is not expected to go production until close to mid-next year. That is the point when most enterprises will begin to consider adopting this new generation of browsers."

The current browser HTML5 capabilities (out of 300) are:
  • Apple Safari 5.0: 208
  • Google Chrome 5.03: 197
  • Microsoft IE7: 12
  • Microsoft IE8: 27
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.66: 139
  • Opera 10.6: 159

Le Hegaret acknowledged HTML5 is viewed as a "game changer." Companies now can deploy HTML5 in their applications or in intranets where a rendering engine can be controlled, said Le Hegaret. But it is a different story on the "open Web," where interoperability is an issue, he added.

The article then continues to talk about Apple claiming that HTML5 will eventually replace Flash and Silverlight, with Le Hegaret disagreeing with such claims acknowledging that the use of Flash will begin to fade once HTML5 is approved in two to three years.

Go over to www.infoworld.com to read the full article. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Management]]> Project Management ]]> http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/fun/project-management http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/fun/project-management Mon, 13 Sep 2010 11:01:39 +0100 <![CDATA[MySource Mini and Viper WYSIWYG]]>

With so many WYSIWYGs around, well, maybe not so many, but I am yet to find one that could match the superior true inline click-to-edit WYSIWYG editor Viper from Squiz (developers of MySource Matrix). This revolutionary Viper editing interface was introduced with MySource Mini and it is amazing. John Underkoffler can demo his Minority Report like interfaces all he wants... It will be awhile before we can get our hands onto one of those, but the future of Content Management and editing is already here. Have a look and explore the MySource Mini website to learn more about all the product's exciting features.

True Inline Editing Demo (original)

This is a video post...

Description: Squiz Suite - Squiz CMS (MySource Mini) and Viper WYSIWYG - true inline editing demo video ]]>
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<![CDATA[Wallpaper: Capri Flower]]>

Wallpaper: Capri Flower

Click here to download (28.1 MB)... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Easy Edit Suite (phase 2) and iPad]]>

Easy Edit Suite (phase 2) and iPadClick image to enlarge...

Squiz have recently released the Easy Edit Suite 2, which is a predefined Simple Edit Interface for MySource Matrix (soon to be rebranded as Squiz Matrix). One of the features I was really looking forward to is the Asset Creation Wizard, which, together with the Asset Finder, takes EES to a completely new level.

For example, I have just created this article on my iPad. Matrix backend doesn't run on iPad due to the iPad's lack of support for Java. Of course we could always build a custom Simple Edit Interface, but we want it look as stunning as the iPad itself does. EES 2 to the rescue.

There are a few things that need to be fixed but those are mostly related to the fact that iPad is a touch devise. If you run on Matrix, you should install Easy Edit Suite 2... NOW!!! ]]>
http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/squiz-suite/easy-edit-suite-phase-2-and-ipad http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/squiz-suite/easy-edit-suite-phase-2-and-ipad Wed, 08 Sep 2010 19:55:46 +0100
<![CDATA[Halloween Fireworks]]> This is a video post...

Description: Halloween Fireworks - random video of some dude attempting to make fireworks. Funny video. ]]>
http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/fun/halloween-fireworks http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/fun/halloween-fireworks Tue, 07 Sep 2010 11:36:09 +0100
<![CDATA[The Easy Edit Suite 2]]>

Just over three months ago Squiz released the Easy Edit Suite dazzling us all with its shiny, Mini-esque interface.

The Easy Edit Suite has now reached Phase 2 and here is an overview of some of the feature I am personally looking forward to:
  • The ability to exit the Easy Edit Suite without logging out of MySource Matrix (Squiz Matrix)
  • Asset Finder which allows a user to navigate the assets within a site, locating and redirecting to assets they want to edit. Dynamic asset lineages and displayed child counts mean that navigating even the most complex site is an effortless experience.
  • The Asset Finder not only accommodates easy navigation, but also enables several functions that were not previously available to users. One such function is the Nested Content division.
  • The Direct Children section in the Asset Finder displays the details of the asset's children and allows you to re-order these assets and navigate to a child's editing interface or directly to its linking screen.
  • Asset Creation Wizard allows you to create assets anywhere in your site at virtually any time. The Asset Creation Wizard's interface is simple and easy to use, with creatable asset types listed under selectable categories.
  • The Create Wizard screen has some nifty features including the automatic generation of file asset titles, populated from the uploaded file name; the Show in Menu option, giving users the ability to create assets as either type 1 or type 2 linked assets, and the option of creating assets in multiple locations by selecting multiple parents (the Asset Finder comes in handy here too!).


Screenshots:

Asset Finder

Asset Finder

Asset Creation Wizard

Asset Creation Wizard

EES 2 will be available for download from EES download page next week. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Squiz Analytics sneak peek]]>

Squiz Analytics is based on Google Analytics and uses the Google Analytics API to retrieve your site's traffic and usage information. But Squiz Analytics is not just another view of Google Analytics. The goal is to both improve the presentation of information that is important to you and fill some gaps in the functionality of Google Analytics.

It's important to note that Squiz Analytics does not require a Squiz CMS or Squiz Matrix system to use. All it requires is a Google Analytics account that is tracking usage on one or more sites. It can also connect to multiple accounts if you wish. Although Squiz Analytics has a powerful goal tracking feature, it does not require you to have any goals configured in Google Analytics. You can add goals through Squiz Analytics and, unlike Google Analytics, historical goal conversions will be calculated immediately. However, Squiz CMS will be required to utilise the A/B/C testing feature of Squiz Analytics, although the plan is to allow this feature to be used with any site in the future, including Squiz Matrix powered sites.

Squiz Analytics sneak peekClick image to enlarge...

Read more on Squiz Analytics at SquizLabs. ]]>
http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/squiz-suite/squiz-analytics-sneak-peek http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/squiz-suite/squiz-analytics-sneak-peek Wed, 01 Sep 2010 11:45:01 +0100
<![CDATA[Amalfi 2010 photo set]]>

My wife Tanya and I have recently returned from our holiday in Amalfi, Italy. I have uploaded some of the photos to the Gallery and Flickr.

Amalfi 2010 photo set ]]>
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<![CDATA[Squiz Matrix]]>

Squiz have recently announced the launch of Squiz's new open source web experience management platform: Squiz Suite.

Squiz is retiring MySource Matrix, but in name only. Meet Squiz Matrix!

Squiz Matrix

At launch, the Suite will be comprised of the following components:
  • Squiz Matrix is the latest release of the popular MySource Matrix enterprise content management system. It delivers highly flexible and robust business integration and application development tools.
  • Squiz CMS is a highly usable interface for editing and publishing content within the Squiz Suite. It features true inline editing, context sensitive help and powerful collaboration features.
  • Squiz Analytics offers innovative and powerful tools to help optimise site content. Set goals and test the results using fully integrated and simple to use A/B/C testing. Squiz Analytics integrates with Google Analytics allowing you to leverage the functionality you already value.
  • Squiz Search utilises the Funnelback search engine (www.funnelback.com) to deliver high quality search results, contextual navigation and search based applications.
Read more on Squiz Suite here. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Events]]> Events Listing ]]> Sun, 15 Aug 2010 09:50:52 +0100 <![CDATA[News]]> News Listing using Root Node: ]]> Sun, 15 Aug 2010 09:50:44 +0100 <![CDATA[Free Text]]> ]]> Sun, 15 Aug 2010 09:50:29 +0100 <![CDATA[Flickr]]> Flickr Content ]]> Sun, 15 Aug 2010 09:50:20 +0100 <![CDATA[Editor]]>
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Sun, 15 Aug 2010 09:41:47 +0100
<![CDATA[Drag-and-Drop]]>
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<![CDATA[Investment in open source software will only go up from here]]>

U.S. and U.K. companies and agencies cite quality, not cost, as the primary reason.

This year could be of critical importance to the open source software industry, with a recent survey showing a majority of businesses and organizations in the U.S. and United Kingdom expecting to increase investment in it this year.

A survey by Accenture also showed that nearly 40 percent of those queried also planned to migrate critical operations to open source systems in the next 12 months

Investment in open source software will only go up from here

Read the full story at Network World. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Double borders on a single element with CSS :before and :after]]>

Until recently if I ever needed to create an element with a double border, like on the example below, I would use nested DIVs.


I have recently discovered a way of doing this on a single element (IE<IE8 users look away)... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Equal-height columns in a 3 column CSS layout]]> This is an example of one of the ways to do this using left and right borders on the master DIV, left and right margins on the central DIV and floating left and right-hand columns. The bonus is that this layout is elastic and even though the sides' background colour is set with border colours of the master DIV, it should be enough of an enspiration to produce similar layout with image backgrounds. ]]> http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/www/equal-height-columns-in-a-3-column-css-layout http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/www/equal-height-columns-in-a-3-column-css-layout Wed, 04 Aug 2010 09:11:59 +0100 <![CDATA[Do LESS with Less.js (CSS pre-processor) ]]>

Some of us may have heard of such services as LESS (Leaner CSS) and Sass (Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets), but not many would have had a chance to use them. LESS was originally built with Ruby and allowed us to use variables, operators, mix-inx and nested selectors to construct our CSS.

LESS has recently been completely rewritten in JavaScript and will, eventually, become LESS 2.0. It will be able to run directly in the browser, as well as on the server, with node.js (which I am not going to cover here).

LESS.js is not yet a complete product, but does work great and is something we can already utilise for building our CSS. ]]>
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<![CDATA[25 HTML5 Features, Tips, and Techniques you Must Know]]> Jeffrey Way has published this amazing article on tutsplus+, which covers 25 HTML5 Features, Tips and Techniques you Must Know. ]]> http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/www/25-html5-features,-tips,-and-techniques-you-must-know http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/www/25-html5-features,-tips,-and-techniques-you-must-know Mon, 02 Aug 2010 09:26:45 +0100 <![CDATA[Relationships]]> RelationshipsClick image to enlarge... ]]> http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/fun/relationships http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/fun/relationships Sun, 01 Aug 2010 14:58:54 +0100 <![CDATA[Spare Conversion Trick]]>

A cool bowling trick in which two balls are rolled at the same time to pick up a spare.

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Description: Spare Conversion Trick. A cool bowling trick in which two balls are rolled at the same time to pick up a spare. ]]>
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<![CDATA[iPhone 4 End Call button]]> iPhone 4 End Call button ]]> http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/fun/iphone-4-end-call-button http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/fun/iphone-4-end-call-button Wed, 21 Jul 2010 10:41:10 +0100 <![CDATA[This is so true!]]> This is so true! ]]> http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/fun/this-is-so-true! http://www.palitsyn.com/blog/fun/this-is-so-true! Wed, 21 Jul 2010 10:36:44 +0100 <![CDATA[John Underkoffler points to the future of UI]]>

Minority Report science adviser and inventor John Underkoffler demos g-speak -- the real-life version of the film's eye-popping, tai chi-meets-cyberspace computer interface. Is this how tomorrow's computers will be controlled?

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Description: John Underkoffler points to the future of UI. Minority Report ]]>
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<![CDATA[You’ve Got to Love London]]>

A time lapse video tribute to London by Alex Silver (7,757 pictures)

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Description: You've Got to Love London, Alex Silve. A time lapse video tribute to London - 7,757 pictures ]]>
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<![CDATA[WTF is HTML5]]>

Focus have published this great diagram, which I believe can help some of us understand what HTML5 is all about, where the web is heading and how ready our tools (browsers) are to cope with the new technology. The diagram covers Canvas and Video elements, as well as Geolocation and Offline web applications. On top of that, there is a table of modern browsers and their compatibility with HTML5 features.

WTF is HTML5

Click here to see the full diagram. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates]]>

Remember when we were poor?

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