A lightweight WordPress page

I had read about this trick before but had never had a need to try it out – until now. So here’s a nifty trick for any self-hosted WordPress installation: If you want to add a webpage outside of a WordPress installation that has its own design, yet relies on some of the functions of […] Read more..

Liquid Page – A bookmarklet to rearrange webpages

I was once again changing the design of one of my websites when I realized that it would be great if I could just move things around on a page to preview the changes – without any coding. As it turns out, there is a solution to that problem: A bookmarklet and a few lines […] Read more..

Follow me!

Chirp, chirp… While I was figuring out how to make best use of all things Web 2.0, I found that Twitter is a great way for me to broadcast quick news items related to my blog’s topics (AEC-CAD, timber engineering, design and web stuff). So whenever something is too short for a blog post but […] Read more..

Optimizing Google

As announced in their latest blog post, Google has just released an optimization feature for their online spreadsheets (which, of course, are part of Google Docs). With this new feature, linear optimization problems can be solved easily. This is a great feature and makes online spreadsheets even more Excel-like and usable. Here are some of […] Read more..

My semi-annual computer cleanup (a to-do list for everyone else)

Now that the semester is over and all the grades are in, it is time for me again to clean up my computer before summer work starts. It is simply amazing how much that machine get filled with stuff over time. Add to that that my hard disk is small by today’s standards and I […] Read more..

Running multiple sites on shared hosting (with some DNS and HTACCESS magic)

I recently had the need to set up several different websites in one (hosted, shared) webspace. While this by itself is trivial there was a catch: I had multiple domains that needed to be DNS forwarded (using┬áCNAME) to this webspace. In essence, the functionality I needed was that once a user goes to one of […] Read more..

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