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Handy Alfred workflow - Dev Doctor

My favourite little Mac launcher (and all around handy butler) Alfred recently graduated to version 2. I haven’t played around with it much, but this morning came across We make awsome sh.it’s handy developer workflow, Dev Doctor. Its just a smart search tool, but its contextually aware, and allows for quick function lookups.

Alfred Dev Doctor

Since Alfred is already part of my day to day workflow, I find the Dev Doctor much handier then running the manual search.

Know of any other handy Alfred workflows? Please let me know!

How To Survive A Robot Uprising (aka Robopocalypse)

The folks at Epipheo Studios have given us all a wonder gift. Their video How To Survive A Robot Uprising (aka Robopocalypse) is a clever, fun, and informative look how how to spot, and defend yourself against killer robots (spoiler: look for red glowing eyes!).

How To Survive A Robot Uprising (aka Robopocalypse)

 

Quick Link: Coolest business card I’ve ever seen

Found via the watchmaker project, I present the coolest business card I’ve ever seen!

Quick Link: CodeIgniter Directory

CodeIgniter Directory is aims to become a centralized point to find resources for CodeIgniter, an Open Source PHP framework . You will find here CodeIgniter related blog links, websites, tutorials, applications and libraries or helpers that will help you in your everyday programmer’s life - description stolen blatantly and unapologetically from their about page ;)

Quick Link: How to recreate Silverback’s Parallax

A stunning parallax effect, very nicely explained in a tutorial.  How to recreate Silverback’s Parallax
recreating a parallax effect

Quick Link: PHP Advent Calendar

A few days ago I mentioned that 24ways.org was back up for this year.  Well, it seems there’s another good read available!  Chris Shifflet is posting 24 PHP articles from guest authors on his website.  I just got through “Writing Code is Like Doing the Dishes (5 Reasons Why Documenting Your Code Makes You a Better Coder).” by Elizabeth Naramore and I have to say that I really enjoyed it.

So add one more stop to your daily RSS and follow along with the fun.

Passive Form Generation in CodeIgniter; and using CodeIgniter with Oracle

I stumbled across two noteworthy CodeIgniter blog posts today when reading the forums today, that I wanted to share.

There’s a lot of exciting things happening in the CI community recently - its hard to keep up with everything.

Quick Link: 24Ways.org for 2007 is out

24Ways quickly became everyones favourite daily visit in 2005, followed it up with a great 2006, and since today is 2007, has started again today.  I just love the concept.

That said, the first entry is Transparent PNGs in Internet Explorer 6.  Personally, while I’ll ensure my stuff “works” in IE6, I’m not going out of my way to support it anymore. Can someone please explain to me why we’re still supporting IE6?

I should also mention Matthew Pennel‘s article “Easy cross-browser transparency”, of which this reminds me.

Quick Link: CodeIgniter and SimplePie

From Eric Barnes, a quick and straightforward summary of CodeIgniter and SimplePie.

Sanitize your input

A few weeks old, but a great one.  Just found it again today and felt compelled to put it here.  From xkcd.com.
comic about data sanitizing