links for 2009-06-17

  • Programming Ruby
    The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide
    First Edition (*)
  • It’s time to introduce CSS3 features into our projects and not be afraid to gradually incorporate CSS3 properties and selectors in our style sheets. Making our clients aware of the advantages of CSS3 (and letting older deprecated browsers fade away) is in our power, and we should act on it, especially if it means making websites more flexible and reducing development and maintenance costs.

    In this article, we’ll look at the advantages of CSS3 and some examples of how Web designers are already using it. By the end, we’ll know a bit of what to expect from CSS3 and how we can use its new features in our projects.

  • Mark V. Shaney is a Python script which takes in a typically fairly large body of text and generates another [smaller] body of text which resembles the original, usually with hilarious side-effects. This page is simply a web interface to the script for all those people fortunate enough to have never acquired a savviness for nerdy coding. Mark V. Shaney was first written by Bruce Ellis.