Astrology | Horoscopes, Celebrity Horoscopes, Chinese Astrology, Compatibility Tools, and Gift Guides on Shine Stop, look and listen! The universe appears to be on a crash course to test your mettle across the board, and no area of your life is safe. As mentioned in yesterday's calendar entry, the Sun and Juno make waves by forming a rare conjunction at 22 degrees of Aries (12:17AM). Be sensitive to dear ones and avoid ego battles of any kind. Interests wax in the realms of design, style, fashion, elegance, and beauty. The ability to stay on the straight and narrow path to worldly success is not easy right now as Mercury forms a tense, 135-degree link to Saturn (8:44AM), the Sun chimes in by making a potentially Stop, look and listen! Times Developer Network - Welcome
Yahoo! Sports - Sports News, Scores, Rumors, Fantasy Games, and more d3.js Microsoft Windows chief: 'We're all in' for IE9, HTML5 Two weeks ago, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer debuted his company’s new slogan for all things Web: “We’re all in.” The phrase made another appearance Tuesday at Microsoft’s MIX10 conference for Web developers in Las Vegas. Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live division, made his bet on Internet Explorer 9 and its support of an emerging standard, HTML5. “We’ve built Internet Explorer 9 from the ground up on top of the Windows 7 platform,” Sinofsky said during a cameo in IE general manager Dean Hachamovitch’s keynote. As has been previously reported, IE9 – expected to be released next year – can use a computer’s hardware processing power to render graphics. The browser also supports HTML5, an emerging standard for writing Web pages. Other browsers also support HTML5, but the language isn’t fully developed and different browsers may display the same code differently. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that an IE9 “platform preview” is now available for developers.
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How to optimize images for web Summary: Here's how to optimize images for web, with quick and easy-to-use, free tools. Hint: Optimizing images for your blog is very simple, it can even be automatic. Optimizing images for fast loading is one of the image optimization tips every blogger should put into action. Intro This post is a part of my WordPress Speed -series, helping to make blogs load faster. If you have tested how fast your blog is, you might have noticed that the images on your blog take a decent chunk from the loading time. Image optimization for web Image optimization was very important on the early days of the WWW, when people didn't have broadband connections. Optimizing images for web means making the images smaller (in size, not necessarily quality) so they load faster. stripping meta data from JPEGsoptimizing JPEG compressionconverting certain GIFs to indexed PNGsstripping the un-used colours from indexed images (Source: optimizing images at Yahoo's Exceptional Performance series). 1. 2. Summary p.s.
Chrome OS Lounge The Chromebook Forum Community! 22 free tools for data visualization and analysis Review April 20, 2011 06:00 AM ET Computerworld - You may not think you've got much in common with an investigative journalist or an academic medical researcher. But if you're trying to extract useful information from an ever-increasing inflow of data, you'll likely find visualization useful -- whether it's to show patterns or trends with graphics instead of mountains of text, or to try to explain complex issues to a nontechnical audience. Want to see all the tools at once? For quick reference, check out our chart listing all the tools profiled here. There are many tools around to help turn data into graphics, but they can carry hefty price tags. Related Blog Here's a rundown of some of the better-known options, many of which were demonstrated at the Computer-Assisted Reporting (CAR) conference last month. Data cleaning Before you can analyze and visualize data, it often needs to be "cleaned." DataWrangler Click on a row or column, and DataWrangler will suggest changes.
Goodbye XML… Hello YAML (part 1) Part 2 This is the first in a many-part series in which I will be writing about using YAML in the .Net space – particularly within C#. I will cover the whys, the hows, and show some tricks using the dynamic capabilities of C# when using YAML. I might even explore IronRuby a bit. Why YAML? I got the chance to sit in on four days of Ruby on Rails (RoR) training from Joe Obrien a few weeks ago. In this case, one of the things I took away with me was YAML. Over 10 years ago, when XML was touted as a human-readable data format, I had to scoff. 10 years later, we are still using XML as our primary data transfer/persistence/definition format. Currently, my colleague Mike Woelmer and I have a client who needs us to develop an engine where the business rules will be entered by a human (not a developer) and will change as the project evolves. <recipe><title>Macaroni and Cheese</title><description>My favorite comfort food. Here is the exact same data described with YAML: