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The 5 most annoying programs on your PC

Elephantware. That is what we are talking about. Bloated programs that make brand new PCs boot like Pentium 2s with 64 MBs of RAM. This is software that causes your screen to freeze while it works, consumes enough system resources to display a reminder box letting you know there is a new, even...

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HTML 5 Wish List

Application are moving online at a frighteningly speed. People are increasingly using their computers as little more than internet terminals and media players. All of this innovation has happened, in part, because HTML and the browser marketplace has been relatively stable (even FireFox's original...

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Play online chess with Shredder

No, we aren't talking about Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We're talking about the Shredder chess engine. This AI likes to play chess, and it also likes to win. Let's face it, most game AI work these days is not about making harder opponents, it is about making flawed opponents that...

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Predatory Lending Association

Look out PayDay loan proprietors! The web has often been used to make a point (The Onion anyone?). But rarely has it been used as effectively as with the Predatory Lending Association. This site has it all: Loan calculators, discussion boards, racial profiling tools, and a Google maps based "poor...

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What eye movement teaches us about web design

Virtual Hosting has an excellent article up detailing 23 actionable web design lessons that we can learn from eye-tracking studies. Most of the items are common sense: people scan web pages rather than read them, people look at the top left corner of the page first, people ignore banner ads, people...

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Douglas Crockford: The State of Ajax

It isn't every day that Douglas Crockford (the father of JSON and JSLint) pops up with a new tech talk. In this one he discusses the current state of Ajax development, why mashups are inherently insecure, why the standards process is broken, and how our best hope for a newer better platform may be...

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Facebook News Feed Fatigue

Do you login to your Facebook account each morning and immediately feel exhausted? Does looking at your friends weekend activities, application adds, and recent comments make you want crawl back into your nice warm bed and never get up again? You may be suffering from a sleep disorder known as...

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JavaScript Space Invaders - Time Waster

Twenty Years ago Space Invaders ruled the video game world. It is easy to see why the formula worked so well: you are heavily armed and heavily outnumbered by the enemy. It is the same basic model that works so well for everything from 1942 to Mario to StarCraft to Halo. Peril is increased by the...

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Good ideas: trust.salesforce.com

The web is often a much more stable, avaliable, adaptive, and usable environment for businesses than hacking together old Excel spreadsheet and sharing them via a network drive. It can also be far cheaper than adopting the Sun, Microsoft, IBM, or Oracle software stack's to manage information and...

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Should Do This

Hold the phone! The opinions of arm chair quarterbacks, movie critics, CEOs, and political commentators are about to start mattering! Now they can tell other people what they should do via the Internet. And really, has the ever been a more effective way of doing things than through the Internet? ...

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