Thanks to me. LOL!
The first result of StackExchange 2.0 are out of beta. This Q&A site promised to answer all your question about any web applications. The beta has got 415 members with 477 questions. It’s just time for you to jump in.
Want to force someone to stop following you? Block them, then unblock. Poof, you’re no longer followed.
UPDATE: In case you’re wondering what I were talking about. I were talking about Twitter. In real life, you could try if you can escape from your stalkers using the similar way.
I’m still amazed how content aware on how Photoshop CS5 works. Following image is my last example how it removed the water hose on the background.
After the water hose removed:
Amazing! Note that I only deleted the water hose with Content Aware once and did nothing else to the original image.
New version of SyntaxHighlighter has been releases! Among other things, I like its new copy features and how one can just select code partially to copy. Love it! Let’s wait ’til someone releases the WordPress plugin for it.
Weeew… I just realized that you can directly watch Youtube videos directly on VLC. Nice tips!
A free (for small website) live tracking and analytics. It’s still in beta phase but it is enough for tracking visitors to your website. See screenshot.
Internationalized domain name makes it possible for person or organization to register a domain name that include non alphanumeric characters to its domain name. This is useful mostly for countries that use German, Japanese, or Arabic.
An example for this is a website of Jebu Island (제부도.com). If you click the link, it will take you to http://xn--hq1bp8p1yi.com/.
While using international characters may work for some, that doesn’t really mean your website will be uniquely identified. It may only help people using those characters to find your website.
A creative way to exploit this internationalized domain name is by using symbols on your domain name. An example for this is what Daring Fireball does for its shortened URLs. The website used http://✪df.ws/ for that purpose and on twitter it’s pretty catchy.
One thing to remember though, don’t use symbols on domain name to make your users find you easier. In fact, it is very hard to type symbols using normal keyboard. Like Daring Fireball, use it somewhere to make the domain names catchy and outstanding.
So the question is now, how to create such domain name? First of course, you need to decide what the name of the website should be. For this you will need a list of supported symbols. You can find that in this page under Script: COMMON.
After that, find out what is the real domain name by entering the name in Punycode Converter. For example I enter ⋄1k.ws and as the result get xn--1k-5qv.ws.
If you’ve got the encoded domain name, you can try to register the domain name to a registrar. I found that domain .ws is the most unrestrictive top level domain that will allow you to use all the symbols on the previous page. The other top level domain like .com, .org, and .net are pretty strict and don’t allow symbols (and only internationalized characters) on the domain name.
So, good luck for your next unique domain name!
A picture is worth a thousand words
If you are agree with that quote and you deal a lot with English, German, or French (even if they are your native language), maybe you’ll find these links worthy.
- Visual Dictionary Online (
currently not accessibleEDIT: back online!)
- Le Dictionnaire Visuel