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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Online Backup Solutions

product cost review
Carbonite free for 15 days, $49.95 a year (per PC), unlimited storage Installs in a flash and works in the background. The install is very easy and the popups afterward tell you exactly what to expect.
iBackup free trial (how long?)$99.50 a year 5GB
intronis 30 day trial, $9.95 a month ($119.40 a year) for 1GB
xdrive 5GB Free, 50GB for $9.95 a month ($119.40 a year) I had a lot of hope for this one, but bottom line: they required my phone number and zip code, and then presented me with a completely illegible verification image, the registration pages took 3-5 minutes to load, and they would not allow me to use my preferred screen name (some_yahoo).

I hate not being able to use my regular screen name, I sign up for dozens of services online. My attitude is that if I have to make a unique screen name for it, it's not worth it.

Then there is the notion that if the "pick a screen name" screen takes 5 minutes to come up, I can't imagine trying to backup my webserver on this service. Oh well - I'll never know now.

Monday, October 15, 2007

How to horitontally center a div in CSS

This is so easy, I spit coffee through my nose.
<div style="margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; width:150px; display:block;"> This div is centered </div>
And here's what it looks like:
This div is centered

Monday, October 8, 2007

Using GIMP to slice an image (in 45 seconds).

open gimp create a background (file-new-200x200-ok) Create a sliceable backdrop This part is subject to your creativity... Ok now... In this example we will slice the graphic into 3 horizontal stripes so we can use them for a menu. The same principles can be applied to slice the graphic into vertical stripes or even into a tic-tac-toe pattern for making table-based web pages. Image-guides-new guide You should see two dividing lines in the image... Now to split it... Image - transform - guillotine 3 files are created, you can save them under whatever names you like. Now you can use them to make borders to spice up your menus and web pages!

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