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Grumpy Martha’s Guide to Grammar and Usage

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Grumpy Martha’s Guide to Grammar and Usage – Encarta
You may think, “Grammar, schmammar. Usage, schmusage,” but when you use words incorrectly, you sound as funny as someone wearing underwear for a hat looks.
I’d like to spare you from this fate. You can sound smarter in just ten minutes with “Grumpy Martha’s Guide to Grammar and Usage.”


MS Web Matrix

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ASP.NET Web Matrix is a community-supported, easy-to-use WYSIWYG application development tool for ASP.NET. It can be installed via a quick 1.3 MB download (about 5 minutes using a 56Kb modem). New features include: Access database support, J# support, design time enhancements including improved table editing and user-control rendering, many bug fixes, and much more! Best of all? It’s absolutely free!



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Mozilla CSS Bookmarklets

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Simon Willison: Using bookmarklets to experiment with CSS
They’re all useful, but by far the most useful for learning CSS are test styles and edit styles. test styles opens a popup window in which you can type CSS rules that will be applied instantly to the page you are viewing, while edit styles does the same thing but pre-populates the window with the style sheets of the current site, allowing you to edit them in place. ancestors is also useful; it shows the element hierarchy of the element your mouse is currently over, which can help you see what selector you need to use to modify that element’s style.

New York

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Neighborhood Maps – New York City Department of City Planning
Geographically, New York is a city with 5 boroughs, 59 community districts and hundreds of neighborhoods. In 2003, the Department of City Planning issued a revised wall map displaying the neighborhood names and community district boundaries along with informative statistics on the geographic, demographic and economic profile of New York City.


Photoshop Amelie Effect

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Creating the Amelie Effect :: 12 November 2002 :: a.lifeuncommon.org
Creating the Amelie Effect
I’m in the process of putting together a little photography display at home and I wanted the photos to have the look of the movie Amelie. So, I came up with a little Photoshop 7.0 action to give that feel.

Create a color scheme

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Ever found yourself in need of a quick color scheme ? But no inspiration at all … When that happens, i quickly launch my favorite www.colormatch.dk ! And this is the Flashlet version of it.

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