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Down for everyone or just me?

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Downforeveryoneorjustme.com is a simple web service that does just one thing: check if a website is up and running. It is useful as a diagnostic tool when you think there is a problem with your internet connection causing certain websites to be blocked. Of course, you may simply phone up a peer and have him/her visit the same site and provide a second opinion, but trust me, this is is a far simpler and effective solution.

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Elevator

January 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Who’s the culprit here?

Scribus

January 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Scribus is an open-source desktop publishing program that can be used for a variety of purposes. Common products designed with the software include but are not limited to fliers, brochures, posters and newspapers. In utilizing WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) forms of page composition and layout, Scribus aims to compete with the likes of Adobe InDesign and QuaekXPress, both of which are its main commercial competitors. Support for the CMYK color model and Scalable Vector Graphics also help to establish its presence as a well-suited alternative to said programs for those on a tight budget. Though, for better or worse, it lacks support for proprietary file formats used by its competitors; users should still be content knowing that this is free software and, after all, it’s the final product that matters, and Scribus delivers on that with ability to export to PDF and various other print-ready formats used by the industry at large.