Links for 28th October 2008

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Download Counter for WordPress

    "Since WordPress does offer attaching downloads to pages, but doesn’t keep track of statistical information about these downloads, I wrote this plugin." Excellent!

    Tagged with: wordpressplugindownloadcounterwebdev

  2. Smith strengthens rules on banning extremists

    "The burden of proof is to be placed on the individuals concerned by demanding that they refute accusations made against them by publicly denouncing or retracting their reported views." And if there's no court slot handy, a street corner lamppost with a noose should make a fine venue! Slide into fascism back with a vengeance.

    Tagged with: UKpoliticscensorshipideologyfascism

  3. Biblical ‘Solomon’s mines’ confirmed by dating

    "Modern dating methods have determined that huge mines in Jordan are 3000 years old, supporting the idea that they were the Biblical mines of Edom ruled by King David and his son Solomon." The Bible-literalists will have a field day over this, as it obviously proves that Jesus rode dinosaurs or something.

    Tagged with: historyarchaeologyminesmetallurgy

  4. Stylize Forms With CSS

    "The problem is complicated by the myriad of ways to mark up a form using HTML. Since the markup often changes from site to site, it's difficult to create a clean, reusable code base you can move from one website to the next. We figured out a way, of course. If we didn't you wouldn't be reading this right now."

    Tagged with: webdevdesignCSSformsstyletutorial

  5. Male-to-female transsexualism gene found

    "The work "supports the notion that transsexualism has a biological basis rather than being due to psychosocial factors in early childhood," he says. "However the finding does not explain all male-to-female transsexuals, suggesting that multiple genetic factors are involved.""

    Tagged with: geneticssexgendertransexualism

  6. Behaving Badly As A Career Strategy, part 1

    "Consider novel submission methods. In this day of email and internet applications those companies aren’t really using their fax machines for anything important and this provides them with a hard copy. Or, since today’s editors are on the go, go, go, consider text messaging your manuscript to their cell phone, one paragraph at a time."

    Tagged with: writingpublishinghumour

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