Using tel: Telephone URLs in iCal Events

March 5, 2010 § 1 Comment

Mac iCal telephone URLs

iPhone iCal telephone URLs

[NOTE: I’m still trying to figure this out, but here is my current best understanding; please leave a comment if you have additional information].

A useful trick not many people know is that you can embed a telephone URL in an iCal entry, to make it easy for people attending to call-in.  This is especially useful for when the meeting itself is a Conference Call and people are dialing in on their iPhones.

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WordPress supports blogging equations using LaTeX

October 28, 2009 § Leave a comment

Let’s see how well it works:
i\hbar\frac{\partial}{\partial t}\left|\Psi(t)\right>=H\left|\Psi(t)\right>


HTML-Based Church Website Solutions Compared

January 18, 2009 § 4 Comments

The following table summarizes key information from the various church website solutions I profiled yesterday. The top three (from my perspective) are:

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Building a great, standards-based church website

January 17, 2009 § 3 Comments

Our church needs a new website, and I’m worried they’ll go with a Flash-based option just because it looks nice and seems easy to use. Â So, I put together a list of (I think) HTML-based church website design/hosting solution with full WYSIWYG editing, as well as decent social networking and media sharing solutions.

In addition, I found a few good galleries and reviews:

Friends don’t let friends build Flash-based websites. 🙂

Google Chrome: First impressions

September 3, 2008 § Leave a comment

[not a real review, just a place for me to take notes]

  • Reasonably fast. Of course, I never use Windows normally, so I don’t have a good baseline, but at least the process-per-tab thingie isn’t overly obnoxious.
  • They should’ve called it “Tabby” or something, since that’s the overriding design theme
  • The OmniBox is surprisingly useful
  • Bookmarks aren’t editable in place; that’s one of my favorite Safari features
  • “New Tab” is a clever idea, but I haven’t browsed enough for it to be useful; and snapshots appear to be broken at the moment.
See my Delicious feed for more chrome-related links

Sproutin’ Ideas

July 10, 2007 § Leave a comment

I had the pleasure of recently meeting Charles Jolley, best known for his work as CEO of Sproutit. This gave birth to a hot new JavaScript framework/Rails plug-in known as Sproutcore, which for some reason never showed up on the Google searches.  Hopefully this blog post will help raise its profile. 🙂

Twitter gets Microformatted

May 14, 2007 § Leave a comment

With help from Chris Messina, Twitter has added support, specifically:

  • hAtom (for the post stream)
  • hCard (for user information)
  • XFN (for the friends list)
  • rel=”me” (on the URL links in personal pages)

It seems like the revolution will be twittered. 🙂

Microformat T-Shirts

March 20, 2006 § Leave a comment

I’m not quite geeky enough to buy one — but I am
geeky enough to blog about them.
🙂 we do it with

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I never metadata I didn’t like…

December 22, 2005 § Leave a comment

Apologies for the bad “Will
meets Brent Spiner” pun. This is to introduce two
terms I coined recently:
— metadata inferred based on other metadata
For example, knowing that an email from me has a
connection to Elk Grove because you have an vCard (somewhere else) that tells
you that Ernest Prabhakar lives there.
— metadata about the metadata store itself
For example, how many of my documents have Ernest
Prabhakar in their metadata? How does that compare to the frequency of other
people’s names?

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AHAH — They’ve Got It!

December 19, 2005 § Leave a comment

I am pleased to see that the AJAX-alternative
meme “AHAH” — which I co-developed with Kevin Marks
and David Hansson — has started getting significant airplay, highlighted in a
recent microformats blog entry:
So if you?ve been
wondering what this AJAX stuff is about, take a look at
you might find it gets you 90% of the hyped user interface advantages with only
about 10% of the hype (and effort for that matter). That?s the kind of
90/10 rule we like around

Click [Read More] for some of
my favorite recent articles about AJAX/AHAH.

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