## Using tel: Telephone URLs in iCal Events

March 5, 2010 § 1 Comment

Mac iCal telephone URLs

iPhone iCal telephone URLs

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.

## WordPress supports blogging equations using LaTeX

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

$\LaTeX$

## 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:

## 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. 🙂

[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

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. 🙂

• 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

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

## I never metadata I didn’t like…

Rogers
meets Brent Spiner” pun. This is to introduce two
terms I coined recently:
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.
hyperdata
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?

## AHAH — They’ve Got It!

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
AHAH,
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
here.

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

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