Weekend Links – Facebook Instant Messenger, Developer’s Work Environment, CSS Lists, MooTools Snippely, Regular Expressions

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Facebook To Launch Instant Messaging Service

I think Facebook IM could take a huge chunk of AOL's IM users, especially the younger crowd. AOL really has nothing to integrate with, while integrating Facebook IM with their profiles service could be extremely useful. Leaving AIM wont break my heart.

http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/03/14/facebook-to-launch-instant-messaging-service/

http://www.coedmagazine.com/tech/6723

Creating a Great Workplace For Developers

This place sounds like an awesome place to work. A four day week sounds great to me! So does sending employees to top conferences! Make sure to read the comments here too.

http://hedgehoglab.com/about/blog/2008/03/06/creating-a-great-workplace-for-developers/

The Amazing LI: Using CSS and Unordered Lists

I've made it clear that I think that oftentimes lists are used when they don't need to be. Why use a bunch of UL/LI code when you can simply use CSS' "display:block;"? I don't get it.

http://bitsonewmedia.com/permalink/the_amazing_li

MooTools Snippely!

MooTools developers Tom and Valerio have created a sweet Adobe AIR-based program to save and organize code snippets for later use. It's extremely useful and fun to use -- try it!

http://blog.mootools.net/2008/3/15/snippely

Solving Algebraic Equations Using Regular Expressions

Using RegEx's to solve algebraic equations is a novel idea -- I don't know if I'd use this, but I'd never seen this before.

http://blog.stevenlevithan.com/archives/algebra-with-regexes

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Discussion

  1. Thanks for the link.

  2. I was wondering if you saw that article about lists. Too funny… We should create a website sometime where every single element on the entire site is a list item, just as a mockery.

  3. That’d be hilarious. I mean no disrespect to list users — I simply don’t see the need for them.

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