Category Archives: Computers, Web & Design

Force new windows to open in tabs in Firefox


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For some reason, the administrators of my university's portal think that I want pages to open in brand new windows. They're wrong; I'd much rather these pages open into tabs. Fortunately, Firefox allows me to force these renegade pages to behave civilly. Read more

Essential open source software


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Most of these softwares are pretty well-known, but I want to give them some extra publicity. They are all free, but if you can afford it, I recommended taking a small percentage of the money you save on licensing (or irritation) and donating it to the developers.

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Sans Serif is the new corporate logo obsession, for better or worse


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It seems like everywhere I look, corporations are rebranding, and inevitably, their logos include sans serif fonts. Sans serif looks undeniably modern, and I guess that's why they are rushing to switch. Sans serif is trendy - it's "in". A while back Belk made the dive with good results, in my opinion; the new logo matches well with their attempt to shed their reputation as a place for Southern grandmothers to shop for clothing. However, I'm just not sure that sans serif has a place for every logo out there, depending on a business's core services and identity.

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