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How To Swap Caps Lock, Alt, Control Keys On Windows

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Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/mswin/autohotkey_swap_capslock.htmlHow to Swap Caps Lock, Alt, Control Keys On WindowsXah Lee, 2010-02-27This page is a little Windows utility that lets you swap the Alt and Control keys, or make the Caps Lock into a Control key, for Microsoft Windows.Use the Paypal button below and pay $3. In the Paypal description field, put “swap Alt and Ctrl”. And i'll pass you the location to download as soon as i got your email. Please be sure to include your correct email address. I can be contacted at xah@xahlee.org.The code is licensed by GNU General Public License.How To Avoid The Emacs Pinky ProblemA Review of The Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000Why You Should Not Swap Caps Lock With ControlHow to Swap Modifier Keys on OS X

Web Browser Market Share 2010-02

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Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/js/browser_market_share.htmlWeb Browser Market Share 2010-02Xah Lee, 2010-03-13This page is a report on web browser market share, based on traffic of xahlee.org in the past 30 days. (of 240k visits, 683k page views). Stat source is Google Analytics.web browser market share 2010-03. Basically, Firefox and IE together eat 73% of the pie. Firefox has slight lead over IE.Chrome and Safari competes head to head, each taking about 10%. Opera remains the ugly duck in the 2% range. Opera has been like that in the past decade. (Opera's marketing people are rather idiots.)Here's a similar stat from w3schools.com:2010IE8IE7IE6FirefoxChromeSafariOperaFebruary14.7%11.0%9.6%46.5%11.6%3.8%2.1%For historical trends and future trends with more comprehensive report, see: Browser war and Usage share of web browsers..Internet Explorer Market Share by IE VersionsIt's interesting to look at what versions is IE.Market share of IE versions. We see that majo…

CSS Tag Matching Tutorial

Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/js/css_tag_matching.htmlCSS Tag Matching (Selector) SyntaxXah Lee, 2010-03-12This page is a basic tutorial on CSS tag matching syntax.Common ExamplesMatching Standard TagsSome common examples of setting appearance for common tags.body {font-family:sans-serif} h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6 {font-family:serif} p {line-height:130%} blockquote {color:#00007b} img {margin-bottom:1px; margin-right:1px} hr {clear:both} Matching A Class/* matches any div of class “xyz”*/div.xyz {color:red} /* matches any span of class “b”*/span.b {font-weight:bold} Matching a Tag's ID/* matches any div with id of “xyz”*/div#xyz {color:red} Note: a tag's id should be unique on a page. A page cannot have two tags having the same id.Change Link RenderingExample of taking out the standard underline in links.a:link:active {text-decoration:none} a:link:hover {text-decoration:none} a:visited:hover {text-decoration:none} a:visited {text-decoration:none} a:link {text-decoration:n…

Mac OS X Resource Fork and Command Line Tips

Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/macosx.htmlMac OS X Resource Fork and Command Line TipsXah Lee, 2003, 2007, 2010-03-07, 2010-04-25This document contains some tips and info related to Mac OS X's command line tools on things specific to the Mac. For example, those dealing with file type/creator, resource forks, launching GUI apps, put system to sleep, etc.The info on this page is tested on Mac OS X 10.4.x and OS X 10.6.x.Resource ForkWhat's a resource fork?Resource fork is a feature of the Mac's file system HFS Plus, and older file systems used by Mac such as HFS and “Macintosh file system”. A file's main data has 2 parts: data fork, and resource fork. The data fork is the file's main content, the resource fork stores some extra data such as icon, version number, embedded images, and much more. Sometimes data in resource fork contains main content of the file. For example, Quick Time movie files used to store main movie data in the resource …

How To Be A Online Ad Publisher (Learning Notes)

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Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/js/online_advertising.htmlHow To Be A Online Ad Publisher (Monetize Your Website)Xah Lee, 2010-03-08My website xahlee.org is reported to have some $44 ad revenue per day. That's $1.3k per month, or 16k a year. A reasonable income. So, in the past few days i started looking into the online advertising business, in hope to generate income to pay rent.Here's some random learning notes about going into the ad publishing business.Ad Services For PublishersHere's some of services for publishers who wishes to make money thru ads. Some i've applied, some i'm using now, most i haven't tried.DoubleClick (Google)AdSense (Google)ClicksorChitikahttps://advertising.microsoft.com/ (Microsoft PubCenter)http://publisher.yahoo.com/ (Yahoo Publisher Network)http://www.text-link-ads.com/http://www.pulse360.com/http://www.betterlinkadvertising.com/Here's some advice and list of ad services from a blogger Darren Rowse who became wealthy …

A People's History of American Empire by Howard Zinn

Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/history_of_american_empire_Howard_Zinn.htmlA People's History of American Empire by Howard ZinnXah Lee, 2010-03-08A People's History of American Empire by Howard Zinn Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was an American historian. He wrote more than 20 books, which included his best-selling and influential A People's History of the United States. He started life in the army air force as a bomber in World War 2.The vid poster has this editorial info about the film: Empire or Humanity? What the Classroom Didn't Teach Me about the American Empire by Howard Zinn Narrated by Viggo Mortensen Art by Mike Konopacki Video editing by Eric Wold What Desires Are Politically Important? by Bertrand Russell.I Met the Walrus (John Lennon)Eighty homemade Photos of Iraq.

I Met the Walrus (John Lennon)

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Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/arts/i_met_the_walrus_John_Lennon.htmlI Met the Walrus (John Lennon)Xah Recommends:

Amazon Kindle. Read books under the sun. Review Xah Lee, 2010-03-08I Met the Walrus Quote from Wikipedia I Met the Walrus:I Met the Walrus is an animated film directed by Josh Raskin and produced by Jerry Levitan. The film stars Levitan and John Lennon. The film's pen illustration is by James Braithwaite and computer illustration is by Alex Kurina.[1]The film is based on an interview of John Lennon by Jerry Levitan in 1969. Levitan, then 14 years old, tracked Lennon to his hotel room at Toronto's King Edward Hotel after hearing a rumour that Lennon had been sighted at the Toronto Airport. Jerry inveigled his way into John Lennon's suite and conducted an interview. The animation is based on Levitan's recording of the interview, which was edited down to 5 minutes. Josh Raskin's focus was on the interview itself. "I just wanted to literally an…