Saturday, January 11, 2014

CSS Semi-Transparency

CSS Transparency for IE and Mozilla, Firebird and Firefox (-moz-opacity and filter: alpha) - DoMedia:
A working solution for transparency in web standards browser
Here's the CSS syntax:
p {color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.5);}

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#bgNew2 {
  width: 400px;
  height: 300px;
  background: url( repeat;
  border: 2px solid black;
  padding: 40px;
#bgNew2 #bgNew2p {
  padding: 40px;
  font-size: 18px;
  font-weight: bold;
  background: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.5);

Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner

Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner:
Web server side automation based on node.js and npm

YourLanguageSucks (Programming Languages)

YourLanguageSucks - Wiki:

A nice list of features to avoid in popular programming languages.

Mono CSharp Compiler as a Service

CSharp Compiler - Mono:
Starting with Mono 2.2 it supports a Compiler Service that applications can consume.

Microsoft is now re-writing C# compiler in C#, as a major (5 years) project Roslyn,
that enables using C# "compiler as a service"

Same (or similar) functionality is available in Mono (.NET clone) for a few years already... 

Maps: Projections

Map projection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Equirectangular projection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
"The equirectangular projection (also called the equidistant cylindrical projection,

The equirectangular projection with Tissot's indicatrix of deformation

File:USA location map.svg - Wikimedia Commons

File:Blank US Map.svg - Wikimedia Commons

Netflix: Big Movies Taxonomy

How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic:
"Netflix possesses a stockpile of data about Hollywood entertainment that is absolutely unprecedented"
Netflix possesses 76,897 unique ways to describe types of movies.