Another wonderful Lifehacker post, about how to learn to play an instrument online
…might be a chance for me to finally learn how to play that guitar… 😉
Chances are at one point or another, you’ve either purchased an instrument or considered doing so with the intention of learning to play it; most of us, however, never get around the learning part. The internet is a glorious fount of freely available information, and it’s slowly filling up with excellent tutorials for getting good at just about anything—including playing a new instrument. Hit the jump for a handful of great resources for getting started with a new instrument online for the low, low price of free.
(via Learn to Play an Instrument Online)
Good question, actually. See the link for some answers from the /. community:
Leemeng writes “I’m looking for a simple, free, and F/OSS flat-file database program. I’m storing info about Wi-Fi access points that I come across, maybe 8-9 fields per entry. I’ve outgrown Notepad. This info is for my own reference only; it is not going on a Web server. Googling was unhelpful, with results skewed towards SQL, Access (MS), and Oracle, all of which would be overkill for my purposes. My criteria are: it must be simple, F/OSS, must work in Windows Vista, preferably use a portable format, must not be an online app, and must not require Java. Does such a beast exist?”
This guy (Adam Dunlap) teaches a Parkour class in Portland, which I’ve been taking for the past two weeks. The class is really fun, and he’s really good at Parkour:
I’m in a big parkour kick right now. I can even do a *little* of this.
(Very little. Not anywhere close to David Belle, mind you.)
Another great post from Lifehacker (of course) about how to set Gmail as your default mail handler in Firefox 3:
In today’s earlier list of five extensions you won’t need in Firefox 3, we said you won’t need any special toolbars, third-party apps, Greasemonkey scripts, or extensions to get Firefox to use webapps to open certain types of links. This means that when you click on an email address that uses the standard
mailto: email protocol, Firefox 3 itself can launch Gmail instead of a desktop app. By default, the Firefox RC 1 only comes with Yahoo! Mail as a possible
mailto: link handler, which leaves Gmail users out in the cold—unless you know how to set it up by hand. Here’s how to configure Firefox 3 to use Gmail as your default
mailto: application handler.
Ready to set up Gmail? Roll up those sleeves.
(via Set Firefox 3 to Launch Gmail for mailto Links)
I’ve been playing around with this over the weekend and I’ve been *very* impressed:
jQuery plugin: Validation
Current version: 1.3
Compressed filesize: 14301 bytes
(more info at http://bassistance.de/jquery-plugins/jquery-plugin-validation/)
Great article about jQuery Form Validation from littlehart.net:
(continued via Form Validation with jQuery)