This Is Locomotion - Design, Code, and News

Archive for the ‘Code’ Category

The Web 2.0 List

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

While I was looking for a decent project management suite that had the ability to create tasks, track tickets, and manage users I came across a few websites that have a huge list of “Web 2.0” sites. For those of you who haven’t heard of Web 2.0 yet I’d recommend checking out Wikipedia’s article on it.


Advocates of the concept suggest that technologies such as weblogs, social bookmarking, wikis, podcasts, RSS feeds (and other forms of many-to-many publishing), social software, Web APIs, Web standards and online Web services imply a significant change in web usage. Source: Wikipedia

Check out the giant list of all things Web 2.0:

Review of Coda

Monday, June 11th, 2007

This week we’ve decided to review Coda, a fully furbished text editor built by Panic Software. Our office has recently started using Coda and since Panic offers a free trial we thought we’d download it and try it for 2 weeks. Having been long-time Transmit FTP owners we’ve really appreciated the quality of software that Panic has produced in the past we were certain that this would amount to a killer of a text editor.

Review of Coda, text editor

What caught our eye initially about Coda was it’s feature set. Here are just a few of the features that Coda boasts their product offers:

  • Advanced Site Management
  • Top-Notch Text Editing
  • Visual CSS Editor
  • Live Web Preview
  • Built-in SSH Terminal
  • Comprehensive Reference Material
  • Real-time Collaborative Editing


Code Monkey

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Continuing the saga of interesting media I have found this week… I heard the song “Code Monkey Like Fritos” for the first time on and just couldn’t help but track it down and add it to my blog. For all you programmer’s out there with day jobs you do not enjoy, this one is for you! It’s great to listen to even if only for a few laughs.

Off to ‘An Event Apart’

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Well here I am sitting in Seattle airport just about to leave for Boston to attend An Event Apart 2007, which is an intensive 2–day web design and development conference. I’m awaiting the conference with some anticipation as I’ve been contemplating for weeks what the highlights of the conference might be. The opportunity to mix with some of the web’s greatest designers is reason enough to be excited. I’ve picked out Interface Design Juggling with Dan Cederholm and Good vs. Great Design with Cameron Moll to be my favorite picks thus far from the topics presented. I am prepared to be surprised though as many of the topics covered are going to be great additions to the knowledge arsenal here at Simple Station Inc.

I’m hoping to cover as much of the event as possible in the journal, though I’m not 100% sure how I’ll recharge my laptop during the conference. Worst come to worst there may be a few days of lag between the conference and the time when I publish my notes.

Boarding time! Boston and An Event Apart 2007 await me.

An Event Apart – Heading to Boston

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

An Event Apart 2006Well I just reserved my spot at An Event Apart in Boston. It looks like it’s going to be an awesome conference and having never been to one, I’m really excited. They have an awesome lineup of speakers, including some of my personal favorites: Steve Krug, Dan Cedarholm, and Cameron Moll.

Here’s your hCalendar hookup:

Boston here I come! If you’re in the area and would like to meet up let me know.

Displaying HTML Entities in Magpie RSS

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

We use the Magpie RSS reader to display the list of ‘Recent Journal Entries’ on the front page. It does its job well, but it sometimes fails to display HTML entities like apostrophes and quotes correctly. Instead, they appear as a ‘?’. This problem comes up with some frequency on the Magpie mailing list, but I wasn’t able to find a working solution there. (more…)