Archive for “May, 2006”

The following entries were made in the “May, 2006” time-frame.

PHP/CSS Donations Thermometer

Posted May 14th, 2006 by Mike Cherim

You know those donation thermometers you see sometimes? The ones where the level of the mercury marks the charity’s progress? Well, I made one for the web using PHP and CSS. It started life as a growth gauge I made for a friend’s son, then I had the notion of making it a thermometer or gauge for measuring and displaying charity’s donations progress. Next thing I know, my friend’s friend, a person who in fact runs a charity, sees it and comes to the same conclusion as I and requests the gauge. This is for them I suppose.

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Rainin’ like a Mutha’

Posted May 14th, 2006 by Mike Cherim

It’s been raining here in New Hampshire like crazy for the past several days. There’s a lot of flooding, small scale local stuff mostly. My house’s sump pump is running, but that’s no big deal. The woods by my house are flooded. Nasty out. And, today, Mother’s day, right down the road a bridge washes out. Check out the images →

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Nature on Wheels

Posted May 8th, 2006 by Mike Cherim

Actually found some time for life this weekend and I went on a short four-wheeling adventure with my son. This post is here simply as a way to share a couple of photos we took during the day. It was a great day and the photos will never do it justice but…

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Built like a House

Posted May 5th, 2006 by Mike Cherim

I was explaining web standards, compliant mark-up, and web accessibility to my wife. I used a “house” analogy. Not “House MD” like the television show (which is very good by the way), but like the structure some people live in. I equated a house to a website. I told my wife some sites can look great on the outside yet be very poorly built on the inside. The outer walls can be nothing more than a thin veneer. A website can have a great looking design, yet it may be built of straw on the inside and not able to withstand the huffs and puffs of the big, bad wolf of technology. It’s hard to tell by just looking I explained.

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