Stocking machine readable data in a ‘td’ tag

To stock ‘machine readable’ information about a table cell use the abbr tag:

Useful for example when you try to give jQuery a handle on specific table cells when id and class tags are already in use.

The ‘abbr’ attribute is an official attribute of the td tag in HTML 4.01/XHTML […] Continue Reading…

Force Windows trash (recycler) to empty itself

Sometimes, stuff gets stuck in Windows trash. Mouse-click trash emptying doesn’t work any more.

If that happens, use the following DOS code in the command line:
rd /s /q C:\RECYCLER
If something’s really stuck in the recyler, you will get the following error message (or equivalent in your operationg system installation language):
Problem […] Continue Reading…

Draw what you’re looking for with an image search algorithm

The written language, made of letters, words and phrases, is how we mostly do internet search. It doesn’t have be that way though. It is very possible, for example, to search a photograph by drawing its approximation. This is shown by ‘retrievr’, the graphic search engine of System One […] Continue Reading…

Globalization and the society of diversified consumption: an optimistic view

And what if consumption has superseded itself with the advent of Internet advertisement?

Since commercials are now possible on global scale, while being contextually aimed at specific audiences, it becomes less and less interesting to mass-produce for crowds subjugated by manufactured desire for standardized objects. Manufacturing myth, like cars, TV’s […] Continue Reading…