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Web414 Persona for Firefox

Personas are the easiest way to theme Firefox. Got Firefox? Visit getpersonas.com and it’ll get you started.

And for you Web414 fans, you can install the Web414 Persona.

If you wanna go “Persona Crazy” you can install Personas Plus for easy access to over 60,000 personas.

Web414 Persona

Here’s what the Web414 Persona looks like in the Firefox 4 beta. (Don’t worry, it also works in Firefox 3.6.x as well.)

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Here’s a close-up showing the logo treatment as it appears in the header. (It looks better in Firefox 4 than Firefox 3.)

Building this personal took almost no time… the only delay was waiting for approval, which took about a day. (While I was waiting I investigated hosting the persona on my own server, but there’s a lot of Javascript hackery to make that happen that I didn’t feel like getting into.)

I may build more personas if I get time, or maybe I’ll dig into Enhanced Personas. :)

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Snake or Software?

This is a game I made for the June 2010 Web414 Meeting. You have to guess… it is the name of a snake, or the name of an open source software project.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this game! Check out Web414 any second Thursday of the month at 7pm… at Bucketworks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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MilwaukeeDevHouse4

Yup, yeah, that’s right… It’s time for another DevHouse.

MilwaukeeDevHouse4 that is!

Back in 2008 we managed to throw 3 DevHouses, but we slacked in 2009, and this is the first of the year, but 4th in total. Math is hard.

Yup, yeah, that’s right… It’s time for another DevHouse.

MilwaukeeDevHouse4

So what is this MilwaukeeDevHouse thing? Well, I made a presentation before the first one, and it’s here, but if you hate pictures…

MilwaukeeDevHouse is relaxed, party-like atmosphere to hang out with friends (or make new ones!) and get things done… You know, that blog you’ve always been meaning to redesign, those photos you’ve been meaning to retouch, that Firefox extension or Drupal module that’s been sitting undone for 6 months. It’s like an all-night co-working session. At a house. Where a party is going on. Yup. Think of it like the late-night part of BarCamp where there aren’t sessions, but anything goes and people stare at computers all night long, hacking on who knows what.

Our good pals at Bucketworks are helping us sponsor this event, so a big thanks goes out to them.

Details? Yeah, we got ’em… over at Web414.

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BarCampMilwaukee4… Tomorrow!

BarCamp

BarCampMilwaukee4 is tomorrow. Visit barcampmilwaukee.org. Right, You’ve done that by now, and you registered, and you will be there, and it will be nice.

Also, we’d like to thank our sponsors, who help make this thing happen.

Bucketworks, Web414, Distance Software, Microsoft, Hentzenwerke Publishing, MyMilwaukee.com, Fresh Coast Ventures, Paladin Web Services, Redpoint Technologies, TA Design LLC, Compuware, OnMilwaukee.com, Milestone R/D Labs, Brazen Careerist, 2XL Networks, DJH Solutions, Quintessential Mischief LLC, MC Services, Palantir, Apress, James Carlson, Phil Gerbyshak, C2 Graphics Productivity Solutions, Insomniac Development LLC, Pehr Anderson… and you!

See you at BarCamp!

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BarCampMilwaukee4

BarCampMilwaukee4

BarCampMilwaukee4 is happening!

Mark your calendars… October 3/4, 2009 at the Chase Commerce Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Venue sponsor Bucketworks has worked with Mike Doro to secure us space for the event.

The web site will be up soon at barcampmilwaukee.org, thanks to Jeramey. (And a special thanks to Distance Software for hosting the web site.)

Our E-Pal Gabe from Web414 is working on the t-shirts (don’t worry, not the design, just the logistics!)

Ashe and I are getting some sponsors… and doing that general “organizing” thing.

Sponsors? So far we’ve got Microsoft, Hentzenwerke Publishing, MyMilwaukee.com, and Fresh Coast Ventures offering to help out. (And yes, we could use a few more!)

And you? Well, we hope you’ll be there to make it happen with us.