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Edward Roy Wittman, 1944—2010

A strong and stable father Is a treasure for which countless sons

Help Haiti

Dear Bebepool Community, has been humming along since 2005. It feels amazing to build a place/technology on the web that has found its way into the lives of so many parents, families and friends. I don’t know most of you personally of course, but we have a common link now thanks to the internet. […]

StackOverflow Question Dashboard Userscript

stackoverflowQdashboard userscript Question Dashboard for (plus meta, serverfault and superuser) – page analyzed and indicators shown for key information. Downloads: stackoverflowQdashboard hosted at stackoverflowQdashboard hosted at github Greasemonkey (Firefox) and GreaseKit (Safari) compatible.       stackoverflowQdashboard.user.js: SEE Configuration section for available options.            

Bebepool New Feature: Selectable Pool Components

I distinctly remember a number of visits to the local 31 Flavors ice cream shop as a youngster. I mean right there in the name of the place, it shouts: “Sure, you’re stuck with your school/ job/ life, but here we have more choices for you than you have whims.” Going through a box of […]

Bebepool State of the Union

Dear Bebepool Community, Thanks I want to start by extending my thanks to you for being part of, by using it to add that extra bit of fun for all your family and friends excited with you for the new child entering your life. Trouble in the Engine Room If you’ve stopped for a […]

Not That Safe

  Recovered Journal. December 12, 2006. Tonight my middle-born son asked something to which I said it was at our home. “Why?”, he inquired. “Because home is where you will always be loved, and where it’s safe.” To that he replied, “Well, not _that_ safe.” “Oh, you have brothers—that’s right.” “Yeah.”

New Habits

I was stopped by the cops while walking/jogging my neighbourhood at night just this evening. QUICK! — what’s the first thing that went through your mind? (that you imagined went through mine). Whether I want to admit it or not, I’ve been influenced by the popularity of police behaving badly news stories (I’m looking at […]

Microwave Oven UI Standard Project

Microwave Ovens: Failure is not an option. In our household if the microwave breaks down, I have less than 24 hours to relieve the crisis. And by 24 hours I mean 24 minutes. Kiefer Sutherland has (or had—I have no idea) a whole television season to work things out. I have no such luxury (nor […]

Bebepool Stats Mid-2009 Update

Some stats (courtesy of Google Analytics): Visits First half of 2008 compared to same in 2009: +181% Pageviews First half of 2008 compared to same in 2009: +195% Traffic Source (referrer): Change in % of Visits Google (organic search): -21% MySpace: -16% Facebook: +231%    

friendfeedTranslate – userscript and bookmarklet (new!) for integrated language translation

friendfeedTranslate A bookmarklet and greasemonkey script that translates friendfeed posts and comments from one language to another (e.g. Farsi to English, German to French, English to Simplified Chinese, etc). Source language of each entry/comment is auto-detected and converted to chosen destination language. Bookmarklet (bookmark/favorite script) & User Script (greasemonkey/greasekit) Note: the bookmarklet is currently only […]