bookmarked reporter

Check your sites delicious bookmark counts automatically

While looking for something completely different, I found a handy little tool called Bookmarked Reporter which can parse your site (or use an XML sitemap) and create a report of the delicious […]

How do you use your Firefox?

Since I always go through a lot of 'phases' in the way I use software, I am really interested to know how you guys use your browsers. Basically in the beginning I […]

Passing variables using in the URL

If you've seen some WordPress blogs or online stores you've probably seen url-s in the form of These sites pass variables to scripts using the url. The script will scan the […]

Google Calendar Offline released

While taking a look at my calendar today, I noticed that Google has rolled out their offline feature for Google Calendar, and after some searching I found that this is indeed the […]

Adsense ads available for parked domains

Google is introducing a lot of developments for Adsense, with font selection implemented not long ago, now comes a new, much anticipated feature, Adsense for parked domains. Many people own lots of […]

How echo works in PHP

The most basic command, and probably the first you'll learn when taking a look at PHP is "echo". The first example in many books and online tutorials is the following. Create a […]


Set a Cooktimer on your laptop

As someone who spends most of the day in front of his laptop I frequently forget things like "Wake me in an hour please", or "Can you tell me to come out […]

Using javascript to hide and unhide elements dynamically

My favorite aspect of javascript is that it enables you to add great features to your site like showing/hiding parts of it when a user clicks a link without reloading, get some […]

Basics of looping in PHP

Loops are an integral part of PHP, and many other programming languages for that matter, the basics covered here would apply to JavaScript as well, even the code is very similar. A […]

Web Development: How does PHP work?

When someone starts learning web development they usually start with HTML and CSS, and many people get stuck there without ever experiencing the wonderful work of server side scripting like PHP or […]

Work in style with the Enigma desktop package

While I'm a huge fan of desktop customization I always actually work with a solution which is the simplest possible. I love elaborite desktop configs, but I find most of the stuff […]

Web Development: A brief history of time()

Part of the beauty of PHP to me is the number of really useful variables that are built in. Some of these might seem very odd at first, but once you start […]

Keep your New Years' resolutions with Joe's Goals (and do other stuff)

An app I've been using on and off for a while is Joe's Goals, which is a goal tracking application designed to motivate you and help you visualize and accomplish your goals. […]

Web Development: Standardizing variables to code faster

Welcome to a new exploratory post here on gHacks! I actually work as a web designer specializing in standalone PHP and MySQL based sites, and I've always wanted to write a bit […]

Time tracking with Klok gets better and better

Martin showed you a nifty time tracking app for Adobe Air called Klok in a previous post, and now I'm here to tell you more and to show you the changes and […]

logo instant

Get professional Logo designs for free

I'm not a huge fan of free web design stuff, mostly because its either hard to modify, or low quality, or if you can tailor it to your needs, you can probably […]

Balance your checkbook with Clearcheckbook

I have to confess I am rather into money management apps, although I never actually got into any of them, except for one of the best, Clearcheckbook. Let me state right from […]

mp3 tag

Use Mp3tag to organize your music collection

Martin showed you an application for removing ID3 tags from MP3 files not long ago, so let me quickly add to that by introducing an application that does the opposite, allowing you […]

The reason people love (and should love) Google so much

I've been thinking a bit about the history of the internet, and one important point I deduced was how important Google was to this all. Many-many people love Google, which usually means […]

Why content is king on the internet

Working as a web developer I get a lot of requests regarding SEO and getting to the top of Google as fast as possible. While code-wise a lot can be done, this […]


Learn an alien language with Tork

I don't usually blog about games, but this one is so great, simple, yet unique and quite a challenge that I just have to show you. The premise in Tork (a play […]

Does the web make us devolve?

I know I've been into rants and criticizms more nowadays, and I really sat down to do a proper tech news story today, but I really can't let this one go. To […]

Is WordPress 2.7 better?

I've only been using WordPress 2.7 for a bit since I'm building sites more than I'm blogging nowadays, but I have to say I love it. It looks much, much better, navigation […]

free images

Getting at good quality free images

As a blogger and general designer person, I often have the need for some cool pics. I could in theory take photos of stuff, but I don't have the time or the […]

Paypal anti-laundering safety regulations

I have been an active Paypal user for a while now, and I was surprised when Paypal sent me a letter asking me to verify that indeed I am not laundering money. […]

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9 high quality free fonts

Sometimes I find a free resource which offers just so much higher quality than most paid sources that it is astounding. I mean if someone can design 9 free fonts that look […]

What will our IT and internet future be like?

Will we continue to produce smaller and smaller gadgets? Will Google rule the World? Will the internet get faster and faster? I've always wanted to ask these questions, here's my take on […]


The most awesome datacenter ever!

I came across the coolest looking datacenter today, and probably the coolest looking place, bar none, ever built (thanks to Royal Pingdom). It was built by one of Sweedens largest ISP's as […]

icon search

Find perfect icons with Iconfinder

Martin wrote an article in May about IconLook, a website where you can search for icons. I recently found another one, simply called Iconfinder, and as you would expect it enables you […]

Is Windows 7 any different?

I realize that I may not know enough, but does Windows 7 offer any radically different stuff? I mean I am one of the few people who likes Vista, but how exactly […]

gourmet recipes

Manage your favorite recipes and then some

It's not every day I run into a recipe manager. However, if you really think about it, Gourmet Recipe Manager is one piece of software which could probably affect your daily life […]

Google Knol released to beat Wikipedia

Google released a new service today called Google Knol, a service aimed to take on Wikipedia and in my case will definitely beat it after a while, although there are some differences […]


Catalog your books with Goodreads

I've previously written about Librarything, a book cataloging service, and now here I am again with another similar service, Goodreads. This service is very similar, but there are a few features which […]

Separating your social and real life

I just realized this the other day, social sites send an awful lot of "quasi-junk" mail to inboxes around the world. This person wants to share a video with me, that person […]

Meebone - Desktop Meebo

Another Day, another Adobe Air app, that's just the way I like it! I love Meebo, and the only reason I don't use it is that it's a browser based application. That's […]

Gmail Labs quicklinks to find anything in a flash

Gmail Quick Links is a new feature rolled out in Google Labs for Gmail which enables you to create some links for frequents searches, but it can be used for much more. […]


Image searching that works by TinEye

What Google has done for text search, TinEye is trying to achieve with image search. Instead of typing in keywords to find images, you can upload an image, or copy a link […]

Lively - Second Life from Google

As a tech blogger I am really embarrassed to say I haven't heard anything of this service before it was rolled into beta today. However, this means I was thrilled this morning […]

manage multiple twitter accounts

Fun and cool way to manage multiple twitter accounts

I stumbled on to a service for managing multiple twitter accounts and at first I thought it was going to be one of those second rate sites, I was put off a […]

google calendar simplified

Redesign your Google Calendar with a custom skin

If you're a fan of skinning your apps you probably already know all about user styles for web pages. There's a great plugin for Firefox that enables you to change the look […]