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Appreciating developers

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We are all humans and appreciations are rewards that gladdens anyone. Some developers live a totally normal life. Especially those that have grown to build a family and have to keep them with love. On the other hand, there are a lot more melancholic developers that only find peace by dealing with complex logic. If a developer contributes to your project, start-up, firm, it shouldn’t matter if they are still contributing or not. In cases of open source projects contributions, even if you didn’t accept their pull requests and didn’t take their changes, the attempt is worth appreciating. See what Brian Okken says about it: Power of thank you

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Pricing your web projects

An alistapart article by Matt Griffin. It’s always a big challenge especially for starter web designers and developers to put a price to what they do. Sometimes clients take advantage of this to make you do great work for ridiculously less prices. Then one day you get bigger and ask yourself if you really did the same things you are doing now back then and you look at the payment difference. For those that have already been getting well paid, this also puts you through some pros and cons on some of the web pricing methods.

http://alistapart.com/column/pricing-the-web

Things you can do with MathML

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For a while, I’ve been enjoying the awesomeness of mathML. I’ve not had specific use cases but just playing around with it gives me fun. Sometimes I idly just write equations that should be on a paper in my local web pages.

There’s a lot you can learn about MathML by looking through the MDN spec. I’ll just drop in the little parts I’ve played. This has been for so many years and it still available but it is only supported by gecko browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Iceweasel, some others) .

I use Chromium as my major browser and I need to see all of my works of any sort within it. For this reason I had gotten a mathML extension that makes mathML display in my chrome. However, I find it disturbing that some websites using mathML readily assume that you can’t use mathML from chrome browsers so they check if your browser is gecko based and if not, they serve you up with maybe a warning. I’ve been able to view mathML on those few websites that do not do these from my Chromium but whenever I hit one of the presumptuous websites, I just have to move over to iceweasel even if it’s not so convenient.

Here are some play-arounds with mathML with fall-backs for non-gecko browsers:

More will be added after I fix mathML rendering issues in wordpress