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Theater Camps in North Houston for Cy-Fair Real Estate Blog


Needlebase is a project of ITA Software which is in the process of being acquired by Google.

Needlebase allows for you to create online databases and import local data as well as data from websites.  The video above will give you a good idea on the capabilities.  They have some job openings for Semantic Database Curator and Tester


New Robotics Merit Badge – BSA

Merit Badge Worksheet:

Chrome Addins

PHP Code Editor

PHP Code Editor is a web based interface to edit your code.
This way you can work on your project now matter where in the world you are, or on wich computer you are sitting at.




Speed Tracer (by Google)

Speed Tracer is a tool to help you identify and fix performance problems in your web applications. It visualizes metrics that are taken from low level instrumentation points inside of the browser and analyzes them as your application runs.

Using Speed Tracer you are able to get a better picture of where time is being spent in your application. This includes problems caused by: 

  * Javascript parsing and execution
  * Layout
  * CSS style recalculation and selector matching
  * DOM Event handling
  * Network resource loading
  * Timer fires
  * XMLHttpRequest callbacks
  * Painting
  * and more ...











nspired by the Firefox Extension CSSViewer, this Chrome extension allows you to easily scan an element's basic CSS properties without having to delve into the inspector window.

The extension adds a button to the toolbar. Clicking this button will enable the extension; you can then continue using the page, with the difference that a quick overview of CSS properties for the element your mouse cursor is hovering is displayed. To disable the CSS scanner, simply click the icon again.

Elements being scanned are highlighted with a red outline so the user can easily see the structure of the page. Most CSS properties are supported; however, feel free to leave a comment if you feel like there's any missing.

NOTE: For some reason the extension does not work on this page (or any other in the chrome extension gallery)! It seems to work fine on any other page.


Displays the Google PageRank, Alexa rank and other SEO parameters of any webpage, highlights nofollow links, text density, check and compare urls.

Full list of SEO parameters:

Google PageRank
Google Index
Yahoo links
Yahoo linkdomain
Bing index
Alexa Rank
Webarchive age
Delicious index
Whois link
Page source
SEMRush rank
Nofollow links

Cool Websites

Online web editor

JS Fiddle




Frame Box

Show what you need in 3 easy steps:

  1. Sketch frame using UI units
  2. Save it and get a link to created frame
  3. Send a link to your companion


CSS3 Generator


Button Maker


Acer Iconia display…

Motorla’s Atrix 4G

Thomas Becket

The Wild Soccer Bunch

imageWhile researching camps for my Soccer Camps in Houston for the Cy Fair Real Estate blog, I came across The Wild Soccer Bunch website.  At first I could not tell if the site was promoting a soccer camp, a book on improving soccer, or something else.  One thing that stuck me was the amount of orange on the site, and the coordination of colors on the website and the promotional video (see below).

After looking through it a little more, I discovered the site was about a series of books call The Wild Soccer Bunch which is about “a crew of zany, extraordinary, fun-loving soccer players.”  Looking at the way the book is being promoted alone makes me want to read it.  You can pick up a copy on Amazon.