Getting Windows to securely log in to a Linux/UNIX/OS X computer is a challenge. Typically, I have installed PuTTY or the CygWin shell for POSIX utilities. Now, with Google building Chrome and extending it with an App Store, there’s a new possibility: ssh as an applet within Chrome. The current version is beta, and it has numerous limitations: many keystrokes are intercepted by the browser or OS, and there’s not yet a facility for public key authentication, but it is a good start. Check it out: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!category-topic/chromebook-central/discuss-chrome-os/7lKTTlttkLo
Tip of the hat to Gina Trappani for sharing the link via Google+
The IETF writes the Requests For Comments (RFCs) that are the rules of the road of the internet. They include an RFC http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3092.txt explaining the significance of foo, bar and related terms for those unfamiliar. I can’t have anything but respect for such a thorough engineering effort.
Harness the power of the Wolfram Alpha computational engine to see how your height/weight ranks against the currently-accepted BMI calculations and populations:
Wolfram Alpha provides a WordPress plugin that allows the WordPress author to use a shortcode to place a widget in a post. There’s also (separate) support for putting a Wolfram Alpha widget inside a WordPress sidebar or widget. There’s a gallery with lots of pre-created widgets and an interface to create your own. Pretty cool.
Note that you need to specify the units (“lb” for pounds, “in” for inches, or 5′ 7.5″ for typical foot-inches height expressions) otherwise the widget seems to make some really poor choices, deciding that weight of 67 means aged 67 years.