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Tue, 12 Apr 2016

jQuery Bootstrap-style dropdowns

jQuery Bootstrap-style dropdowns http://labs.abeautifulsite.net/jquery-dropdown

Mon, 11 Apr 2016

HTML 5 Tutorials: Dropdown lists

HTML 5 Tutorials: Dropdown lists http://www.html5-tutorials.org/forms/dropdown-lists

Inspirational Pixels: Creating a Dropdown Menu with HTML & CSS

Inspirational Pixels: Creating a Dropdown Menu with HTML & CSS http://inspirationalpixels.com/tutorials/creating-a-dropdown-menu-with-html-css

Stack Overflow: How to make a pure css based dropdown menu

Stack Overflow: How to make a pure css based dropdown menu http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9953482/how-to-make-a-pure-css-based-dropdown-menu

Sun, 10 Apr 2016

Have you heard of Blankenship Amp Repair and ARS Electronics, both in Van Nuys?

I have to confess that I'd never heard of Blankenship Amp Repair and electronic tube seller ARS Electronics until just now. And both are in Van Nuys.

Ilene told me about her co-worker, a guitar collector, who bought an old Fender Super Reverb amp that might have been in a fire, but definitely didn't come with any of its four speakers.

He was taking the amp, or what was left of it, to Blankenship Amp Repair, where Roy Blankenship will fix your amp or make you a new one that's just like the old ones, only better (and with better parts). His clients include just about everybody in rock 'n' roll. To learn more about what Blankenship Amp Repair does, check out its Facebook page.

If you're more the do-it-yourself type, and need electronic tubes for anything from guitar amplifiers and vintage radios to broadcast transmitters, radar and x-ray machines and military equipment, ARS Electronics on De Celis Place near the Van Nuys Airport probably has it. They also sell connectors, speakers, capacitors (if it's old, the capacitors are probably bad, and you need new ones) and transformers.

Take a look at the ARS Electronics history and contact us pages. It looks like a great place to get just about anything made out of glass that glows and isn't a light bulb.

Fri, 08 Apr 2016

Hackaday is awesome

Hackaday is awesome http://hackaday.com/

Newspapers don't like Brave Software's ad-replacing browser

Newspapers among those threatening to sue Brave Software for browser that will block and replace ads http://www.infoworld.com/article/3053525/security/javascript-founder-brendan-eichs-company-could-face-legal-action.html

Round-up of Elixir books and resources

Round-up of #elixirlang books and resources http://blog.jordan-dimov.com/round-up-of-elixir-books-and-resources/

The business case for switching to Elixir

The business case for switching to #elixirlang http://blog.jordan-dimov.com/10-reasons-to-switch-to-elixir-from-python/

After 25 years, Linus Torvalds still wants Linux to take over the desktop

After 25 years, Linus Torvalds still wants Linux to take over the desktop http://www.cio.com/article/3053507/linux/linus-torvalds-still-wants-linux-to-take-over-the-desktop.html