I was trying to put together a nice background gradient in CSS that uses alpha values in the color to indicate transparency. There are a handful of tools out there that do it, but The Ultimate CSS Gradient Editor has everything I needed:
Color pickers, sliders for positioning colors within the gradient, presets, a preview and a simple copy to paste output. All that, and it supports transparent colors in the gradient. Very nice.
As a home-worker myself, I've always wondered why more employers don't allow their employees to work from home. The typical excuses are fear of workers goofing off and not having the inter-office communication that people filling desk chairs would seem to imply. But there's a recent study, done on a 13,000-employee NASDAQ-listed Chinese company, that basically calls hijinx on all of that nonsense:
I'm looking forward to some big companies solving the few remaining issues having to deal with remote workers, like home-based telecom and help desk support.