patrick — Thu, 2009-07-16 03:07
I haven't forgotten v2 of the Color Picker App & it's something I've been wanting to work on. Unfortunately I have other projects that pay the bills taking priority. I wanted to share a couple of ideas I've been toying with and get some feedback.
I'm planning to completely drop reliance on the X Library. I had toyed with the idea of doing some sort of flash based thing, but I'm thinking of using jQuery, YUI, or both instead.
patrick — Sun, 2009-06-21 16:27
I've not bothered much with the adobe groups website... Partly because I don't use adobe products, but also because Adobe is using the autocomplete="off" attribute on the password input field... This means due to my already decreased interest in actually using the website this makes it even more of a pain to do things that *should* be very very *simple* like saying "Yes, I do want to go to <CFLunch/>".
patrick — Wed, 2009-02-11 23:59
- Offer ends on Friday 13th February (2009).
- 100% of the proceeds from this sale will be donated to victims of the recent Australian bushfires.
- Choose any 5 books (in PDF format) and pay $29.95 USD.
A friend of mine just sent me an email today with the subject line of
SitePoint 5 for 1 Bushfire Relief Sale and all the body contained was the link http://5for1.aws.sitepoint.com/. Copy/pasting the link into firefox dropped me at a page showing a fireman giving a koala a drink of water - how cute. Scrolling farther down the page past the form for selecting the PDFs you want I found the
Why is SitePoint doing this? section and I'm stunned! Wow! Over 170 dead, 5000 now homeless... I hope my friends in Australia are all ok.
patrick — Sat, 2008-09-13 18:28
I know there were several people wanting updates on the OLPC. The GUI is non-standard for a PC of any breed (Mac, Linux, Win) & I had thought of looking to see what other projects were around that would provide an interface I'm more familiar with.
I'm not a large fan of the Red Hat's (the linux distro that OLPC uses) rpm (yes, I realize yum has come out since I left), but I figured I could mess with whatever for a laptop I'd only be using for taking notes at conferences & such. I'd still have access to pretty much all the tools & utilities I'm used to.
I ended up with other projects that were more of a priority for me (my mythtv boxes, work, fun...). And then somebody pointed out Fortune Magazine - With Microsoft, OLPC may finally succeed. While a nifty title I find it on the humorous side.
patrick — Tue, 2007-04-03 11:56
Welcome to another edition of "What can go wrong in web design"... or "My Little Opera Rant".
patrick — Mon, 2006-11-13 08:25
For the past year there's been alot of AJAX hype & I figured it was about time that I started brushing up on "AJAX". AJAX was coined in February of 2005 (referenced at wikipedia) by Jesse James Garrett to describe the technologies to a client. As I've had alot of free time lately I thought I'd go through several tutorials that I've come across....
patrick — Wed, 2006-09-13 16:42
Craig Fowler stumped me today until he provided a further sampling of his code. Shortly thereafter I realized what the issue was as I've run into the same issue in the past (& hopefully this page will prevent me being stumped in the future).
The code he initially presented me with was
<a onclick="obj1.doSomething();"> ...
and he stated he was having issues with using
this.someMethod(); inside of
patrick — Tue, 2006-08-29 00:10