Ubuntu “Feisty Fawn” upgrade was a breeze

April 20th, 2007

I just completed the easiest operating system upgrade I've ever experienced: Ubuntu Edgy Eft to Feisty Fawn. I directed the entire process over VNC, and did not have to leave the GUI at any time. Only a single restart was required, I did not have to edit any config files, and there does not seem to be anything left to clean up.

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WordPress plugins I love

April 2nd, 2007

WordPress is nice, but some of the plugins I've installed really boost the user experience (and mine!) I thought I'd share what I've gathered.

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Unobtrusive Permalinks

March 22nd, 2007

One of the problems with AJAX-style hash-based permalinks (as in use at WikiMapia) is that the browser's history becomes cluttered, and the user has to hit Back a large number of times to escape the page. By using location.replace, I've devised a way to keep the history pristine yet allow DOM-state permalinks.

Check out the demo. (Should be working now, thanks wioota.)

Ultimate Library Stub for Javascript

February 6th, 2007

Combining the power of hot buzzwords such as "closures", "private and privileged scoping", "anonymous functions", and "object namespacing", I present a framework for future Javascript libraries.

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My first collaboration!

January 12th, 2007

A while back I wrote a very simple plugin for WordPress that would automatically insert Dublin Core metadata into the header of my blog posts. I released it under a free license (as version 0.2) with the hope that someone more proficient in WordPress than I would come along and build on my work. And someone did!

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