Category Archives: JavaScript

MetaWrap JavaScript Cluster/Grid

This is not an April Fools post – although when you get to the end of it you may wonder. As a proof of concept of the MetaWrap Apache_mod interface I’m going to write something that distributes grid tasks to web browsers … Continue reading

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Grid Envy

I was in the middle of building something like this as a demo for my XML storage server, looks like several people beat me to it. Looks like they applied for a patent only to find that there is lots of … Continue reading

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This Month In JavaScript – 2006.6

“I decided to make a list of the top libraries that I have come across or that I personally use. Libraries can be a web developers best friend. They are great resources to learn from and can save hours and … Continue reading

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Twenty Minute Screen Recording Of JavaScript Macro Recorder

Nothing could stop me from putting this off a moment longer. Here is a screen recording of my JavaScript Macro Recorder in action. Here is a test URL for a page that has the JavaScript code embedded. Works under IE … Continue reading

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June 6th Is JavaScript 'Array' and 'Object.prototype' Awareness Day

I want my children to grow up in a world when coding in JavaScript does not result in a fistfight. Brendan Eich may have intended Arrays to be only numeric, but the reality is they do more, and people have … Continue reading

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Bikely – A Bike Route Sharing Google-Maps Remix

Thanks to Damian for pointing out this site. Now that Google maps works properly in Australia, someone has built http://www.bikely.com/ a very nice Google Maps mashup that allows you to share your favorite bike route.  The behind the scenes story is … Continue reading

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Neat Browser Size and Position Manipulation Trick

Simple and effective comic sketch (video) in which your browser plays a role. http://www.circoripopolo.be/comicduo/

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JavaScript Logger Inspired By The Amiga's Guru Meditation Error Message

I wrote about this a while ago, but.. long story short… I’m getting ready to record an epic screen-recording of my Macro-Recorder developed in JavaScript. It was clear that I needed the practice after the first test run. So here is a screen recording of me … Continue reading

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Bypassing The Eolas Embedding Patent – In Pictures

As you now probably know, Microsoft has released a patch to IE6 because they have failed on appeal to overturn the Eolas patent on browser plug-ins, despite much back and forth and valiant efforts from the W3C. The effects of … Continue reading

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Google, Please Fix Your Search Page In Firefox

Dear Google, Your Firefox start page ( http://www.google.com.au/firefox?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official ) may or may not have a CSS error. I know I’m being picky, the page functions fine, but you see every time I open Firefox (1.5.0.2) and test some JavaScript code, I open the Firefox … Continue reading

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