Jun 7 2010

WordPress Hacked and the Great Update

OK, so it has been a long time in between posts… I decided that I had best get back on the horse and pump out some more – in between waiting for the WWDC and actually watching it. I noticed that a rather nasty hack was making its rounds on the web, to which this […]

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Apr 16 2009

Why there is no such thing as ‘knowing XML’

In many and various job postings/applications there is a little bullet point that says Requires knowledge of XML As far as I am concerned, if you can spell ‘x’ ‘m’ ‘l’ you know it. This isn’t really the case of course, to know XML you need to know the following: Well-formed-ness Valid Well-formed XML contains […]

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Apr 15 2009

css/javascript footnotes

With the release of rsscms, I wanted to duplicate the footnotes that I have here in WordPress. Thanks to the magic of scriptaculous and prototype – it is relatively easy to do. As always with any JavaScript related solution, it also needs to be backwards compatible with those users who have turned off, or have […]

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Apr 14 2009

synapticloop rsscms

Apart from a few long ‘mini-break’ weekends, rsscms is finally self-aware. The site is now running on the light-weight CMS although the code has yet to make it across. More updates will follow as soon as possible.

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Apr 1 2009

Introducing synapticloop rsscms

Unfortunately, today is not the day to launch a new CMS (Damn you April Fools) – soon we will see the launch of synapticloop rsscms… with a completely re-designed home page. rsscms is a really simple static content management system. Deconstructing the title ‘rsscms’: really simple Something that is not just simple to use, but […]

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Apr 1 2009

Why Internet Explorer Should Support Firefox Extensions

Read in this post Breaking: Internet Explorer 8.1 Eagle Eyes Leaked. And yes, I am well aware that it is an April Fool’s joke. This is not such a far-fetched idea… Firefox extensions are coded in XUL1, which is a powerful XML based user interface language. The specifications are open and readily available which means […]

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Mar 28 2009

Blog Dead

That about says it all folks – the blog is dead – well, obviously if you are reading this, the blog is alive again, but just the blog part of it died. It seems that the .htaccess file got corrupted – I am looking at you wp-supercache!

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Mar 25 2009

Mr. Ballmer Is On To Something

In a recent article Media.Summit.New.York Steve Ballmer said the following: Apple gained about one point, but now I think the tide has really turned back the other direction. The economy is helpful. Paying an extra $500 for a computer in this environment—same piece of hardware—paying $500 more to get a logo on it? I think […]

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Mar 24 2009

Back To School

As a side bar to this – this is what I have dubbed a Meta-Post a post about the process of posting a blog piece. I have always been intrigued by the writing process – and in fact I have a piece that I am waiting to publish on ‘How Long Does it Take to […]

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Mar 17 2009

What Should An Enterprise Search Engine Have

Simple question, here is my list, in no particular order Cost-Effective Faceted Search SEO Friendly URLs Logging Easy Installation Easy Deployment Java Based ‘Smart’ AJAXy Suggestions Result Snippets Security/Privacy Plug-able Architecture (with default popular searches) Automatic Sorting Automatic Pagination Number of Results Per Page Selection Cost-Effective There are many search engines out there, both commercial […]

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