Archive for November, 2008

jQuery with LightWindow and Prototype JS

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

What a day yesterday was. Supposedly if you do the whole jQuery no conflict stuff it will be able to play ball with Protoype.js, not true. I wanted to retrieve the value of the currently selected option in a select box with jQuery but for some reason all that monkey patching going on in Prototype just tripped it up.... Read More

Upload in IFRAME, update parent document with Ajax and jQuery

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Because of all the recent problems with Flash uploading I just opted for uploading in an IFRAME. The IFRAME will reload itself when the upload is finished. When this happens it will trigger a jQuery JavaScript that will update a DIV in the document that contains the frame. It’s really easy, the below example is from a Symfony project so we can’t use the $ sign because it will conflict with the prototype library.... Read More

Detecting Flash player version with JavaScript

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

The other day I needed something to check which version of flash player a user has. It’s all connected to the new problems with uploading that were introduced in Flash player version 10. For some reason the solution we are using needs to know if the player is of version 10 or lower in order to act accordingly. For some reason this will solve a problem with IE6 having a player version lower than 10, don’t ask me why, I’m not the one implementing this. My only mission was to detect version.... Read More

A noob and Ruby on Rails 2

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Update: I just had to install the whole stack again, now apart from the gems the following is needed:
1.) Mysql drivers/libs/dev files, beats me which ones, I just installed them all in synaptic.
2.) OpenSSL libs/dev files, installed them too via synaptic.... Read More

Historic day for me and Linux

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

I’m writing in the middle of the jungle, using a GPRS modem on Linux, read on and you’ll understand why that’s such a massive milestone. Up until now there has been only one single reason why I’ve still used Windows, my Salomon modem wouldn’t work on Linux.... Read More

jQuery UI draggable and resizable combination

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

I’ve just taken a look at how a rich interface for creating invitations could be created with jQuery UI’s draggables and resizables.... Read More

Just Java AJAX!

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Followed by “AJAX in Java alone! JavaScript coding not required. Try it.” states an Adsense ad. ... Read More

Scraping and Converting Data with Hpricot and JSON in Ruby

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Did you ever wonder how Warren Buffet managed to get that rich? Pure luck my friend, the man was born with perfect timing, one year after the stock market crash of 1929, at the beginning of the great depression.... Read More

Converting Folder Tree using iconv with Ruby

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

I’ve just experienced one of the strangest problems ever. A PHP project was probably copied from a Swedish Windows machine to a Linux server, set to handle Swedish somehow. From the server it was then downloaded to a Mac that was probably running Swedish too, and from the Mac to my strictly English Windows installation running Wamp and XAMPP.... Read More

From Excel XLS to CSV with PHP-ExcelReader

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

I just had to convert a lot of xls files to csv, too many to even contemplating doing it manually. I started looking for a solution and found a positive evaluation of PHP-ExcelReader.... Read More