Archive for August, 2009

Prototype – get selected element from non-unique select box

Friday, August 14th, 2009

These days I’m working a lot with other people’s code, I just discovered that a selectbox whose currently selected option I want to retrieve the inner html from; has the same id as a table column higher up in the document. Great…... Read More


Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

I just tried DiskSearch, it’s a great replacement of WhereIsIt for Linux, the only gripe I have is that it’s not possible to actually click in the search results to have the folder open up in Nautilus.... Read More

Hijacking controllers and views in Joomla

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Through our plgCommunityExt class what was described in the first article in this series it’s very easy to use controllers and views anywhere you like.... Read More

jQuery/regex snippet for Twitter markup

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

I just implemented fetching and displaying one’s Twitter feed in my feed reader (that I will be inviting people to use when/if I ever feel like it’s finished).... Read More

Hardening the Joomla hacks

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

I’m wrapping up the Joomla work here so it’s time to talk a bit about security. There are two main issues, sanitizing GET and POST and making sure people who are not supposed to call certain methods can’t do so. ... Read More

Adding custom columns/fields to Joomla article, section and user

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

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Adding AJAX to Joomla 1.5 with jQuery

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

This piece will build on the prior piece, this time we’ll take a look at how we can implement quick and dirty AJAX, using the very same class we went through in the prior tutorial.... Read More