Friday, July 28, 2006

GoogleForge ?

Couple first impressions:

Easy and simple to set up and get going.
Clean, simple, easy interface for creating issues.
Project blog is nice. (Edit: but apparently broken?)
No support for file-releases other than Subversion?
No ability to upload screenshots?

I'll be playing with it some more to try it out.

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Thursday, July 27, 2006


I've been trying to work more on ajaxMyTop recently to smoothe some of my nervousness and anxiety from the last few weeks (source of which I'll reveal soon).

It's pretty nice to get back into it, but it's always frustrating when you're trying to improve something that already works, because you end up breaking it before improving it. I'm trying to move the filtering to occur before sorting so that the sorting process has fewer records to sort. But now I've broken the filtering and can't quite figure out why. I need a better way to debug the PHP side of things in Eclipse...

That is all.

Monday, July 24, 2006

HOWTO: Debug Javascript in IE

Posted this to digg. I'm having an IE-only javascript problem and I found this useful for debugging purposes.

It's fairly laughable, though expected, that you have to have an upgraded version of Office to get a pretty basic tool.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

javascript woes

I've been complaining about some javascript stuff lately. Specifically, the way javascript drops "this" variable scope when making asynchronous (XMLHttpRequest) calls, and apparently also when using setTimeout() or setInterval() functions. Even though nobody reads this blog, they might stumble upon it when searching and hopefully in the future, these links will point to possible solution(s).

Monday, July 17, 2006

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

Novell has released SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. I'm going to try this out very soon because I think Novell & SUSE are doing very well w/r/t usability and user-experience. In that respect, they're emulating Apple's approaches and designs, which r4wk.

It features integrated search via Beagle, and a 3d-accelerated desktop environment via Xgl. Only downside is that SUSE is always pretty large (5 CD's!), so it always takes me a long time to get a version downloaded and burned. I really need to get a DVD-burner.

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Friday, July 14, 2006

Dear Google, I need an iMac

After writing a blog post titled �Dear Google, You�re Giving Me a Headache�, Google sent the author a small pack of acetaminophen, with a message saying "I hope this helps you keep up with the many Adwords changes."

I think an iMac would really contribute to my Google experiences. My wife is looking to start a photography business and I'd like to see if I can experimenting with iPhoto + Picasa to make a website where she can sell photos.

Or something.

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Thursday, July 13, 2006


It's a closed beta, but it LOOKS like a pretty sweet product/service. And a good excuse to re-test the integration of my digg account with my blogger account.

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