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Ajax.Search based on Prototype

Ajax.Search displays search results on the fly when typing into a search box, similar to Spotlight search results in OS X, and also the new Apple.com search box. Try the Ajax.Search Example: Type ‘Bacon’ to get the first example results set (definition list) Type ‘Waffles’ to get the second example results set (unordered list) Type…

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Continue reading Trick your Computer Into Finding Web Sites on Other Servers

Trick your Computer Into Finding Web Sites on Other Servers

Quite often I’ve dealt with moving sites from one hosting situation to another. One issue that comes up is checking to make sure the site works on the new server, but you can’t check it because the domain is still pointing to the old server. Most clients are not okay with just waiting until the…

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Continue reading Install ImageMagick from source on OS X Tiger (and Leopard)

Install ImageMagick from source on OS X Tiger (and Leopard)

Ive tested and verified this also works on OS X Leopard. An additional command was needed to make the JPEG library install without errors, noted below. Ive also updated the commands outlined below for the latest versions of the software.   If you’re like me and use mini_magick or (or RMagick) Ruby gems on OS…

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Continue reading Unobtrusive Javascript Pop-up Links

Unobtrusive Javascript Pop-up Links

One of the things I dislike the most about writing HTML is creating links that open in new windows. Since I try to make all my HTML standards-compliant, I can’t use the target=”_blank” attribute in my links anymore, since it’s been deprecated in XHTML. Many have followed the new standard of making an inline onclick…

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Continue reading 28 NES Ringtones for your iPhone

28 NES Ringtones for your iPhone

The other day my friend Jason  showed me how he made an Excitebike ringtone with MakeiPhoneRingtone by actually ripping audio from a Youtube video, pulling it through and audio editor then finally dropping into MakeiPhoneRingtone to be able to put it on his phone.   Being the NES nerd I am, I remembered how to…

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Continue reading Make Graticule Failover to other Geocoding Services

Make Graticule Failover to other Geocoding Services

The Graticule Ruby gem makes it super easy to geocode addresses using multiple services. One thing I’ve found in developing Unthirsty is that sometimes a geocoding service either fails to be reached or the address couldn’t be found. So as a precaution, I’ve set up a way for Graticule to failover to another service if…

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Continue reading What to do While you’re at Rails Conf 2007

What to do While you’re at Rails Conf 2007

If you’re attending Rails Conf this year and are from out of town, you might be like me when you’re in another city: I don’t really find much outside of the touristy areas, or what’s immediately around where I’m staying. But you’re in luck! I live here , Oregon and I have a list of…

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