10 Oct 2010

jQuery: Automatic HTML element manipulation

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When working on my latest project I discovered a feature of jQuery that wasn’t apparent to me in the API.  When using the .append() method I noticed it would automatically close HTML elements.  After taking a closer look at the jQuery 1.4.2 code, I found that .append() makes use of an internal function called domManip(). […]

20 Sep 2010

Quick tip: Linux Xkill

Need a fast and easy way to kill an unresponsive application in Linux? Press Alt + F2. Type xkill in the Run Application dialog. Click the application with the X (or skull and crossbone) cursor. I discovered this after having a fullscreen Java app freeze on me a few times in Ubuntu. Further reading Xkill […]

17 Sep 2010

Connective Icon Calculator: iPhone app review

When I began in building controls engineering just six years ago, function block diagram programming was already an established engineering tool for may control systems.  I began my controls programming with an older technology control system that used mostly point-oriented boolean algebra which was surprising very powerful, but difficult to get an overview of the […]