On my latest web app I ran into a problem that had me stumped for a while. I was trying to load data via AJAX from a number of files to insert into the web page. I did this by iterating through a number of jQuery .ajax() calls with a for loop. I was getting […]
I found a very interesting website called clients from hell. After scrolling through just one page I feel so grateful for the good people I work with 🙂 If you’ve ever worker for yourself or deal with clients often this is a must see during your lunch break!
If you’re anything like me when it comes to IE9 you’re viewing Microsoft’s hype with a measure of skepticism. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is both the most popular web browser and the biggest pain in the ass for us web developers. When I first heard that Microsoft were making an effort to support the latest standards […]
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(). […]
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 […]
Recently I was tasked with resolving a performance issue on some PCs in the office. They weren’t that old but seemed to get progressively slower after switching on until they were practically unusable. Like many package PCs on the market, they had a decent CPU speed but were quite anaemic in the memory department. The […]
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 […]
I’ve always been a bit of an arcade game nut. I remember spending countless dollar coins at the Tilt arcade on Hindley Street in Adelaide years ago playing Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Raiden. I moved interstate, and sadly Tilt closed it’s doors a while back along with many other arcade parlours. They now seem […]