My wife loves PopCap’s game Alchemy. It’s a dominoes-like game, where you match up alchemic symbols and various colors. The object of the game is to turn each board-square from lead to gold. I have been wanting to try out the limejs game library, which is based on Google’s Closure compiler, so I decided to […]
Here’s a post that might help problems with Sammy routes, callbacks, and event handlers using jQuery, especially the “live” function. I have an input form with submit buttons like: This didn’t play well with Sammy, as it doesn’t load the value of what into it’s params hash. So, I did a work around like: I’m […]
Someone asked me about Date Validation the other day. Here are two simple approaches for use in your CF apps. Assume that the strDate variable contains your date. On the server-side, you may use IsDate(strDate). On the client side, !isNaN(new Date(strDate)). I don’t know for sure if the client-side code is the best way to […]
I modified CiteThis! with the following features this weekend: Added a citation list box, where you can queue all your citations. Removed the custom citation box from the preferences pane (it was not of use anymore) Fixed APA citation format to include last accessed date. Added some handling of author/titles: If title includes the host […]
I made an update at the request of someone who e-mailed me. This post describes this version: Custom citation formatting broken! (Will be addressed in next update.) Added variable citations depending on what fields are specified Added custom date formatting based on datejs Added custom handling of Wikipedia citations https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7972
I updated my CiteThis! Firefox Extension with a few of the following features: Several updates including: Created preferences pane to allow selection of different reference styles Provided option for a customized citation string Implement some automatic author discovery for the page Improved performance by avoiding updates when hidden https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7972
This is a Facebook application I wrote after the Thirteen application. It improves upon the first Facebook App with a new architecture. Animation uses the Facebook Animation library, and rendering is done via Smarty PHP Template engine. Lots of work went into the architecture, and there is even a localization scheme built in.
This application was written primarily as an exercise in creating Facebook Applications. It was very instructive! Here is the project blog if you’d like more details http://thirteengame.blogspot.com/. It is an adaptation of a web app I originally wrote in 2007. You may play either by logging into Facebook and trying it out, or logging in […]
This extension will add a bar below the status bar that you may use to assist you in citing the web page you are on. There are other extensions which are more full featured, but this is plain and simple for many needs. You can find the Mozilla page for this add-on at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7972.