Archive for June, 2005

JSMIN, The JavaScript Minifier Jun 30 2005

JSMIN, The JavaScript Minifier

JSMin is a filter which removes comments and unnecessary whitespace from JavaScript files. It typically reduces filesize by half, resulting in faster downloads. It also encourages a more expressive programming style because it eliminates the download cost of clean, literate self-documentation.

Open-source XMPP server comparison chart Jun 29 2005

Open-source XMPP server comparison chart

this document compares the six big open source XMPP/Jabber servers on different topics

Punjab – HTTP Jabber client Jun 29 2005

Punjab

PunJab is a HTTP jabber client interface. It is a SOAP, XMLRPC, JEP-0025 or JEP-0124 server that allows persistent client connections to a jabber server. It can be used for many things, but its main purpose is to allow for stateless applications (ie web) a stateful connection to jabber.

Boing Boing: Group proposes to build hotel on Justice Souter’s house property Jun 28 2005

Boing Boing: Group proposes to build hotel on Justice Souter’s house property

Group proposes to build hotel on Justice Souter’s house property
Following the Supreme Court ruling allowing private companies to seize people’s houses and develop the land for business purposes, a private developer has asked the code enforcement officer of the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire “to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road.” That’s the address of Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter’s home.

Link to full press release

ejabberd | distributed fault-tolerant Jabber server in Erlang Jun 23 2005

ejabberd | distributed fault-tolerant Jabber server in Erlang

ejabberd is a Free and Open Source distributed fault-tolerant Jabber server. It’s mostly written in Erlang, and works on many platforms (tested on Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Windows NT/2000/XP).

I hadn’t ever heard of Erlang before. Some interesting things in there for building fast distributed fault-tolerent applications.

mmmm tasty jabber server

Damon Wallace – Freelance illustrator, designer, artist and musician Jun 16 2005

Damon Wallace

Damon Wallace – Freelance illustrator, designer, artist and musician

Damon’s site is finally up and running. Will be adding more content soon since he sent me a ton. 🙂

Running on WordPress of course. Using the very nice iimage browser plugin to upload images and create nice thumbnails.

By the way, Damon is an amazing, awesomely talented artist. Check him out and keep your eye on him.

Happy Anniversary, Kristin! Jun 14 2005

Today is our 7th wedding anniversary. Not too bad… 🙂

Sitting in Burger King parking lot Jun 3 2005

Finally caught some wifi so I could send my email. Finishing up the drive up to Petosky, MI from Detroit airport for Kristin’s cousin’s wedding. Yay. 🙂

New site: AuthorVisit.com Jun 3 2005

AuthorVisit.com – Information about author visits for teachers, librarians and media specialists

AuthorVisits.com has all the information you need about bringing an author or illustrator to your school. Hosting a successful author visit doesn’t have to be scary or hard but knowing the basics can help quite a bit.

This site will help you to understand the process and how to select an author or illustrator who will inspire your students.

HOWTO: Add debug statements to your javascript code Jun 2 2005

Find yourself inserting alert() calls throughout your javascript to debug your code? Wondering how to efficiently add debug statements that you don’t have to turn on and off all the time by commenting them out individually?

I finally decided to write this simple bit of code that allows you to place debug statements throughout your javascript. Hopefully you’ll find it helpful.

  1. Place this code somewhere in your javascript (I put mine at the top so it’s easy to find.)

    // Turn debugging messages on? ["true"|""]
    var debug = "";

  2. Wherever you want a debug statement to pop up (my prefered method in javascript), simply add this line of code:

    (debug) ? alert('DEBUG (insert helpful debug message here)') : "" ;

  3. That’s it. Now, if you set var debug = "true" you’ll get your helpful debug statements popping up all throughout your application. If you set it to null or empty they won’t pop up. Simple, eh? 🙂


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