Code Editor Fantasies

I was thumbing through Digg today when I come across an article showing "12 Excellent Free Text Editors". I've tried a few of these, infact I do like a few of them for what they are, but after recently using Coda and Textmate I have to admit these two really …



Intrepid Ibex and Apache2 VirtualHost

After upgrading Ubuntu to 8.10 I was upset to find out that my virtual hosts in apache no longer seem to work. Everything went to the default host. After doing a little research I found that in ports.conf they have now specified the port in NameVirtualHost: NameVirtualHost *:80 …



New jQuery Impromptu Theme

I'm please to say that there is a new Impromptu theme available on the Impromptu Documentation site. The theme is demonstrated in Example 15. I have also upgraded the examples and demos to use the latest jQuery. No changes to Impromptu were necessary in the jQuery 1.2.6 upgrade …



Impromptu News

Lately I've had a few users indicate they've had errors in Impromptu only with IE. I finally was able to replicate this error. The error indicates that its on line 89: jqi.css({ position: “absolute”, top: “100px”, left: “50%”, marginLeft: ((((jqi.css(”paddingLeft”).split(”px”)[0]*1) + jqi.width())/2 …



Blog Rush No More

Well I received an email about the time I noticed the Blog Rush widget was no longer displaying on my website. It appears they have discontinued Blog Rush, so I have removed it from my blog. Fortunately for me I don't believe it had much impact, though I have been …



Exploring Various SQL RegEx Syntax

This is part two of my quest to Incorporating Regex into ORM's and Database Abstractions. My first steps to exploring the option to implement uniform regex support into my own database orm/abstraction is to compare the syntax of the more popular database systems. To do so I will build …



Incorporating Regex into ORM's and Database Abstractions

Almost on a daily basis I come across using regular expressions rather convenient. I first toyed with regular expressions in my Compiler Design classes during my undergrad studies, and little did I know they can be used for everyday things like submitting forms. I've even toyed with them to create …



Firefox Going Mobile: Fennec

Firefox has released an alpha concept(Fennec) for mobile devices. It looks like it has a lot of potential, however it does look a little slow/buggy from the window in some instances. I do like the features it offers for a mobile browser: Full screen rendering Tabs Awesome bar …



Ubuntu Approaching

The final days are approaching us when Ubuntu 8.10 is released into the wild. The question still remains: Will Ubuntu Deliver? You know what I'm talking about..



Linux Evolution Before Our Eyes

It seems strange but if you watch closely maybe major pieces are coming together before our very eyes. Linux is a big puzzle and the pieces are coming together. First we have Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex releasing this month. Gnome 2.24 has been released with big improvements in instant messaging …