Archive > February 2009

Gravatar: image matters

Some time ago I was wondering how was possible that some people had an image associated to their comments while others (like me) don’t. The answer: gravatar. In a sentence: gravatar is a web site where you associate an image or photo to your e-mail address. That’s it! Once you sign up (you only need […]

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Gmail is not working: nooooooooo!!!

If there is still someone who has not noticed it, GMAIL does not work since a couple of hours. Thats A LOT of time. I’ve noticed it exatcly at 10:35:50 GMT I think gmail is back in Japan since an hour ago… but unfortunately in UK is still not working 🙁 Update: 12:28:37 GMT gmail […]

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Should I use tables for layout?

After getting almost crazy doing some web designs, I’ve concluded that tables simplify the design and reduce the development time en LOTS of cases. So it makes no sense to use DIVs for everything anymore.  That does not mean that I’m going to use tables for everything, it means that one has to know when […]

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Convert UTF-8 string into an array of chars in PHP

I hope PHP 6 will solve all my problems with UTF-8, but it has not been released yet, and one has to keep coding with the tools it has available. I think I will probably be sharing the class for string manipulation that I’ve been coding (which of course is 100% compatible with UTF-8). For […]

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jQuery 1.3.2 is out!

The version 1.3.2 of jQuery is finally out. It solves several bugs and improves the performance in some parts of the code. The list of most important changes are: Elements are now returned in document order. .live() can now prevent bubbling. :visible/:hidden are now significantly faster. As are all the width/height methods. Selectors are much […]

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Using EXIF information to rotate an image

EXIF stands for Exchangeable Image File Format. It is basically an de-facto specification that almost every single digital camara in the world is using today. This specification defines how extra data could be embedded in a JPEG or TIFF image, so when you make a photo with your digital camera, saves  extra information about which […]

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Reflexive micropost: lack of time

I was looking and I’ve already published 50 posts (this one is the 51th). The thing is that I have 42 drafts…  almost the same number of published posts and drafs. That’s crazy. I have several interesting articles to finish, but they require LOTS of time, so I don’t know when I’m going to get […]

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Where is the cursor in a input or textarea?

I’ve just found a website with an interesting example forwhere is the cursor and which text is selected (if any) in an input and textarea. The truth is this code is not for daily use, but it’s quite interesting to see the possibilities of javascript (well in fact I was looking for this because I […]

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