Archive for November, 2006

Configuring a Linksys WRT54G router to work with a Westell 6100 modem for Verizon DSL

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Tonight I’ve been having a bitch of a time configuring a Linksys WRT54G router to work with a Westell 6100 modem for Verizon DSL. After an hour or more of bushwhacking through help forums, I was lucky enough to run across this post in this thread at Broadband Reports. I made a couple of changes to the WRT54G’s “Basic Setup” screen, and suddenly everything was fine!

Event Selectors JavaScript/Ajax library at Encytemedia — Design and development crossfade

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Another js library that I’d like to use some time.

"event:Selectors allow you to apply an event such as mouseover, mouseout, click, et al using a CSS style syntax."

Turn a plain text URL into a hyperlink wrapped in an LI

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

Add these lines to your .emacs:

(fset 'list-hyperlink-from-URL
[? ? ?\C-y ? ? down ?\C-a]) rated second most effective luxury e-commerce Web site

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Barneys’ website is… first for trust and security. …the top-rated site for exceeding customer expectations and for improving overall brand favorability. Respondents who found that the site exceeded their expectations say the site has excellent quality and images, and is easy to use.

links I’ve tagged with Barneys

Article is mirrored after the jump.

Choose a value with two select menus

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Intermediate Web developers often stumble over the problem of getting select menus to talk to each other. One common problem is the situation where the options that are in select menu B, are dependent upon the option that has been selected in menu A.

Here is one solution to a somewhat different problem, that also involves getting two select menus to cooperate.

The problem is that we have two menus, one of which contains the first part of a choice, and the other contains the second part. Once a selection has been made, how do we collect both parts of the choice; and how do we decide what that particular choice means, in the context of the application? Here is how I would probably implement that.

Choose a value with two select menus

BlogLines inside NetVibes

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

I’ve been using NetVibes for a while. But I just discovered the Web Page Module. And that has greatly increased NetVibes’ usefulness to me.

First, there are several visualizations (newsmap, delicious map, delicious LiveMarks and digg spy ) which cannot be replaced by an RSS feed. Web Page Module allows me to view each of these interfaces from within Netvibes, each in its own tab. NewsMap is so flexible that it fits into one column of a 3-column layout.

Netvibes is a smooth interface for reading 10 or 20 important feeds. Beyond that, I either have to scroll deeper than I’d like, or I have to start breaking up my feeds into tabs; and then I have to go back to BlogLines. Reading a bunch of little boxes spread across many tabs, does not appeal to me. I cannot make a good case for just why that is, however.

In any case, tonight I realized that the Web Page Module means that I can put BlogLines inside Netvibes. So now I truly do have all my feed-reading on one page.