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  • thyncology : RequireJS, CoffeeScript, Vimperator, and Other Fancy Stuff
    for RequireJS is available right on the main site and works just like any other plugin put it in the regular modules dir no need to load it manually etc I can definitely see myself writing more CoffeeScript going forward likely it ll be the source language for txtwax a text adventure game library I ve been putting off writing for some time now It may also provide a coffee node backend for txtwax servers I really love a number of features in CoffeeScript such as automatic local variables array comprehensions implicit returns decomposition assignment multiline strings string interpolation heregexes function syntax function binding improved switches ranges postfix conditionals the list really does go on a bit Anyone who hasn t played with it you have no reason not to do so this language is useful right now Tests are the perfect use case to dip a toe in the coffee since even if you do worry about CS stability or whatever they re not user facing I do appreciate the fixture in recent versions of QUnit which allows you to throw arbitrary markup into the DOM temporarily with the understanding that QUnit will clean it up after you re done with it Now if only there was a way to tester higher level application level functionality in JS waitaminnit that s what FuncUnit is for FuncUnit a product of JupiterIT the lads behind JavaScriptMVC builds on QUnit incorporating their Syn synthetic events library for typing in fields tabbing into and out of fields hovering over and dragging and dropping Lots of heavyweight event stuff that might otherwise take quite a bit of hacking on your own to figure out On top of this FuncUnit adds support for opening pages in separate windows and navigating through the contents of the window via S a selector for running Syn methods identical to jQuery s self titled function or Like jQuery FuncUnit uses the Sizzle selector engine for this purpose FuncUnit seems great especially when you add in the ability to record tests via FuncIt a Selenium IDE like recording environment the ability to play back tests headless without a browser via Resig s env js to mimic a browser for continuous integration or the ability to drive Selenium RC for true multi browser platform automated testing I ve yet to give it a real run for its money because I ve hit a speed bump I ve yet to find a way around which is transitioning from http pages to https or vice versa Many pages particularly logins make this jump and I don t believe a remote controlled page using S can retain control after the page switches protocols I m very happy to hear a workaround though I d imagine env js or Selenium driving wouldn t have this problem but I d like to be able to run the tests raw in the browser as well I also recently started using Vimperator This software combined with the speed

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  • thyncology : Unlocked GSM Pre2 Unlock/Devmode/Appcat Instructions
    day to day VZW phone grumble and for that you will need two things the latest webOS Doctor and placing your phone in devmode Let s start with devmode as there s an immediate sense of gratification Pretty easy turn the little bastard on and you re greeted by a give me a SIM card man screen Ignore this and instead start typing in the secret code from the keypad The full code is DEVMODE as typed on the phone s dial pad The problem of course is that the dial pad isn t accessible yet So you have to start with the keypad Enter the bit and the dial pad should appear Once it does enter the rest 3386633 and tap the green call button You should have entered the Developer Mode app where you can toggle the devmode status Do so and agree to the follow up can I restart Pa dialog Once it restarts the phone will be in developer mode which means some ports are open which allow you to shell into the device push app installs to it etc Right now you can play around in webOS for a moment if you never had before or you can get back to business Next up is getting webOS 2 1 on that sucker Find the direct JAR download for your device from http www webos internals org wiki Webos Doctor Versions which is quicker than Palm HP s own form based finder thing Once you ve got it run it and connect your device Should be pretty easy to kick off the upgrade process then you can sit back and take a nap or get a coffee or roast a pig or whatever Once that finishes you may have to do the DEVMODE thing again I

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  • thyncology : Weirdness in Firebug with XHR 302/JSON
    5 39 pm Category JavaScript Tags bugs Firebug Firefox json Just discovered a strange bug in Firebug 1 7 1b1 It goes a little something like this Make an XHR request in this case a POST to a service in this case a Spring authentication URL that redirects to some other URL which itself provides a JSON body indicating success or failure of login So again super simple POST to

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  • thyncology : Linkfest I
    the exchange of headers listing trusted origins etc Really just got a brief understanding of it out of curiosity Email CSS More goods from camp David this time because I was dealing with weird rendering of images in an email well in gmail anyway bloody HTML email Keyboard Accessibility Nice little writeup by Jonathan Snook about keyboard accessibility in general and his work with Yahoo on their revamped webmail client in specific UNetBootIn after trying in vain to find a Mac version of this great little tool I came to the conclusion I must have hallucinated it the last time I installed Easy Peasy to my netbook I ve also been barely using the netbook after spending a night or so trying to install Mac on it unsuccessfully cough waste of space time money cough Anyway the real deal Windows only tool allows you to select from a number of different OSes and versions to easily throw together a bootdisk be it optical or otherwise Testing with QUnit a good look at where QUnit is now which is a bit further than last time I was using it Happy to see the reusable DOM fixture and the test runner UI niceties PhoneGap Network More mobile information this one is on detecting network availability using PhoneGap Be wary of the inconsistent platform handling of reachability Dojo AMD With the release of Dojo 1 6 they ve started migrating toward a CommonJS AMD based module format and are suggesting using RequireJS or other similar libs for loading them now but my understanding is they still support but deprecate old style dojo require loading for the time being Backbone Etc neat little discussion on backbone underscore and jQuery Most folks seem to dig on backbone though others feel it s heavy handed I

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  • thyncology : JavaScript
    somewhat transient living situation wise Not that that s changed for the past couple years I have however settled on a workplace I really enjoy acting as the primary front end developer for a highly visible application within FINRA used by both internal auditor types and external firm representatives I ve learned and have built all the 06 15 2011 RequireJS CoffeeScript Vimperator and Other Fancy Stuff Topics for this post Lots of JS Selenium Jailbreaking Vimperator I ve begun messing with a number of different technologies all around the same time namely RequireJS CoffeeScript and FuncUnit I ve managed to reconcile them with one another for the most part which is quite fun RequireJS I ve actually been tinkering with to varying degrees 04 11 2011 Weirdness in Firebug with XHR 302 JSON Just discovered a strange bug in Firebug 1 7 1b1 It goes a little something like this Make an XHR request in this case a POST to a service in this case a Spring authentication URL that redirects to some other URL which itself provides a JSON body indicating success or failure of login So again super 02 11 2011 Late night ebooking After knocking out

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  • thyncology : Mac
    Fancy Stuff Unlocked GSM Pre2 Unlock Devmode Appcat Instructions Weirdness in Firebug with XHR 302 JSON Linkfest I Categories JavaScript 17 Mac 3 Mobile 2 Ruby Rails 4 Software 10 Unfiled 20 Web 3 Windows 1 WordPress 3 Blogroll Boboroshi DavidRivers name Dreamin Out Loud Funkatron com Kitchcraft Oddlabels Simpltry Skeptek Loading 3 Mac Entries 03 05 2009 Gracefully Degrading Widgets Part 2 Navbars jQuery Plugins I recently met up with a friend and former coworker to help him ramp up his jQuery skills quickly In the process I got to play with a few things I hadn t bothered to pick up previously myself First of these was Google s Ajax Libraries API While worthless for when you need to be offline 04 22 2007 Awesome Macness So John put me onto RCDefaultApp and it seems to be a great simple solution to a vexing problem with Mac OS File type associations don t stick Whereas in Windows all filetypes are regulated by the evil ruler the Registry in Mac files seem almost to be free floating entities with no compass telling them how 04 09 2007 Do The Intel Shuffle Well since Karen left the office on Friday

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  • thyncology : Mobile
    Web 3 Windows 1 WordPress 3 Blogroll Boboroshi DavidRivers name Dreamin Out Loud Funkatron com Kitchcraft Oddlabels Simpltry Skeptek Loading 2 Mobile Entries 09 22 2014 iOS 8 Has Swappable Keyboards Finally I can use TextExpander as it was meant to be used and gesture typing via Swype is almost as good as on Android These alone are enough to have me giving iOS 8 a thumbs up so far

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  • thyncology : Ruby & Rails
    Web 3 Windows 1 WordPress 3 Blogroll Boboroshi DavidRivers name Dreamin Out Loud Funkatron com Kitchcraft Oddlabels Simpltry Skeptek Loading 4 Ruby Rails Entries 03 05 2009 SafariWatir Nuisances The place where I work RideCharge is a Rails shop As such we ve embraced numerous Ruby technologies including several ActiveRecord plugins test frameworks and other components used at various points in the stack I deal with a lot of view side and presentational stuff including having embraced Sass for stylesheets I even use them in some 09 04 2008 Thoughts on ThyncRecord This is a reposting of an email I sent Frank Lee who I ve tapped to help out in building optimized queries for ThyncRecord Just figured I d share Because of JavaScript s prototype based inheritance vs normal OOP there is no proper concept of class methods and instance methods I don t believe moo has implemented such a feature 10 03 2007 Hooyip Choices Poppy s Passing So we ve got the basic schema and business logic behind validation of and connection between models in Hooyip After a few more minor details we ll be ready to build the front end in earnest Those choices are basically

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