Monthly Archives: May 2006

Prototype, tinyMCE, ‘too much recursion’

If you happen to be using TinyMCE and the Prototype library together and you’re getting a ‘too much recursion’ error in FireFox, make sure to upgrade to the latest version of Prototype, which at the time of this post is … Continue reading

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Can’t add hyperlink with onclick to IE using DOM

Last week I was attempting to dynamically add hyperlinks that contained an onclick event to a document. The hyperlink, when written to the browser, would look something like this: <a href=”#” onclick=”fireEvent(); return false;”>fire away!</a> and I was using code … Continue reading

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Using a HOSTS file on OS X

In the Windows world it’s a reasonably straightforward process to add pseudo domain names using the HOSTS file usually located in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\. Open the file, add a name / IP address entry, save the changes and you’re off and running. … Continue reading

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org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap appearing in dock

FYI: If you’re developing a Java web application using Tomcat on Mac OS X and you see: org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap appearing in the dock, you need to add: export JAVA_OPTS=”-Djava.awt.headless=true” to your startup script. Source: · Installing Tomcat on OS X · … Continue reading

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Links: 5-26-2006

Yahoo! TagLines Including ‘river’ and ‘waterfall’ visualizations. Corresponding paper here: (categories: tags visualization ) Bill de hÓra: Using IM for grid computing Reminds me of the Jabber / Agents ( presentation I saw at the Lightweight Languages workshop at … Continue reading

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Links: 5-17-2006

Ajaxian » DWR 2.0: Reverse Ajax Prediction: reverse ajax (I prefer rajax) will be big… and hard on servers. (categories: ajax rajax )

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Links: 5-12-2006

Javascript Closures (categories: closures javascript toread ) Selenium: Selenium A test tool for web applications that runs tests directly in a browser. (categories: browser qa selenium testing )

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Links: 5-8-2006

Full throttle with the Blue Angels | Awesome video of a reporter passing out three times while doing a ride along with the Blue Angels. (categories: blueangels funny videos ) Data Analytics :: Mozilla Add-ons :: Add Features to … Continue reading

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Links: 5-7-2006

prefuse | interactive information visualization It’s like visualization week here at This is a Java toolkit for data modeling, visualization and interaction. (categories: graphing java visualization ) CocoaMySQL I couldn’t get YourSQL to work on the MacBook Pro, … Continue reading

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Links: 5-4-2006

Drunk Men Work Here – On Bots – Fresh Zero Content for Compulsive Clickers Fantastically cool binary tree visualizations of search engine bot visits. (categories: binarytree googlebot msnbot slurp visualization )

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