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I would like to talk to you about something that has been on my mind lately: Decoupling. No, it’s not any particularly new concept and something I’ve been practicing as a software developer over the past ten years. What I have been thinking about is its application to the web, our software stacks and how […]

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YouTube API Bookmarklet

To download video from YouTube, drag the bookmarklet below to your bookmarks toolbar. You can then click on it whenever you are visiting a YouTube video URL to download the FLV video featured on that page. YouTube This was made possible by ctrl-c.org YouTube API. I put together the bookmarklet because Adobe’s 32 bit Flash […]

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Gmail — The Sequel

Whoo hoo! When I turned on my desktop computer this morning the Gmail tally in my taskbar had some trouble logging in. Worried that I had lost my internet connectivity (not that unusual if you’re a Blixtvik customer) I fired up Firefox and logged into Gmail. It worked. Then I noticed the Older version link […]

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Last.fm Radio Protocol

During the weekend I decided to hack together my own last.fm radio player in Python. I had found the My Playlist station pretty useless after being treated to the same three songs over and over again, and set out to code a player that would autoskip any songs I’ve already listened to once during a […]

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Here is a WordPress plugin that I had almost forgot about only to “rediscover” it during an upgrade of WordPress. The main reason being that it is a drop in replacement for Rochus Wolff Endnotes plugin which I didn’t realized that I had replaced. The main difference is that the drop in replacement don’t need […]

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Poor Mans Edge-Cache

I have been playing around with the Amazon Web Services and S3 in particular over the last couple of days. It’s something I have planned to do for a long time now but never have come around till now. But I got a kick in the but to wake up and smell the Amazon Kool-Aid […]

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My Adactio Comment

My comment over at Jeremy blog managed to get somewhat botched so here is it in its original glory: My approach from now will be fluid layouts using max-width (or “telescoping” layouts as I like to call them) and deal with IE6 using Dean Edwards IE7 script as Eric pointed out a long time ago […]

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No Apparent Transparent

I can’t figure out why the PNG transparency wont apply to the artwork in my previous “Redesign Chronicle” when viewing the post in IE6 — despite the fact that I’m using Dean Edwards IE7 script and the files end in -trans.png. Arrrgh! Update: I’ve cracked it! Turned out that it was the PNG files themselves. […]

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Yesterday I realized that I really need to get on with the redesign when I had to add an !important to get a CSS-rule to apply. Thanks to Firebug 1.0 beta I got a painful visualization of how inefficient the current code can be, my custom rules on top of the Sanbox “Kubrick” skin.

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Redesign Chronicles: Layout Behavior

I will kick off this recurring series with an overview of the basic layout options we have at our disposal. It’s nothing especially earth-shattering, but it’s an important issue to think through properly and just because it seem so basic few do. You might already have heard it a thousand times, that “the web isn’t […]

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