Author Archives: Jon

WordPress 2.8 automatic upgrade fails

I’ve been trying to update my wordpress blogs from various versions like 2.5 and 2.7 to the newest 2.8 for a while now, but was never able to do it automatically. Every time I pressed the “upgrade automatically” button, it told me it was downloading the latest file from WordPress, but it never got any […]

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The JavaScript Programming Language

Someone posted these links in a resources thread in one of the programming forums I contribute to. It’s basically a presentation by Yahoo! JavaScript Architect Douglas Crockford – it’s a couple of years old, but it’s all still pretty much accurate. It’s a must-see for anyone who doesn’t know much about JavaScript, or more importantly, […]

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Apple iPhone OS 3.0 – function follows form

I was reading a post over at ALA today called In Defense of Eye Candy, in which Stephen Anderson talks about how actually putting some effort into the way a site looks can have positive effects on the way the site is used. The more we learn about people, and how our brains process information, […]

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Album artwork doesn’t show on iPod Touch Cover Flow

If you find that your iPhone/iPod Touch isn’t displaying the album artwork in coverflow, but your computer that you sync it to shows it fine in iTunes, you’re probably wondering what’s going on! This happened to me a few days ago, so I did some searching – most people seem to think it’s only just […]

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Mod rewrite URL with 2 question marks?

A colleague asked me for some help with a few RewriteRules in his .htaccess today. One of the links he was trying to rewrite was unusual in the fact that is had 2 question marks “?” in it. Let’s say the url looked like: www.site.com/2009/1/is-this-a-legit-url?-i-don’t-know?www.site.com/2009/1/is-this-a-legit-url?-i-don’t-know? and you wanted to rewrite that to: www.site.com/2009/1/is-this-a-legit-url-i-dont-know/www.site.com/2009/1/is-this-a-legit-url-i-dont-know/ You might […]

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