Category Archives: Web

Blog posts about web development and Internet technology.

Don’t Rush A Web Developer

I like to work very slowly. This can be frustrating for a client but there are good reasons to work at a slower pace. Programming is not something that should be done in a rush. One of the biggest problems … Continue reading

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Working On The Web Site

I have not written about my freelance work in a long time. Business has really dried up. I am down to just one client who is not giving me much work. While things are slow I have been working on … Continue reading

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YouTube Data API

Google has changed their YouTube Data API and broken my web pages; YouTube Favorites Back Up and YouTube Subscriptions Back Up. I did manage to rewrite the YouTube favorites back up. It actually backs up a playlist and it can … Continue reading

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ASP.NET 1.1 Is Broken

Recently I came across the first instance I’ve seen of Microsoft dropping support for its legacy web application technology. ASP.NET 1.1 is now seriously broken. Officially, support for ASP.NET 1.1 ended on October 14, 2008. What I am talking about … Continue reading

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My First GitHub Repository

I have begun to do my research on San Francisco which will be the next major city I visit. San Francisco is a particularly interesting city because it is close to Silicon Valley. A large number of technology companies are … Continue reading

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Encrypting Email

I have been reading the book I bought at the International Spy Museum in Washington DC, The Snowden Files by Luke Harding, and I have actually learned something from it. The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most … Continue reading

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Mobile Web Site Design – Scale Images

I continue to develop my expertise in designing web sites for mobile devices. I’ve been dissatisfied with the display of my travel notes on my iPod Touch. Wide images would force the page width to exceed the limited width of … Continue reading

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Undocumented Google Search Operator For Backlinks

Yesterday I discovered what may be an unknown and undocumented Google search operator for listing the backlinks to your web site. A backlink is an incoming link to your web site. The number of backlinks to your web site is … Continue reading

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I Need A Cell Phone

I’m thinking about getting a cell phone. I don’t have a cell phone because nobody ever calls me. I really don’t need one. But now that I’m traveling more often it may come in handy in an emergency. I will … Continue reading

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Offline Database On iPhone Using SQLite

I like to take my iTouch with me on my trips to New York City so I can listen to music during the long bus trip. I also copy my compiled HTML notes on New York City to my iTouch … Continue reading

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New Drupal Services

I have not been blogging enough about my business. I have been blogging about my travels just to let clients know when I am unavailable. At least that is my justification for blogging about my trips. Recently I have been … Continue reading

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Sorff – Social Surfing

Sorff is a Java application that you can download at http://www.sorff.com/. It is a social networking application for commenting on web sites that you and your friends like to visit. You could think of it as extending a comment system … Continue reading

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Elgg 1.6 – International Weather Widget

I have created a new Elgg widget to display your local weather on your profile page or the dashboard. In response to suggestions from Elgg users I have revised this widget to support International locations. You can download the plugin … Continue reading

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Elgg 1.6 Threaded Blog Comments

Elgg 1.6 has been released and I’ve created a new version of my threaded comment system to work with the current version. You can download the latest plugin at http://community.elgg.org/pg/plugins/rsrobbins/read/242714/threaded-blog-comments-elgg-16. I made a few improvements while working on the new … Continue reading

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Elgg Threaded Blog Comments

I have finally finished my work on a threaded comment system for Elgg 1.2. You can download the plugin at http://community.elgg.org/pg/plugins/rsrobbins/read/228544/threaded-blog-comments This must completely replace the existing blog plugin because the change from an annotation comment to an ElggObject comment … Continue reading

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Elgg And Zen Cart

Pennsylvania still has not passed a budget so I continue to work on my web development skill set. Currently I plan to focus on Elgg and Zen Cart. Zen Cart is a new web application for me. I think it … Continue reading

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How To Create A JSON Web Service In ASP.NET

ASP.NET makes it easy to create web services but they usually return XML. Like many web developers I now prefer JSON. This article and sample code will show you how to get your web service to return data in the … Continue reading

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Looking For More Freelance Work

I’ve allowed my client list to dwindle down to just one but now I need to look for more freelance work. Pennsylvania has not passed a budget for the 2010 fiscal year and instead of issuing IOUs like California, they … Continue reading

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My Professional Development

I have not been putting as much time into my professional development as I used to but I still make incremental advances. ASP.NET technology has outpaced me since I managed to catch up with ASP.NET 2.0. I have not learned … Continue reading

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WordPress – Windows Live Writer Fix

I think I have finally solved the problem I have been having with WordPress and Windows Live Writer. Windows Live Writer is a free Microsoft program that allows you to write blog posts and submit them to your blog. It … Continue reading

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