Category Archives: web-design

Open Redirects

In this post I’ll discuss an issue I tackled a short while ago – open redirects. But first, the story of how I got to it. Feel free to skip ahead to the technical discussion. Background Our analytics for plnnr.com … Continue reading

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Javascript Element Creator

Some time ago I was working on optimizing the client side code of my website, plnnr.com, an online trip planner. This website does automatic trip planning, and the problem was that recalculating trips was slow. After profiling, I found out … Continue reading

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PNG Minification

Following Ned Batchelder’s advice I’ve used pngout to minify the png’s on my startup’s web page. It took them down from 641,281 bytes to 338,705. This is quite a nice return for the effort of a download and a single … Continue reading

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Mochikit Drag&Drop Corner Case

I found myself working again on the UI for my startup. As my Javascript library, I use Mochikit. One of the reasons for that is that it’s the Turbogears builtin, and I came to like it. The other is that … Continue reading

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Website development and not supporting Internet Explorer 6

My partner and I started to work on a website a few months ago. We have a working prototype, and we are always improving it. My work is mostly concentrated on a smart Python backend, and on a Javascript front-end, … Continue reading

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Breaking Rapidshare's Annoying Captcha the Easy Way

Like many others, I got stuck in front of Rapidshare’s captcha. After more than five attempts at reading different letters with kittens and other critters hidden behind them, I was thinking of giving up. Especially because each time I failed … Continue reading

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LStrings and ASCII-Plotter at UtilityMill.com

It seems Gregory is fond of ascii-art, as he took my scripts, and put them online at utilitymill.com. UtilityMill.com is a cool new website, which allows you to run scripts as small web applications. What Gregory actually did, with just … Continue reading

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Troubles with Wild Themes

Some time ago, I wrote that I was planning on using a new theme for this blog. To do this, I first looked for possible candidates on themes.wordpress.net, and then started to adapt the one I liked. However, while working … Continue reading

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Misc. Projects: a preview for the new (academical) year

So now it’s been too long since I’ve written a post, and that’s mostly because I haven’t been programming lately, as I’ve been busy with buying a car\moving\studying. This is going to change now that I’m finally settling in. There … Continue reading

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Origami section added

I wanted to add this section for quite some time now. There are a few foldings I created, which I wanted to put online. Now the first page is ready. I also wanted to create the web-page myself, so I … Continue reading

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