Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Bookmarklets FTW: Magic Pop-Outs and the Theory of Dog Balls!

Bookmarklets FTW!

As explained in my previous post Bookmarklets FTW: Preview Your Blogspot Posts Like a Boss!, bookmarklets are little (or not so little) helper bookmarks, which actually contain scripts. They can certainly make your life easier with automation. I'm bringing here 2 of them, which I've been using a lot.
  • A bookmarklet that opens streaming videos in little popups (not just Youtube videos).
  • A bookmarklet that opens a tiny remote control for Grooveshark player functions.
  • I'm including a small-but-useful app for keeping popup windows on top.
For more advanced readers, I've added a deeper explanation on the bookmarklet structure and recommendations for bookmarklet editing tools and procedures.

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You should have found this
out for youself!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Project: Keeping Track of your GitHub Open Issues in Real Time

The need

Since my team started working more and more on open-source projects, which are publicly shared on GitHub, I faced a need to have an easy way to follow up whenever new issues (GitHub's euphemism of bugs) were submitted by users.

There is a way to keep track by "watching" repositories of your choice, for which you get email notifications, but those emails are not limited just to newly submitted issues, but also to every pull/push request and comments. Also, for some reason, although I have clearly unsubscribed ("unwatched") specific repositories on my list, GitHub continues to notify me about them (which seems to be an issue in itself).

Thus, I decided (as always) to take things to my own lazy hands, and spent ~2 days building my very own GitHub Issues Notifier.
Get it on GitHub!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

An HTML5 Session at AUBG

This is a recording of a lecture I made on April 14th, 2014 at the American University in Bulgaria, in Blagoevgrad, in front of computer science students. The session was organized between Telerik and the university's Computer Science Students Union.
Below are the full recording (made with 2 laptops, 1 cordless keyboard, 1 cordless mouse and great help from the students), the pptx presentation, and the demos and links which were presented.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

This blog is not dead!

It just smells funny...
(Updates will come soon. I hope).