• regular Javascript v. AJAX for dynamic content insertion ·

    Recently for work, I’ve had cause to write functionality so that a certain chunk of a form can be inserted again, over and over, by the user. The form involves data about course equivalencies between schools, and the user might need to submit data for multiple courses a student has taken. Hence, the user needs to be able to add extra course sections on the fly, as they’re necessary.

  • make your Mac listen up ·

    I’m so tickled I can’t stand it. All right, so Speech Recognition stuff on a Mac is pretty darn cool by itself, but now I’ve got a nice Apple Script that opens up Safari with various tabs of my favorite sites, and it does this when I tell my Macbook “Get on it.” Here’s how I did it:

  • chmodding and Ruby ·

    Recently, I switched from a Powerbook to a Macbook, and to copy my files from one to the other, I used a pen drive. Since my pen drive has a FAT file system, it treats everything as being executable. This, however, is not the case on a UNIX-like file system like OS X. In order to save myself the hassle of manually chmodding thousands of files, I wrote this Ruby script: