I was thinking about how facebook updates parse out the url, then construct a nice looking preview. I think what it takes is scanning the textarea for a url, and then using ajax to tell the server to fetch a summary of the page at the url. get the data back, and insert it into a template, and reveal it.
This is a republication of a post from January 2012. I would not write it this way today.
Continue reading Facebook-style Previews
After writing two sitemap generators for two different old sites, I whipped this together – a sitemap generator that mashes together a bunch of sitemap generators.
Continue reading Legacy Website Sitemap Generator
The Nautilus Trash feature stopped working, so I could only delete a file completely, rather than move it to the trash. Here’s what’s happening, and how to restore it.
Continue reading Linux Nautilus Trash Folder Stopped Working
The file is located in the same folder as the document. It’s named .~lock* so you need to make the hidden files visible to see it.
I bought a computer motherboard online, and found myself with a crashing computer. Unfortunately, because I took months to install the board, I missed the deadline to return the device. This series is about how I have been trying to resolve the problems, and stabilize my computer.
So far, I’ve cleaned out the dust, and changed the thermal grease compound on the CPU. Despite these changes, the system is still crashing.
Continue reading Crashing Computer, Troubleshooting RAM: Swapping RAM Slots.