Friday Roundup

Friday roundup! Javascript gauges with Raphaeljs, content strategy, Webkit inspector, jquery functions, software development and scientific method

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Solid Cross-Browser Compatible Vector Graphics in Javascript with Raphael

Last week I had the pleasure of attending Web Directions South in Sydney – a conference I’d long heard about but had never had the chance (and good timing) to attend until this year. There were many great presentations there and the one I’d like to introduce you to first is by one brilliant Dmitry Baranovskiy. Dmitry built a javascript library called Raphael which essentially provides a lightweight, cohesive solution for vector graphics across browsers from IE6 onwards, including iPhone and iPad.

Why do you care? So. Many. Reasons.

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Notes on compiling LinuxSampler

I just installed Ubuntu 9.04 (64-bit) on a new machine and am currently in the middle of compiling LinuxSampler, and for some reason had to make source changes to the latest stable to get it to compile. For starters, I had to run configure with –prefix=/usr. Don’t know whether that’s a 64-bit thing, a me-being-noob [...]

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Regex Fu: Not Followed By

Everyone has their own regular expression implementation; especially text editors. One is good, while the rest range from absurd to almost usable. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you’ll find yourself in a strange environment needing to do some funky regex fu. So for the sake of argument, let’s imagine we have a standard no-frills regex [...]

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Synergy – Not just for Buzzword Bingo

I decided to get Synergy working this morning – its a little piece of Open Source sofware that allows you to share a mouse and keyboard across multiple machines, even if they have different operating systems.

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