Archive for August, 2008

My first user CSS, for fixing the IPB blog whiteiness

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Softpedia has upgarded the blog module (I guess) and it was quite a shok this new interface, completly changed (from layout point of view); basically the whole look & feel. The most annying problem is that it’s almost completly white. Even the non-white areas are almost white.
So I wrote the folloing user css: to fix this. As you already know from looking at my main site I have 0 aesthetic sense, so don’t expect something “wow”. Just something more bareble than that … white.

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How to get around caching problems with XMLHttpRequest

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

I was writing a greasemonkey script which is using XMLHttpRequest to get a page, then post something and again get to see if the change was made. However, Opera (and presumabley firefox as well) caches the result of a get through XMLHttpRequest so the test was returning a false negative. Searching for a workarounf, I found ths site:
from which I quote the idea
I’ve worked around this by inserting a timestamp in the query string of every get request – that way it forces IE to ignore the cache.

it works 🙂

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Cool vide: buffalo survives lion attack

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

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