Archive for the 'Practical' Category

For all the Prolog kids

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Anyone………..? Anyway, now has Prolog docs, thanks to me.

The 2(.0)nd Coming of the Homepage

Friday, August 4th, 2006

To my one blog subscriber, If you’re wondering why I’m posting twice in the same month (how shocking!), it’s because things are changing around here. You are reading this via the RSS feed so you won’t be aware that I have redesigned the blog’s homepage. My intent was to make this medium more conducive to […]

Coming next Monday…

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Coming next Monday: a web app the likes of which has never been seen before; an all singing, all dancing, all screen-scraping, spectacular that will change our lives forever. Oh, and we haven’t started development yet. We’re just one of several money-making projects that will progress from idea to deployment in the course of this […]


Thursday, May 11th, 2006

I like nice clean interfaces. Firefox’s search box has always bothered me. It’s always there, cluttering up your view with your last entered search terms. It’s too small and fights with the url box for space. I always have it disabled. So as practice for another XUL project I’ve been working on, here is my […]

Hacking a Grazr

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

At the end of January, James Corbett coined the term Feed Grazer with reference to my OPod widget. Well, he’s certainly captured some people’s imagination with that phrase. Via James, comes news of Their main product is still under wraps but they have released the Grazer Mini, which bears a distinct resemblance to OPod, […]

Mr. Web Site…meet Mr. Clipboard

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Microsoft’s Live Clipboard is great stuff. Plus it’s not dependant on Microsoft Live at all. Microsoft are just proposing the standard and providing a nice little desktop integration app for their Windows users. Have a look at the screencasts. There will definately be UI issues to be worked out. This functionality should really live in […]

Widgety Goodness (Part I)

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

Today I released the first version of OPod (Cue cease and desist letters from Apple). James has the scoop. I think I’m going to make this the first of a series of posts releasing widgets I’ve developed as parts of other projects. Things I didn’t know before starting this: Firefox allows frames embedded to a […]

Swing Panorama

Friday, November 25th, 2005

Deep in the foothills of Wicklow a new web app is quickly taking shape. But when I lose concentration I’m pretty lucky to be able to step out the front door and go walk in the woods. On the hill opposite the house there is a huge, sprawling tree. And hanging from a branch is […]

Link Mail

Sunday, August 7th, 2005

While we wait for to add link emailing, here’s a little hack to make life easier in the mean time. In javascript, just as in a HTML link, you can target a mailto: url. So you can make a bookmarklet that extracts info from the page you are browsing and pops up a new […]


Sunday, July 10th, 2005

Last night was my first SuperHappyDevHouse. It was the first time since college that I experienced such a gathering of people, expressing a shared love of coding and tech ideas, and it felt great. Personally, I found it rather too SuperHappy to get a lot of Dev done – so many interesting or just entertaining […]