web

By the power of Chrome, I command thee!

Ever had one of those “oh $*#@” moments when you’ve finally finished filling out a long form, and hit submit only to see an error message? And when you hit the back button, the form was blank… If so, you know you need Lazarus. And if not, you have a chance to install Lazarus before disaster strikes!

And though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Ctrl-W, I shall fear no blank form.

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/loljledaigphbcpfhfmgopdkppkifgno?hl=en-US

(This I have to try: it’ll probably increase my frequency of blog posting by about 8x).

Stay Focusd

You sit down at the computer, and you swear you'll be productive. Next thing you know, it's twelve hours later. You've checked your email, updated your Facebook status, browsed the trending topics on Twitter, read your RSS feeds, looked up your favorite band on Wikipedia, vanity googled yourself, cyber-stalked your ex, looked at all your high-school crushes' Facebook photos, and lost a week's pay playing online poker. 

What you haven't done is WORK.

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/laankejkbhbdhmipfmgcngdelahlfoji?hl=en

*Cough* I dunno what they’re talking about.

I wonder if I can bring myself to install it? :)

Streaming CGI

Every now and again I come across the need to build a CGI/web page which has streaming output. That is, I want the page to start rendering before the CGI stream has finished – the way that the LookingGlass traceroute and ping tools do.

In this case, it’s for automating both the host and the Mac builds. Between yesterday and today I’ve completely automated the Mac build process along with all kinds of command switches and safeties and fallbacks. A little collection of perl scripts on the mac dev box and the patch build box.

What it needs now is a web interface (because we do everything else thru a web interface).