Category Archives: Web Development

My Genealogy Site Online

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It’s been a tremendous amount of work, but my new site for my genealogy hobby is finally finished. It’s live at http://www.wombats-askew.com/. It’s definitely a work in progress as I’m continuing to post stuff including letters and recorded conversations as I transcribe them among many other plans to shift my records to a location that […]


Installing a Local Mailserver with Liferay

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For internal development on Liferay, it may be useful to install a local mail server in order to test mail functionality for things like out-of-the-box forms and Kaleo workflows. It is possible to configure Liferay to use an external mail provider like Gmail , but many corporate networks disallow SMTP traffic or block certain ports. […]


Passing Page Values with Tiles and JSTL

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For added flexibility, where I work we’ve wanted to convert our non-application JSP page to PHP for some time now. In redesigning elements to be reusable, one of the things they incorporate is the ability to pass a value from a page to an included component, making the component generic and reusable and giving the […]


Creating an RSS Feed in JHTML

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Because we use an older version of ATG Dynamo (6.2.0) at my place of employment, we’re sometimes constrained in what we can do and aren’t able to take advantage of features in newer versions of Dynamo. One of those features is the ability to generate an RSS feed from a content repository (which I believe […]


The Anti-Resume

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The term anti-resume is used in several different senses, most commonly refer to a narrative resume in the fashion of Anne Sexton’s Resume 1965. The other sense of the term is that mentioned in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s book The Black Swan where the author comments, “People don’t walk around with anti-resumes telling you what they […]


Hashtables and form labels with jQuery forms

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Javascript implements hash tables in a limited and somewhat unwieldy fashion as associative arrays. The jQuery.field plugin has some useful functions including a formHash() function that returns all the elements of the form with the field ids as the hash keys and the form values as the hash values corresponding to those keys. Some people […]


jquery Image Rotator

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I had the opportunity to finally get my feet wet with jQuery recently and quite enjoyed the experience. One of the big parts of the site functionality that the designer was looking for was the ability to rotate through a potentially large number of logos, fading in and out from the set in order between […]