Category: Tips

Workaround to Facebook’s Graph API Search locale change

So Facebook decided to change the meaning of the locale parameter to the search parts of the Graph API – and label the decision “by design” after 2 months of thinking. Not “design change” or “bug we don’t feel like

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IE7 content disappears

This is not a complaint – it is the solution to an issue that has been puzzling me over the weekend. IE8 has been out for a long time – which does not necessarily mean that corporations has implemented it

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Windows 7 – First learning points

Installed Windows 7 RC2 for the first time yesterday. In Virtual Machine First installation in a VirtualBox – which worked fine except for the VirtualBox graphics adapter not being accelerated – which meant Solitaire ran extremely slow. Apart from that

Twitter is..

Twitter explained by Evan Williams.. Also – at Overskrift.dk, we launched TwitterValg today – a site to track tweets from candidates for the EU parliament election on June 7th.

Tip: Cool Firefox WYSIWYG blogging plug-in

Actually there is no good reason for this tool not to be an independent piece of software – it doesn’t really need to be part of Firefox. But.. Somehow it just works for apparent reasons. Bloggers do two things a

Netbooks – the necessary new design test-tool

Writing this on my Lenovo S10e netbook, I am furious. It’s before mid-day and yet I have had two experiences of software designs that did not consider netbooks a platform – or at least the new low screen resolution these

Ubuntu two-finger scrolling

My brother is now a fairly long time Mac-user. I haven’t gone down that road (yet). Last night he was here and i showed him my Asus EEE (which is currently running Ubuntu 8.10). “Cool” – he said. “It supports

Magpie RSS/Snoopy problem finally solved

MagpieRSS IS great – I like it a lot, and it almost does exactly what you need to aggregate RSS feeds from PHP. MagpieRSS has one achilles heel in Snoopy. MagpieRSS relies on Snoopy as the HTTP-client (browser-component) that fetches

Generate PDF files from PHP

For a web project I needed to create invoices, to be downloaded or e-mailed to clients in PDF format. The platform is PHP and the documentation for this almost exclusively describe PDFLib for this purpose. I am sure PDFLib is

Light-weight XML editor

I was looking for an XML editor to perform a few simple tasks. Since i worked heavily with XML a few years ago, the Windows XML editor of choice is apparently still the Altova XML Spy. You can get it

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