The Evolution of a Programmer

The Evolution of a Programmer

I’m somewhere along the lines of Apprentice Hacker.

Google Code Search Released

Finally, Google has released a code search that enables you to search through source code.

Similar to koders.com and others.

I haven’t seen too much of my own publical GPL code in here, but it’s a start.

The question is: Can I search for special characters?

Javascript Error: submit is not a function

Took me a google search to find this one, but for some reason one of my forms was not submitting using javascript.

The reason was the statement “formObj.submit();” in the javascript was colliding (resulting in ambiguity within the browser) with the form button, which was also named “submit”.

ie:

Change the name of the button to “login” or something else more reflective of it’s functionality instead of “submit”.
javascript:

html:

Telephone Microformats

While looking into the proper syntax for telephone numbers as links in microformats, I found a good discussion from 2005.

There’s a great discussion of telephone microformats and using the tel: protocol in an anchor tag.

Some simple examples might be:

Notice the use of the “tel:” in the href attribute. The only drawback I’ve found is that I get a lot of 404 errors in my stats because most clients do not have a telephone application associated with the “tel” link. This can be rather bothersome and result in this:

Useful Debian Command Tip

I learned a few new commands that I haven’t used before:

To find a list of possible locations for a given application (in this case I choose “apt” which isn’t really a binary by itself, but rather a directory name used by “apt-get”.

Very cool for finding things quickly. If you didn’t catch what the output is, it is a simple space-delimited list of matches following the application name.