simple html geolocation example

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For my collection of testcases of web technologies (check it online at ariya.github.com), I added a simple example demonstrating the use of HTML5 Geolocation feature. It should run without any problem on a web browser which has such support, including on several mobile devices which I have tested. I also added reverse geocoding using Google… Read more »

first look: silk browser for kindle fire

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Kindle Fire from Amazon, one of the hottest tablet these days, is finally available. Based on the Android platform, this tablet differentiates itself from few tablets out there because of the integrated Amazon services, manifested in its completely different UI than other Android devices. For those who used to shop regularly, watch movies and TV… Read more »

typical ofi #47

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Kindle Fire is in da house! This $199 Android-based tablet from Amazon was pretty much the gadget of the week. There are multiple reviews already, among others from Ars Technica, The Verge, Engadget, Sencha, and many others. I have taken a first look at its Silk browser, expect to see my detailed review tomorrow. Update:… Read more »

one hundred thousand and counting

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At the palindrom date 11/11/11, WebKit project hit its monumental 100,000-th check in. Now, what happened from the moment it was born till this time? The following chart shows the source code revision (vertical) as the function of time (horizontal). Some icons are there to represent few products associated with WebKit, the position approximately resembles… Read more »

matching a decimal digit

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When you write a tokenizer, for example for a math expression evaluator, then it is unavoidable to find the category of a single character, whether it’s a number, an operator, etc. While the most logical way is to use regular expression, what if you would like to do it without one? A typical JavaScript function… Read more »

strife of love in a dream

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Mountain View Public Library often holds special events such as regular book sales *. While combing the huge selection for some affordable treasures, I picked up few past best-sellers fictions which I always wanted to enjoy but never had the time to do so. Bracing for the flight to Austin, randomly I pulled two of… Read more »