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Daily Archives: October 3, 2015

Get the title of a referral url with Javascript

If there is a need to retrieve the title by just passing the url to one of your applications this can be done with this tiny jQuery plugin I wrote. It uses yql to bypass the cors restriction and its really easy to use. Requirements

Linux on breadboard!

It is just amazing what people with skills can do. Check this guy, not only he build a computer on a breadboard but he also made it capable of running a light version of linux. And all this with a Motorola 68008 cpu, 512k(!) Ram

Firefox Developer Edition

Firefox is one of the best browsers out there as you already know and few days ago turned 10 years old. Usually the tradition is to bring presents to the person who has birthday but the guys in Mozilla thought the other way. They decided

Internet Explorer on Azure RemoteApp

Imagine that you are developing a website and you want to test how it looks in newer versions of Internet Explorer but only Windows 7 are installed in your pc. What are you going to do? Solution comes from Microsoft and it can run in

750 Free Glyphicons

Google open sourced 750 glyphicons few days ago so you can download them and use them freely in your apps. They come in several formats to choose: SVG versions of all icons in both 24px and 48px flavours SVG and CSS sprites of all icons

Windows Azure DocumentDB in NodeJS app

I’ve read a few weeks ago a small article about DocumentDB in Windows Azure which is Microsoft’s NoSQL solution in cloud, but I didn’t have time to go more in depth, until today! I came across this wonderful tutorial which explains in detail how to develop a

Microsoft Azure Hardware Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is the leading cloud solution for those that were living in a cave the last few years and haven’t heard anything 🙂 In order to support millions of users Microsoft had to have really strong hardware resources. Dell is the major supplier and

Multifetch – NodeJS performance boost

Just came across a library for NodeJs which can give a nice small boost to our apps. What actually happens is eg. you are making one single GET request but you are getting back multiple Json responses. This can save time and resources. Have a

Arduino webradio circuit

Bill Serasidis posted in his website a really nice arduino webradio circuit, which actually connects to for fetching the data and decodes the stream through a vs1053b module. From the schematic I can see that is not too complicate to build and I really like