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About jhh

Programmer, business owner and a system admin. I post about books, business, Internet, technology and pretty much anything interesting, too.

Tidhr Reader

My team made Tidhr Reader as our entry in Node Knockout 2013. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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Running web apps in Google Chrome App mode

Are you running a lot of web apps in Google Chrome? You can start them in a app mode. …\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe –new-window –app=https://www.google.com/calendar/ On Windows 7 I just copied Google Chrome icon on the desktop and edited properties to have these … Continue reading

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Tabs or spaces? I use both.

It seems most programmers don’t understand how tabs should be used in text files. (Since I always end up arguing about it.) I use them both. Tabs to indent, spaces to align. There really is no problems when you understand how it … Continue reading

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PowerShell is just awesome

I’ve known for a while that PowerShell is useful but I never got myself to take that two hours to learn to actually use it. Today I did just that. And it’s simply awesome! Tasks like reading a remote RSS … Continue reading

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Setting up HTTP server on Windows with Node.js

Some years ago I dreamed about running JavaScript applications on Windows systems as easy as it was on Linux. It seems the future is here. Today it’s really easy to setup Node.js and install NPM apps on Windows systems. Here’s … Continue reading

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HBO started at Finland

This month great things happened. HBO launched HBONordic.com for customers at Finland. That’s great improvement because we haven’t been able to watch these series instantly (not legally at least) before now — without waiting months or years for a DVD … Continue reading

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NKO 2012 — two days left!

I am participating in NKO once more this year. We have a four member team and we’re planning to make a website with some hopefully interesting features. I hope we get the first version of the site up before Saturday … Continue reading

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I’m In The Army Now

So I have been in the Finnish Defence Forces in the basic training as a rookie a month now. For you international readers I must state that it’s mandatory civil service in Finland from 6 to 12 months depending on … Continue reading

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PHP’s json_decode behaving badly

Funny thing with PHP’s json_decode… $ php <?php echo var_export(json_decode(“true “, true), true) ?> NULL (Press ctrl-d after you write “?>”.) The same using node.js: $ node > JSON.parse(“true “) true > exit Of course it could be argued that … Continue reading

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CSS Anti Spam Trick with content attribute

Some time ago I stumbled upon a simple way to add email addresses on web pages — that are not easy to read by bots — using only CSS. First you add new class .email with your domain into your style sheet: .email:after … Continue reading

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