RSS Feeds for Wikipedia Current Events and NHL News

Friday, May 26, 2017

I subscribe to a fair amount of feeds for news, blogs, articles, etc. I’m currently subscribed to 122 feeds, some of which have tens of articles a day (news sites), some of which are dead. [1] Unfortunately there’s still a few sites that I was visiting manually each …

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Boston Python: Twisted async networking framework

Friday, August 28, 2015

Yesterday, Stephen DiCato and I gave a talk for Boston Python titled: Twisted async networking framework. It was an introduction to intermediate level talk about using the Twisted networking framework based on our experiences at Percipient Networks.

The talk, available on our GitHub (PDF) covered a few basic topics:

  1. What …
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Extending JavaScript Maps (or other built-in objects)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Finally another technical post, this one is about my adventures in attempting to extend the built-in Map object in JavaScript to extend the functionality. As background, there are two reasons we’d want this:

  1. In the chat backend we currently use JavaScript objects ({}) as hashes/maps to keep track of …

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Instantbird Contact List Hack #2

Sunday, January 15, 2012

There was a request on the Instantbird Bugzilla to always show contacts in the contact list as the “big” contact (as shown when a contact is selected).  Similarly to my last post, this can easily be done with userChrome.css.  See the post if you don’t know what userChrome …

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Instantbird Contact List Hack

Monday, October 31, 2011

A friend of mine asked me if there was a way to have selected contacts in the contact list NOT expand to two lines (where the status goes onto the second line) in Instantbird.

There’s actually no option to do this in Instantbird, but with a little userChrome tweak …

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