Making default values for date inputs easy

demo github Setting the default value for an input from markup has been done by ` value=”hello world”. I thought this was true for all input types including, date. It turns out that is not the case. Unless the value attribute is in this format YYYY-MM-DD` the input will not... Read more

Looking Back at My First Year as a Tech Lead

Over the holidays I started reading Talking with Tech Leads by Patrick Kua. Having just completed reading the novices section of the book and found it spoke to the many challenges that I faced during my first year as a Tech Lead, I though would share some of my own... Read more

Wallpaper Collection

Over the past year I have spent a bit of time every week finding interesting backgrounds for my desktop. I was increasingly getting annoyed with the amount of time I was spending on this never ending project. So I decided to roll my own Windows 7 theme with the backgrounds... Read more

Chromecast Style Windows 7 Sidebar Gadgets

I’ve had a Google Chromecast for a couple of months, one of the things that I really like about it is how the time was displayed in the bottom left corner. So I decided to create a set of windows sidebar gadgets that look like they would fit on the... Read more

Useful Plugins for Aptana Studio 3, Part Deux

This is a follow up post to useful plugins for Aptana Studio. Since writing that post I have stumbled on a couple other useful plugins / tools I would like to share. Fullscreen I looked for a fullscreen plugin after being enamored with LightTable’s fullscreen feature. This plugin hasn’t been... Read more

Web Components - IowaJS, Oct 2013

Looking back, jQuery UI was my first experience with “web components”. When I first discovered them I as amazed as to how easy it was to setup any widget. Just include jQuery and jQuery UI and just call the widget code. In the exsmaple below, .button() Setting up of an... Read more
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