Author Archives: thurmda

Event delegation in Backbone views

I ran into an issue recently on a project using Backbone.js. It’s a great library but I ran into some unexpected behavior when binding events. I’ve submitted this pull request but if you’re having difficulty binding events to Backbone views (v0.5.3) … Continue reading

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US Boogie

I’ve been playing with the amazing D3 library lately. There are some mind blowing visualizations in the examples folder in the github repo. I’m going to work a lot of these into a fork I have of hummingbird. Stay tuned. … Continue reading

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How to SSH when you can’t normally SSH

Many corporate firewalls block port 22, the normal port for SSH. But if you control the server that you want to SSH into you may have an option. Take a look at this chart of TCP and UDP port numbers and find … Continue reading

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Introducing, the Kraken

So, this article, Consultant to ‘Vampire Squid of Expert Network Firms’ Questioned by FBI, got a lot of attention at work recently. Ever since reading it I’ve had an image stuck in my head of “a vampire squid on steroids” … Continue reading

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A 5 minute pitch for node.js

I’ve been doing some HTML 5 development lately and was groaning about lack of server side support for Websockets when a college suggested I look at Node.js … Node’s goal is to provide an easy way to build scalable network … Continue reading

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Become your own webmaster

Do you know how Google see your website? If your answer was “No” then you’ll want to read on… You can use Google Webmaster Tools to find out all kinds of information about your site like: Google’s crawl rate crawl … Continue reading

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Mega Map feed

  I had a whiteboard session today which produced this: Now for the fun part….

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