A couple of weeks ago I needed a way to convert a number of seconds to a more user friendly format for a project I’m working on. I’ve seen these called “ago” functions. They take a raw number of seconds and convert it to something friendly like “3 seconds ago” or “5 minutes ago.” Not… Read more »
Working on a small weekend project I needed an easy way to validate that a string contained a valid Twitter username. Not necessarily an active account, but that could be an account. Found the rules on Twitter’s site that a username can be between 1 and 15 characters and can contain only the characters A-Z,… Read more »
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Found this one on Stack Overflow needing a quick and easy way to create somewhat random strings. If you visit the entire thread where this code was posted there’s a pretty good discussion of how to create random strings using math and date functions.
This came about from needing a way to automatically post to a Pinterest board. Unlike most social sites, Pinterest doesn’t have a public API to handle auto posting so it took a bit of finagling and a Node.js package called Pin-It Node which does most of the heavy lifting. Once the script is in place,… Read more »
Quick little snippet to toggle the value of a checkbox with jQuery. I needed this a couple days ago using a span with a font awesome image to take the place of a checkbox. Still needed an actual checkbox underneath for the form handler to work with. So I used this little piece of code… Read more »
For another site I needed a way to automatically post to a Pinterest board. It’s a WordPress site, but I didn’t want the posting to be based on when a post went live. I needed a way to automatically post whatever the newest post was that hasn’t already been posted. I’ve already done something similar… Read more »
Sitting here working on setting up a WordPress network and hit a snag. New sites have a giant “Welcome to your new WordPress site” message when someone logs in for the first time. Now, I’m not against the message; and WordPress should definitely market where ever they can. But I’d like to be able to customize the… Read more »
Sometimes I try and make things way too hard. One of the things that a web app I’m working on needs is the ability to do an advanced search. It’s using the outstanding DataTables plugin for jQuery which takes care of most of the work. But the way I wanted to have the advanced search… Read more »