Archive for the 'web' Category

WordCamp Europe 2016

February 7th, 2016 by Alexander Kirk | Comments Comments Off on WordCamp Europe 2016

This year, 2016, the Vienna WordCamp team (which includes me) was able to get WordCamp Europe to come to Vienna. So may I present to you: WordCamp Europe 2016 in Vienna from June 24-26 Unfortunately it is constantly sold out, but there is a waiting list, should you still decide to come. Looking forward to […]

WordPress.com Community Translator

May 27th, 2015 by Alexander Kirk | Comments Comments Off on WordPress.com Community Translator

Amongst other things, this is something that I have been working on in the last months: Web Publishing for All! Introducing Community Translator Tools

Bookmarklet: Add URL to Links

March 2nd, 2015 by Alexander Kirk | Comments Comments Off on Bookmarklet: Add URL to Links

A quick one: If you need a website text for copying it as plaintext, you can prepare this by using this bookmarklet: add URL to links (drag to your bookmarks bar) add URL to links with CSS: text cannot be copied (drag to your bookmarks bar)

Stack Overflow: Ways out of the negativity

April 26th, 2014 by Alexander Kirk | Comments Comments Off on Stack Overflow: Ways out of the negativity

This is in response to the Stack Overflow Meta question: Why is Stack Overflow so negative of late? In my opinion the problem that Stack Overflow is currently facing is caused by a lot of new users that are characterized by user Mysticial as "help vampires". They care nothing for the site and just want […]

Fix qTranslate with WordPress 3.9

April 17th, 2014 by Alexander Kirk | Comments 12 Comments »

When updating a blog of mine to WordPress 3.9 the page wouldn't load anymore because of qTranslate not able to cope with the update. In the error log it says: PHP Catchable fatal error: Object of class WP_Post could not be converted to string in ../wp-content/plugins/qtranslate/qtranslate_core.php on line 455 The error is caused by this […]

Thinkery API launched

April 5th, 2013 by Alexander Kirk | Comments Comments Off on Thinkery API launched

Just a quick note, we made the Thinkery API public. If you don't know thinkery.me, it is a simple yet powerful tool for storing both notes and bookmarks. The contents of the saved page is stored in your Thinkery which you can keep even if the webpage goes down. With #hashtags you can easily categorize […]

Genial Daneben Analyse

December 23rd, 2012 by Alexander Kirk | Comments Comments Off on Genial Daneben Analyse

Zur Abwechslung mal ein Post auf deutsch. Ich bin Fan der (inzwischen abgesetzten) Fernsehsendung Genial daneben. Es gibt da eine Genial Daneben Datenbank mit (nahezu) allen Fragen, die in den Sendungen vorkamen. Ohne konkreten Nutzen habe ich diese Daten aus der Text-Form in eine echte Datenbank konviertiert (Script hier) und bin zu folgender Tabelle gekommen. […]

Android WebView: Web page not available

October 11th, 2012 by Alexander Kirk | Comments Comments Off on Android WebView: Web page not available

Just a quick note in order to save someone else searching for a solution to this problem. When you want to display HTML content in an Android WebView do it like this: String html = "my >b<HTML content>/b<. 100% cool."; WebView webView = (WebView) findViewById(R.id.myWebView); webView.loadData(">?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\" ?<" + html.replace("%","%25"), "text/html", "UTF-8"); If you […]

Git tip: Changing your mind: Push pending changes to a (not-yet existing) new branch

February 15th, 2012 by Alexander Kirk | Comments 1 Comment »

It happens quite often to me that I start committing things and only afterwards decide I should have created a new branch. So git status says something like: Your branch is ahead of 'origin/master' by 4 commits. but I don't want to push to origin/master but rather create a new branch. (Of course this works […]

hckr news

January 26th, 2012 by Alexander Kirk | Comments 1 Comment »

Just wanted to point you all to Wayne Larsen's alternate interface to Hackernews, called hckr news. I really like the clean and fast interface, compared to the everlasting old interface on the original page (even though you can of course use User CSS to pep it up a little). Wayne also created browser extensions that […]

Use an authenticated feed in Google Reader

January 3rd, 2012 by Alexander Kirk | Comments Comments Off on Use an authenticated feed in Google Reader

You currently can't subscribe to an authenticated feed (for example in Basecamp) in Google Reader. If you want to do it nonetheless you can use this script of mine which will talk to the server that needs authentication, passing through all the headers (so that also cookies and "not modified" requests will come through): download […]

New Feature for HN Collapsible Threads: Collapse Whole Thread

December 6th, 2011 by Alexander Kirk | Comments Comments Off on New Feature for HN Collapsible Threads: Collapse Whole Thread

I have added a feature to the HN Collapsible Threads bookmarklet that enables you to close a whole thread from any point within the thread: This is useful when you are reading a thread and decided that you are having enough of it and want to move on to the next thread. Before you had […]