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JSONP-DOM, JSONP without callback querystring.

October 31, 2010

While working on centrally hosted Backbase widgets we needed a JSONP solution that is cachable by proxies (Squid, akamai) as well for browsers. Where regular JSONP requires the response to wrap the response using a callback. As we have full control on the response, the solution we came up with (and dubbed “JSONP-DOM”) is to […]

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Working around __flash_removeCallback

September 20, 2010

Abusing your own blog for delicious like bookmarking should be forbidden! Either way, Dave Smith provides (see comment section) a nice workaround for __flash_removeCallback “Object required” alerts when embedding flash in internet explorer and reloading the page. <script type=”text/javascript”> (function(){var s=function(){__flash__removeCallback=function(i,n){if(i)i[n]=null;};window.setTimeout(s,10);};s();})(); </script> I decreased the setTimeout interval to somewhat higher then 10ms, because for me […]

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Shirt arrived from itailoronline

September 4, 2010

Following a post on FOK! on experiences with, I considered the low pricing (< €20) and gave this site a go. Configuring a shirt went fairly easy, although I didn’t try out all options. Doing some googling I found which offers more options, but at 4 times the price ITailor offered it shirts […]

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Approach towards Lazy Loading and booting Backbase

September 2, 2010

Introduction I am not under the impression that what we are doing here is rocket science, but might be nice to share anyway. Lets first elaborate a bit on the situation at hand. At my current client Backbase is used in a progressive enhancement kind of way: <!– Backbase Library –> <script type=”text/javascript” src=”core/4_3_1/engine/backbase.js”></script> <!– […]

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Perceived standardization / differentiation

August 8, 2010

In a discussion on Yammer it seems that merely 30 years ago the vision was to have 30 engineers around the globe writing services that others would use. The concept might be working if you increase the number of engineers 10 to 100 fold. Most important however it seems that even though we discuss a […]

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Reflection 2

August 6, 2010

Currently I have the luxury to be back with my roots and do some full-time software developer, rather than work on three projects at once spending more time on managing, discussing and commuting. As there seems to be a tendency in developers careers to shift out technology at some time and become project manager or […]

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Why would you even build a feedback page?

August 1, 2010

Ever considered how dull it looks: “If you have suggestions or remarks, please leave a message”. Even nowadays interaction designers tend to leave feedback forms in there wireframes, and totally mis the concept of websites like In general I believe that web marketing managers and editorial and support staff should be aware that people […]

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It must be friday – Tenpages investment

July 30, 2010

Still not sure whether this was a good thing to do or not, but then again I like to enable people and push them a little to get to the next level. Maybe because I decided for myself to get to the next level, which might also explain me being more active and more positive […]

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Writing Yammer Bots

July 30, 2010

After having written a Yammer Extension for mediawiki ( which I got some really good responses to, it was time to look around for new challenges. So on to the new plugins we write and are about to write; Just last week we decided it would be good to implement some reward and recognition model […]

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Reflection 1

July 29, 2010

Do you know the feeling that some four weeks after you finish a project you get that moment of reflection. You decide what you have learned, what you seriously never need to do ever again, or just be amazed at how things came and went and in the end there is something there but you […]

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