Background: We created Domainr almost four years ago, and since then many people have contacted us asking how to buy domain names that other people already own. We’ve not yet been through that process ourselves, so we asked our friend Julian Shapiro, founder of NameLayer, to write a guest…
Here’s screenshot of my browser, Google Chrome 16.0.912.77.
If you haven’t yet, read her blog post about the project - she talks about how it works, using browserscope, how it doesn’t work on dinosaur browsers like IE8, and why she built it in the first place.
A word of caution the CSS3 test checks which CSS3 features your browser recognizes, not whether or not they are actually implemented correctly. Oh, and WebKit claims to support CSS3 background-repeat, but it is LYING.
A Gitosis basic setup tutorial by Benjamin Kraft
Powerline is a utility plugin which allows you to create better-looking, more functional vim statuslines. See the screenshots below for a demonstration of the plugin’s capabilities.
Everyday I have to deal with DNS queries, and I’ve noticed my colleagues and friends often ask me about the way to troubleshot their domain names’ zone (that’s what friends are useful for, no ?). I’ll try to document my process as clearly as possible in order to face that kind of problems.
BIND version from DIG
You could get the BIND/NSD version of a name server by sending this dig command:
dig +short txt chaos VERSION.BIND @…
You could have funny results with some TLDs
dig +short NS fr. | xargs -I% -n1 -P4 dig +short txt chaos VERSION.BIND @%
I loved this one!
You shouldn't ask a lady about her age :)
I’ve just pushed some pretty hefty changes to the jQuery.Gantt project I’ve been developing with lately. I tried some other Gantt libraries, but they were either dependant upon ExtJS, no longer maintained or just didn’t play nicely with my pre-existing code.
I settled on jQuery.Gantt, but there were a few things I found that really kept it from being an accessible, front-end developer friendly resource. For instance, you could previously only specify a URL as a data source, and not a local object. I needed to pre-parse another JSON feed before plugging it into the chart. There were also some conflicts when using the Twitter bootstrap, and the inability to place attributes on the Gantt bars meant no sexy popovers like below.
A lengthy list of changes follows:
- Reduced conflicts with Twitter Bootstrap by name-spacing styles
- Source now accepts data from a local object, not just a JSON call
- Can now extend data properties on to bars for use with Bootstrap popovers etc.
- Code is now “use strict”
- Fixed a couple of errors resulting from “use strict”
- Various English translations: renamed months and days to english, hollydays/holidays
- Redesigned buttons and slider with CSS3 and an image sprite
- Modified category colours and styles
- Made chart 100% width so it responds to parent container width
- Updated demo page doctype to HTML5
- Moved body styles from stylesheet to page to reduce style conflicts
BitBucket announces GIT support, with still unlimited free private and public repos.
You might have seen our post last year on Gitifier, the Git commit notifier for OSX. If you prefer something a bit more *nix-y, check out git-dude from Marcin Kulik. Git-dude is a command line utility that monitors Git repos and provides desktop notifications using Growl on OSX or libnotify on Linux.
Configuration is done in the standard Git way:
git config --global dude.interval 30 git config --global dude.icon ~/.git-dude/github_32.png
Check the README for installation and advanced usage.