Archive for November, 2010

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Disabling the View Source Favelet

Most of the HTML source protection scripts that you can waste your money on don’t even block your ability to view the decrypted source of the page using a favelet/bookmarklet. The couple of such scripts that I have found that do provide that feature each uses a different method of doing so. Here is the […]

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Regular Expressions

Regular Expressions are a standardised way of being able to manipulate text to match and replace the content based on patterns. There are quite a lot of different programming languages that support regular expressions including PHP and PERL (along with many other server side languages) and JavaScript also supports most of the same regular expressions […]

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

JavaScript Math Object

Don’t be put off by the fact that the Americans who defined this part of JavaScript do not know how to spell using proper English and misspelt maths. This static JavaScript object provides all of the most common irrational number constants as properties and all of the common maths functions as methods allowing you to […]

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Using the Cookie Toolbox

The cookie toolbox that I created goes well beyond just being able to read, write, and delete cookies. It contains code making it easy to save entire arrays into a single cookie and to be able to easily update the array that you have stored in the cookie. This tutorial describes many of the additional […]

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Passing Parameters using Cookies

Handling cookies from JavaScript is much easier once you have written functions that take care of reading, writing, and deleting cookies. To provide maximum flexibility in being able to use cookies I wrote a set of these functions that allows entire arrays of data to be stored within a single cookie if you need to […]

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Reorganizing the Start Menu

Keeping your computer properly organised so that you can easily find the menu entry to start any given program means that you will probably at some stage want to rearrange the entries in your start menu. Once you have more than a couple of dozen entries in the menu it starts taking up several columns […]

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

User Types in Windows XP

One of the biggest differences between XP Home and XP Pro is the support that it provides for running old versions of software that were written back before XP was released. As a lot of people only upgrade their software when they need additional functionality that the new version provides and which their old version […]

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

“Behind the Scenes”

My monthly newsletter gives you a general computer article (written by me), thoughts on what I hope to add the the site in coming months, and also links to all the articles I have added to the site over the previous month. Keep informed of what is going on with my web site so that […]

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Email Address Validation

There are numerous ways of validating that an email address matches to an expected format. There are not so many ways of checking if an email address actually exists. Here we look at a JavaScript email validation which doesn’t use a regular expression for the test and is therefore able to give a detailed answer […]

Monday, November 8th, 2010

“Making Software”

It took me several days to read this book because there is just so much material in the book. Some parts of the book are easier to read than others but it is all useful information when it comes to looking at how to improve on the way software is created. Find out more about […]

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Game Settings

In many cases the games that you run on your computer will behave significantly differently from the way that most other programs run. Most of the programs that run on Windows actually call common functions that Windows provides in order to perform all of the common functions that a windows program generally needs such as […]

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Changing Background Colours

There are two ways to define the appearance of a web page. The old way is using HTML tags and attributes that were added to early HTML specifications in order to provide limited ability to affect appearance of the page. The better way is to use a stylesheet which is the way that it was […]