Free Ice Cream on Election Day

Back to the important things: Ben & Jerry’s is giving away free cones from 5PM to 8PM today (election day). http://www.benjerry.com/features/i_voted/

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Futurama: “Bender’s Game”

“Futurama” unfortunately never got the love that “The Simpsons” gets, but I’m still grateful for the fact that Fox gave the show another chance in the form of four direct-to-DVD releases ( "Futurama – Bender’s Big Score" , "Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs" , "Futurama: Bender’s Game" , and the forth-coming “Into the Wild Green Yonder”). … I’m excited to see the traditional system of studios depending on television networks for distribution changing, and I’m very interested in seeing more productions get into the hands of consumers through alternate channels, whether the channel be DVD, iTunes, satellite or some other distribution media. Having more ways to get to media means that we have more choices, and that things that may not have made sense to a television network given its ad-supported revenue model and limited competitive programming slots, may have another chance at life. … Add “Futurama: Bender’s Big Score” to your Netflix queue Add “Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs” to your Netflix queue Add “Futurama: Bender’s Game” to your Netflix queue

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WebDev: jQuery, JSON, IE and Caching

When you bookmark a listing the icon changes from a heart with a plus sign to a heart with a minus sign, the count of the number of times the the listing was bookmarked is updated and a message is displayed that confirms the item was bookmarked. … The first thing I tried was to make sure that my server returned a header in the response to tell the client not to cache the results. … GET is meant to be idempotent, no ill effects if it’s repeated (a request to move to position 8 is idempotent; a request to move to the next position is not). … Just add this to your jQuery initialization code: $.postJSON = function(url, data, callback) { $.post(url, data, callback, “json”); Changing my code to use postJSON() instead of getJSON() solved the problem.

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Offline jQuery Documentation for MacOS X

I don’t always have reliable online access when I’m coding – in particular, I was on a bus today for a couple of hours and didn’t always have Internet access. There are a couple of dashboard widgets for MacOS X which I found that helped out on the jQuery documentation front. … This widget is designed for browsing… click around in it, but don’t expect to search it. … This widget is designed for searching – if you know what you’re looking for, you can find it quickly.

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LJ Crossposting

I have a bunch of half-written things that I haven’t finished because I haven’t been happy with the state of cross-posting between this blog and Livejournal and I haven’t really had the time to deal with fixing it. … If you’d rather that I didn’t cross-post, or didn’t cross-post everything, let me know and I’ll see what I can figure out about limiting it. … And for some reason my web server is uncooperative about providing me with useful errors in its logs (yes, I’ve double-checked the Apache configuration… it’s … something else). … LJ-XP has changed hands once or twice, and some of the older versions don’t point to the correct location for the current plugin (which is http://code.google.com/p/ljxp/ ).

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