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October 25, 2007

Beneighbor.com - A Community For Condo Dwellers

So for those of you who have been paying attention, I've been burried for the past 5 or so months working on a covert project. The project is a website called Beneighbor.com that is a social networking site for urban condo dwellers. RJ came up with the concept and I did the coding. I used a bunch of cool controls and plenty of AJAX so the site would be slick and modern. Ok, i did leave a little clunky stuff in there just so you'd know I worked on it. Check it out and let me know what you think!
Beneighbor screen shot
The site lets you meet people in your building, make friends, arrange activities, and just get know your neighbors. Right now the site is only covering a couple metro areas (Seattle, WA and Portland, OR) but we have plans to expand it as time goes by.

I'm pretty excited about the site and I really like the way it turned out. We will be adding features new metro areas over time so be sure you check back and see what we're working on.

Posted by Hefe at 12:12 PM | Comments (2)

October 15, 2007

The Rockies In The World Series?

Baseball is an amazing thing. Even teams that have spent so many years in the cellar that they smell like an aged cheese get a chance for the world championship at some point. Last summer on our road trip Hefito and I went to see the Rockies and Brew Crew play a game at Coors Field. It was a great park and a great game between two pretty lousy teams. Fast forward 15 months and both teams have had winning seasons, one of them is in the series. go figure.

What really broke my heart was the way Eric Byrnes (former Oakland A) hit a very weak check swing bloop on the first pitch to end the inning and the season for the D-Backs. I figured he would have been a little more patient.

Coors Field

Posted by Hefe at 11:10 AM

October 12, 2007

tinyMCE.baseURL has no properties

I have been using tinyMCE for a while now as a replacement for the now defunct HTMLarea WYSIWYG editor for web pages. The code is fairly straight forward and you can insert a full featured edit box on your we pages in no time at all.

So the other day I was adding tinyMCE to one of my pages and the textarea i was trying to convert to an edit control didn't change and FireFox had this error. "tinyMCE.baseURL has no properties". Very strange indeed.

After hours of endless digging and searching on the web i found that another javascript library that I am using on the page scriptaculous doesn't work well with tinyMCE.

The fix is to have the tinyMCE code pulled in after prototype.js (required by both packages) but before scriptaculous.

Here are a couple writeups I found
tinyMCE forum Discussion
Recipe from Scriptacuous

Posted by Hefe at 10:51 AM | Comments (0)