August 15, 2016

Quickly remove read-only web page form fields with a bookmarklet

Filed under: Technical — Tags: , , , — James Bunton @ 9:11 am

It’s somewhat common for some web pages to require that you enter your password by clicking buttons instead of using a regular form input field. For example the loans.com.au login screen does this.

The stated reason is usually security. However we should all be using password managers anyway, so this is quite annoying.

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July 14, 2016

Understanding ‘this’ in Javascript

Filed under: Technical — Tags: , , — James Bunton @ 10:27 pm

I believe the behaviour of the this keyword in Javascript is one of the most confusing and poorly thought out parts of the language. If you understand how objects and classes work in some other language, but don’t understand why Javascript behaves weirdly, this blog aims to help you out. By the end you’ll understand how this works and how to make it work for you.

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July 29, 2015

bashttpd – the Bash HTTP server

Filed under: Technical — Tags: , , — James Bunton @ 8:11 pm

So I was bored on the bus trip to work this morning. Back in Uni I’d thought about whether it would be possible to write an HTTP server as a shell script for bash. So I did it! Presenting bashttpd.

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February 16, 2013

Countdown Timer

Filed under: Technical — Tags: , — James Bunton @ 1:06 am

I was looking around online for a simple, good looking, web-based countdown timer. The best I could find were using Flash, ugh. So I did what any self-respecting software developer would do and wrote one myself! :)

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