Posts Categorized: Development

The Problem with CORS

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Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) is intended to be revolutionary, empowering the web to push and pull data from everywhere.  In reality I see this causing more problems than helping anyone.  Note: I’ll use XMLHTTP instead of AJAX since the latter is so overloaded… 1. It breaks the cross-domain paradigm This is really all I […]

Check/Read Messages Exchange/Office365 Inbox with Powershell

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We have a process by which notifications of new users in another system, that need to get created in ours are sent via Email to a standalone inbox.  The new user emails have to be read and entered into the system based on the information provided (Name, and Email).  We get 10-20 a week, and […]

Parsing Querystring Values in Fiddler Custom Rules

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  I’ve been hot-rodding Fiddler for some time now to make my life a lot easier when debugging my site tagging and analytics tracking requests.  You can customize just about anything within the sessions window from the color, background, custom columns to the request it actually makes.  I’d previously created a custom column called “EventType”, which […]

Connect Pentaho/Mondrian Schema Workbench to Amazon Redshift

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The more you play with big data technologies, the more you end up circling back to the basic question “How does my end user get access/value?”.  Currently we’re using Amazon Redshift as a down and dirty query window on top of our raw data.  Recently, I’ve started to try and run Mondrian OLAP against redshift. […]

Mysql function to get querystring parameter of url

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Not suprisingly, most google results only returned things for doing this within some kind of PHP application.  Probably because nobody belives in MySQL as a data warehouse, or a place to parse strings… In the do with what you have environment of a startup, I do not have that luxury.  This function so far works […]

Amazon Associates Widget WordPress Plugin

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I’m a die-hard Amazon fanatic, and finally looked into Amazon Associates.  As you probably didn’t notice, since you’re a new visitor – I’ve added some links in posts, as well as a nifty widget in my sidebar.  I was surprised to only find a few widgets that offered to do more than just insert specific product links into posts, […]

Start synergy script Mac OSX Client to Windows Host

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I’ve long been a synergy fan, and found that especially at work that multiple monitors work best when spread across extra computers.  It’s like physical distributed computing.  Now, part of learning how to work on a MacBook is being lazy and wanting to control it from my main windows machine, so I don’t have to do […]

Capture form submission buried in ajax/javascript and no easy event handler

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When trying to capture a successful form submission or user action, sometimes they are buried deep within Javascript libraries, or on page widgets, with no good way to reliably tie into their events.  These are cases where the typical onclick may not be a good enough proxy if you can’t capture failures, errors, or the […]

d3js multi-time series, timeline or lane charts

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I’m starting to play with http://d3js.org/ as it appears to be the way of the future for data visualizations. I’ve set out to create an app that serves and displays images that are in a chronological order in some kind of time-series/timeline, almost a filmstrip like way.  I’ve come across some great examples of a few d3 charts, including […]

Set additional label based on event for Quantcast

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Quantcast is a great resource and data source for site owners and clients.  One of the first to provide demographics data in the web analytics space.  Thier feature for “labels” or “Audience Segments” as its also known is an even more powerful way to extend and get more out of this demographic data as it […]