Are you a hacker or code monkey?

You have a chance to prove yourself in an amazing javascript based game: http://alexnisnevich.github.io/untrusted/. Your become Doctor Eval, who needs to find The Algorithm. Would you dare?

(do not look below until you completed the game yourself)
My solution to The Boss is here: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/73304632ce742351000d.

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Mapping sales in UK using google geochart

My Jewellery shop generates slow but steady flow of orders, which lets me play with data. Today I’ve try mapping the shipping addresses to a map.

I’ve decided to try Google’s geochart from charts API. There’s simply no way they could make it any easier. They have even created a playground where you can test the api from the browser.

There are some issues with this chart though – the map looks bland, it can’t be zoomed and there’s not real map overlay. Also it take ages to draw unless the markers are given in lat/lon format.

Here’s the result:
orders in uk map

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TranslateMe – my first Chrome extension

I spend long hours reading on-line (don’t we all?). Most of interesting material is available in English only (including en.wikipedia.org which is much superior to my native pl.wikipedia.org), so I tend to read all in that language. And as it is my second tongue, I need to use translator quite often. Google translator is doing pretty good job with helping me, but the manual process (copy->new tab->type address->paste) was just too slow to be comfortable. This is where the idea for extension for Chrome came from.

Basic needs for the plugin were defined as:

  • No need to open translate.google.com everytime I need a translation
  • No need to copy/paste to translate
  • Quick
  • No more than 3 hours to develop (including the ramp up – this was my first attempt to create a Chrome Extension)

The result is quite encouraging – the extension is working and can be downloaded from Chrome Web Store. More information about the extension can be found here (click!)

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