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.

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… Continue reading Mapping sales in UK using google geochart

Missing markers when two Google maps divs are placed on same page

Google is making constant changes to their APIs and they seem to roll the alpha/beta versions for us to test. Which should be fine unless you expect your webpage to be stable and working all the time. One of the issues in current version of Google APIs is problem of missing markers when you try… Continue reading Missing markers when two Google maps divs are placed on same page

Chrome can speak now!

Yesterday new version of “Translate and Speak!” (previously TranslateMe) Chrome Extension has been released and it’s now ready to download on Chrome Webstore. New features in version 1.4 include: “Speak!” function, which uses amazing Google’s TTS to read text Translate (detect language) function, which tries to guess language of the phrase before translating it to… Continue reading Chrome can speak now!

Limitation of Chrome Extensions API

The Chrome Extension model is amazingly easy to use with just few basic concepts to understand. But there are rather severe limitations. The most important I found so far: There is no easy and consistent way to create option page. Developer needs to create option page as any normal HTML page, this is just overkill!… Continue reading Limitation of Chrome Extensions API

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… Continue reading TranslateMe – my first Chrome extension