Twitter OAuth: Simple cURL requests for your own data

Having to include an entire PHP OAuth library every time I want to make a simple API request for some of my own data from a 3rd party app like Twitter really pisses me off. Perhaps this is unreasonable, but it's a problem I ran into for the 4th or…

How to view and extract Plesk backups

Have you ever had a minor developmental nightmare and needed quick access to a Plesk backup? Lost some data or needed a reference point and just wanted to get at a database's SQL without having to do a full restore? Perhaps you've just wondered what a Plesk backup was &…

YUI2: Javascript Carousel - An update about version 2.8.*

Last year I published two parts of a three part tutorial (doh) on the YUI2 Carousel Widget which worked with YUI Carousel 2.7.0. Since that time, a new couple of new versions of the YUI2: Carousel widget have been released (2.8.0 and 2.8.1), and…

HTML Canvas: Going Ninja with .Net Magazine's Processing.js tutorial

Yesterday I finally got around to sitting down and playing with the Canvas and Processing.js tutorial in last month's issue of .Net Magazine (Issue 202, pages 82-85). I have been wanting to try my hand at HTML5 Canvas since Rob got me interested during the HTML5 special of the…

YUI: Javascript Carousel with Custom Navigation - Part 2

Please Note: This tutorial is written for YUI version 2.7.0. It will not work correctly in versions 2.8 and 2.8.1. For more information and a fix please see my update article. Welcome to Part 2 of my YUI Carousel series. This part uses class names…

YUI: Javascript Carousel with Custom Navigation - Part 1

Please Note: This tutorial is written for YUI version 2.7.0. It will not work correctly in versions 2.8 and 2.8.1. For more information and a fix please see my update article. Welcome to my first JavaScript related post! I'm currently in the process of both…