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Thursday 7 July 2011

Pomodoro Time Manager 1.5 has been released

I've developed a small Java app to help me improving the way I manage my time using the Pomodoro Technique. See if this works for you as well.

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Thursday 24 March 2011

Take a picture to (your?) mobile boarding pass

You probably know what a 2D barcode boarding pass is.

As any new technology it is subject to security flaws, not necessarily because the technology is flawed, rather because it can trigger flawed processes. Here's an example.

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Saturday 19 February 2011

The Oliver Becker's XPath method

XPath 1.0 does not support conditional expressions, at least not with the syntactic sugar one can expect.

With XPath 1.0 it is easy to extract content and use it as part of a string, but what if the actual content must depend on some condition? For example: if some condition is true I want to generate the string 'FOO', otherwise I want to generate the string 'BAZZ'.

In this case we can use the Oliver Becker's XPath method.

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How to install the latest delicious addon on the latest version of Firefox

As I'm writing this, the latest delicious addon (2.1.106) to Firefox does not support the latest Firefox 4 version; as a consequence Firefox won't allow the addon to be installed. These instructions help fixing the problem by fooling Firefox into believing that the addon is compatible. I haven't seen any issues using it in the last couple of weeks.

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Saturday 5 February 2011

HCB 3.0 has been released

Version 3.0 of my Hyperlinked C++ BNF Grammar has been released.