While building the OpenSourceBridge android app I considered adding iphone like back buttons. The problem was that the colors at the top of the page were different for every track, and I might need to change the colors later. I didn’t want to create dozens of different buttons, I just wanted a single button that worked with all color schemes. This is what i came up with in inkscape
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Myself and most others at the OSL use screen+irssi to keep our irssi sessions alive and move between locations and computers. The problem is that we don”t receive notifications of private messages or highlighted messages (messages directed to us in a channel, or keywords) on our remote machines. The solution I came up with was to send the notifications over XMPP to a jabber server which both the irssi client and notification system could connect to.
I’ve been working on the layout for the new Open Source Lab Blogs site, and came across a problem. We wanted our front page to be an aggregation of our individual blogs. It was easy to get the articles aggregated using RSS feeds and FeedWordPress Plugin. It even sorted our articles into categories very nicely, but wasn’t compatible with other category listing plugins. We wanted the article linking back to the source blog, an option provided by FeedWordPress.
I built a category plugin that uses the built in query & display functions to list all posts from a category. It should be compatible with any other plugin that modifies the links for articles.
I’ve finally recreated my blog. Stay tuned I’ll be making many more posts in the near future.