Archive for November, 2007

Why UI? Why Not?

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

I took some time over the long weekend to hunker down and get familiar with YUI, and re-familiar with javascript. I’m a dork. I know. But, i have to admit it’s been a while since i sat down and did something educational for myself.

Anyway, something to note about YUI is that, while incredibly powerful, it’s terribly documented. I mean, do i pass an id string or a reference to the html element? the examples are a mix/blur of both usages. Also, for those using the animation stuff, opacity is a value between 0 and 1, not 0 and 100. and you might also have to use a “from” attribute. oh, and you might also have to pre-initialize the opacity to match your “from”.

you see, i really don’t know cause i ended up shotgunning it cause,well, i spent one day setting up all the webservices i needed for this little app i’m building, and then the next four days trying to figure out how to mofo fade a damn li in and out.

also, one thing i have yet to figure out is javascript blocking/sleeping/waiting. i have an array that i want to iterate through and append li elements in a ul. the problem is that i want to append these elements over x amount of time, maybe, i dunno, one per second. however, i can’t seem to figure out how to sleep in javascript. anyone?

Fired Up!

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Hit up the Obama Countdown to Change event in SF today. It went from 6:30 to 9:45 or so. A couple highlights:

1) dusty baker was in the house

2) among the six thousand plus in attendance were, what i thought, were an incredible number of young folk. as in one to twelve year olds. I never thought of these things as family events, but i’m sure it makes for an interesting outing.

3) it’s hard for me to get excited whilst amongst obama fanatics. or fanatics of any sort.

4) while it was the same speech he gave at the JJ rally, it’s much better in person.

5) oh my. the more he reveals, the more i identify with him . . . even though he did this at that other search company.

6) OMG! I shook barack’s hand!

7) on a tangent, kucinich is one rough and tumble dude.

goings on

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

for some reason i felt compelled to find a better calendaring solution today. Ended up spending the morning hooking up phpicalendar and lightning. I’ll let y’all know how it goes.

Also hit NYC last weekend to visit Carmen. Got to meet up with the chungs, but that’s about it.

Finally, the Chuburys are headed north for oregon. safe travels!

$25K for your school? Why not?

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Looks like the Y! is having a little promo for our new kickstart project. Here are the rules. Go get ’em.