Mini Updates, Programming, Technology

The latest product and policy updates from Twitter – Targeted Ads

Twitter will track you
Twitter will track you

The word on the block is that Twitter is moving increasingly towards generating more revenue through targeted advertising. Apparently as part of their plan to further monetise their ‘free’ service, Twitter intends to jam ads onto your screen that are tailored to your interests based on their past tweets and possibly browsing history (since they will put a tracking cookie on your machine). Continue reading “The latest product and policy updates from Twitter – Targeted Ads”

Mini Updates, Programming

HTML Geolocation

A very interesting article about writing HTML5 Geolocation written by Zeeshan Akhter

Zeeshan Akhter

Geolocation is a way for the user to retrieve their position and share where they are. This can be done in a few ways, by using a GPS as the one in your new smartphone or connected to your computer is the most precise method. But for users without GPS the browser will use your IP and or try to find nearby WLAN stations, however this is not as precise but gives some idea of where they are. Exactly how this is done is not a W3C standard and each browser have their own way to do it.

Even though geolocation is really complicated it’s quite easy for you to implement. In this tutorial I will show you how to retrieve the user’s position and display it on a map using Google Maps. So lets get started.

Step 1. Create the HTML layout

We start of by creating a simple…

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Mini Updates, Programming

Ajax – How can I upload files asynchronously with jQuery? – Stack Overflow

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Here is a very interesting discussion on the StackOverflow forums about using JQuery to build an asynchronous file upload component. People propose many different solutions such as Flash, a hidden IFrame, or to using HTML5. Although the discussion happened some time ago between 2008 and 2009, it is still relevant and interesting to read today.

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