Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Displaying a RSS feed on your site

So I was looking for a way to display a RSS feed on a web site using JavaScript and HTML and I found this old blog post on Ajax.PHPMagazine.net. This worked perfectly except for one issue, which was caused by web browsers, basically the security of the browser was blocking external domain name RSS feeds to be pulled, so you need to do what Matt posted in the comments part, and it should work fine. I hope this article helps others as it helped me with something I was trying to do.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Commenting systems for your site

Well I was looking around different blogs and noticed some are using different commenting systems which I wasn't aware about. LOL @ myself because I have been building a web site and basically coding a comment system for the site, but now I find myself wanting to try one of these commenting systems out there. The only thing is I don't know which is best to use. I will list the ones I have found and I wanted to ask if anyone uses these what is good about them and what is not so good. If anyone has found other commenting systems please reply with a comment and let me know about it.

All of the above have free versions to use which is cool. Right now I have a client's site using JS-Kit ECHO (because that was the first one I found) for comments so I will see how that works.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Abbreviations for chatting online

I read an article on The Wall Street Journal web site titled "Quick! Tell Us What KUTGW Means" and after reading through it I did not know most of the abbreviations they listed in the article. I don't text much but I do use abbreviations for things when texting or playing online games. Here's a list of some of the basic ones I know that may help others if they don't know them.

afk = away from keyboard
brb = be right back
imo = in my opinion
lmao = laughing my ass off
lol = laughing out loud
nsfw = not safe for work
omg = oh my god
rofl = rolling on the floor laughing
ttyl = talk to you later
ty = thank you
yw = you're welcome

The Wall Street Journal article also gives links to a few sites that you look up to see what some abbreviations mean, such as NetLingo.com and UrbanDictionary.com.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

New movie Zombieland trailer

That's right, another zombie moving is coming out, this one is called Zombieland. It comes out in October and watching the trailer it looks like it's somewhat of a comedy, almost like Shaun of the Dead. From the trailer it doesn't look like a really great movie, but I still want to see it as it's a zombie movie and I'm a fan of zombie movies and video games.

New movie Pandorum trailer

I saw this trailer on YouTube for an upcoming movie called Pandorum and it looks interesting to me so I thought I would post it on here. The movie looks to be an action/horror film set in space, watch the trailer below. Here's a description of the movie from the YouTube video description:

From the producers of the Resident Evil film franchise comes Pandorum, a terrifying thriller in which two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone -- and the reality of their situation is more horrifying than they could have imagined.


Random side note: this is my 300th post on this blog. Woot! :)