Posts for September, 2005

Starting VNC at a specified screen resolution

I love VNC and I love this command: /usr/bin/vncserver -geometry 1024x768
Published in Sysadmin on Sunday, September 11th, 2005

Starting the flash debugger

I’ve been having a really fun weekend playing around with FlashMX. One of the really frustrating problems I had to start with was getting the flash debugger running. When I started the debugger by choosing “debugger” from the window menu, it was giving me a “debugger is inactive” error message. To enable the debugger I […]
Published in Web development on Sunday, September 11th, 2005

Interesting link: how people using screen readers interact with webpages

I was looking for some information about how JAWS interacts with .NET apps and found this fascinating study on how people using screen readers interact with webpages.
Published in Web development on Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

The Mozilla equivalent of CurrentStyle

IE has a pretty nice DOM property called currentStyle that you can use to find out the resolved style properties of a DOM object. This is neccessary because the style property will only tell you what style properties have been set, they won’t tell you what properties have been inherited from the element’s parent nodes. […]
Published in Javascript on Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Converting from a string to an enum option

If you need to convert a string to an enum option, you can convert it using the Enum.Parse() method: Day weekday = (Day) Enum.Parse(typeof(Day), "Wednesday", true);
Published in .NET on Thursday, September 1st, 2005