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May 15

Google Calendar Event List Javascript Script

13A reasonable amount of moons ago, Google shut down support for their Google Calendar API V2. Understandable, except I was using a script on a few sites to pull down calendar events! Fine... so I suffered like the rest of the huddled masses, and was forced to embed the fuggly Google Calendar on my sites, while waiting for someone to spend the time to update the script to use the new version of the API.

It didn't happen.

Months went by... and no updated script. I finally got tired of looking at it, so today I spent a couple hours learning how the API worked, and cobbled together a little javascript script that pulls down my duet's gcal events, and displays them on our website.

I've shared the code up on GitHub. It simply grabs future events (via an async call), from a public Google Calendar, and inserts them into a div on a webpage. No authentication needed, and it should be easy to refactor to include any data you want.

Hope it helps someone...

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12
May 15

Millennials: The Missing Manual

Obviously I've been too busy to post anything for some time... but a colleague just shared this and I wanted to pass on the funnies.

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14
Mar 15

Inspirado: Steve Jobs

I would join Apple Computer about two years after this clip, and there was still grumbling about OpenDoc's demise; one of the many technologies that geeks dug, that Jobs killed. Obviously history has been kind to his decisions, but at the time, these decisions took serious balls. Jobs was many things... but lacking cojones? I seriously doubt anyone ever accused him of that.

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12
Feb 15

Can You Give Me A Login?

P1000811-1QA folk are protective of their logins, and rightly so. We create users to test with, and expect their accounts to be in the state we left them in. It's not convenience... it's essential.

But Devs will ask you for a login to this server, or that server. So send them the link to the wiki page that describes how they can create their own logins, and even walk them through it if need be.

But if they still come asking for a login, try creating, and sending them a login with the username "lazydevs". Problem solved :)

Sometimes the passive-aggressive solution is the right solution.

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07
Feb 15

Top 10 Automation Blogs of 2014

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I am VERY surprised to learn that I made the top 10 in TestBuffet's top 21 automation blogs of 2014! It's especially nice to be listed among some of the blogs I read... not to mention discovering some new blogs I have yet to read. Very nice, indeed.

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