Category Archives: Internet

Building a WYSIWYG Editor in HTML

Two posts in one day, wow. I had to show you guys this article. I always thought building a rich textbox would be hard and I’d heard of WYSIWYG editors, but never knew what they were. I linked the two via the WordPress help button which I clicked for no apparent reason. Then I searched Google on how to build a WYSIWYG editor in the HTML/Javascript combo (no I didn’t use those exact words). What I found was this:

Building a WYSIWYG HTML Editor Part 1/2

Cheers,

gamehawk

P.S.: WordPress keeps deleting most this blog when I am trying to save it. Annoying. Glad I have copy and paste on. If you see this it means I got it working.

P. S.S: I had to create a new entry and re-blog this.

P. S.S.S: Whoa, it’s September 28th (2006) and I realizedthe link wasn’t there as a result of it somehow being screwed up (I thought I had inserted it).  Well, I’ve edited it in now.  If you have come across this article then enjoy.

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RC1 Found, Will Travel

Ignore the cheesy title, or don’t.  I thought it was pretty good, anyways, right after this I am going to start downloading the Windows Vista RC1 ISO, and I will install it to a spare computer which I had Linux on.  Unfortunately, I haven’t been using Linux much and it’s a quick install so I’m going to write over it.  I’ve been doing so PHP Programming and have a new idea for a site I have been working on.  I want to work out the basic features first, before adding a pretty original idea to the Internet.  Well, that’s all folks!

Cheers,

gamehawk

P.S.:  I put this under technology, because Release Candidate 1 is a new development.

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OpenOffice.org 2.0

Oh, I love OpenOffice.org 2.0 (Commonly know by the acronym OOo), an open source Office Suite based off StarOffice by Sun Microsystems who helps develop the program.  I love this program, it has ease of use, great functionality, and cool features.  Microsoft should watch out, because if given a chance by consumers, this freeware solution which is already being used by many coders, could in fact compete with Microsoft’s Office Microsoft Office suite.  In fact OpenOffice.org is better than the MS Office Suite, minus the set of scanning utilities that I really like.  The abilities to import and export from different formats make this a must have for any developer.  This is definitley my choice for an office suite, and who knows maybe I’ll look at the source code at some point too.

On a side note, WordPress is annoying me, I had to re-type this article except for the first word and last three words.  I don’t know what’s up.  I think you might have to press View Site directly afterwards, but it’s just a hunch.  Oh well, the article is better now anyways.

Cheers,

gamehawk

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The Five Corners of the Internet

The five corners of the Iinternet? What is this guy talking about. Well, to me the Internet comes with five groups of people. I hate to sterotype, I really do, but it seems like on the Internet everybody is part of a group. In fact these aren’t really groups. It’s the good and bad about the intelligence of the ‘Net. Here’s What I have to say about the “candidates”:

The AOL Home Users:

Overview: MOST of these users are new on the Internet scene and use the ‘Net for games, casual email, and talking to their buddies.

The Good: The good part is they don’t really do any harm or cause trouble.

The Bad: They can get really annoying, but if they do something to you I’m sure we can find a way to trick them.

Internet Intelligence Level: 1/5

The Newbies:

Overview: These are the guys who know the basic function of the Internet, and want to learn more about computers. Unfortunately the way most of them go about it is spamming, wanting easy answers, and typing: “k m3 c00l wit dat”.

The Good: When you help them, they’ll bug off, you feel good, and that’s one less idiot (usually) to spam the board.

The Bad: They are more annoying than your average home user, because they go to places they shouldn’t acting like fools or worse, pretending to know everything.

Internet Intelligence Level: 2.5/5

My Advice: Get a book, read rules, use Google, and use this thing called a site’s SEARCH BUTTON.

The Script Kiddies:

Overview: These guys are one step up from newbies, but in a way, one step worse. They hack without really knowing how the stuff works, and if they code they don’t do it very well.

The Good: The good they flood themselves with viruses/trojans because they download things they think will “help” them hack. Sometimes they even get caught by the big agencies like the FBI, NSA, CIA, or other government organization. The only problem is they get played as “big time” hackers, and achieve loads of publicity that they probably wanted in the first place. A big plus is that someday they might go on to be good coders.

The Bad: These guys are attention seeking newbies, who cause a load of destruction and act really snobby. Avoid them if you can.
Internet Intelligence Level: 3/5

My Advice: Learn to code and stop hacking people.

The Gamers:

Overview: A lot of these guys are good with games and good with the Internet.

The Good: They know a lot of stuff about the Internet and use it well, plus they don’t spam.

The Bad: They can act like newbies during in-game sessions. They tend to use a lot of leetspeak. That can get really annoying. The only way to be “leet” is to act like your knowledgable.

Internet Intelligence Level: 4/5

The Good Coders:

Overview: Most of these guys want to learn.

The Good: They write cool programs, enjoy learning, share creations, and don’t cause too much trouble. If they do write malicious software they’ll usually get busted eventually.

The Bad: They can act like newbies when learning, think their leet, write malicious software to help themselves or script kiddies. They can be mean to other users.

Internet Intelligence Level: 5/5

Find where you fit in, and don’t flame. If you don’t agree something, don’t act like a newbie, post a respectable comment. Am I sterotyping, I don’t really think so. It’s more of the good and bad of the ‘Net, test your Internet intelligence, and find out what you’re trying to become and where to go to next. That’s all for today and stay tuned.

Cheers,

gamehawk

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