Archive for the 'howto' Category

Let’s make OpenID easier!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

The subject of this post was the subject of an email i received at the weekend. The ever-awesome JanRain have launched another OpenID product, called ID Selector to make OpenID more obvious and easier than ever.
I have added the simple DHTML plugin to the OpenID registration screen, which works a dream, and makes it very [...]

Clarification of terms

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

To avoid any confusion, when you are creating a new task the button at the bottom now says ‘Save task’ instead of ‘Create task’ like it used to. Hopefully that should be a bit more obvious what it’s about to do! All the buttons should be a bit more consistent throughout the site now.
That’s all [...]

How to verify Twitter details from Ruby/Rails

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

Further to my post on How to update Twitter from Ruby/Rails, here is a method to verify account details with an AJAX link and results feedback. I got the idea from twitterfeed.com and pretty much reverse-engineered their code - mine behaves in exactly the same way.

Updating Twitter from Ruby/Rails

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

I believe in sharing knowledge, so here is the method to achieve a Twitter update from Ruby (using POST, as GET is now disabled by Twitter for security reasons). This code requires Ruby 1.8.5 for the set_form_data method.
With Ruby on Rails, the following is best placed in a controller. This probably isn’t the only way [...]