Simple HTML5 snowflakes in canvas

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Today, I thought about HTML5 and the canvas element again. Escape is a bit “on ice” at the moment, because some other ideas bothered me too much and so I decided to test other things. A few months ago, I already did some image manipulation and screen scrolling with a canvas, but now I wanted to […]


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New year, new game: Escape

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Although I started coding this game in 2011, I’ll make it the first project 2012 for me. 😉 But what exactly is this “Escape” game? Well, escape is a simple dungeon game where the goal is to find the key and exit of each level as fast as you can. The faster you are, the more score […]


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3T Update: Text based Tic Tac Toe Version 1.1

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Now, that I found some time, I added complete network code to 3T the text based tic tac toe. It’s only a peer to peer connection for now, but I will add some dedicated server code later. 😉 Stay tuned and have fun with the update!


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Code Snippet: Youtube playlist downloader

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A few months ago, I wrote a tiny ruby script I never released, that made it possible to download Youtube playlists and convert them to mp3 files. Unfortunately Youtube changed many things since that time and my script did not work anymore. Private reasons and a strong will to fight the API forced me to […]


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“404 – File not found” vs. META tag noindex

Many web pages include a site search these days, that makes it possible for users to search content exactly on the page they are and not on the whole web, but what should one do, if no results were found? Normally search engines would also index these pages, because they can’t see, that there is […]


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Code snippet: Export simplenews subscribers from drupal to CSV

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Some of you may know the newsletter module simplenews for drupal. If you’ve ever tried it, I am sure you soon realized, it’s a mess. The template functionality is too complicated and poor, emails are send via cron, you have no statistics and only poor ones with other extending modules…


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Day two of Ruby programming: (For now) It’s fun…

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Day two of getting more into Ruby programming and I must say: Ruby can be fun! Okay, a few people seem to be really mad about it and see the language as an answer to everything, but I think there are some advantages to other languages, especially when it comes to string manipulation, iteration or […]


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Code Snippet: Making a HTTP GET request with ruby

I had to get into some ruby programming for my job and so I decided to refresh my memories a bit more. It became more or less a tradition of mine to write some network or internet code to get into a language and so here’s a first result. It’s just a simple function for […]


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Use Google Suggest as a helper for keyword research

UPDATE: This code is outdated and not working anymore. See my new article for an actual working version. Since April 2009 Google offers some nice feature in web search called Suggest, which is the  list of search queries you see,when you type in some search query into Google. I think everyone knows and uses it… […]


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Benny the game (more or less) alive again!

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Maybe it’s the worst code I have ever written, but it was also my very first project in C++ and lost for years, because of my stupidity. Now, about four years later, rasco found an old copy of the source on some backup DVD and made the code and game alive again…


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