Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy holidays! See you in 2015!

I know I haven't posted for long, but I have been extremely busy lately, and now I'm just enjoying the calm, so all I wanted to say here and now is happy holidays! :)

See you in 2015!

Monday, October 20, 2014

New website launch: N Jamal Design (

Here it is, the website that I've been working on lately: Design credits are 99.99% Nurain's, the photographer who asked me to do the web portion, I really only gave a few minor suggestions. ;)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Calculate / limit lines in textarea

I had to answer and interesting question on StackOverflow (SO): Can can you limit (well, first of all calculate, of course) the number of lines in a textarea?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

No sound in Chrome for YouTube video

The other day I experienced an odd issue: there was no sound coming out of Google Chrome when I was trying to play a YouTube video.

I found this Google Support Forum thread about it; it may help you if you encounter a similar situation:

Sunday, July 20, 2014

7vége az ég alatt 4. - 2014 ready!

I just finished the now very (extremely, even) minimalist "release" of, the website I created for the festival we're having every year at summer, organised by my bro's and myself; don't forget to check out the Archives for earlier versions of this yearly changing website. ;)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

SOLVED! iOS 7 (iPhone 4S) Reminders only syncing when editing

This time I have something for you that would be more practical in your everyday life, provided you have an iPhone of course. You may have experienced this too, but I realized that if I applied changes to my Reminder entries on my iMac (has to be OS X 10.7.2 or later), it only got synced on my iPhone 4S with iOS 7 once I started editing one of the entries there. What happened in this case was that my current editing got ignored, and the changes I applied on my iMac took over. This was very annoying and I have looked everywhere on the net but found no real solution.

One day I just tried something, and it appears it did the trick:

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Calculating colour contrast from hex colour code (php, javascript)

This time I have a nice little snippet to offer you: there is an easy way of calculating contrast from hex colour codes. I needed this on one of my web apps where I wanted to display the background of certain buttons in one colour and wanted the app to automatically calculate if I should set black or white as foreground colour for the button so it's easy to read.

Friday, April 18, 2014

New, temporary design for webeno - webdesign, webhosting

I decided to apply a little facelift to my blog as the previous one looked really outdated. I will move this blog (sooner or later) into a different domain, but until then, I just wanted it to look a little nicer (to my view at least). I may still change my mind, so come back later for more... ;)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What do VocalEyes, Yii, and StackOverflow have in common?

Well, me! :) Right now I spend most of my free time trying to help out an amazing team at VocalEyes, a community voting online app, working with Yii, the framework this one is built with, and the rest of the remaining little time I have in a day I am doing my best to answer questions on StackOverflow (link to my profile), a well known "question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers". So what else could I write about...?

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Add a copyright notice to text copied on your website or blog

Here's a quite smart trick for today: Add a Copyright Notice to Copied Text.

What it does is that when someone copies text from your blog or website, this script ensures that once the text is pasted, it adds the URL of your post (on a blog) or page (on a website for example) and a copyright notice to the end of the pasted text. How awesome is that, right? :)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Transferwise pay button

I created a new button on this blog for donations. Scroll all the way to the bottom, you will find it in the right hand side pane: find the Donate button on this blog. If you're already there, why not click it and send me something, of course, if you like the information you're getting here. ;)