New things

May 10, 2013 12:05 am

I upgraded the server this site uses today, and figured I should probably actually post on it…  So whats changed recently?  Well… I bought a boat!  I now own Frogger USA702, a TipTop MiniTransat designed by Sam Manuard.  (Site coming soon)

Hopefully Frogger will be racing a bit this summer, and doing the full Long Island Sound short-handed circuit next year.

Ext JS & Selenium IDE

May 14, 2010 9:10 pm

This user extension makes ExtJS testable.  The only problem is you still have to set the ID of each component you use.  Otherwise minor code changes cause false positives in test cases and they’ll fail even though the test should have passed.  As long as you’re okay with setting all of you IDs, you’ll be alright!

We’re working on automating this in our sweet JavaScript framework based on ExtJS.  I hope we’ll eventually get to continuous integration based on Selenium scripts.

ExtJS is a cross-browser JavaScript library for building rich internet applications.
Selenium IDE has trouble testing apps written in ExtJS.

There are two reasons:

  • First, the DOM of ExtJS widget is complex, many elements have a dynamic id
  • Second, ExtJS is based on JavaScript context

via record and assert Ext JS – Selenium IDE – OpenQA Wiki

Dirtiest goal of the year

January 18, 2010 3:35 pm

This is probably the best goal I’ve seen since the Denis Savard goal…  (You know the one)

Everyone was dangling, the d-men got cut up…  Which explains the Yahoo Sports title: ‘Defense is hard to come by in the ECHL

Merle Hazard sings about the financial crisis

3:23 pm

Merle Hazard is perhaps best known for his songs about the credit crisis. He is the first and only country singer to write about mortgage-backed securities, derivatives, and physics.

via MERLE HAZARD.

Here are a bunch of the songs on Youtube:

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California loses the science fair

January 16, 2010 1:16 pm

So I stumped across this article on Hacker News titled “Science project prompts SD school evacuation“.  This is why the US can’t produce enough good engineers.  Read this and tell me if you aren’t pissed off at the American educational system.

Students were evacuated from Millennial Tech Magnet Middle School in the Chollas View neighborhood Friday afternoon after an 11-year-old student brought a personal science project that he had been making at home to school, authorities said.

Maurice Luque, spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, said the student had been making the device in his home garage. A vice principal saw the student showing it to other students at school about 11:40 a.m. Friday and was concerned that it might be harmful, and San Diego police were notified.

I have a couple of questions:

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