Tag Archives: JavaScript

Using Node.js and coffee-script to send subversion commit notification emails

A small team at work is using a Subversion server for managing the code of various automation scripts and other things. The server is a Windows server and has the CollabNet flavor of Subversion installed on it with it running a Windows service exposing the SVN protocol for clients to connect to. I had to start doing some occasional stuff with these repositories and thought it would be useful to have it send out an email notification whenever someone committed something.

Continue reading

Advertisements

A simple Magic 8 Ball costume that actually works

A working Magic 8 Ball costume.

A working Magic 8 Ball costume.

I was keeping my usual self quite busy this past Halloween. I wanted to do an original costume that I created myself for wearing to weekend parties. Unfortunately, with my busy schedule, I put it off until pretty much the last couple of nights. With Halloween actually coming early during the week, I lost the luxury of the weekend to work away on it. So, having to do a rush, last-minute job after work, and wanting to do something novel, I thought of how the iPad has accelerometers and I could take advantage of it to make a working Magic 8 Ball costume! You shake the belly, you see the answer float away and back with a new random answer. Totally do-able, easy! Oh … and you don’t even need to be a software developer to do this. You don’t need a Mac nor Xcode to create the app, as this app is just a simple webpage and some JavaScript.

Continue reading