Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings

WordPress, web development, and world domination.

Ook! Ook!

If orangatans could program computers, what would their programming language of choice be like? Perhaps something like this?

Virtual Slot Track Racing

When I was a kid, I loved those slot-track racers. You know, you have some plastic race track with these little electric cars that fly off the track when you go around the curves too fast? Now you can re-live that heady experience with RallyTrophy!

A Message from Scott Adams

As a member of the DNRC, I occassionally receive the Dilbert Newsletter. Today’s had a thought from Dilbert creator Scott Adams that I liked:

My Holiday Message

I’ve written and rewritten this section a dozen times. My problem
is that no matter how much I write, I keep condensing it down to
the same thought: This holiday season, as we laugh and eat and shop
and enjoy friends and family, our soldiers are in Afghanistan
risking everything for us. Some of them won’t come back. The rest
will never be the same.

Every one of them volunteered. They think we’re worth it.

Let’s prove them right.

Amen to that.

Dynamic Form Controls

Some time back, I was working on some code at work where we wanted to dynamically disable and re-enable certain form elements based on other user input. Internet Explorer adds a “disabled” property to form elements that makes this simple. But Netscape 4.x doesn’t.

I eventually came up with some Javascript code that more-or-less simulates the ability to disable form elements in NS4. If anybody is interested, feel free to use my code in your own projects.

Happy Holidays

Now that the Thanksgiving holidays are over, it’s time to get into the Christmas spirit. I hope you enjoy the Christmas theme for the site. But if it annoys you for some reason, you can choose to go back to the standard theme. Check the bottom of the menus. Kudos to Scott Andrew LePara for the theme switching code.