Aleksandar • Vacić

iOS bits and pieces


I started using several months ago, as I realized that my Firefox bookmarks.html creeps close to 2MB, out of which I regularly use about 50. Rest is just nice to save. I went through several online bookmark managers and chose the flowery site because it has a nice interface and it works just fine. The Mini Ma.rker that you use to add new bookmarks is nicely done.

Apart from the fact that I much too often see this:

Where's my interface dude?

If you can point me to the save button, you’re my hero.

Donations. Custom work

I actually had the donations page for few months now, but only recently added the PayPal option. As the page says, scripts and techniques are free to use. If however, any of the stuff here saved you a day’s work, made the sun shine stronger or generally made your day - consider donating; for a Guinness pint or two or bottle of fine rose wine - it would suffice. :)

There are two options: PayPal, the usual favourite and If you have a PayPal account - and it’s getting really hard to find anyone without one - that’s the most convenient option.

Work hire

Those two are also equally usable for payments. If you need some specific variation of the code featured on this site or some other small and specific work done - feel free to contact me.

In the past, when I had more free time, I was happy to code-in anything. Lately - even though still happy to accept any challenge - I picked up some old interests: drawing, book reading (Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time will keep me busy for a long while :)) along with other personal developments which I might write about soon.

Whatever the case, it’s much harder to justify spending few hours a day tweaking CSS code versus a nice tea or coffee and a book.

You send your requirement and I will quickly return with time-frame and quote. At the moment, being fully employed on a demanding job, I’m able to take only rather small stuff. As small is variable matter :) best would be to contact me and we will discuss it.

Wal-Mart Video Downloads - amateurism par-excellance

You have to be really, really…ignorant ass, to do this.

As viewed in Internet Explorer 6

As viewed in Firefox 2

I don’t even want to mention the crappy image handling for the covers. Beh…I don’t even want to look at this again - it’s an insult to web developer profession…even common sense.

Update: 1 day later, they seem to have fixed the display, although there are few overlaps here and there. No, I did not visited it :) - I saw it mentioned in the comments on Digg.

Update 2: two days later, any browser except IE is toll to go…

Yahoo Mail

I never cared much for web mails. I like to keep my mail in offline reader and have used web mails only for online forums and similar activities prone to spamming.

By pure accident - Flickr asking to re-sign with Yahoo login - I opened an email account on Yahoo Mail. I already have GMail account and thought for few seconds do I really need it. One why the hell not moment later I checked in and…

Yahoo! Mail interface

…was really pleasantly surprised. The interface of the new (still beta) mail is very nice, with wonderful color scheme and very colorful yahooish icons. And it’s quick. It works and acts just like any email client. It has a 1-click switch to plain text mode (I hate writing HTML emails and little less hate to receive them). Heavy use of remote scripting and keyboard shortcuts. Quick and painless draft saving. When message is later saved, you need to manually delete the draft. Uses UTF-8 - cyrillic and serbian latin letters are preserved wonderfully in subject and the body.

Bad sides: annoyingly often asks for password, whenever you switch between Yahoo apps. On each message send you need to enter even more annoying CAPTCHA test. It’s really unfortunate because these are things you encounter often and they ruin the otherwise fantastic experience.