I created a Facebook Fan page for this blog few days back. And I wanted to add a Facebook fan page button to the sidebar so that readers can directly like it from inside this blog. But creating a widget took some time as I wasn’t able to to find a working link where I can get the code snippet to add the Facebook page like widget. The links from other blogs were pointing to dead url actually. But after a bit of search I got to Facebook developers page where you can change and live preview your widget and copy the code snippet to add to your site or blog. You will get different options like code for HTML5 or IFRAME.
Sometime back I wrote a blog post comparing performance of few online Json viewers. But what about if you can format your JSON data inside Firefox without any need to go to any website? Just install JSONView Firefox add-on. And now when you open any JSON document in your browser, instead of asking to download, it will show you formatted and highlighted data with collapsible objects and arrays. It is just like what you view when you open an XML document in Firefox.
If you are stuck with Json related stuffs and those too with lots of records in them, then you must know how painful it can be to view and debug though the unstructured Json data And you must be already using some kind of Json formatter to format the Json so that you can view and identify particular Json element with ease. For this I used JSONLint for a long time. This online Json validator will validate the text input to check if it’s really a Json and upon validation will format it so that you can easily understand the Json structure and find the elements that you need. But for larger input of data like more that 1mb or so, sometimes my Firefox browser hangs because of some unresponsive script from JSONLint. But recently I found an better alternative in http://jsonviewer.stack.hu/ . Though it also makes my browser unresponsive sometimes but in lesser rate than JSONLint. Anyways I guess my machine configuration has to do with that processing problem too
Do you know that Google Search can do your calculation just like the calculator in your Operating system? You can use it seamlessly to do any simple or complex computation while browsing the web. To use Google Search built-in calculator function just type the calculation in the Google Search box or you can just copy paste the computation from any other page. And Google will show you the evaluated value as the result. This is a small trick but you never know when you may find it handy
Yeah! After using internet for so many years I fell into the same old trap by not checking the sender’s email address in the first place. Last night I got this email:
Verify Your Gmail Email Account
Gmail Team! email@example.com to me
It’s pretty troublesome actually! I had to spend quite a few minutes to find this option out. Even Facebook Help page was not of much help. I went through it, but it was not clear. I had to make some Google searches and eventually I found it out. So I thought of sharing it with you if by chance you are trying to hide Facebook friends list from others, including your friends
I just did a bit of exploring on this yesterday. I thought it might be interesting to know the maximum number of characters that popular search engines allow in their search bar.
So for Google the maximum limit of characters that you can put in search box is 2048.