Amazon Cognito

Amazon Cognito is an interesting hosted solution for managing user’s online identities and userdate with all kinds of bells and whistles (like “save and update when user only later on connects to his Facebook profile).

It is also cheap: IF you would 1.000.000 user syncs a month you pay… $15 for it.

Maybe be interesting (and cheap) (and less work) solution for my apps. I think this funcitionality every user expects.

No href on A / Prevent further links being opened after onmouseclick

I had a <a href onmouseclick=””> and while the onmouseclick opens a new window, the href also triggers … this was kinda not handy because

  • “#” would not work (don’t want extra # because it fucks up the query string) (and all kinds of javascript on the backend)
  • “return false” would not work (too fast for aysnc call).
  • jquery no further event, not in this case useable, did not get the e.
  • javascript:undefined :in theory

So I wrote a piece of code that puts location.href in there, and some tricking, but … not optimal because that refreshes the page.

THEN, via SA, I thought of leaving the href out completely , did not think of that :)

<a onmousclick="&rdquo;&rdquo;">

works perfectly and is simplistic enough to be nice. (now only need to make it have an arrow and the css styling seemed to be dependent on the href being present so need to add some styles to mimic this.

Nice trick! (I also found the . might also be useful)

RoutePlanner showing you what places to rest after every 2 hours

Google maps shows you how a long a trip takes. It does not however show you how long it takes for each of the intermediate milestones. So I asked on StackExchange for a tool which would show you this and, not surprisingly with ViaMichelin this is entirely possible.


You have to drive to France and pre-determine that you want to hold a break every 2 hours. In Google Maps you can’t see where you are after every 2 hours but in ViaMichelin you can easily determine, before leaving, what will be your resting places. Nice!

viamichelin screenshot

best demonstration of quick-sort ever seen


Created at Sapientia University, Tirgu Mures (Marosvásárhely), Romania.
Directed by Kátai Zoltán and Tóth László.
In cooperation with “Maros Művészegyüttes”, Tirgu Mures (Marosvásárhely), Romania.

Choreographer: Füzesi Albert.
Video: Lőrinc Lajos, Körmöcki Zoltán.
Supported by “Szülőföld Alap”, MITIS (NGO) and evoline company.

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And of course … also see the dances about:

jump to wikipedia sorting

All organization relations WordPress

Facebook has a record of all companies I like as well as LinkedIn.

However, I don’t want that taxonomy data inside these databases but in my own. And because I want to keep my private IT simple: I would like it to be in this WordPress blog.

For instance: I just drank a bottled frappuccino from Starbucks which I bought at AH.


I would like to have on my sidebar or some sidebar a list of all companies such as Starbucks and when clicking it a list of all products and services I take from such a company and organization and along with it some story and some metadata. Exactly as now is the case in all those social networks.

Thing is… there could be several approaches to such a setup: from completely manual to a plugin. I could use WP’s taxonomy system or write my own and on top of that I would like all metadata I store at social networks integrated so that my blog becomes the central hub. Ideally Facebook should query my blog to extract thousands of relations instead of the other way around, so I should create an api for that, “Edward’s API”.

Let’s think about this.

Kinzo RVS Onkruidverbrander Review

Met de Kinzo RVS Onkruidverbrander kun je snoerloos met een vlammetje onkruid op het terras uitdrogen. Met het vlammetje verdroog je het onkruid (het vocht in de cellen zal uitzetten) of maak je hem zelfs “zwart” (in het uiterste geval) waardoor het onkruid verdwijnt.

De energie komt van een butaanflesje dat je via schroefdraad op de lans schroeft.

Aangezien ik wederom aankijk tegen een terras vol onkruid en ik het gif, het op de knieeen met mesjes tussen de stenen krabben al achter me heb gelaten … is dit een mooie incentive.

Tuin producten zitten volgens mij in de lift qua omzet. Ergens in mijn achterhoofd: als ik tijd had zou ik er een online winkeltje in beginnen.

Anyway, ik heb hem dus maar besteld (15 piek dus …) , ik had hem al eerder op diverse “one-day” aanbiedingen langs zien komen. Dus ik ga het maar eens proberen.

Zodra ik hem heb zal ik hier een review plaatsen. (op  YouTube staan er al een paar)

Ook al ziet dit er HEEL negatief uit:

p.s. de website van Kinzo is een ramp. Geen enkele knop lijkt iets zinnigs op te leveren. De menu’s zijn half leeg. Geen idee of dat tijdelijk is.