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Journal: Need some javascript help 1

Journal by OctaneZ

Okay, I need some web help! Googling for javascript help yields tens of thousands of seemingly unhelpful tutorials and guides. I have a webform with 3 select boxes:

[Select #1] [Select #2] [Select #3]

I would like to "chain" the boxes, such that values for boxes #2 and #3 are selected based on the value of the option selected in box #1; for those curious the first box is the maximum depth the Spray glider should dive to, the second box, is the maximum glide time, and the third field is the number of points it should average when telemetering data back to shore. I've tried a b8unch of onChange's; and tried hard to make selectedIndex work, but there must be someway that uses the value of the option rather than it's place in the index right? There are a couple hundred options in the menus. Any ideas?

Cellphones

Journal: Cell Phone Hunt Update 2

Journal by OctaneZ

Well I went and played with phones at VZ.

I like the LG VX8550 (Chocolate Rev.2) thought the scroll wheel feels a little chintzy, I wish they had added more weight/resistance to it. A lot of people are comparing the scroll wheel to the first gen iPods but I am not sure I ever had the opportunity to play with one.

I also like the LG VX8700, it's a nice clamshell design, supports more Bluetooth features like Bluetooth File Transfer, however it isn't free. :-\

Any advice?

Cellphones

Journal: Cell Phone Help 5

Journal by OctaneZ

So I am in the market for a new cell phone. I am eligible for a deep discount on the Verizon network starting Tuesday. I currently have a MOTO RAZR V3c which I have never been to enamored of, it works, the form factor is okay, the battery sucks.

I've never had a slider before, a friend has one of the shiny 2nd generation LG Chocolate VX8550 that she likes so far.

I'm not a big texter, and until phones start coming with SSH clients I don't anticipate needing a QWERTY keyboard. I have no interest in the VZ TV or Navigator thing. Bluetooth is a must, I love being able to sync my address book and have the phone plugged in while I wander around my kitchen on a bluetooth headset. I'd also like a phone that did OBEX (unlikely on VZ from what I can tell) or had removable media so I can actually use the camera in the phone, but this is not a requirement as I generally carry my little ELPH with me.

Any recomendations, horror stories, etc?

The Internet

Journal: Apache and mod_rewrite 1

Journal by OctaneZ
I wish apache had a mechanism to use mod_rewrite without having to have a vhost for each domain that you want to redirect. At the moment I have this defined in each vhost I want to redirect:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} domain.org$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://server.domain.edu/$1 [R]

Am I missing something obvious?

Toys

Journal: last.fm borked? [Working now]

Journal by OctaneZ

Is last.fm borked? I tried two clients with a couple of different options, but nothing appears to be getting updated today. Anyone else seeing this?
-OZ

Edit: not sure what it was, but arount 1720EST my entire days backlog filled in. Go figure.

Slashdot.org

Journal: "Opinion Center" 3

Journal by OctaneZ

So slashdot has replaced the "Vendors" section pushing AMD with an (uncollapsable) section called "Opinion Center" pushing Intel? And what's with making the section in the navigation bar a different color? And why's it at the top of the bar.
Seriously "Vendors" was at least forthright about what it actually was, a slashvertisement.
Ugg, annoying.

Wireless Networking

Journal: Linux Wireless help - Half-Height Card Selection 2

Journal by OctaneZ

I need to find a PCI wireless card that will work with linux (OpenSuSE 10, not my choice). Now normally this wouldn't be THAT hard, except it is a Dell Optiplex GX240, you know the slim black ones that probably sit on all of you secretary'sadministrative assistant's desks, thus I need a so called "half-height" card.
So anyone out there have suggestions, I am NOT looking to use NdisWrapper. Any suggestions?
Has anyone used mad-wifi recently? They list the "3Com® Wireless 11a/b/g PCI Adapter" as the only supported half-height card.

Programming

Journal: [programming] Help learning Fortran 1

Journal by OctaneZ

Okay, I need to pick up Fortan, 70, 90, 95, doesn't matter, need to pick up Fortran in some form to maintain and adapt some code. (it too is a mix of code from different standards)

Any suggestions? Someone out there must still be playing with this stuff!

User Journal

Journal: New Options for posting? 3

Journal by OctaneZ

When did we get 3 options for posting?

Publicize: Submit this story to be posted to the Slashdot front page
Publish: Share this with other Slashdot users
Post: Pay no attention to my musings

"Pay no attention to my musings" is this how we post to our journals now?

Unix

Journal: rsync for Windows? 2

Journal by OctaneZ

I am looking for an rsync client for Windows, any suggestions? This is for family members who I have yet to convert to the Cult of Mac. I know about cwRsync, but I am looking for something more akin to WinSCP which I currently have them using. Some are on flaky DSL connections so a protocol that could resume would be preferable to straight SCP.

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