Opening external URLs in Safari with PhoneGap applications on iOS

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After much trial & error, I figured out how to do this on iOS 6, PhoneGap/Cordova 2.5.0 and jQuery 1.9.1 OpenAllWhitelistURLsInWebView doesn’t matter. Setting it to true, false or omitting it doesn’t seem to have any bearing on the result. I set a target of _system on the href, like so: <a target=”_system” href=”http://rads.stackoverflow.com/amzn/click/B009CZICQ8″> I… Read more »

Awesome fun, the Ready to Fly Remote Controlled QuadCopter: DJI Phantom review

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Last year, I got a Parrot AR.Drone 2.0. It was fun but limited in many ways. While controlling the helicopter via iPhone or iPad was fun at first, it just wasn’t as reliable and precise as one would want. The helicopter was a fun toy but limited in many ways, hard to repair (you’ll crash… Read more »

Exporting DynamoDB data to CSV

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Another itch I needed to scratch. I needed the basic ability to export data from (an Amazon Web Services noSQL store:) DynamoDB to CSV. I first built a solution for my specific issue (which included some transformations) and then decided it’d be worth building something more generic for people. While you can do this using… Read more »

AWS Cloudwatch to Graphite (cloudwatch2graphite)

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Like many, we gather a lot of our system information (business and technology) into Graphite. One thing we were missing was some of the AWS services metrics that you’d typically use Cloudwatch for. So I wrote a little utility in node.js that does exactly that. You’d typically run this in a cron and throw the… Read more »