Monthly Archives: July 2010

ArchCon 2010: A tale of beer

I don’t normally write public journal-like entries, but I’d like to describe my experience at ArchCon as an advertisement to attract more attendees next year! As co-organizer of the conference, I felt a lot of pressure for it to go well. People had paid registration fees to attend, as well as their travel arrangements and… Read More »

Upcoming Schwag Shipping Delays

I’d like to thank all my Arch Schwag customers for being the best schwag customers ever! Sales are steady and brisk, and I’ve been able to donate several hundred dollars to the Arch Linux project this year. Laptop stickers are, by far, the most popular item, but handbooks, t-shirts, lanyards, and pens are also well-liked.… Read More »

Schwag Shipping

Canada Post recently raised its shipping rates. Again. I think it’s the third time in a year, and the increase was substantial. I have considered their rates to be unfair for quite some time, and have tended to keep my shipping rates lower than my actual costs (handling fees, such as envelopes, printer ink, and… Read More »

Validate as you type in javascript

This is a common task, but has several facets that are easy to miss. I needed an input element that would validate as you type to ensure that an integer value was always entered. This was easily done by doing a replace against a regular expression, linked to the keyup event:

This works fine… Read More »