Ask and you shall receive

I had a dilemma with the external links. When I started this blog, all external links were hard-coded with "padawan" as target name, so they would open in an external window but always the same to avoid cluttering. Then, I had a nightmare where Jakob Nielsen was telling me, with the voice of Donald Rumsfeld, that if I wasn't with him, I was against him. So I removed all the targets. Then half my audience (from old Europe) started complaining that they wanted the external window back...

I knew there was a better solution out there, like here and here. I like Adrian Holovaty's one better, because it makes the difference between internal and external links (OTOH), it stores your preference in a cookie (although I have to figure out how to make it work with MT), and it makes the entire option text clickable (smart). I wrote to Adrian and he gave me permission to reuse his code, thank you Adrian.

Now, you have choice, isn't that cool? (oh là, je m'américanise à vue d'oeuil)

mensuelles Archives

Recent Entries

  • Steve Jobs

    "Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because...

  • Your privacy on MOTOBLUR by Motorola

    After the Nokia Ovi Store carelessness, it's now Motorola who's allowing strangers to get access to your private information on their MOTOBLUR portal. Exactly like...

  • How to resume a broken ADC download

    (I'm documenting this trick for myself to remember, but it can be useful for others…) Apple, on its Apple Developer Connection site, has a bad...

  • WTF is this ‘myEventWatcherDiv’ doing in my web?

    All of a sudden I started to find the following line in most of the web pages I was browsing, including ones I made where...

  • Your privacy on Nokia Ovi Store

    My friend Adam Greenfield recently complained about the over-engineering culture at Nokia: I was given an NFC phone, and told to tap it against the...