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Moving to San Francisco, and feeling great.

So, it turns out I’ve accepted a position with Facebook and will be moving to San Francisco as soon as my H1-B clears (should be in not too many weeks). And a few weeks ago, a friend of mine told me about The last six years spent with BRIK has been wonderful and I’ve grown […]

Posted by oyvind.kinsey on October 3rd, 2011 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  4 Comments

Using WCF/svc’s automatically generated javascript proxies _without_ ASP.NET AJAX

Most of my web based projects consist of WCF driven webservices at the backend and a javascript UI using ExtJS, and for access to the WCF webservice I like to use its automatically generated proxies as this abstracts away the feeling of working with XMLHttpRequests, actually it abstracts it to a level where you can […]

Posted by oyvind.kinsey on October 28th, 2009 under Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , ,  •  2 Comments

Running NokiaSoftwareUpdaterSetup on Windows 7

Today I needed to upgrade the software on my Nokia N97, and was prompted by the Nokia software to download and run NokiaSoftwareUpdaterSetup_en.exe. The only thing was, this just exited with a message saying unsupported platform or something. I quickly tested if the exe file was an archive and discovered I could unpack it with […]

Posted by oyvind.kinsey on October 27th, 2009 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  20 Comments


Please see easyXDM for updated info! I’ve just completed the first version of my cross-site scripting library easyXSS. It is available at under a MIT-license. As it is now it supports simple messaging between windows of different domains, but it also supports proxying method calls and results between them making it well-suited for creating […]

Posted by oyvind.kinsey on June 24th, 2009 under easyXDM, programming, Uncategorized Tags: , , , ,  •  12 Comments

Ext Calendar

I just remembered that I had made a decent Ext based calendar (extending Ext.Panel). You can view a demo of it here. The calendar supports loading data through a, d’n’d of timespans, events for handling d’n’d, editing etc. I built it mostly to help my folks actually. It’s not exactly happy news to write […]

Posted by oyvind.kinsey on February 27th, 2009 under programming, Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  22 Comments

Microsoft Chart Controls for the .Net Framework – rendering using a httpHandler

Those of you who have taken a look at the new chart controls might have seen that there are multiple ways of rendering these in ASP.NET. Since my apps (ajax based, no updatepanels etc) use generic httpHandlers for these kind of things, I went looking for the ‘httphandler way’ of rendering the chart controls – […]

Posted by oyvind.kinsey on November 13th, 2008 under programming, Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  7 Comments

A simple reorder list in Ext JS

I’ve been using Ext JS for quite some time now, and I must say, I love it. There is quite good support for drag’n’drop here, but it lacks one thing; the precious reorder list. An example of such can be found here Since doing the google didn’t return anything like this I ended up implementing […]

Posted by oyvind.kinsey on July 29th, 2008 under programming, Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  2 Comments

“This page contains both secure and nonsecure items.”

With one of my larger webapps I have recently been struggling with the following Security Information message in Internet Explorer: This page contains both secure and nonsecure items. Do you want to display the nonsecure items? This, in general, has to do with mixing of content from different security zones in IE, for example Internet […]

Posted by oyvind.kinsey on May 26th, 2008 under programming, Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  No Comments

Javascript function overloading

I was reading a post yesterday about function overloading in javascript, and the suggested solution had quite a performance overhead when used with multiple signatures. In addition, it only used the number of arguments, and not their types and order to distinguish between the signatures. For some reason I woke up early this morning with […]

Posted by oyvind.kinsey on November 15th, 2007 under programming, Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  4 Comments