Technical Notes of Ehi Kioya

Technical Notes of Ehi Kioya

Working With JavaScript OnLoad Functions

Working With JavaScript OnLoad Functions

A typical web page that uses JavaScript will usually have one independent script per task. For example, there might be one script to validate a form, another script for Google analytics, etc. This means that for each type feature or web page plugin, a separate script is necessary. This could become a problem when multiple scripts attempt to call a global function like the JavaScript onload function. This article discusses the problem, and a neat best practice method to fix it.

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Practical Applications of Drones

Practical Applications of Drones

While drones may be well known for military applications, there are many other evolving practical applications. Unmanned aerial vehicles are controlled by on-board computers or remote devices and the FAA currently estimates that as many as 7,500 small commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) may be in use by 2018, assuming the necessary regulations are in place. This article explores some different practical applications of drones, including storm forecasting and more.

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Stop Inviting Hackers Into Your Home!

Stop Inviting Hackers Into Your Home!

Since the Snowden saga, everyone and their brother is now paranoid about government snooping and the privacy of their data and devices. There are discussions around how the big tech companies are misusing our data and how the government has access to all our social media information and chat history. We however, need to remember that the worst of the bad guys (at least for regular internet users) are not the government or social media companies at all. The more dangerous security and privacy threats are still regular hackers who are out to steal our data and use them for nefarious purposes.

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Amazon’s Octocopter And The Prime Air Delivery System

Amazon's Octocopter And The Prime Air Delivery System

Amazon Prime Air is revolutionizing the online shopping space. It will use an octocopter drone to deliver packages to customers within 30 minutes of an order being placed (just like ordering pizza!). There are however a number of questions and concerns to be addressed before this awesome technology is fully implemented.

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Practical Examples Of Twitter As A Forecasting Tool

Practical Examples Of Twitter As A Forecasting Tool

Twitter’s unique design allows it to easily capture real-time, location-specific insights and sentiments about anything from current events to emerging trends to economic data. By analyzing public tweets for specific keywords, forecasting tools with a high level of accuracy can be (and have been) developed. This article discusses some real world examples of how tweets have been used to make predictions.

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I'm a Software Engineer and Technology Blogger. My primary line of work is with Microsoft products. However, I'm also a huge fan of open source technologies. You'll find my professional details on LinkedIn. You can also find me on Facebook (Profile and Page), Twitter, and Google+.  - I welcome new connections.

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