Techno Dabbler

Trying out new technology.

Web Development



January 2015

Upgrade Complete: Let's Discuss

by Alexandre Denault, on Web Development, Ghost, Comments

Blog : a discussion or informational site published on the Internet and composed of chronologicaly ordered posts. Popular blogs are composed of both the discussion and the information. To deny this is to deny how the Internet works. This is a problem, given that Ghost, the blog engine that powers Technodabbler, lacks discussion fonctionalities. This limitation is by design. The authors of Ghost decided to focus on developing a blogging platform…



September 2010

Junior Developer of Infinite Knowledge and Power

by Alexandre Denault, on Jobs, Market, Web Development

I’ve posted about this before, but it always gets to me. As a grad students, I see a lot of job postings. After a while, you see a couple of these postings looking for a student with the following skillset: Requirements: Experience developing in Java or C++ Thorough knowledge of JavaScript, AJAX, AJAX Frameworks, and DOM technologies HTML and CSS MS SQL Server, ORACLE, or related RDBMS Excellent organizational…



December 2008

Absurd Job Posting

by Alexandre Denault, on Jobs, Market, Web Development

Browsing today, I came across the following job posting. Startup looking for highly qualified students that are interested in an internship with the potential of full time hire at the end of the school year. We are a consumer focused Internet start up looking for a PHP programmer with previous experience working on high profile, complex websites. Please submit your resume Position would be an internship with an opportunity to…



September 2008

The RPG Encyclopedia

by Alexandre Denault, on Classics, RPG, Web Development

The RPG Encyclopedia was my first large project, a labor of love for three years. The site had a good following in its latter years, presenting an idea that would latter be improved by giants … 1996 – 1997 : Dragonfire years On November 11th 1996, I opened my first website, the Unofficial Squaresoft Encyclopedia. At that time, the Internet was an infant, barely allowing for HTML pages to have image backgrounds. I…