Posts Tagged ‘Hacking’

As reported on Almost Done, Apple appar­ently has its own iPad-specific web frame­work, which Jim Hoskins has dubbed AdLib. If you don’t own an iPad, you can still have a look at it by spoof­ing the user-agent cour­tesy of Life­Hacker.

Mozilla/5.0(iPad; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B314 Safari/531.21.10

I tried Fire­fox and Chrome using their respec­tive user-agent switcher plu­g­ins, but didn’t get very far. So go into Safari and select Develop->User Agent->Other… Paste in the above string, click OK, and make sure it’s active. Next nav­i­gate to iPad User Guide and check it out. Here’s hop­ing Apple will be releas­ing it inde­pen­dently or as a part of the SDK. Here’s also hop­ing it’s iPhone-compatible.

I went to Florida for my Christ­mas hol­i­day. In order to not stress out the cat too much, the cat stayed home rather than go to a ken­nel. No pro­fes­sional pet sit­ter was avail­able where I live. So I opted to cre­ate a home sur­veil­lance sys­tem from hard­ware I had lying around and free software.


I finally got around to spin­ning off MyGoogle­Cal as a sep­a­rate web­site. I opted to rename the script to RESTYLEgc to avoid step­ping on Google’s toes. It was some­thing that’s been ges­tat­ing over the past year. I com­pleted the site over the hol­i­day week­end since I had the time avail­able. The new site is at I’m also host­ing the script at Google Code, and I even added a Google Group to facil­i­tate dis­cus­sions. After see­ing the com­ments top 100, I real­ize a blog really isn’t suit­able for lengthy dis­cus­sions. Hope­fully, the forum and wiki fea­tures will be bet­ter for the end-user.

I updated MyGoogleCal4 with a small bug­fix this week­end as well. That will be the last update. Future devel­op­ment will con­tinue with RESTYLEgc. Since the code was orig­i­nally pub­lic domain, I opted to go with an MIT open source license. I also got the code in a Sub­ver­sion repos­i­tory which I should’ve done a long time ago. With the Issues tab at Google Code, I can bet­ter track and encour­age bug reports and fea­ture requests.

The code is still free, but paid sup­port is avail­able. I’ve also got some other ideas of where I want to take the site. So stay tuned!

As a few users of MyGoogleCal3 have already pointed out, the script no longer works prop­erly. That’s the bad news. The good news is ver­sion 4 does work. In fact, with the lat­est changes Google made to their code, ALL the fea­tures that were bro­ken in 3 appear to be work­ing now—Agenda/Week view, the cal­en­dar nav­i­ga­tion but­tons, and IE is fixed. Please down­load and test out the lat­est ver­sion, and report any bugs in the com­ments and I’ll try to resolve them as time allows.