Make Cross-Domain AJAX Requests with xdRequest

xdRequest is an open-source JavaScript library that I’ve developed for making cross-domain AJAX requests. In this day and age, with web browsers becoming very fast and powerful, it has become quite possible to build web applications with much of the work performed by the client. xdRequest makes it possible to easily pull data from other sources and manipulate it all on the client-side. With xdRequest, you will no longer need to perform data extractions/manipulations from other sources on a server. It can all happen right in the browser.

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Make Money Online: Content or Service?

moneyFor as long as I can remember, I’ve had a burning desire to earn a living working with technology. I’ve sought out many different methods for making money online.

Much like Edison inventing the light bulb, I’ve found more ways how not to achieve the desired outcome. However, I’m glad to say that I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I recently decided to share my experience in my quest with a multi-part post on how to make money online.

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My Three Goals for 2009

goalWhat do you think of new year’s resolutions? I for one am not a big fan, but Chris Brogan had a good idea for setting goals in the new year. Since 2006, he has been using a few simple words to guide him towards achieving his goals.

The simplicity of such a strategy makes it easier to keep focused on the tasks at hand. It also makes it easier to know whether or not you have even reached your goals, because the measuring stick is very easy to read. I’ve decided to implore his strategy with these three goals in mind: listen, engage, and develop.
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Projects

As the true geek that I am, occasionally I enjoy passing the time with a little coding, a little hacking, and other activities.  I wouldn’t call myself a programmer, as it is not my primary occupation and I’m well aware that most people that program do it much better than I do.  I would consider myself to be more of a programming hobbyist.  Most of the programming I do is with JavaScript, although in my day-job I am quite profficient with VBA.  Recently, I’ve done quite a bit of programming in PHP and MySQL also.

Download Google History
I recently put together a tool that allows you to download your entire Google Web History, using a bookmarklet. It has recently gained a lot of interest in light of Google’s changes to their privacy policy.

RerunCheck
RerunCheck is a website I put together that lets you know whether or not your favorite show is airing new episodes.

The Ultimate DoFollow Search Engine
After many failed attempts, I finally managed to put together a decent algorithm for identifying dofollow blogs. The dofollow search engine searches articles posted solely on dofollow blogs.

WordPress Plugins
Shortly after creating GeekLad, I started developing some plugins. I found myself in need of plugins/widgets that didn’t exist, so I developed some of my own.

ForeverSMS
ForerverSMS is my most recent project (other than GeekLad).  It is a service that allows you to send text messages for free.

iGoogle Gadgets
I’ve developed a number of iGoogle gadgets you might want to check out.

WealthBoy
My personal finance blog.

jsierra.net
My very first domain.