Monthly Archives: January 2007

YakAlike Updated :)

This weekend, YakAlike – the Jabber version was launched. Functionally and visually, not much had changed. The other part of the update is out. Have fun testing the Jabber Internet Explorer support. As always, provide feedback :)

Use any Jabber IM client

Any IM client that supports Jabber can be used to chat on YakAlike. You can join website chatrooms and talk directly one on one with other YakAlike users. I’ve posted instructions on configuring Adium – my favorite IM client. Configuring any of the others should be very similar, here’s a list of some that should work:

  • Spark – Windows / Linux / OS X
  • Gaim – Windows / Linux / OS X
  • iChat – OS X

Internet Explorer Support

Internet Explorer users can now join in on the chatting. I’ve added a bookmarklet link on that can be used in Internet Explorer to pop up a window containing the YakAlike chat for the website being visited. Test it out and let me know how things go.

Rounded Corners Ruby on Rails Plugin


Decided to write a Rails plugin to learn something new in Rails. After reading about Google’s Rounded Corners Generator as described at ajaxian, I figured I should make my own.. Using the moz-border-radius CSS tag isn’t all that supportive of all browsers after all ;)

So, came my first Rails Plugin, and my first project hosted at Google Code. It uses all of the same inputs as the Google generator, so if you’re steeling Googles, you can just move over to using yours in your own Rails app…