Yet another free Geocoder

December 5th, 2010

Thanks to Google Maps API, I was able to write up a geocoder in a couple of minutes without even realising that there was already a whole bunch of paid and free web sites that already do this.

Oh well, another one to add to the long list.

My geocode converter allows the user to enter a list of addresses and get it converted to its corresponding Latitude and Longitude with on click. The resulting list of Latitude and Longitude coordinates is comma separated so you can just open it with MS Excel or just copy and paste it into Excel.

You can use it by visiting my Geocoder page.

Disabling highlight on touch in iOS mobile safari web apps

November 25th, 2010

When building web apps for mobile devices such as mobile Safari on iOS and the web browser on Android devices. When implementing web apps, by default any touch events causes a tint sort of highlight on any anchor elements or DOM elements with click events. On Android particularly HTC sense, it creates a green border.

To disable this, you use the webkit CSS attribute -webkit-tap-highlight-color

This overrides the highlight color shown when the user taps a link or a JavaScript clickable element.


-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0,0,0,0);

Note, you’ll need to set the above colour with alpha channel as 0 in order to disable the touch highlight

Toyota Yaris radio security code unlock instructions

November 19th, 2010

This was god damned annoying, send your car for repair and now the radio is locked and only showing “SEC” on the screen. Apparently, this happens when the battery is disconnected. I was only able to find the instructions after alot of grief, pain and suffering and ALL THE OFFICIAL Toyota websites were USELESS >:XX

Sounds like you? Here’s how to enter the code.

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