Simple Digg like pagination solution with JQuery for Umbraco XSLTs

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I wanted to implement Digg like pagination in one of my recent project with Umbraco XSLT lists and I have done it using the pretty JQuery plugin available here

Please note that its not an SEO friendly solution since the pagination is completely relied on JQuery and will not be available if the JavaScript is turned off.. as an alternative for search engines/no-javascript browsers I have added a simple Next Previous navigation inside a <noscript> tag..

Steps

  1. Download and include the jquery.pagination.js and pagination.css in your template
  2. Open jquery.pagination.js and comment line 123 ( //$(‘a’, fragment).click(eventHandler); ) .. Alternatively you can download the altered JQuery plugin from here.
  3. Follow the code sample below or download the XSLT sample- comments are added in each line. If you have any doubts let me know through the comments

 

PlayStation Network: Is it worth it?

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Way back in the late 2002, the world of the console video games has changed when Microsoft and Sony launched their networks suited for online gaming on PlayStation 2 as well as Xbox Platforms. These were not the very first consoles to connect right to the internet. Sony was quite organized with its own networked offering. In the year 2002, the company announced a great strategy to launch its own network adapter around the same time as the Xbox Live. However, if you do have a way to get access to PlayStation Network Plus for free, then go ahead and use it.

The PlayStation 3 by Sony was launched along with brand new PSN or PlayStation Network, which in the first place included the downloadable content from PlayStation Store. Again, PlayStation Network was free. On the other hand, it lacked in the core functionality, which made Xbox Live very engaging. But today, PSN has been consistently improving and updating since the launch of PS3 in the year 2006. Everything about the said platform has gotten even better. This makes PSN really worth it.

There are systems that can connect to PSN: PlayStation 3 (Sony’s home console) and PlayStation Portable (handheld system). In the year 2012, the list expanded to include PSP’s follow up – the Vista. When the company launches the successor to PlayStation 3, it will be able to connect to the PSN as well.

Connecting to PSN on PS3 is very simple. XrossMediaBar or XMB, the dashboard navigation system of the console, mainly provides access to the network settings needed to get the system online. This process is very simple as connecting Ethernet cord from the router to PlayStation 3, or even configuring the console in order to connect to Wi-Fi network. With the internet connectivity enabled, the next step is to navigate to PlayStation Network section of XMB and then create free account. This primarily requires valid e-mail address as well as unique ID online. Once you have registered and logged in into PSN, you now have an access to everything.

PSP users who are connected to PlayStation Network have the freedom to play games wirelessly with their own friends and access PlayStation Store. Sony has consistently made PlayStation gaming even more accessible. This will definitely give the gamers an assurance to have best gaming experience more than what they expect. This really makes PSN worth it. If you want to stay connected with other gamers out there, register now to PSN and get ready to get what you are aiming for.

 

Sometimes Life Just Wants You Down

We all know the feeling. That feeling when we feel like our life is being annoyed by so many annoyances, and it really is tiring to have so many things happen right after eachother. I had created some updates for this blog that I was so ready to publish. However, because of my Dropbox decides to remove and format all its data I am now stuck in this annoyance of a situation. It is really pissing me off how today has been going. I managed to get on first page of 9gag with this  post. However, it got removed because some of the admin of 9gag were corrupt and this is really an annoying process to go through.

When it couldn’t get worse….

Then my computer starts making an annoying sound I quickly turn it off to realize that my ssd has been destroyed because of its age. And now I am browsing some SSD tests to determine which ones I am looking for. Could this day be any worse.