1. A quick bookmarklet for off-campus library access

    Tue 17 December 2013

    I have been doing a fair bit of research off-campus lately, and as usual, have been having trouble accessing research materials (mainly academic publications) from home. Fortunately, Hunter College provides off-campus access to all electronic resources available to Hunter students, faculty and staff via their Library proxy server. Unfortunately, it turns out to be a huge pain to use anything other than the library search facilities (like Google Scholar) through the proxy server*. In fact, when working off-campus, you actually have to preface each URL address to licensed resources with http://proxy.wexler.hunter.cuny.edu/login?url= in order ...

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  2. Cross-browser iframe scaling

    Mon 06 August 2012

    This is just a quick post to document an annoyance (and solution) that I’ve recently discovered when trying to scale a webpage embedded in another page using an iframe. When trying to come up with a nice way to embed this page inside this page, I found that webkit based browsers were not behaving as they should. After a lot of fiddling about, I discovered that the following css seems to fix the issues:

    #wrap {  
        width: 630px;
        height: 300px;
        padding: 0;
        overflow: hidden;
    #frame {  
        -ms-zoom: 0.5;
        -ms-transform-origin: 0 0;
        -moz-transform: scale(0.5);
        -moz ...

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