Interactive by Nature

No More Homework

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Chayo Elijah

Today’s post is brought to you by my 9 year old son Chayo Elijah Benavidez.

Listen teachers, you should not give out homework to students. We should not have to work at home. We need to take breaks from doing homework. If you don’t understand your homework, you can’t do it. So, like I said, kids don’t deserve homework.

Listen up, kids should not have to work at home. We need to rest our brains. It takes time to do other stuff too. We need to do fun things like play games and go to the park instead of working at home.

We need to take breaks from doing homework. We need to relax our brains because if our brains are working too hard our heads would hurt. We work hard in school all day and don’t need to work more at home.

Lots of kids are struggling on homework. If you don’t understand your homework you can’t do it and will have a hard time trying. We don’t even do our homework especially if we’re frustrated. Then the next day you will get in trouble. If you are still giving homework to your kids, I suggest you read this again!

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Extracting Ajax Return Data With jQuery

Saturday, February 18th, 2012


I love my job and the people I work with, but some of our standard procedures are somewhat outdated. For example, when we need data from the back-end, we get a hidden html input field with the requested data in the value attribute. Sometimes we get two hidden inputs with data that needs to be extracted. Sometimes we get markup and display it via AJAX.

The problem begins when we need to extract that value from the returned hidden input field and display it to the end user in a text field.

When you search for things like extracting “extracting ajax return data”, there’s really not that much out there. This leads me to believe that most developers are using a more current method like JSON. We are moving toward RESTful solutions, but we’re not there yet.


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