Thursday, December 06, 2012

Counting Down to IBM Connect 2013! (With JavaScript)

Well, today was an exciting day in the community, as all the folks who submitted abstracts for presentations at IBM Connect 2013 learned their fate.  It was, as usual, a highly competitive process with hundreds of great entries; those accepted can rightfully be excited about taking the stage at a fantastic conference.

For me, this day always starts the official "clock is ticking" mindset, so I decided to add a countdown timer to my blog.  For those of you who may want to do the same, it's a simple thing to do.  If you're using Blogger, just add the "HTML/Javascript" gadget to your layout, give it a nice title (I went with the simple "Countdown to IBM Connect 2013"), and insert the following Javascript:
<script language="JavaScript">TargetDate = "01/27/2013 10:00 AM";
BackColor = "white";ForeColor = "#ff6600";
CountActive = true;CountStepper = -1;
LeadingZero = true;DisplayFormat = "%%D%% Days, %%H%% Hrs, %%M%% Min, %%S%% Secs.";
FinishMessage = "It is finally here!"; </script>
<script language="JavaScript" src="http://scripts.hashemian.com/js/countdown.js"></script>

A big thanks to Robert Hashemian for making his countdown script publicly available!

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