links for 2010-08-29
Briefs iphone A toolkit for making interactive iPhone wireframes. (tags: iphone development code opensource)
Daring Fireball Linked List: Laptop Mag Runs Android Battery Test: “So, AMOLED: colors look weird, you can’t see them in sunlight, the components are in short supply, and battery life is worse. “ Sums up my experience and what I’ve been saying to people about AMOLEDs pretty nicely (except for the short supply which is irrelevant).
H264 free as in beer for internet video
MPEG LA’s AVC License Will Not Charge Royalties for Internet Video That Is Free to End Users Through Life of License | Business Wire: “MPEG LA announced today that its AVC Patent Portfolio License will continue not to charge royalties for Internet Video that is free to end users (known as ‘Internet Broadcast AVC Video’) during the entire life of this License. MPEG LA previously announced it...
Sounds like Sunday
Hey, Digg — This 17-Year-Old Knows What You Are Thinking: “his algorithm — which he’s been working on in his spare time for the past several months — has so far proven to be 63-percent accurate when it comes to predicting what will make the Digg front page.” (Via Slashdot) Ahh Sunday, that day of the week when news outlets bring out whatever crap didn’t make the cut during the...
WP Super Cache Problem
I toyed with the WP Super Cache plugin, just for kicks. sometime after, my blog (the page that lists blog posts and the RSS feed apparently) stopped updating without me noticing. Blargh. I’ve disabled it since I don’t really need it and was just playing.
Building Web Reputation Systems
Great google tech talk by one of the authors of the book by the same name:
links for 2010-08-25
freesound :: home page (tags: audio free opensource sound)
links for 2010-08-24
ioquake3 This project, ioquake3 (or ioq3 for short,) aims to build upon id Software’s Quake 3 source code release. The source code was released on August 20, 2005 under the GPLv2. Since then, we have been cleaning up, fixing bugs, and adding features. Our permanent goal is to create the open source Quake 3 distribution upon which people base their games and...
The dirty little secret about Google Android
The dirty little secret about Google Android | Tech Sanity Check | TechRepublic.com: “But, the consequence of not putting any walls around your product is that both the good guys and the bad guys can do anything they want with it. And for Android, that means that it’s being manipulated, modified, and maimed by companies that care more about preserving their old business models than...
links for 2010-08-14
Quixly Selling digital goods? Need to send those digital files to your customers instantly after they make a purchase? Quixly automatically integrates with your PayPal & Google Checkout accounts and makes delivering your files to your customers a snap. Once your customer makes a purchase, Quixly will instantly deliver your files to them. It’s completely...
Fake tweetdeck on sale on the android market
LOL Score another huge WIN for android. It really is “open”. Quote: Someone has uploaded a “TweetDeck” app to the Android Market and is charging for it. THIS IS NOT THE OFFICIAL APP. Do NOT download.
links for 2010-08-12
ObjectiveMarketer - Social Media Marketing (tags: analytics monitor socialmedia marketing software web)
Video From an Embed With the Taliban
links for 2010-08-10
Mac OS X Automation: Services (tags: osx automation scripting) Using CSS3 Transitions, Transforms and Animation (tags: html5 css3 css html web development tutorial programming code)
Music: Tom Boxer ft. Antonia - Morena ( DAVE...
links for 2010-08-09
The HTML5 Experiments of Hakim El Hattab (tags: html5 programming web code animation) frevotool.tk FREVO is an open-source framework developed in Java to help engineers and scientists in evolutionary design or optimization tasks. The major feature of FREVO is the componentwise decomposition and...
Ellsberg On Larry King - WikiLeaks "Afeghan...
Ellsberg to Larry King: “I’ve been waiting for this for a long time.”: “KING: How do you respond to the White House assertion that this leak puts U.S. forces in danger? ELLSBERG: You know, the people who put U.S. forces in harm’s way—100,000 men and women in Afghanistan—are the last two administrations, but particularly this one, with a decision to escalate the war. I think it takes a lot...
BlackBerry Torch review -- Engadget
BlackBerry Torch review — Engadget: “It’s tough to feel really excited about the BlackBerry Torch and OS 6 after heavy testing. We had high hopes coming into this review that the new operating system would be more than a fresh coat of paint on an aging user experience — that we were going to see substantial changes in the attitude and direction of the company. While there...
links for 2010-08-05
Free Internet Calling for Facebook users by Vonage
Vonage Mobile. Internet Phone Service for Mobile International Calls.: “Make your voice heard on Facebook® with the new Vonage Mobile™ app for your mobile device. Call or IM anywhere in the world for FREE with a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection. Learn how you can download and start making FREE calls to anywhere” <object width=”640” height=”385”><param...
Visualizing Empires Decline
I had seen this before, but I only found out it had been done by a fellow portuguese yesterday. Visualizing empires decline from Pedro M Cruz on Vimeo. Awesome. I like Data Visualization and History. This combines both of them. A great work by Pedro Miguel Cruz. More about this work here.
How to protect your iPhone from PDF exploits
How to protect your jailbroken iPhone from PDF exploits: “Apple or the iPhone Dev Team (the people behind the jailbreak) will have to patch the PDF hole eventually, but for right now, the best you can do is to install a Cydia package called PDF Loading Warner, which displays a pop-up when your phone is about to open a PDF. It can’t stop the exploit, but it can let you choose not to...
Parking Note WIN
Parking Note WIN - FAIL Blog: Epic Fail Funny Pictures and Funny Videos of Owned, Pwned and Fail Moments: (Via @Madril)
links for 2010-08-04
Projects|Python Flickr API kit - Stüvel.eu (tags: python programming) Panic Blog » Coda Notes for Safari: Now Available! Safari extension. Make notes on a web page and send them (as an image file) (tags: web development design software)
links for 2010-08-03
The Essential Guide to @font-face (tags: web development design html) The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web - a practical guide to web typography (tags: web development design html) Typograph – Scale & Rhythm ...
Mobile Dev Rap Battle: Native Code vs. Web Apps
Android Rootkit Released at Defcon
Software released for attacking Android phones | Reuters: “The tool is a so-called root kit that, once installed, allows its developer to gain total control of Android devices” (Via Slashdot) Score another win for Android. Seriously I just love how google is handling security for these things. I wonder how long it will take until consumers are scared to install apps on their...