Beginner’s guide, style guide and other tips
Beginner’s guide, style guide and other tips
“Don’t give your customers what they ask for; give them what they want” - lessons from GitHub’s @mojombo - http://tom.preston-werner.com/2011/03/29/ten-lessons-from-githubs-first-year.html
@maturedatinguk1 So I’ve heard. Are you boycotting it then?
Census submitted online. Missed the last one while living in NZ so this is my very first as an adult #census
@cronkshaw Fantastic. Looking forward to the tweets from the delivery room!
@hobbsy Absolutely. Might light a fire too. Nice moon.
Sitting at a small table with my iPad, wine and crisps. Surprisingly easy to write on the screen, plus no distractions. http://twitpic.com/4dlm7o
37Signals chose ServerCentral to co-lo their infrastructure
Cross browser testing with hosted Selenium testing in the cloud
@cronkshaw Bit late for you now! Cronk Jr almost ready to pop out?
A geo-fence is a virtual perimeter for a real-world geographic area. Location-aware devices send notifications when they enter/exit the area.
@Ebstar That’s useful to know. I think they’ve only enabled 2G for now so if I’m repeatedly kicked off 3G I’ll switch back to just Orange.
That was painless. My Orange iPhone now switches to/from T-Mobile as part of the merged Everything Everywhere system: http://everythingeverywhere.com
When a TV series becomes noticeably better in quality, as demonstrated by Riker’s beard growing in Start Trek: TNG. Opposite of “Jumped the Shark”.
Watch @AdrianPoynton’s White Van Man on BBC3 at 10:30 tonight. I hear it’s like Spartacus but with more swearing, nudity and fighting.
@larrylou100 Nice try! I would have thought that I’m enough of a present?
Pleased with Due, a reminder iPhone/iPad app that badgers me repeatedly until I do what I keep putting off - http://www.dueapp.com/
Checks the syntax of all changed ruby files is valid before allowing a commit
Web, print, brochure and logo design marketplace/outsourcer
Interestingly Quora engineers develop on EC2 instances which are set up with custom scripts. Free meals, introductions, yoga, 1:1s, continuous deployments, employee swag.
Cappuccino’s Aristo theme ported to jQuery UI. Attractive set of form and other controls
@stooty Et tu, Stooty?
Watching out for conspirators today. Beware the Ides of March!
@PaulCaudell Certainly not a good way to sell to grumpy Englishmen like me
“Barry, I wanted to reach out to you…” => email deleted.
Converts integers to/from base58. Useful for short URL IDs
Minimalist blog engine in Ruby. Add entries using git, similar in concept to jekyll
Finds and displays tweets based on a hashtag/keyword for a big screen
Takes a content URL (eg a YouTube video) and returns JSON/XML info on how to embed it
Gallery of responsive web designs that adapt to the viewport
@therunningdude Go see the Manneken Pis, a little chap urinating near the Grand Place.
Using node.js, backbone.js, socket.io, and redis to make a real time chat app
Lessons from the Pinboard team from the surge in interest when speculation began that Yahoo planned to drop Delicious
Installs a self-contained web dev hacking environment on a Mac
Eating pancakes while watching Barcelona v Arsenal is not good for my heart
Prevent accidental cmd-q quitting of Chrome (Mac) by going to about:flags and clicking “Enable” under “Confirm to Quit” http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=35022#c6
Face recognition service with a free API (rate limited)
Barclays approved payment processors - alternatives to SagePay
Full DNS control and setup guides for popular web services like Tumblr
C4 programme from 2010 on the rise of internet dating
@JamesLafferty Ha, I don’t doubt it, but 30-odd scathing reviews do tend to put you off.
@maturedatinguk1 She’ll find somewhere eventually I’m sure. As long as I can read some books I’ll be happy. #ineedaholiday too.
“Venture Capital Is Like Having Another Boss”
Writing, interface design, product, development and character
Struggling to find a sun holiday with @larrylou100. Every potential option is ruled out by TripAdvisor horror reviews.
I can’t imagine Rooney being as charming with supermarket staff as his strike partner: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showpost.php?p=48417446&postcount=1612 /via @zonal_marking
@rosswilliams I’d describe it as the race between Acorn (Chris Curry) and Sinclair to win the BBC micro contract. First on BBC4 in 2009.
Real time traffic visualisation