Monday: May 10, 2010
- Ten sites that every developer should have in their bookmarks file.
No matter what kind of development you do, at least three of these sites will be helpful to you in some kind of programming endeavor. I've just recently discovered the browser sandbox over at Spoon.net (though I'm a still little partial to IETester).
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 1:49 PM | Tags (12) | developer | sites | bookmarks | coding | resources | helpful | testing | scripting | catswhocode | compression | css | browsers | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Tuesday: January 8, 2013
- Netflix testing out personalized profiles for their streaming services.
The test version showed separate viewing histories and recommendations for each profile. Users are able to fine-tune their profile by telling Netflix about their movie preferences, and profiles for kids under 12 are automatically based on the service’s Just for Kids UI. In addition, parents are able to restrict the type of content displayed on a kids profile based on movie ratings.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Television @ 11:51 AM | Tags (7) | gigaom | netflix | personalized | profiles | service | testing | video | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Wednesday: January 2, 2013
- New version of iOS starts appearing in developer logs.
Developers have started noticing some curious entries in there log files regarding a new version of Apple's iOS operating system. The current version of iOS is six but references to iOS 7 are being found. Along with the new version of iOS a new iPhone hardware identifier has been unearthed as well. Look forward to iPhone 6 sometime in the near future.
Tuesday: November 8, 2011
- Daily Grind: Ebullient
Name: Anthony (aka Alpha to an Ant)
How Anthony feels today: Ebullient @ 3:31:44 PM
What Anthony really wants today: To go to sleep as its after 11pm where I am right now. Can I say what I want for tomorrow?
Music Stuck in Head: Jeremy Enigk - Been Here Before
Its the lead singer of Sunny Day Real Estate doing solo work where he plays almost every instrument himself, composes everything... Its beautiful stuff. This guy is a hero of mine
Stuff to do today:
- play around with base64 encoded images
- prove that sprites are still more efficient than base64 from a page performnace perspective
- avoid meetings in NY office because I am 7 hours ahead
- Joke that i living in the future to my friends in NY
- Learn more about Microformats and create a plan to implement some updates to current ones on our websites
- Eat dinner with great friends in Romania
- Help my best friend Vin test the new GLM multi user system
- Post this as a test
- Go to sleep
- Base64 images... An alternative to sprites?
While I don't fully agree with the drawbacks that were mentioned for using sprites (most of my disagreement comes from how organized I keep my image files) I do think this article raises some very awesome points about what base64 can do. I would like to build a test to see how a sprite would compare in the charts presented so I am going to try to take that on this week. Either way its alwasy good to learn a new frontend approach from time to time - especially if it relates to performance
Monday: August 1, 2011
- Have a peek at the future look of the Firefox user interface straight from Mozilla.
There are some design concepts you may easily recognize if you happen to already be a Google Chrome user. Also, there seems to be a couple dashes of Safari thrown in there as well for good measure (although anytime you add the Mac traffic lights on a mockup I come to that conclusion). For those interested the developer tools have a brand new look as well, could be quite useful.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 2:15 PM | Tags (9) | developer | firefox | interface | mockups | mozilla | presentation | tools | ui | ux | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Friday: July 29, 2011
- Some self-help advice for those of you looking to improve upon your self-improvement needs.
I've been reading a lot of Coding Horror lately. This particular post resonated with me a lot more than I initially thought it would. It might be because there is a lot of noise these days (read Internet noise: twitter, facebook, work emails, etc) to distract me from a given task at hand (either that or my perpetual procrastination). If you happen to be in need of some motivational advice this will prove to be a good read.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Self Improvement @ 1:53 PM | Tags (7) | codinghorror | help | improvement | motivation | needs | advice | jeffatwood | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Tuesday: July 26, 2011
- The Humble Indie Bundle is back again, get yourself some indie games for cheap.
If you want to try out some new video games for an obscenely low amount of money (potentially free... if you're the evil type) then the Humble Indie Bundle is just the ticket. There is no DRM on any of these titles and they even throw in a Steam key for those so inclined who happen to shun all other gaming platforms. But the best part of this is that you also get to support some awesome charities with your purchase, with the option on how you want your purchase divided up between developers and said charities. Wow.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 2:23 PM | Tags (8) | humble | indie | bundle | charity | gaming | videogames | charity | developers | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Monday: July 25, 2011
- A good primer on web operations for my fellow web developers out there.
Every little piece of it can break at any time, can stall at any time. The more pieces you have in your application puzzle, the more breaking points you have. And everything that can break, will break. Usually not all at once, but most certainly when it's the least expected, or just when you really need your application to be available.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 11:53 AM | Tags (7) | webops | developers | apps | infrastructure | programming | development | servers | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Monday: July 18, 2011
- A handy tutorial regarding how to fix broken form label clicks on the iPad's version of Safari.
Decided to post this here after reading a tweet from Dan Cederholm (of SimpleBits fame) and realizing this wasn't an issue isolated to me and me alone. Backstory: I wrestled with this issue for a good amount of time on a recently completed project and then decided to just give up making it work. Now, with a little bit of jQuery fun you can have your forms lables working as they should on your beloved iPad (and I can check off an item on my bug list).
Friday: July 15, 2011
- Disney testing out new mug technology in an effort out to stop drink refill abuse.
The rampant use of hotel guests taking advantage of their refill privelages have finally put Disney over the edge. DIS Unplugged reports that they are currently testing new mugs that have embedded RFID chips in them. If you've exhausted your free refill privelages for that day, no soda dispensed for you. Take that, thrifty guests!
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 11:39 AM | Tags (10) | chips | dis | disney | mug | refills | resort | rfid | technology | testing | unplugged | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin