Monday, April 25, 2011

NEWLUG April 2011 Meeting: AJAX

Hello! Here is the April 2011 NEWLUG meeting video:

The slides for the presentation are here:

Friday, April 22, 2011

Painfully long review of the Pandora Console

This review is quite long (47 minutes), but I wouldn't call it painful. The reviewer is very funny, and has a British accent.

My favorite quote:
"Moving on, is the sticky wicket of price, because unbelievably, you have to pay for it. I know ... it isn't just delivered to your house by a naked woman. Bizarre. Clearly, we elected the wrong government if we're in this sort of bizarre situation."
A big thank you to Stuart Ashens for the lovely video.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Now THAT is a good Kickstarter video!

Check out this kickstarter video on the MegaBar.

I almost want to pay them even though I don't have a Wii!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Daniel Suarez talks about the Daemon

Daniel Suarez, author of Daemon and FreedomTM, talks here:

This interview was done previously to the publication of FreedomTM.
Read these books. They are great.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Getting Gamification Right : Sebastian Deterding

Check out this great video on Gamification:

Thanks to Google Tech Talks for the content.

Speeding up Javascript: Google Tech Talks

Nicholas Zakas gives a talk about speeding up Javascript:

Google Tech Talks are very cool. Check out more of them here.

Lego Rube Goldberg Machine

I get a kick out of convoluted Rube Goldberg machines. This is one of the better ones that I've seen, and it has the bonus distinction of being done completely in LEGO!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

An introduction to Node.js with Ryan Dahl

Have you ever wanted to watch a talk about node.js from its creator? Yeah, me too:

Twitter Monkey!

Makers are great. Who else would make a monkey that monitors twitter for user defined search terms and goes bananas when the term is found?

Twitter Monkey from Pete Prodoehl on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Linux Journal Article: WebOS 2.1 - Give It a Spin with Emulation Through the WebOS SDK!

The kind folks at Linux Journal have published another article that I've written. Hooray! This article is about installing the HP/Palm WebOS 2.1 SDK for the purposes of trying out the operating system in Ubuntu.

HP may be on to something with WebOS, but the only way to figure that out is by having more people interact with it and figuring out if it is worth spending time using. Give it a whirl. If you like it, great! If you don't, that's cool, too.