Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 20:30 Wings again... Booooo! #
  • 08:47 @SayDiana dbl shots go down so quickly. Get two! #
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Monday, May 26, 2008

Statusinator

Last year after the Android SDK was released, I wrote a small app that allowed me to upload photos and update my facebook status with a native application. Here is the result. I re-implemented a subset of the official facebook API because I didn't understand it. (It wasn't "not invented here syndrome" it was more of a "I am not smart syndrome"). Anyways, I've posted the code at statusinator.googlecode.com and there is a Facebook app page as well.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 00:26 kevinreedy hope the hair cut is better than the castro haircut or my trailer haircut #
  • 00:28 Indiana jones got better as it went on... marian really made a good show. there wasn't too much batton passing that was inappropriate but.. #
  • 00:29 Shia labou is no indy replacement... And the fuckin monkies... Damn ewoks. #
  • 00:34 Props to jgib... Finally visiting me! #
  • 00:34 @andywarner aw, what'd you think? #
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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 21:14 @codexile can't sleep because of too many twitters? #
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Monday, May 19, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:49 @obeyeater What has been added to friendfeed that made it better? My lack of friends doesn't help. #
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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 20:17 @cisco dude not my fault we went to paxtis. I told ya. Little star is GREAT #
  • 12:03 b2b........ Whoa #
  • 14:01 Way too many naked. . . I guess this is sf #
  • 16:20 Nobody (this means you reedy, huber) is missing bay to breakers next year #
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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 22:05 Sooo hot out. #
  • 10:51 Paxtis is not as good as little star. Not even the same class. #
  • 17:35 I am a beer pong failure #
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February vacation to a Cabin in the woods

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

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The Social Network Wars Begin In Earnest: Facebook Bans Google Friend Connect

The Social Network Wars Begin In Earnest: Facebook Bans Google Friend Connect

I *think* Magoo and I can still be friends.

100 Must-Read Books: The Essential Man’s Library | The Art of Manliness

100 Must-Read Books: The Essential Man’s Library | The Art of Manliness

The books I've read.

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Hamlet by Shakespeare
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

That said, I thought this list was incomplete and felt like it was a rote listing of books-i-read-in-high-school and boy scout books. I guess since this is on "The art of Manliness" website I think it might be biased a bit towards those boyscout books. I laughed when I ready the quote from the bible, it is the same quote used by Cereal Killer in Hackers.

I think I'll read these next or something.

  • The Count of Monte Cristo (I already own this, but its so long...)
  • The Long Goodbye
  • The Maltese Falcon

And, the full list of books I remember reading

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 18:15 Mmmmmm...... #
  • 18:39 I could go for some white castle right now. #
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ADC Round 1 Winners! | Android Phone Fans

ADC Round 1 Winners! | Android Phone Fans: "City Slikkers - a Pervasive Game (alternatively Location Based Game) which takes place in the real-existing city. It is designed to connect a large number of players through-out the world and change the way the surroundings are seen. The central idea behind the concept is to give people the opportunity to symbolically interfere with the everyday urban environment and come into contact with previously unknown people. By PoroCity Media and Virtual Logic Systems."

I'm very excited about this Android contest winner. It'll be exciting to someone else's take on my idea for "Missing."

I think I am most interested in their statement that the game will "affect normal life as the everyday city is no longer the same due to the player's experience." I didn't take into account that masses playing this game will end up having an impact on the non players. Bringing a new landscape into a city, one that isn't people getting from home to work or from point A to point B has great potential to make each city this takes place in a bit more personal. Sure many people will have their own thing to do and many others wouldn't be interested in this fantasy but some people will latch on and every new player will make the game more persvasive.

I was not very keen on the description that "As the playing community will always be a minority they hereby form some kind of elitist, secret society which is based on knowledge, but not financial or political power." That attitude could definitely sour the experience, bringing a futher gap between gamers and the general public. To really make this work there has to be varying levels of involvement and complexity. As a weak game player I don't want the game to run to far above my head which this seems to imply.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 19:48 @saydiana Yep! Its going to be awesome. #
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We Need a Roommate

One of my roommates is moving out on the 1st of June and we are looking for someone to take his place. Rent runs $930 with less than $100 in utilities. The room is large but connected by a pair of double doors to the living room.

Haight and Divisadero

Know anyone interested?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

quotesdb - Quotes Database on Google App Engine

I took a day off of work recently to take a stab at Google App Engine. I'm already using it experimentally for my game, Missing. But I wanted to see what I could put together in one day. I'm not much of a programmer but the results are impressive to me. In about 6 hours I now have an app running on my site that hosts profiles, quotes and descriptive text for any quotesdb need... in 300 lines of code. If you go to quotesdb.joelapenna.com/fortune it exports the database to a fortune file. I will add an ATOM feed shortly and upload the source as well.

I had to write a small decorator to handle authentication and authorization but beyond that I had to do no work to manage users. I had to write a small data schema but I don't have to host a database on my webserver and I had to didn't even have to set up mod python. App Engine takes care of it all for me. I think its the coolest app we've released since Google Maps.

team-quotesdb project page

Tweets for Today

  • 20:24 Huber is shaving his 'stache! Huber-- #
  • 20:55 Huber++ for keeping the 'stache #
  • 15:30 @kevinqtipreedy why? When will you be back in sf you'll miss robots making cocktails. #
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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 15:51 I jus saved 500 dollars on my glasses! My perscription finally didn't change as well. Maybe I'm not going blind. #
  • 17:16 @kevinqtipreedy enjoy the bar. #
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Friday, May 9, 2008

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 18:31 whoop. Here it is. $600 to rejuvinate the economy... #
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 12:53 I'm going to pay $500 to spit in a cup! #
  • 14:35 Successfully spit in a tube! Yay Google discount! #
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 21:03 Adobe Air for Linux is available, trying it out with twhirl and feedalizr. #
  • 09:46 Adobe Air does not work to well yet. UI disappears but processes still live, they don't remember settings and they try to install in /opt #
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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 13:00 Cash line for tix is much faster than the credit line. #
  • 13:01 There are more ticket booths on the east side of the fairegrounds. Head there first says event staff. #
  • 13:06 Kevin reedy is at the faire! #
  • 17:27 Maker faire mouse trap preshow made me leave. So bad. Not even funny bad. #
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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 16:52 Sleeping the day away. Makers faire tomorrow! #
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