2011 Jun 20, 2:25
I knew it was a game but still felt bad war-dialing and otherwise messing around in there. What if I accidentally find a way out? "Telehack is the most interesting game I've played in the last
year... a game that most users won't realize is a game at all. It's a tour de force hack — an interactive pastiche of 1980s computer history, tying together public archives of Usenet newsgroups, BBS
textfiles, software archives, and historical computer networks into a multiplayer adventure game." Also, see all the accounts of people finding their teenage selves in the game.
2011 May 10, 10:49
Interesting standards disagreements showing up in specs: "Some implementers feel a same-origin restriction should be the default for all new resource types while others feel strongly that an opt-in
strategy usuable for all resource types would be a better mechanism and that the default should always be to allow cross-origin linking for consistency with existing resource types (e.g. script,
images). As such, this section should be considered at risk for removal if the consensus is to use an alternative mechanism."
2011 Mar 28, 4:06
"ILSpy is the open-source .NET assembly browser and decompiler. Development started after Red Gate announced that the free version of .NET Reflector would cease to exist by end of February 2011."
2011 Feb 11, 5:37 2010 Dec 6, 8:01 2010 Sep 4, 7:55
"Given Duke Nukem Forever's epic development—it was first announced in 1997 as a sequel to Duke Nukem 3D—it might be wise to hedge on the later of those two release windows."
2010 Aug 13, 11:46
RESTful machine learning API from Google... "The Prediction API implements supervised learning algorithms as a RESTful web service to let you leverage patterns in your data, providing more relevant
information to your users. Run your predictions on Google's infrastructure and scale effortlessly as your data grows in size and complexity."
2010 Jul 6, 2:10
Parody Arrested Development movie trailer using clips from the show to look like an action film.
2010 May 10, 9:08
A facial recogonition web service. Cool possibilities...
2010 May 2, 3:14
"This document contains normative guidelines for web applications built by the Interface Development practice of Isobar North America (previously Molecular)." Glad to see coding styles and best
practices for HTML, CSS, JS, associated HTTP headers etc etc etc
2010 Apr 29, 11:51
Stats from the State of Web Development 2010 web survey including: "Few respondents use any form of Internet Explorer for their day to day web use, but IE8 is the number one browser developers test
their sites in. Google Chrome has jumped dramatically as the browser of choice for developers, to rank 3rd, at 17% just behind Safari at 20%."
2010 Mar 11, 4:26
The iPhone application lifecycle.
2010 Mar 11, 3:39
How to do audio & video in the latest version of Opera
2010 Mar 5, 12:33
ClickOnce is a .NET app deployment technology that lets you easily install apps with minimal user interaction even from the web. This is what Google Chrome uses to install so easily.
2010 Feb 27, 10:17
Weave syncs web browser user data. Its an open platform using JSON data, RESTful URL based APIs, with basic auth over HTTPS.
2010 Jan 29, 3:54
Raymond Chen has some thought experiments useful for discovering various kinds of stupidity in software design:
Tim Berners-Lee's principles of Web design includes my favorite: Test of Independent Invention. This has a thought experiment containing the construction of the MMM (Multi-Media Mesh) with
MRIs (Media Resource Identifiers) and MMTP (Muli-Media Transport Protocol).
The Internet design principles (RFC 1958) includes the Robustness Principle: be strict when sending and tolerant when receiving. A good one, but applied too liberally can lead to interop issues. For instance, consider web browsers.
Imagine one browser becomes so popular that web devs create web pages and just test out their pages in this popular browser. They don't ensure their pages conform to standards and accidentally end
up depending on the manner in which this popular browser tolerantly accepts non-standard input. This non-standard behavior ends up as de facto standard and future updates to the standard
essentially has had decisions made for it.
2010 Jan 20, 8:28
GZip vs Deflate execution speeds. Deflate found to be much faster in particular cases and about the same in the rest.
2009 Dec 28, 9:27
"This class represents a sensor event and holds informations such as the sensor type (eg: accelerometer, orientation, etc...), the time-stamp, accuracy and of course the sensor's data."
2009 Dec 28, 8:04
"Just as I was finishing my first look at the accelerometer and magnetic field sensors a couple of threads cropped up on the Android Developer's group..."
2009 Dec 26, 7:11
Wow, that was easy to setup. After installing the driver Eclipse just asks me if I want to debug on my phone or my virtual device.