Slow Web Movement: My 2 cents.
A few weeks ago I found this post by Jack Cheng. It really struck a chord with me. The idea of replacing the “fast web” to an equivalent of “slow food” is exactly what we need at this point. As Jack Cheng puts it so eloquently: What is the Fast Web? It’s the out of control web. The oh my god there’s so much stuff and I can’t possibly keep up web. It’s the spend two dozen...
Twitter's summarizing my follower notifications
So. This might have been happening already, but I recently discovered a change in the e-mails Twitter send me when one of my accounts gets followers. I assume it is for accounts that receive frequent followers? @twimemachine has been receiving between 100-200 followers a day (along with so many emails) since January. However 10 days ago, it changed. I didn’t receive one e-mail per follower...
How do you use Twitter?
I’ve been using Twitter for quite a while and my use of it has been evolving along the way. It remains one of my favourite destinations on the web (if not my most favourite). The way people use technology is always fascinating, especially with the sudden rise in popularity of social networks the previous 5-10 years. This passionate interest has led me to where I am now: doing Masters...
re: How to talk to human beings
Should’ve probably done this the other way around. https://plus.google.com/u/0/104442668221155613657/posts/gPvA9F4eeoE Jeff Atwood talks about the challenge of talking to his child in a way that is mutually beneficial: allowing the kid to understand, and making it easier for the parent. My thoughts on G+.
#hackstb. June 2012
Yesterday, we had our 3rd #hackstb event. We had some great demos. First up was Tim and Hendrik, demoing a coffee measurement tool. Their problem: The coffee machine was 50m away and they couldn’t see if there was any coffee in the pot. So at first, they hooked up a webcam to the coffee pot, so they could check from a website. The problem with this was, was that you couldn’t measure...
Basic django, celery and rabbitmq example.
Do you know what I don’t like? When repos have examples, but they don’t contain all of the source files. Most of the times I learn the best when I can see all the source files of a very basic example so that I can get a grip of how it all fits together. Most of what I’m saying here has been done before, but it was disparate, so I slapped it together. Nothing fancy, and hopefully...