Archive for the 'Geek' Category

Google I/O 2010 Announcements

(via Official Google Blog)

JavaScript links (week of 2009-07-25)

Having Fun with Mobile Apps

A week with the iPhone and I’ve already downloaded quite a number of apps, and I’m really enjoying using them. I’ve also started to use apps that I’ve only used sparingly on the iPod Touch since it doesn’t have an always on connection.

Continue reading ‘Having Fun with Mobile Apps’

Blogging from my iPhone

My first blog post from my iPhone 3G  S⃣. It does feel a lot zippier than my 1st gen iPod Touch. Coming from an E71, i’m still adjusting a bit to just having a soft keyboard. I had to queue for a little more than two hours just to get it. Tonight I’m gonna have fun with it.

JavaScript links (week of 2009-07-11)

JavaScript links (week of 2009-06-27)

Snow Leopard Coming In September

Apple unveiled OS X Snow Leopard at WWDC’s Keynote and I’m excited mostly because of the following features:

  • Smaller footprint (6GB less space used) – more space for my VMs
  • 64-bit system applications + Grand Central Dispatch – faster navigation around the OS
  • Exposé Integration – clicking and holding onto an application’s dock icon shows the screenshots of its open windows
  • Enhanced Finder and Dock
  • Redesigned Services menu
  • Faster Wake Up and Shutdown
  • More reliable Disk Eject
  • Split-pane Terminal
(via TUAW)

Official Developer Build of Google Chrome Mac

Finally an official developer build of Google Chrome from Google. Apparently it’s still incomplete, but it should suffice for my quick browsing needs.

How incomplete? So incomplete that, among other things , you won’t yet be able to view YouTube videos, change your privacy settings, set your default search provider, or even print.
(via The Chromium Blog)

A Mac Software List

After switching to the Mac, I had to find software that would help me do stuff I like doing.  So far, the following are the software I’ve tried and that survived in my Applications folder.

VMWare Fusion – Since I switched from Windows, there are still a handful of apps I use on Windows. I also use it for browser testing (specially IE6). It’s the first OS X app I paid for and I think it’s worth it with all the things I am able to do with it around.

TextMate – Now my primary text editor. The bundles just make it easy for me to code in just about any language I need to code on. I’m still discovering a lot of things about it but so far it has helped me to code faster and keep my code cleaner and more organized. There’s also a certain magic I feel when I’m writing code on it.

Transmit – I tried FileZilla since it was my main FTP program in Windows, but it just didn’t feel right on OS X, so I tried Transmit and it fell just right into place. After learning new and adding custom keyboard shortcuts it fits perfectly with how I work. I especially like being able to edit stuff on the server seamlessly.

Yojimbo – Currently it serves as my password repository. Hopefully I’ll use it more as a repository of other things that I need to take down.

DestroyTwitter and Tweetie – After trying out a host of desktop Twitter clients (like EventBox, TweetDeck, Twhirl, Nambu, etc.), I’ve settled with the two. I use DestroyTwitter if I want to keep Twitter less intrusive (i.e. when I’m in The Zone). I use Tweetie when I’m actively exploring the Twitterverse.

Continue reading ‘A Mac Software List’

The Joy of Origami

When I was rather small, we used to have an origami booklet and I’ve always found the whole process of making an origami enjoyable — from trying to figure out what the diagrams mean to actually finishing the piece. So when I saw a pack of origami paper at Muji, I immediately got one. Below is the first one I made.

And the joy has never left.