Category Archives: Computer Related

GoGoInFlight

I am 20,000 feet in the air and still connected to the web via this service. Download speed around 360k and upload around 75k. Glad I also came prepared with my energizer battery pack for iPhones. Oh couple of years ago I only dreamed of this stuff. I’m glad we have come a long way.

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WordPress iPhone App

I can’t believe I had not seen the “Genius” feature on the app store until now. But I did and I am glad because I just downloaded the WordPress app from it. I hope this little app performs as published and for it to be a new way to reconnect in my blogging days.

So if you can read this then… Success.

Twitter, iPhones, iPods and everything mobile.

I have to admit that i have moved myself from a blogging world to one in Twitter. I post in both English and Spanish and I have incredibly met a ton of friends that have become a part of my life (thanks to Tweet-ups). Therefore I thought that a little talk about moving blogs and content to these mobile platforms is crucial. From installing WPtouch in wordpress to make the site less loaded for mobile browsers to including tweetbacks and ways of spreading your readers comments to other sites.

Also as designers there has to be a stop to using heavy content on sites, Flash is ok in certain places but a whole site made on flash is sort of unproductive. Do you really want to cut all those users without flash from your site, besides with the many beautiful things that you can do with CSS why bother?

That is just a quick thought of mine… I’ll try not to fade away with all my work.

MySQL Workbench OSS

I’m currently in love with MySQL‘s Graphical DB designer MySQL Workbench, it makes the design process a lot aesier and it also produces models and diagrams. After all the design is done (including Foreign Keys and Views) you can just copy and paste into MySQL Query Browser and create the whole DB in just seconds.

Xobni

If you can’t tell it spells Inbox in reverse. Now that where all the similarities to what you are accustomed as an inbox end. It makes finding attachments really easy and you’ll waste a lot of time with all the stats it gives. For all you MS Outlook users, Check it out.

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Seesmic

I know it’s been a while since i posted but I haven’t had the time for almost anything. But here a new site that’s great for video blogs or anything. It captures the video from the page (by just giving Flash access to your Mic and Camera). Check it out if you can its great for making videos on the fly. Seesmic

What is a Dropbox?

Well in summary a drop box is a gift sent from heaven (meaning the Internet). I’m talking about Drop.io a new website that serves many purposes. It is a file repository, you can upload files (documents, photos, anything) via email, web, even fax. The most awesome feature is that you can actually send a document as a fax to a phone number from the drop box. You can receive faxes also and managing it is a breeze. You can set a user password (besides the admin’s one) for privacy and user can add, edit, delete content (you choose what they can do). I personally use it for keeping my resume at hand and being able to fax it anywhere is a PLUS. Try it out and you’ll see what i mean.

Greatest Secretary Ever!

I have recently stumbled upon a little website with a big heart. Its the greatest thing since dictating to a secretary; it is called Jott and incredibly it is free. I had looked for something like this before but was never satisfied. Now what it is you say… It is basically a phone number you call (after activating and registering), say to whom or what and just write…I mean talk. Yes dictate your note, reminder, to-do list or tell the guys at work that the meeting has been changed. The magical thing is that if you created a group with their emails and/or cellphone numbers the message will be transcribed and emailed to them. It is almost infinite the number of things you can use this for and amazingly it does it’s job very well. Trust me try it out you’ll love it.

Manage your money

Ages ago people usually bought applications like MS Money to manage their accounts but since MS Money 2007 I pretty much lost interest on these types of applications. “But wait!”… Now there are many online options to choose from. “OMG are you kidding me?, Financial information on the Web?” Yes I know most people do not trust the web for this sort of task but there is a new option. Wesabe, this website helps you manage your $$$ easily and trust me i wouldn’t use it if it wasn’t secure.

Perl on Rails

We loved RUBY on Rails but now BBC has implemented something new Perl on Rails.

“What we wanted was a dynamic publishing solution – in other words the
ability to render webpages on the fly, when a user requests them. Now
obviously there are already a number of existing frameworks out there
that provide the sort of functionality that we needed, however none
that provided the functionality and that could be run on the BBC
servers. So we (the Audio and Music bit of Future Media and Technology
– but more specifically Paul, Duncan, Michael and Jamie) embarked on
building a Model-view-controller (MVC) framework in Perl.”

That pretty much sums it up. This is another example of how the “Field of Dreams” quote works… you know the “if you build it they will come”. We’ll if you can’t find anything done that works for you build it; great inspiration.

An example of Perl on Rails running is /programmes if you don’t understand the beauty of it you probably don’t understand it at all, its all about webpages on-the-fly.

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