Monday, August 30, 2010

Nodify, a web-based IDE for node.js applications

Nodify is a web-based IDE for writing Javascript code using the node.js framework. It was created by our team during the node knockout coding contest in 48 hours. Check it out and if you like it, vote for it. Thank you

Monday, August 23, 2010 and and are services that take links from your twitter stream and present them in a newspaper format. I have to admit that the first time I saw them, I couldn't find any possible use for me. Then, I thought that I don't follow my twitter stream very closely due to lack of time (no I don't click on every link that you post, sorry) and those services offer a decent way to have a quick but complete look on what happened in my stream for the last 24 hours. I don't intend to do a comparison here (how boring!) but I like because they show which friend shared each link and which friend of a friend which probably is a hint about their ranking algorithm. On the other hand, does not allow the creation of newspapers from hashtags, which is something that provides, so I use the latter to follow news about topics that interest me. A suggestion for both services is to allow the creation of newspapers from twitter searches (it would be really useful, guys).

And now let me go back to my studying for the node.js knockout contest.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dear Vodafone

thank you for bringing me back to the era of 54k modems when a 5kbytes/sec download rate was reason to party. Next time you advertise your mobile internet service, please make sure that it is clear that you are joking. There are naive people like me that believe such advertisements and expect fast internet on their vacation. Because my vacation is the only time I need mobile internet and it is apparent now that you cannot provide it.