This is an amazing opportunity. It has getting me think a lot about what I do (I am still trying to figure out exactly what I do myself) and why I love some aspect of what I do so much, with passion. I think it boils down to the fact that I get chance to meet and collaborate with so many talented and smart people.
My family and I got here this weekend and it is HOT.
Anyway, if you are by any chance living in Japan and see this before next Monday, love to see you. Come join us!
Here is the copy of session description in Japanese.
Speaking of unicode, I also love the idea of Google Noto Fonts. Love the name. The white block that you see when unicode character is nicknamed “Tofu” and by using this fonts, cached around the world near you, there will be no-tofu. Love it.
I am learning tons this week. Very exciting. Working with smart people of Bocoup, learning/picking up tricks and tips on how to do many little “a-ha, that’s how you do it” things.
Here is my notes:
With Editor Config, you can create a project specific configfiles for your text editor of your choice. I am using sublime, and there is a package for that. Now we have a file on the project home that specify that we use tab for indentation for our project — that’s our style that we agreed on, and we are keeping it consistent — but I can start using two spaces for my other projects with this.
Bower is powerful. It’s managed by Twitter. Their stock is now at $40. Time to buy?
This gist by Matt Surabian is awesome. If you put it in your .bash_profile, your terminal shows your branch and with a * star if there is a change that needs commits. I use terminal with white backgroudn so I change like 38 to
echo " on "$PURPLE$branch$dirty
If you don’t want new line, get rid of \n from line 41.
I use caniuse.com quite a bit. It is an awesome resource. They use the data from StatCounter Global Stats. This is also a very useful site and has very interesting browser stats.
So, here is up and down trends for top 5 browsers (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera) of last 12 month, July 2012 to July 2013. What it looks like globally:
BTW those charts are made responsive by wrapping the div with css, the trick is expiained in my blog from couple of years ago, but using ratio of 3:2, that is 3 width vs 2 height, which means only difference is padding-bottom is 66.66666%. And I just pasted that into my WordPress editor window (so not semantic… Don’t try to validate this page!). I was actually very pleasantly surprised that it works (OK, it breaks my mobile view. But still.). Kudo’s to FusionCharts.
I was fortunate enough to attend this amazing conference called EyeO Festival in Minneapolis, MN. I heard that it sold out in 45 minutes after it went on sale. Insane.
It was, frankly, quite overwhelming amount of information in three days. I am still processing it all. I have 5 pages worth of pencil notes in my trusty spiral bound notebook (Though not as pretty as this. Wow.). So I am going to just create this entry here and add it as I process more of the notes, revisit the links that I scribbled down (often in the dark!).
Every talk was really interesting and I ma looking forward to seeing the video posted so that I can watch them again, (like I need to see Kersten Schmidt’s talk again. It had so much info.) One that sort of stack to me was talk by Mike Bostock, a creator of d3.js and graphics editor at the NY Times. He posted his talk on his blog at here. You can also read and see his past talks, and they are also very interesting. As in most of his stuff (this is why he is so amazing), he puts all of his code on Jim Vallandingham is writing on his site. I saw him at eyeo as well and he is awesome.
Keynote by Zach Libereman was memorable. His idea for school for poetic computation is really interesting. I think WordPress had that thing that says code is poetry.
Take away from the conference? JUST DO IT. I will learn and create d3 project of my own. I was sitting in audience of “Show and Tell” and kicking myself for not having anything to share from myself. Next time? I will have my 5 min.
Change the “Allow applications downloaded from:” setting to “Anywhere”
Well, I am not a security expert by any means, but that sounds sort of, um, unsafe, no?
As you were thinking that, Apple gives you this option.
But wait, it doesn’t work. When you control-click and select Open, you still get “Damaged, you should trash it” message.
So, I resorted it to “Anywhere” option and it works, but not sure. Sounds like it is a sort of known issue, but it is to do with getthing a paid developer membership and a Developer ID certificate. But the error message, “The app is damaged and you should trash it.” is a very misleading and, well, pretty mean. I hope Apple resolve this issue soon.
(Note: Using free version of Spotify mobile? Scroll to the bottom of the post.)
Sometimes, I hate shuffling songs. It happend to me when I was using iTunes on iPhone couple of years back, and drove me crazy. And it is happening to me again. This time, Spotify on iPhone. It is driving me absolutely nuts. There is something about knowing what the next song is going to be. I feel in control. Especially when you are listening to my own Playlist. Hey, I went though the trouble of creating my list, can I at least have it play in the order that I put it on the list?
And there it is. Clearly an UI issue. I am not the only one. It only happens on Spotify on iPhone, not the PC version. Don’t get me wrong, I love Spotify.
Problem is lack of shuffle mode display. Once you are in your playlist, and click on “Shuffle Play” button, which is in the center of the screen, you are in shuffle mode. Clicking on the song name does nothing. You are doomed. There is nothing you can do from that screen. You will not know what the next song is going to be. So the “Shuffle Play” button only enables the shuffle mode, but does not disable the shuffle mode.
Here is what you do to fix it. You can either click on tiny “Now Playing” button on right top corner, or click on a song name to start playing a song. Then, from *that* screen, tap on the album cover. You will see something like this:
Figure 1: See the green twisted arrows? You are in "Shuffle Songs" mode.
Figure 2: No longer shuffling songs!
See the “Shuffle” on the left bottom? If that is green, that means you are in shuffle mode. So click on it and make it gray/balck-white-gradient and you are no longer in the shuffle mode. That is it. Actually very similar to the iPhone “Music” app problem.
[UPDATE Dec 15, 2013] This post was written two years ago, when spotify was only available to premium subscribers. Now that they have opened the mobile app up for free users, it is little different.
Music service Spotify has launched a new free streaming service for mobile devices.
The Swedish-based company announced Wednesday that it will allow users to stream playlists for free as long as the songs are shuffled randomly. It’s a step closer to picking songs and albums on demand, a feature Spotify continues to reserve for premium members who pay $10 a month.
Users can play an artist’s entire catalog or their own playlists in shuffle mode. Free users won’t be able to shuffle play a single album without hearing other songs mixed in. Playlists that have too few songs will also have other songs mixed in. The free service launched Wednesday and includes ads.
So, if you are using free version, the answer is that you can not turn off shuffle unless you subscribe. Hope this clears some of the answers in the comments below.
To check what version of Kindle software you are running, press the Home button, then press the Menu button. Navigate to “Settings” by moving the 5-way controller down, then press the 5-way controller to select. The version information is located at the bottom of the screen. Sometimes you may have to upgrade to next version before going into the latest version. I had that problem when I first bought this Kindle.
If your serial number is starting with “B004,” you have Kindle DX (US Wireless). “B005” is Kindle DX (Free 3G), â€œB009â€ is Kindle DX (Free 3G) Graphite.
The new Murakami book is good, but maybe my expectation was too high? or maybe it lost something in the translation. I am still undecided… I thought I would love it… I really want to know what will happen to Tengo and Aomame, though….