So,… I’m attempting to do this but instead of the arduino, using my raspberry pi: http://www.instructables.
I found some great stuff at adafruit like a breakout kit to start testing with a breadboard and some basic components, and this nifty case. After a little soldering and some minor burns, we have a cool little prototyping kit! It even worked on the first try, that never happens.
Well I am officially one of the lucky developers to get on the Google glass preorder list. Now I just have to start learning Java so I can make the most out of it.
Google glass truly has captured the future of technology. It sets the stage for helping you navigate life, but being completely out of your way. It will help us feed our information addiction while keeping our hands on the wheel of life.
So I took a look at my blog this morning and realized that I haven’t written a single post since December 2010… Thats a whole year! What a waste for such a perfectly awesome blog! So much has been happening in my life that I just haven’t had time, but I promise now to be more on top of it.
So whats been happening? Well the most important change is that I have made a career transition to work for AOL in NY. I’ve taken a step back from leadership to start working on ground breaking social implementations at the Huffington Post (a now AOL company). Im currently leading social development and have launched some really cool things like the Huffington Post Facebook App.
I continue to work closely with the Facebook and Twitter engineers on some really cool and exciting stuff. I am extremely happy and proud to be employed by AOL. They are the single best company I have ever worked for and I look forward to being there for a long time.
I also recently released a new wordpress plugin on CodeCanyon.net. WPToWord is a content export tool that takes your posts or pages and exports them to a downloadable word document. A lot of writers have found it really useful and I continue to develop on it.
In October I spoke at WordCamp Boston about user management, and in November I spoke at WordCamp Philly about HTML5. Its been a really great experience speaking at these conference and I really look forward to doing more of them. WordPress 3.3 (Sonny) was release this month, I was also named in the credits having done some bug fixes for some multisite functions.
I moved and sadly I no longer have my recording studio but I am trying to fill the void with really awesome development work. Look forward to some really cool stuff coming this year.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
We have all been there… just starting out and don’t know any better or trying to get a quick hack in to fix a site that just went live…. these are situations that many of us have faced and done the unthinkable, we commit a web development faux pa. It’s scarily more common than not so hopefully this article will help bring salvation to all those web sinners out there. Without further ado I present the Top 10 Web Development Faux Pas to avoid while building or maintaining websites.
So a few months ago, the Envato network put out a call to all HTML5 developers to help them fill out their new HTML5 category on CodeCanyon.net. I decided to convert one of my existing drop down menu scripts to an HTML5 powerhouse that used some new entities and CSS3 properties.
HTML and CSS Validation has been the center of an intense debate for years; some web developers believe that validation is pointless since many of the specs change on various DOCTYPE’s and DTD’s, while others believe that your website is not truly valid and accessible unless you are in 100% compliance with whatever DOCTYPE you use. I will not begin to pretend that I can fairly and accurately mitigate both sides of this argument, what I want to do is take a look at it from a different perspective.