Monday, June 21, 2010

after stumbling on way too many issues that are documented poorly in developers docs or on the web i decided to open a small note-blog, to which i will post source code snippets related to different tasks you come accoss in mobile development.

http://stuffnobodytoldmeabout.blogspot.com

Monday, March 24, 2008

random thoughts 03/24/2008

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tags: diigo, to_blog

Diigo (which i started using lately) has this nice feature, to post specific tags directly to your blog... Let's see how it goes.

    Sunday, October 21, 2007

    Flock 1.0

    Well... Is there a chance that I am actually liking this thing? Could that be?

    Monday, May 14, 2007

    Ohloh

    I've found out about this site called Ohloh It's a very nice idea, a social network for open source developers. It give a missing piece to the SourceForge concept - encouragement. It shows the projects you worked on, allows you to give Kudos to other developers, and track the project you love. I've added my profile, with some of the projects I've worked on. Take a look here It even generates a nice 'badge' to include on your blog: hint hint. this is something new i am working on.

    Thursday, November 09, 2006

    12 Days Later

    11 days 8 hours 1 minute 24 second = 16321.24 minutes That's how much time I wasted in a very interesting place called Azeroth. Word of Warcraft captivated me for months, but now it's time to let it go. I've reached the maximum level, I've quested, I've PvP'ed, I met some nice people, I met tons of idiots... Just like in real life. This was a very interesting experience, but I think I am glad that it's over. So long, Azeroth, maybe we'll meet again some day.
    Seconds before the leveling to the max.
    Just dinged to 60!
    Face of the mighty hunter...

    Wednesday, August 02, 2006

    Something in the works...

    Just dropping a little note here to let ya'll know that something is in the works at the Reflog's shop... http://reflog.googlepages.com http://code.google.com/p/pyterm/ More news to follow.

    Thursday, June 15, 2006

    Fucking Flock

    So...

    I've installed this 'fine' piece of software called Flock... A Web2.0 version of Firefox or what ever...

    It acted very friendly and offered to import a shit load of settings and bookmarks from Firefox. I agreed.

    Then it suggested to use del.icio.us integration. Cool. I agreed.

    Then this fucker imported and merged all the bookmarks in wrong folders and mishmashed them with the posts I had in del.icio.us. Blarg. That was annoying.. But ok. I removed them all, and decided to reimport just from del.icio.us.

    And here comes the funny part. Apparently - when I pressed delete on my local bookmarks... It deleted them permanently from del.icio.us aswell! With no confirmation!!!

    After getting pissed as hell, I remembered that I imported del.icio.us to Yahoo! MyWeb a couple of days ago. So I decided to save what's possible from them.

    So I've used their API to get all my posts. Without using and SOAP/REST whatever, I just copied an URL from ther docs, and changed it a little.

    http://api.search.yahoo.com/MyWebService/V1/urlSearch?appid=YahooDemo&yahooid=YOURUSER&results=50

    This will return a neatly structured XML of all your bookmarks with their tags.

    Then the next step was parsing this data, preparing it, and shipping it off to del.icio.us.

    Here's when trusty Python comes in:

    • Use ElementTree module to parse the xml using .fromstring method
    • Use PyDeleicious for adding tags

    All in all - about 20 lines of code.

    So after 10 minutes of mucking around with python code - all my bookmarks are back in place, and Flock is in my permanent SHIT LIST (and I see I am not alone: flocksucks.wordpress.com)

    This was a public service announcement from Eli Yukelzon. :)


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    Saturday, March 18, 2006

    Plugins

    Here's a little preview of how plugins look in TurboBlog:

    You can see here a 'Recent Posts' plugin, and a nifty little AJAX Chatterbox i.e. 'Shoutbox'. It took me about half an hour to write these, which is rather cool, considering this AJAX Shoutbox plugin idea that came up recently generated ALOT of buzz, for no apparent reason... Oh well. Have fun with it.
    In other news - i just passed 111 posts ;)

    Monday, March 06, 2006

    Threaded comments!

    Ok. Since I am closing on Alpha version of Turbo Blog I need to stop adding major DB breaking changes. But until I do - here's another major one ;)
    I've implemented threaded comments! Yup. With a nice DHTML feel, pick a comment, press a reply and volia - an editor appears, and sub-comment can be added!
    Sweet!

    Monday, February 27, 2006

    First shot at plugins

    In changeset 25 I introduced a first stab at adding plugins to TurboBlog.
    It was actually redicilously easy using entrypoints from setuptools.
    To take a look how it is done, I've added a sample 10 line plugin that adds a 'Recent Posts' to the sidebar of the blog.
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