Month: March 2008

  • Hacking a Facebook app != hacking Facebook

    Silicon Alley Insider has a story with a we’re-really-not-trying-that-hard-but-sensationalism-just-comes-naturally-to-us headline boldly proclaiming that they can teach you How To Hack Facebook In 51 Seconds. Take a look a the video below and see what you think. Wrong! Yeah, that’s what I thought too. That’s not Facebook. That’s a Facebook app. A custom application, written by […]

  • SXSW 2008 Recap

    It’s been two weeks since I left SXSWi and while I had a fantastic time again, the intensity of this year’s festival was somewhat muted (at least for me) in comparison with the last time I was there in 2006. Why? A couple of reasons, two of which were: Size. SXSWi was on three levels […]

  • Installing RMagick on OS X Leopard

    After the last time, I swore I’d never fall prey to RMagick’s convoluted and painful installation process. Unfortunately, to paraphrase the Giant – it happened again. So, after beating my head against my desk for hours while banging out permutations of “sudo port install ImageMagick” and “sudo gem install rmagick”, I have news for you, […]

  • The iPhone SDK

    fakesteve on the SDK: Seriously, folks, it’s game over. This announcement today is as big as the announcement of the original Macintosh in 1984. At airports all around the world they put flights on hold so that people could stay in the terminal and watch the news as it was announced. In Canada they declared […]

  • Pick me! Pick me! Come see my panel at SXSWi.

    As you can see from the tiny image segment I grabbed from the wonderful sched.org SXSW organizer, if you’re attending, you’re going to be spoiled for choice this year. So, when it comes round to deciding what to do on Monday 10 March at 11:30am, if you’re interested in finding out about the most interesting, […]