SocketIO IRC-style Tutorial – Part 1 – Intro
July 16, 2015
1 One of the technology things that excites me the most is the use of Websockets to help power the “Real Time Web". When you use a modern browser and use a web based chat system (like IRCCloud), it very likely uses websockets. Twitter feed constantly updating? Websockets. Facebook feed growing as you waste the day? Websockets. “Real Time” Google Analytics? Websockets. You get the idea, lots of cool things we use every day built for the real time web, many of which probably use websockets. The easiest way to use Websockets with NodeJS (which I’ve been spending some of my free time on over the last year) is a nifty tool called Socket.IO.
Review: Crackdown 2
July 8, 2010
Crackdown 2 came out earlier this week. I was slightly surprised when I got the shipping notification, because I thought it came out in September. When I broached this topic with Jon he informed me that I was thinking of Halo Reach. After playing the demo (back when I thought it came out in September), I considered canceling my pre-order. It wasn’t that I didn’t enjoy the demo (I certainly did), but it didn’t seem like it was worth paying the $60 Day 1 price. That was back then. This is now. I’m still not sure if it is worth $60, but it is a ton of fun. Oh and Amazon had a pre-order bonus that I had long since forgotten about until they emailed me: codes for 4 more sets of armor (“Xbox Agent” — Green, Gold, Black, and Gunmetal — which looks almost identical to the light grey suit).
Video: Android Folder Demo
April 29, 2010
Today is another one of my Android/Video series. The video is very short, just over 2 minutes in length, and it focuses completely on the folder aspects under Android. (View in high def) I’m just going to quickly reiterate the 3 aspects of folders in Android that I covered: Standard Folders — The main purpose of folders is to create ways to “gather” your applications all together, keep them out of the way, but still easily accessible from the home screen.