Sunday, October 26, 2008

Prior to purchasing the iPhoneBoredomKiller, I needed a way to get important emails sent to my phone.

So, I whipped up a quick script to do just that.

IMAP2SMS will log into an IMAP account (like GMail) and look for unread, unflagged emails. When found, it strips all the HTML out, flags it (so it won’t send you the same message twice) and delivers it to your cellphone.

Set this up using a cron job, to run every 10 minutes or so.

Naturally, SMS charges still exist, so be wary if you have a cap on your SMS’s per month.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Being a sweaty, heavy-breathing nerd, I’ve found many occasions when I had a list of items and said to myself,
“Sweaty, heavy-breathing nerd, you should sort / dedupe / url encode or url decode this string.”

I would commonly start to do it by hand only to get distracted halfway through and start moonwalking with my fingers on my desk

But today, I actually got up off my fingers and spent the 10 minutes building this, my opus, the thing i call the sortdedupercoder

Sunday, October 12, 2008

So, my boy Mike Nathanson and I wore our brains on our sleeves at Flashcamp this weekend.

We dreamed up a sweet idea of listening to stock prices, which we dubbed MoneyTalks.

It uses the new SampleDataEvent in Flash Player 10 to create sounds dynamically, which we map onto the value of a stock.

Not to pat ourselves on the back, but our app made Photoshop look like Minesweeper.

Sample videos of stock prices from Oct 06 - 10:
Microsoft v Yahoo

These bad daddies require the Flash Player 10 beta:

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