Category Archives: Open Source

Open source tools and software

Swapping Ad Creative with a Proxy

Like I mentioned last time I’ve been hacking around with some richer creative styles on mobile. Nothing that should be all that amazing, but I’ve been finding the existing tools and techniques a bit rough. To do some of the … Continue reading

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Testing Mobile Ad Creatives

So far a lot of what I’ve been using lately in terms of mobile advertising has been banners. Images. Simple to deal with, but probably not long-term a fantastic way to go. Especially for mobile, where the ads are supposed … Continue reading

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webOS Open Source

I wasn’t planning to weigh in on HP deciding to open up webOS, cause like I’ve said before tectonic shifts with little short-term impact aren’t really that important to startups. However, I’ve been doing open source stuff for a whole … Continue reading

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JSON Bookmark Sync for Android

I’ve been playing around with a few different ideas lately, many of which include some statement such as “it would be interesting, but it really needs to interact with the default browser otherwise it would be really clunky.” So last … Continue reading

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Fetching Gmail Messages by Label on Android

Android has a nice setup for programmatically accessing data across applications called ContentProviders. There’s a content provider that you can use to read the email that Gmail has cached, but I was having a hard time finding an example of … Continue reading

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Zend Server CE 5.x and XDebug on OS X

I’ve taken to using Zend Server Community Edition for PHP work on OS X. Nice self-contained set of PHP, Apache, and Mysql. Most of the folks I work with don’t use editors or IDEs that support the Zend debugging extension … Continue reading

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Mozilla Open Web App Prototype

I think this prototype of an open web app system from the folks at Mozilla is quite interesting. First thing to note is that it works currently on Android and iPhone devices even in the prototype version they have up. … Continue reading

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“App” Doesn’t Have to Mean “Native”

With AppNation wrapping up earlier this week and Mobile 2.0 happening next week I’ve been thinking a lot more about industry level shifts in mobile. Normally I’m heads down in some bit of server code lately, so it is relatively … Continue reading

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Removing the Password from a PDF

I have a few ebooks I’ve purchased online that came as password protected PDFs. While mildly annoying while trying to read them on a desktop system, it’s patently absurd when I try to move them over to the iPad to … Continue reading

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WordPress Updated

I did the update to WordPress 3.0 and added a new theme for the blog (you’ll have to actually visit the site to see, most of you read through RSS). Most of my motivation was getting something in there that … Continue reading

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