Coding Category

Posts related to programming, gadgets, web design, and general code/hacking.

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Jan 13 | Upload BadElf GPS logs to a shareable Google map

This little hack lets you export BadElf GPS logs to Dropbox and eventually to a website that can display your tracks (and share them with friends/family).

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Oct 4 | Product Diaries: Pay to promote?

One of the more acute results of spending some time in a product-oriented or product management role like the one I spent at Google this past summer is that you suddenly become aware of a lot of the consequences and thought processes that go into rolling out a new feature.

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May 25 | It’s not the camera, stupid!

Reds are where tourists take photos, blues are where locals take photos.

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Feb 18 | Wiimote hack converts any surface into a “touch” screen

I took some time to implement Johnny Chung Lee’s 2007 Wiimote hack and it was surprisingly easy to deploy.

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Jan 4 | Help me test out Haptico!

Haptico is a little app that I made over Christmas break that lets your phone tell you if you’re headed in the right direction without having to take out the phone.

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Dec 30 | Goodbye GoDaddy

On January 13, 2005, I purchased chronicled.org from Globat.com, and it entered registration 3 days later.

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Dec 25 | How 6 newsreader apps behave offline

Merry Christmas everyone! I assume a good number of people have gotten something iPhone/iPad related this year, and I’ve had the opportunity to test out several newsreader apps for a couple weeks and hope to share my results here.

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Dec 4 | Custom iPhone lock screens on iOS5

It looks like iOS5 made things a little complicated with regards to loading customized lock screens (like LS Nimbus, where the weather images wouldn’t load and the black bar would remain) so I’ve created a tutorial that will let you get yours working in no time.

Cydia packages you’ll need:
Winterboard
Slide to Unlock Killer
LS Nimbus iOS5 version here
As before you’ll want to open and edit LockBackground.html and search for “locale”, and replace your city instead of mine.

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Nov 18 | Rio does Interview Algorithms: Episode 1

In order to keep myself accountable for the next 10 days or so I have to brush up on my algorithms (in anticipation of interviews), I’ve decided to log a few of the algorithms I come across while on my hunt for interesting questions that I may be asked, specifically to prevent myself from getting stage-fright whenever someone asks me to write up a piece of code on a blank whiteboard.

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Jul 3 | WordNet Similarity bundle

Image via Andreas Westh
After toiling about setting up my own WordNet Similarity system (see link) and realizing that such a good system has not been very active since 2008, I decided to give it a stab and make it easier for other people to do the same.

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