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Feb 15 | Python on the iPad

It turns out it’s pretty easy to load Python on the iPad. The version that’s currently available is 2.5.1. Follow the instructions below to load it on your iPad and begin programming! 1) You’ll need to jailbreak your iPhone. For iPad 4.2.1, GreenPois0n works well. 2) Open up Cydia. Go to the “Sections” and then […]

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Feb 10 | Thoughts from a startup hopeful

It’s been just about a month since I started work on justnear.me and I already feel like I’ve learned a lot regarding the realities and intricacies surrounding startups. At least I hope this list to be for my own posterity, to look back upon and realize the obviousness of it all. 1) Your friends are […]

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Feb 7 | TwitterNow

Ever since Project Haiti was unveiled people have expressed the desire to have the type of visualization applied to other keywords as well. I’m excited to share TwitterNow: http://rioleo.org/twitternow/ The reason why it takes a bit of time to render is because it’s doing some wizardry in the backend, converting user-provided locations into latitude and […]

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Jan 30 | Making sense of Facebook OAuth, Graph API

I spent the last two hours slogging through Facebook’s developer documentation and StackOverflow’s comments and I figured I’d try to save some people some of the same pain by putting up a useful walkthrough of using a simple authentication script allowing people to connect using Facebook. 1) Make an app on Facebook. I will assume […]

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Jan 25 | Browsing privacy is a myth

I’ve launched a new project called SeeMyHistory, which is a rather controversial approach to the idea that having any sense of privacy online is a pure unadulterated myth. There was likely a time when the sites we visited were not tracked, when we could simply click on “Clear History” on our browser and restore the […]

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Jan 13 | Unveiling Project Haiti

A year and a day after the horrific events of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, I am unveiling a tool that lets you visualize all the Twitter chatter that took place shortly after news spread through the Internet. At present there are nearly 34,000 tweets on the site. The data was obtained via Infochimps and each […]

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Nov 19 | Common Webpage Layouts

As a web designer I always like to have clients who have some sort of idea of what kinds of webpages they want. Often, the more detail I am provided with, the more likely the designs and modifications I make will be what the client has in mind. One of the great ways to start […]

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Nov 16 | New design

To celebrate a relatively new beginning in California, being back in school, and diving head first in the domain of my passion, human computer interaction, I’ve decided to spicen up the site somewhat. The colors for the header are inspired by the pencils in a coloring pencil set. Look forward to some exciting new posts […]

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Nov 1 | Visualizing Twitter’s Mood

The initial idea of this project was to follow in the footsteps of the recent revelation in the news that overall “mood” on Twitter can predict stock market performance with remarkable accuracy. I wanted to see if Twitter’s moods, determined extremely naively, showed any relationship with other data sets for the same timespan, in a […]

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Oct 24 | Things that make me happy

As far as I know there are only a handful of schools that provide MS or Ph.D degrees in Human Computer Interaction, and as far as I know HCI is still somewhat considered as the underling of the core Computer Science specializations (which is unfortunate). Some schools that come to mind that prioritize HCI Stanford […]

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