Monthly Archives: April 2015

April 29, 2015

Transformy

  1. Paste your source data in the white box on the left.
  2. Type in the green box on the right how you would like the first line of your data to
  3. Transformy will look at your example and transform every line from your source data into the same format.

Handy, and nifty.

Just a quick note: both Shortcode and Most Popular Tags have been tested and verified to work with WordPress versions up to 4.2.1. I’ve updated the readmes of both plugins to reflect this.

Apologies for the delay.

Dave Winer's Podcatch.com

New shows from my friends’ favorite feeds. That’s what I need when I’m rushing to get out of the house and don’t have time to load up my phone with good shows. I’m getting a lot more value for my podcast-listening time. And so can you!

A good curated list.

April 27, 2015

Starting to get a bit sick and tired of the FUD people are spreading about WordPress. Today’s highlight (paraphrased): “WordPress is super insecure and doesn’t even offer automatic updates”. Except a) it’s more secure than other CMSes—especially less popular ones—and b) WP has had auto-updating built in since 3.7.

The promise—and massive challenge—of making games for the Apple Watch

If you’re trying to create a traditional animated sequence for your Apple Watch game, you might also have some trouble. “Normally when you program a game, you do everything algorithmically for moving everything,” Eyes Wide Games’ Griffin explained. “[Here] you have to pre-render everything. You can still do interesting animations, but instead of at run-time dynamically figuring out where you want things to move, you have to organize your game experience to where you already know what all the possible moves are and render them out.”

Companion apps seem like to way to go, at least until a) the SDK is updated or b) Apple Watch apps are allowed to run directly from the device. I’m not holding my breath for the latter to happen any time soon.

Amazon, Audi, and DHL want to turn a car trunk into a delivery locker

On Monday, Audi announced that next month in Munich it will be teaming up with Amazon and German logistics company DHL to run a pilot program to make parcel deliveries to an Audi owner’s car trunk. The idea behind the program is that if a delivery person tries to leave a package at a person’s home, there’s a good chance the recipient won’t be there and the package will have to go back to the processing facility. If the delivery person tries to take a package to a person’s car, he or she can use keyless access to that trunk to leave it there securely.

This is a great example of thinking outside the box. Genius.