I should have mentioned this long ago, but I started work at Blurb in early August. It’s been a quick ramp-up and I’m loving it there, surrounded by smart engineers and great designers. I do Rails/JS work there, and I’m building a lot of chops around Agile/TDD methodologies.
mmtss is a loop station built for live performances.
My friends were complaining that wedding photobooths were too expensive to rent. Could we make one for them?
I’m on a team with BRUTE LABS, a volunteer-led design agency working on StudentsConnect, a prototype project making chatroulette-style interactions connecting students from the global North and South. Here’s a UX flow we worked on:
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Here’s how the installation looked on the day of the art show.
I just spent five hours trying to figure out why none of the Firmata libraries for Python were working over my serial connection. I was wondering why the previous program remained on the board and none of the signals sent were hot.
So I got the poster printed, and the LEDs currently show through the board pretty well. This is good:
A quick update on the art project:
Let’s face it: jQuery UI skins suck. They’re flat, they’re boring, they don’t pop.
A month ago I bought an ‘07 MacBook on Craigslist. No, it’s not one of those sexy aluminum hot rods, but it sure is pretty.
Here’s how to set up the excellent VMware-developed open-source Review Board and its [post-review](http://www.reviewboard.org/docs/releasenotes/dev/rbtools/0.2/) command line review creation utility to work with git and git-svn on your computer.
At work, we make good use of YUI 3. It’s a really well-thought-out framework, from sandboxing and deep namespaces to CSS3 selector support and lazy-loading modules through the Yahoo! CDN. One of YUI 3’s biggest features is the Widget framework, which specifies an object on the page that the user can tweak to his or her whims.