I’m excited to share a new ecommerce site I recently built: Alice’s Moment. Alice’s Moment designs and makes (by hand!) unique photo-based handbags that are super stylish. I’ve been honored to be able to build their ecommerce site and help with their social media branding. Check it out yourself at https://alicesmoment.com, and follow on Instagram @AlicesMoment.
I made a small Windows tool that allows you to paste the contents of the clipboard as plaintext (removing formatting). Additionally it automatically uploads images and files on the clipboard to a server and pastes the url. This provides functionality similar to CloudApp, except on your own server for free. It supports FTP, SFTP, SCP, AWS S3, and WebDav, via the included WinSCP library.
We were promised a world where computers do our bidding, where intelligent bots handle the unpleasant work and leave humans free to enjoy life on their own terms. But what is more unpleasant and emotionally taxing than breaking off a relationship that has run its course? It’s time for a bot to step up and relieve us of our burdens!
A prototype of my Google Glass Karaoke app on YouTube! Just say “ok Glass, sing a song” followed by any song, and Glass Karaoke will play the songs on speakers and display the time-synced lyrics right in front of your eyes. Built in 24 sleepless hours at the South by Southwest Music Hackathon.
It’s obviously very early on and very cumbersome, but I have successfully got my new iPhone 4S to charge from my old Palm Pre’s Touchstone inductive charger. I may not be using WebOS anymore (sadly), but the spirit of my Pre lives on. My goal is to bundle this up in a nice package that can be easily added to an iPhone 4 or 4S, and look good doing it. I’ll post updates when I’m closer to that goal.
With your busy schedule, do you really want to spend so much time listening to phone menus and trying to find the right options? Use Call the Company to directly call human representatives at major companies. Just type in the company and/or department you are searching for, and click to connect right in your browser so you don’t have to use expensive cell phone or long-distance minutes.
There are plenty of ways to exchange contact information, but they generally require that people have the same app on the same type of smartphone, as well as requiring both parties to agree to share information. 203-403-NAME make this process extremely simple, by only requiring an online handle (username).
Text (415) 729-3599 with any food or beverage and it will tell you important nutrition facts in seconds. For example, I love the Western Cheese Fries at Longhorn Steakhouse, but I texted “longhorn cheese fries” to that number and found out one plate has over 1700 calories! Maybe next time I’ll think twice about ordering it. How healthy is that Wendy’s Southwest salad really? Text “southwest salad wendy’s” and find out.
Over the past few days, some friends and I have been working nonstop on a windows phone application for the intern Windows Phone app competition. Tirelessly programming Saturday through Monday, we have created a pretty darn good RSS reader application, Headliner. I personally coded for 42 hours straight from Sunday morning until Monday night.
I have been coming up with a lot of Web 2.0-ish ideas recently, but I often spend too much time trying to come up with a name that is an available domain name as well. There are some sites (such as my personal favorite, domainnamesoup.com) that attempt to help you with this, but they end up taking quite a long time as you try various combinations of words and synonyms.
Back in March of 2008, Yahoo held a programming competition here at GA Tech, with the idea being that you take some web services (preferably Yahoo services) and mash them up to make something cool. Dubbed “HackU", the idea was to hack something together in a week; it didn’t have to be pretty, but it should do something different, novel, or useful.