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Google font API

Yesterday, Google made some announcements. You’ve probably heard all about it, so no need to go over them all… But I would like to look into the new Google font API.

[ More ] May 20th, 2010 | 761 Comments | Posted in web |

Timelab: technology & society

A while ago I attended the opening party of Timelab. This organisation offers a platform to artists, technologists and society and does research on how these communies can benefits from each other.

[ More ] March 29th, 2010 | 5 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

document databases (MongoDB + PHP tutorial)

Last few months I’ve heard some noise on document-oriented database systems. At first I dismissed it as the next hype in web development, but last night I’ve cave in. Partly because I’m at yet another conference, Scottish Ruby Conference. This community is really focused on the early adoption of new technologies so they may be the tipping point for this hype.

[ More ] March 27th, 2010 | 2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Making a RepRap – Step 0: BOM

This is parts of a series on making a RepRap.
Because we’re not used to working with electronics, the BOM (Bill of Materials) of the RepRap (as found on the RepRap wiki) looks pretty frightening at first. After a second, third and fourth look things became a bit clearer.

[ More ] January 13th, 2010 | 10 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

We are building a RepRap!

RepRap is an open source replicating rapid prototyper, available under the GPL license. You can assemble it with (most) parts available in your local hardware shop. More then fifty percent of a new RepRap can be printed out by other RepRap’s. And we are building one…

[ More ] January 13th, 2010 | 17 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Railsrumble shortlist announced

Last weekend, a bunch of enthusiastic geeks participated in a competition to create a website (-app) build on Ruby on Rails in just 48 hours – Railsrumble.

[ More ] August 28th, 2009 | 2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Getting ready for Android development

If you want to get started with Android development, you’ll need to setup some things like the SDK, an IDE and a AVD. In this post I will walk you through the setup of these things, crating a test project and getting the project running on the emulator.

[ More ] August 13th, 2009 | 8 Comments | Posted in mobile, programming |

ImageMagick and Ruby on OSX

A few weeks ago we started our first commercial RoR project. For this product-catalog site we wanted an easy solution for image uploading and decided on Paperclip. This needs ImageMagick and that gave us some worries.
So if you are struggling with installing ImageMagick and getting it running for Ruby, try these steps…

[ More ] August 12th, 2009 | 2 Comments | Posted in programming, ruby |

Stop watching fucking LOST!

On the Web 2.0 Expo in NY, Gary Vaynerchuk (Wine Library) did a talk called “Building personal brand within the social media lan” that I just don’t want to keep from you;

[ More ] October 30th, 2008 | 13 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Designing the social web @ d’Construct 08

Although I was pretty skeptical about the schedule at first, I decided to attend dConstruct, a conference that was on my wishlist since I’ve heard about it. dConstruct is the affordable one day conference for people designing and building the latest generation of social web applications. Steven Johnson kicked it off with a talk on [...]

[ More ] October 25th, 2008 | 2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |