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Cool Flickriver video tutorial

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Just found this cool Flickriver video tutorial: Thanks, gfurry! Tags: flickriver

OpenSocial and Facebook Platform side by side comparison

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

Surely, you’ve heard about Google’s new OpenSocial platform. I believe this is indeed a very significant step forward, especially taking into account the launch partners who are already on board. Naturally, a lot of comparisons between OpenSocial and Facebook Platform have been made, mostly having to do with the fact that Facebook Platform is closed [...]

4 simple tweaks for speeding up your website

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Donald Knuth once said that “premature optimization is the root of all evil”. Programmers often waste too much time optimizing their products for situations which will never actually happen in real life. The same is definitely true for web development – do you really need that sophisticated caching system if your site is being visited [...]

The Nomadic Camera Project

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Ami Ben Basat – a journalist, a writer and a friend has started an amazing project – he sent his miniature Sony T7 camera on a photo-journey. Each week, this jewel of a camera spends a week with one photographer documenting his or her life and afterwards it’s passed on to the next photographer in [...]

Iosart.com latest additions or how much has changed since 2004

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

My site was in a desperate need of an update. Basically, I had quite a lot of stuff laying around the site, without any consistent navigation to lead to it. So, I added a new top navigation toolbar to every page on the site with links and menus that directly lead to almost any piece [...]

Announcing Flickriver – my latest project

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

I love Flickr. I use it almost daily – I post my own photographs and view photos my friends are posting. I search Flickr for specific locations, events, objects or people. Sometimes, I explore Flickr and discover amazing pictures and great photographers. I think Flickr has great user interface, but after using it for a [...]

WebRunner or How Google Reader became my main RSS aggregator

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

I’m an RSS junkie. I go over nearly 200 feeds every day – news, industry updates, my friends’ blogs, flickr photos and so on. That’s why my RSS reader has become the second most important application for me, after the browser. The problem I used SharpReader and RSS Bandit and encountered very similar problem with [...]

Spam, discussions and closed comment threads

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

Did you ever want to comment on some great Blog post you found only to discover that the post is a bit old and the author has already closed the comments – so no new ones can be posted? I often do and I find this issue rather frustrating… The reason for closing comments is [...]

Flickr Post Event Networking

Friday, April 13th, 2007

I read a blog post by Jeff Pulver about using Flickr for connecting with new people after attending an event together. Jeff had a simple and elegant suggestion – we need a tool that given a conference or an event tag will show me all the people who posted photos on that event and who [...]

FoxyTunes Planet goes live

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

After being in private beta for a while, we finally launched FoxyTunes Planet – check it out! I’m really excited to see all the great feedback we are getting from the community – on people’s blogs, in their comments, forum posts and emails to us. Also, the Planet has already been reviewed by popular blogs [...]

Future of Web Apps presentations online

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

I missed the Future of Web Apps conference this year – looks like it was a great event. The good news is that the conference presentations are now available online – along with mp3 files of each presentation. You can read and hear some great presentations by Mike Arrington (Techcrunch), Matthew Ogle, Anil Bawa Cavia [...]