Random Funny Technology Videos

Published on Jan 27, 2011 by Jamie Munro

I was surfing the Interweb recently and came across some cool/funny videos that I thought I would share:

Amazing iPod Trick

This video turns a black iPod into a white iPod. †I'm not sure if I would personally want to try this, but it sure looks cool afterwords.

Roombas Hack to Play Pac-Man

Excellent use of a vacuum and great way to promote it's cleaning skills by "finding" dirt.

Image Translating iPhone App

This is one of the coolest apps ever. †Show a road sign or some picture with words and watch it translate the text in the image for you right on your iPhone!

Facebok Profile Picture Hack Tutorial

The new profile displays pictures from your last album on the top of your profile, watch this video to make it a sequence of photos splitting your features across multiple images.

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Tags: iPhone | Facebook | ipod

Maintaining a session in a session-less environment

Published on Jan 17, 2011 by Jamie Munro

Confused? †I know I was at first, but let me explain. †First, why would there be a session-less environment? †I thought this was a HUGE plus to server-side development languages over basic HTML that is session-less? †Well, you would be right in that sense; however, as I mentioned in a recent blog that I've switched careers and I am currently doing server-side game development for large Facebook Virtual Worlds. †The client/server relationship in these games are completely session-less. †Each time the client performs an action, the server doesn't "know" who they are because it's not a consistent relationship like a browser and a web server.

Don't worry, there is a simple solution to this problem, let's explore it now.

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Tags: Facebook | session | PHP

Someone at work tick you off?

Published on Jul 28, 2009 by Jamie Munro

I don't know about you, but there are many times during a work week where someone ticks me off.† It could be something small or something major.

I've always wondered what I could do about this, so I finally did something.

I created a Facebook application called Head Slap!† It let's you type in your friend's name on Facebook and give them a slap on the head.† Enter a personalized message letting them know why they deserve it!

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Tags: Facebook | Theory

Facebook Development - Quick and Easy Dialogs

Published on Jun 10, 2009 by Jamie Munro

At my work, whenever we have a link to delete records, we always have a simple Javascript confirm dialog pop-up.† The confirm dialog just does the standard, ďAre you sure you wish to delete this record?Ē with an OK and Cancel button.† If the user clicks cancel, the record is not deleted, if they click OK, the record will be deleted.

If youíve done some Facebook development, you will notice quickly that the alert() and confirm() functions do not work.† Iíve found this slightly annoying, so Iíve written a very simple Javascript function that letís me use the nifty dialogs that Facebook provides us.

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Tags: Javascript | Facebook | confirm() | JavaScript

Photobucket, Photos, and You

Published on May 23, 2009 by Jamie Munro

It seems like photo sharing and social network applications are the in thing right now. Let's take advantage of this. Today I will provide a simple class that will allow you to post photos to a user's Photobucket account in minutes.

Step 1: Visit http://photobucket.com/developer/register to register for an API key

Follow the steps to create a new application on Photobucket. When you have finished, Photobucket will send you an email with your API and Secret key. Keep this email for later use.

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Tags: Facebook | CakePHP | Facebook API | Photobucket | photobucket api

Facebook, Photos, and You!

Published on May 18, 2009 by Jamie Munro