Author: banane

  • Facebook Mobile App in 20, no 7, Minutes

    I’m speaking at the AT & T HTML5 Hackathon tonight, and here are my slides, and basically my entire presentation. OMG UNICORNS AND PONIES Facebook has a nifty Mobile Web SDK and tutorial, and that’s what I’m going to make. The application– a simple “find fun posts on Facebook about unicorns and ponies”. I had…

  • On Analog Games

    This morning I was reading an interesting post over at my buddy’s Zero1 Blog, “ZERO1 Artist Alumni, Tim Roseborough ~ “A Puzzling Display” Online Arts and Culture Game.” Blogger Dorothy Santos writes, ‘“A Puzzling Display“ is a new artist-created online arts and culture game, where registered participants compete and test their arts and culture knowledge.’…

  • Adding a UITableView to a View, with IB

    I love using Interface Builder– I know, I lose geek points by saying that. So I finally figured out this thing I’d always wanted to do: instead of just using an entire view as a UITableViewController, what if you want to use it like any other UI object, as a object within a View, and…

  • No Social Networks Countdown: 2 Days

    Wow, 2 days to go. In retrospect, I’m loving the following (about this blackout): – Discovering some great writing (Jezebel, xojane, bookslut, burrito justice) – Amazing IRL times with good friends, neighbors, family members – I revamped the style of this blog – I have been reading so many entertaining blogs (see above) that I’ve…

  • My Awesome (1940s) Neighbors

    Via Burrito Justice, I started looking into the National Archives’ released census data on who exactly lived at my address (via 1900 Sanborn Fire Insurance maps)- the corner of Columbus (formerly Montgomery) and Taylor, in North Beach. The entries are fascinating, especially when I started doing the math. The details are fun. I decided to…

  • No Social Networks: Countdown to day 1: 6

    When I thought there was nothing new to report… wrong! The lastest manifestation of not being online is how folks forget that I’m not online. They think I know things going on with them, because they’ve spoken about it publicly. Which is a common thing. I am also guilty of that, having lived so publicly…

  • Don’t Call It An App

    Tell me what you think- wrote an article on “appiness” — no, it’s not a Cockney pronunciation of happiness, but the trend towards ever increasing complexity in online interfaces, that makes them ineffective and “appy”.

  • No Social Network Day 35: Mis-managing My Calendar

    Just a quick note on this Facebook/Twitter black out. A couple of times when I show up for in-real-life event stuff, friends say “OMG I miss you!”, “My Facebook is so quiet with you gone!”, “I can’t wait until you’re back online!” It’s kinda funny. It’s odd because from my perspective, while I may have…

  • No Social Network Day 29: Bad Internet, Bad

    Today, I can admit that I don’t miss social networks one bit. A good twitterstorm cures you of any last residual feeling. Also, the internet was lame today. Long “feminism 101” conversations on Hacker News. Hacker News, or rather, masses of people down voting, deleted them. (I suspect, no proof). I was disappointed in a…

  • Feminist Reviews of Inappropriate Things

    1. Star Mites My niece invited me to come see her in Star Mites. Yeah, that’s right, I’m the mean auntie critiquing a community theater performance. The kids were great- the play though… it’s based on the 1989 Broadway production, a science fiction romp of comic book heros turned real, and an adolescent girl as…