In my last post, To OAuth or Not to OAuth, I said I would write a complete tutorial on how to use the Facebook API to post status updates to your own Facebook page. This is that tutorial. Get ready, it’s a doozy. Continue reading
I had a little trouble today trying to get a favicon for my django site. I found some solutions online, but they assumed that you were serving your media statically through your apache server. I’m serving all my static files through Amazon S3, so those techniques didn’t work for me. Here’s how I did it instead.
If you pay attention to technology at all, you probably know about Google’s Android platform. People have largely panned it because they were expecting a gPhone to do battle with the iPhone. I think they are missing the point. This is the first time ever where there is a well documented and supported open source mobile platform. I joined the Android developer’s mailing list last night, and I’ve already gotten almost 200 messages on it. Whether or not people are excited, developers are excited about developing mobile applications for this new platform. Some of that excitement might have to do with the cash prizes, but I doubt that’s the only factor.
Anyway, one of my major disappointments with the iPhone is the lack of podcatching software. If it had a podcatcher, I probably would have bought one right off the bat. Android has presented me with the opportunity to write my own mobile podcatching software. I’ve decided that I’m going to go for it. Being an Ubuntu user, I had to setup the SDK to get working. However, I ran into a few problems along the way. Since I suspect many other Ubuntu users out there also might want to get into the Android developing business, here I will post how I got the development environment setup in Ubuntu. Continue reading
Being a podcaster, especially a technology podcaster, results in many people considering me to be an authority on tech products. Thus, people often ask me for help them make technology purchasing decisions. It amazes me how most of these people lack basic decision making skills. I guess I have wrongfully assumed that this sort of thing was common sense. Instead, I find myself giving the same spiel over and over again. To save myself the effort, here it is once and for all. Scott’s step by step guide explaining how to make a major purchasing decision. Continue reading
Do you use Gnome? Do you use Gmail for domains? Do you want to use your Gmail for domains account as the default e-mail application in Gnome? Today is your lucky day! I took the script from this website, and modified them very slightly into this script. Modify the script for your particular domain and follow the original instructions. Works like a charm.
I just want to give out a little advice to everyone out there. Recently I’ve been helping lots of people with Linux through the Qunu service. I’ve noticed a recent trend of people causing their own problems. So I wanted to give a short list of generic advice for anyone who is new to Ubuntu or Linux in general. Continue reading
Of all my years of gaming there is one game that has haunted me. This game is Mechwarrior 2. I purchased the game for my 486DX4 100mhz back in the day. It was great. It was the days when a CD-ROM and DOS was the hottest shit. The game had videos, 3d, the works. I ran at 640×480 and blew my friends away. I couldn’t turn it all the way up because I didn’t have a PCI video card. Heck, I didn’t have a PCI slot! Just 4 ISAs on a riser board.