So, I’m working on a new app to go in my portfolio. It’s called Schmoozr (until I find out that name is taken).

Say you go to some event, and meet someone there, and decide you want to exchange emails, so you can continue you the discussion further later on. Instead of handing them your email or typing their email into your phone, you open schmoozr, and it has a simple form for name, email, and perhaps a note they might want to leave for you about your conversation.

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Jasmine-Every

3/7/2013

I’ve created an add-on for Jasmine, that allows you to iterate a set of Jasmine tests or suites through an array of test data. So, you can create a set of edge cases for whatever you are are trying to test, and then run them through this.

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Something that a few people have asked me about is how I go about testing of backbone DOM interactions in Jasmine, so I thought I’d just throw up this quick example for you.

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The history of the world’s most important drum sample – the Amen drum break. An oldie but goodie, that was just passed my way again.

“Despite being ten years old now [still] hundreds of tracks, dozens of DJs, a number of clubs and events, in effect an entire subculture, based on this one drum loop, I mean, based on these six seconds from 1969.

If you listen to almost any kind of music made in the last two decades, you will enjoy this.

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Our Android app recently won the Social Good Design Award hosted by the canadian graphic design association RGD Ontario. Cool!

(And yes, I promise that an Iphone version is in the works).

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It seems rather silly not to have this out where people can find it :)

So, with no further ado, I present to you my master’s thesis on the personality perception in twitter users.

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I’m using the Marionette library with the Backbone framework. It provides a layer of functionality that I have needed in any moderately involved backbone application I have put together.

As I get more involved with these tools, I’m going to start putting down a few things I have discovered. For the next few posts on this, specifically in regards to testing during the integration of new code into an existing Backbone/Marrionette application.

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I think I should start putting these daily roundups online, instead of keeping them to myself.

Science

AIDS is cured!
Two years after a stem cell transplant from a donor with AIDS immunity,
HIV remains undetectable for this guy. Sure it’s impossibly expensive,
very dangerous, and not necessarily complete. So are all first steps.

Boy instinctively play with trucks, Girls with dolls. Even chimpanzee boys and girls. It’s hardwired – not learned from our upbringing.

Cooties: an essentially part of relating to the opposite sex.

Why you sleep to remember: the first real direct insight into how the brain, changes the strength of its connections during sleep

You aren’t getting enough vitamin D. I’m definitely not.

THC is as effect as Claritin in reducing allergenic response. Is there anything it can’t do?

The Economy

How the crash will reshape america

The Goldbug variations. Paul Krugman explains why gold is not where you want your money in this depression

Obama calls in the cops on the big banks across the nation And about time too.

WTF

The Church of Google?

Toilet paper. It’s like money in these places.

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