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.
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.
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).
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.
I think I should start putting these daily roundups online, instead of keeping them to myself.
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?
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.
Toilet paper. It’s like money in these places.
I’m on break from the Convergence 08 conference , a conference on emerging technologies in Artificial Intelligence, Nanotechnology and Biotech.
It’s an interesting format for a conference: the morning has scheduled speakers, and the afternoons are in unconference format – if you want to present or discuss something, you show up, pick a time slot and put it on the board.
It’s crazy – there are 16 concurrent running sessions to choose from. How do you choose?
With difficulty, that’s how.
I had some reservations in regards to lumping all these different pursuits together. It seems overly pragmatic: after all, the common denominators of these emerging technologies isn’t a technical one. Artificial intelligence doesn’t (yet) have much to contribute to life extension or nanotechnology, and vice vera. The only real things these fields have in common is that they are speculative, have much less public and financial support than they deserve, and >eventually< hold promise for turning the world on it’s head – eventually.
However, so far, it has been a very good conferece, I’ve met lots of great people, and with so many different discussions set up there is plenty of opportunity for everyone to focus on whatever specific interests brought them here.
I’ll be writing up my notes at my other blog, when I have a moment to get them down.