Archive | February, 2010

Meetifyr | Get it together

Meetifyr is the simplest way for friends to find a time when they’re all free to meet up.
(Link: Meetifyr | Get it together)

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twttr sketch on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

One night in July of that year I had an idea to make a more “live” LiveJournal. Real-time, up-to-date, from the road. Akin to updating your AIM status from wherever you are, and sharing it. For the next 5 years, I thought about this concept and tried to silently introduce it into my various projects. It slipped into my dispatch work. It slipped into my networks of medical devices. It slipped into an idea for a frictionless service market. It was everywhere I looked: a wonderful abstraction which was easy to implement and understand.

The 6th year; the idea has finally solidified (thanks to the massively creative environment my employer Odeo provides) and taken a novel form. We’re calling it twttr (though this original rendering calls it stat.us; I love the word.ed domains, e.g. gu.st). It’s evolved a lot in the past few months. From an excited discussion and persuasion on the South Park playground to a recently approved application for a SMS shortcode.
(Link: twttr sketch on Flickr – Photo Sharing!)

Elvan Online – Online color picker, color scheme generator – Young Smart Software

Welcome to Elvan Online 1.6! Elvan Online is an online color scheme generator.

You can either use the RGB sliders or directly the type RGB or HEX values to change the main color. Use “Lighten” and “Darken” buttons to change the lightness. Use “Saturate” and “Desaturate” buttons to change the saturation. You can also choose from different harmony and variation formulas. Adobe Flash Player 6 required to view Elvan Online.
(Link: Elvan Online – Online color picker, color scheme generator – Young Smart Software)

htmlwrapper – Project Hosting on Google Code

Wrapper is a cross-browser compliant HTML/CSS rendering engine written in ActionScript that sits on top of your standards compliant HTML page. Wrapper eliminates cross-browser issues and makes integrating ActionScript and HTML/CSS projects possible without needing to compile.
(Link: htmlwrapper – Project Hosting on Google Code)

Ajax Availability Calendar – an Availability Calendar to show your day-to-day availability

The Ajax Availability Calendar is a php script designed to show availability of whatever you might need it for (eg. holiday cottage, hotel rooms etc.).
Free to use on your website or application and is currently being used (v.2) by hundreds, if not thousands, of websites around the world.
(Link: Ajax Availability Calendar – an Availability Calendar to show your day-to-day availability)

chive – MySQL database management tool

Chive is a next generation MySQL database management tool. The web-based user interface supports most of the common operations needed by software developers and database admins (databases, tables, indices, keys, triggers, views, routines, privileges management, import/export).
(Link: chive – MySQL database management tool)

20 Fresh Sets of Free Icons for Web Designers | Freebies

In this article, we’ve rounded up 20 sets of freshly created free icons. If you don’t have an immediate need for them, I’m sure you can find a place for them in your icon library.
(Link: 20 Fresh Sets of Free Icons for Web Designers | Freebies)

Hobo – the web application builder for Rails

Hobo is a collection of open-source gems/plugins for Ruby on Rails that help you build anything from throwaway prototypes and internal utilities to meticulously crafted full-blown web apps. The goal: write less code. So much less in fact that it starts to feel like you’re not implementing your app at all, you’re just declaring what you want.

It turns out that the hard part is not going fast, but staying flexible. This is where we think Hobo really shines. If you’ve played with “app builders” before, you’ll know about The Wall. The Wall is the point you reach where you have to give up and do it the old way because that one feature you really need just isn’t going to happen. Hobo doesn’t have one.
(Link: Hobo – the web application builder for Rails)

How Digg Found a Way to Make Money – GigaOM

Five months in, Digg Ads are contributing 25-30 percent of the company’s revenue, said Edwards. The site also runs Digg-looking ads in its standard IAB spots, bringing in about another 10 percent of its revenue. The company doubled its revenue in 2009, becoming profitable on an EBITDA basis, and expects to do the same or better this year, according to Edwards.
(Link: How Digg Found a Way to Make Money – GigaOM)

FTP/SSH Bundle for TextMate | fuerstnet

Using the FTP/SSH bundle you may be able to download (reload) and upload files to a remote host using FTP or SSH. You always work on a local copy of the remote files. Remote files must be downloaded first by another method and manually added to your TextMate Project file. You may use the FTP/SSH bundle for TextMate Projects or just single files.
(Link: FTP/SSH Bundle for TextMate | fuerstnet)