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Announcing "Squeezer" for Android
Open sourced as promised earlier... Squeezer!
Control your SqueezeCenter (aka SlimServer) and all your synchronized SqueezeBoxes, receivers, Booms, etc from your Android....
Very rough still, but coming together fast. That's two nights of hacking.
Oh, I should have screenshots. Later. Not on the Android Market until I'm happier with it.
Android Squeezebox Remote!
Fun project of the evening: start of a Squeezebox remote control app for Android. And it works! Well, at least play/pause/stop. Much, much more to go, but just fun at this point....
Will be open sourcing it as soon as possible tomorrow.
Update, 2009-08-12 2:23am: Squeezer is born.
Messing with survey people
I just got a call from a survey company, asking me to rate the quality of some service phone call I'd made recently.
First she asked if I had five minutes to complete a survey about a phone call I'd made recently. I thought that five minutes was longer than the phone call itself, but I felt bad for her, and I was amused, so I agreed to the survey.
"How would you rate the overall quality of the call? Please answer with a number from 1 to 5 where 5 is excellent is 1 is poor."
I answer, "4.6"
"Sir, would you say 4.6 is closer to 4 or closer to 5?"
I was chuckling the rest of the call, just saying "5." because I didn't want to confuse her.
this has gone too far
wot? San Francisco Water does social networking?!
Google Profiles has XFN now
Google Profiles just launched a new feature that's too dorky and obscure to warrant an official "Google blog" blog post, so the product manager on it said, "Brad, you're dorky... you should post it. You do Social Graph API stuff. The right people would read your blog, right?" (roughly)
So sure, I'll blawg it here.
Why is this important?
rel="me" links are the
glue of your social identity online. They tie together all your sites
& accounts, letting
other sites know where to find you. (Of course, if you don't want
to be found, or have different personas: don't make links between
them!). But if you're reading this post you already know all this, so
I'll shut up.
How does it work in Google Profiles now? While I don't work directly on Profiles, I sit near them and like to voice opinions on things. So here's the new design, which you can blame me for parts of if you hate it:
rel="me"and it's super dorky.
rel="me"choice by default when adding a link
rel="me"choice if they go back and press "edit" on it
rel="me"? (i.e. are they dorky?)
rel="me"on this link)
So, my dorky friends, you can now fix the
state on your links by going
editor and pressing "Edit" on the links and checking their state.
Be sure to hit "Save" at the bottom.
(And keep in mind that the real utility of all this comes later. Consider yourself a dorky earlier adopter.)
Sierra's brother sent her a birthday "card":
I do not support the holiday card industry. Happy b-day. Love, Ian M-S.
Went to Seattle with Sierra this weekend. Hung out with her parents and brother and went hiking with her dad and recorded it with the "My Tracks" Android app, which let me upload it to Google Maps: the 7.6 mile Hansville hike. Good hike & good app.
Back to SF tonight.
Facebook Phonebook Exporter updated
Updated my old Facebook Phonebook Exporter / sync tool to work with Facebook's new layout.
Found on my desk... awww?
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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