Friday, April 19 2013

[14:01:15] matt []/Trip Apparently Twitter changed the location of their their RSS feeds without instituting any redirects. Not cool URIs.

Monday, June 18 2012

Focoro BETA
[05:29:24] matt []/Psi.generay Focoro is still in BETA, and while I haven't had much time to finish it up, I have added a new feature. Well, two, including a basic RSS feed per-user for recently uploaded feeds.

The more interesting though is Smart Sets (or Smart Collections). A user can create arbitrary collections, or sets, of images and add images to one or more of these sets. This isn't particularly interesting and can be tedious when, say, uploading many photos from the same trip.

What you really want is to say "any photo taken between these two points in time belong to the '2012 vacation collection'" and not worry about tagging photos again. With focoro it's as easy as defining a new gallery, and setting a rule to "taken between 2012-06-01 and 2012-06-13", where the beginning and end dates are inclusive.

You can even use this for a custom "long exposure" gallery, for instance. A simple rule for this would be "shutter between 1 and *", where the special character '*' is used to indicate no bounds (all current rules are of the form "N between X and Y", although this might not hold for the future, and we might introduce additional grammars).

You can make rules more specific by joining them with the ampesand ('&'), which requires all components joined by the ampersand to match.
An additional operator, which binds after the ampersand, is the semicolon (';'). You can separate various rules where you want photos matching all rules to be joined together.

Lastly, whatever photos are put into the collection--either manually or via any number of Smart Rules--Focoro will remove duplicates, meaning that you don't have to worry about a photo inadvertantly being added twice, or even switching from a manual set to a Smart Set.

Wednesday, January 18 2012

Cool URIs Don't Change
[20:30:38] matt []/Trip All of the Google Buzz RSS feeds are black.

Friday, May 28 2010

[14:09:01] matt []/tkabber The N900 should come, pre-installed, the phone app, address book, the microb web browser, the application manager, settings applet and that's it. Why do I need to remove the stupidly installed installers for crap like Amazon and the AP news widget is a joke; why not just use the outdated RSS client?

Sunday, March 28 2010

[18:28:31] matt []/0d9e873f The default N900 RSS reader (and at the moment the only easily installed one with a widget) is frustrating. Besides as another developer said, that it doesn't fit the feel of Freemantle, if you launch the main client from the widget and it can't connect it incessantly bugs you about removing the feed.

Thursday, March 18 2010