The search for an easy-to-use Instagram API wrapper is a daunting one. Here’s the best one I’ve found thus far. It’s a jQuery plugin that will fetch the desired JSON data via AJAX.
Nice jQuery plugin for pulling in tweets. Especially when you roll in the patch at https://github.com/henrik/henrik.nyh.se/blob/0971e2b54b67955aae9039c50d7f1800afee164a/js/jquery.twitter.js to let you filter out @ replies.
Also shown at AEA, is the HTML5 spec for Web Developers (not the super nerdy one for browser makers). Enjoy!
I saw this go by in somebody’s slides at An Event Apart so I swung over to check it out. Looks like a fantastic way to record and publish quick screencasts.
Zeldman’s collection of links mentioned in presentations at the recent An Event Apart in Boston. Good stuff all around.
Layer Styles made its way around the interwebs today. This is really pretty cool and something I had thought about trying to pull off a couple years ago. My thought was “wouldn’t it be cool if you had an interface that would let you work in CSS effects, and then output the styles for you?”. Well, here it is I guess.
Good CoreData tutorial involving relationships and dumping sample data into the DB without needing UI for it. Code samples abound!
So, I received a bunch of files the other day that I had no application that could read them. Honestly, receiving these files took me back a good many years, and I began looking for clunky “viewers” that would let me open these files to read the content.
Then I came across Zamzar, which can convert all sorts of wacky file types to other more modern, readable file types.
You upload your files and plug in your email address, and when they’re done converting, they send you an email with a link to download the files individually, or as a zip. Fantastic.
Wow.. In looking for a downloadable copy of Today in Phish History (4/6/92, one of my favorite tapes of all time), I came across a link from Phish.net that I had never come across before: the Phish Downloads Spreadsheet.
Back in the olden days when I used to tape shows and trade tapes over listservs, I used to peruse people’s tape lists and see if they had some nugget I was looking for. Then things began going more and more digital, and then the band began selling their own shows on CD (and now digitally literally hours after the show has finished), and taping has sort of become a thing of the past. Listening, however, is still here and now, and now that I’ve found this ridiculous treasure trove of memories, I can dig in to some juicy tidbits that left when I gave away all my analog tapes in 2006.
The fam and I took a ton of photos over the weekend (more on that forthcoming), but neither Katie’s nor Nicholas’ cameras had been adjusted for daylight savings time. Consequently, lots of photos turned up out of order, like when I was taking a picture of Nicholas taking a picture, his photo should have been in sequence with mine, but they were an hour apart in iPhoto.
Enter Phil Harvey’s ExifTool to the rescue. ExifTool is a PERL library with a command-line interface that lets you read EXIF data from photos and write EXIF data back to photos (among a ton of other things). What made it awesome here was the Date/Time Shift feature that allows you to update any aspect of the creation date (month/day/year, hour/minute/second) on a directory of images.
So, by copying the images to a new directory, and then running
exiftool -AllDates+=1 ./ on that new directory, I had all 205 of those images updated in one fell swoop. That’s awesome.