When I look at last year’s birthday post I realize how quickly time has passed. It’s like I wrote it yesterday. Compared to last year, 36 doesn’t come with thoughts about choices, but with a look to the future. It’s been two years now working on Playrock. We released as beta without advertising and are [...]
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We created another movie for Playrock. This one is aimed more at investors and developers, not users, to better understand what we do.
Coding Horror’s first rule of programming is “It’s Always Your Fault”. I’m a big believer in this rule. That’s why I was so surprised to find a bug in GCC 4.7.2 that turned out to be real and not just a fragment of my imagination. I’m also surprised no one else reported it earlier. I [...]
To those of you who have been wondering what I’ve been doing over the past 18 months, I finally have something to show for all this time. We released Playrock, which is “a social gaming network where you can play with people who are next to you. Players can instantly create their own virtual spaces, [...]
Symptoms: There are no icons nor a taskbar on the desktop and when you try Ctrl-Alt-Del you see a black screen. Solution: Turn on or disconnect the extra monitor you have either added or mis-configured recently. PEBKAC
Sometimes I have issues with audio on my Ubuntu installation, usually after some rogue Flash applet destroys it (don’t ask me why.) What works for me is the following: $ pulseaudio -k After I do that pulseaudio restarts itself, but in case there is no audio you can try to followup with: $ pulseaudio Use [...]
Dindy’s decline in user base and my lack of time to invest in it prompted me to make it an open source project. Dindy is now hosted on GitHub where anyone can fork it and make their own versions, including all the features I refused to add such as a whitelist and a blacklist.
I have 5 invitations to Stack Overflow Careers 2.0. If you are: interested in an invitation a friend of mine actually planning to use this service!! send me an email and I’ll invite you.
I’ve been writing some Google App Engine code lately and while the framework is very compelling and has many great features (e.g. task queues) it also has its shortcomings. The ones that bother me most are: No shared memory among instances. I even wrote a StackOverflow question about it to see whether I was missing [...]
Wow. 35. This age comes with some serious what-am-I-doing-with-my-life kind of thoughts. Being unemployed, single and living with a cat at that age is hardly normative (at least in Israel) and despite being very content with the current situation it’s hard not to ponder other life choices. In any case, it’s time for the yearly [...]