Archive for May, 2011

Annotated RTMP

Friday, May 27th, 2011

I’ve spent some time recently working on the RTMP protocol implementation of our Objective C iOS LCDS Messaging and Remoting client. (You can see a video of it in action here). The RTMP protocol was designed for streaming multimedia with the ability to interleave other kinds of content. It’s is a low-level binary protocol, so […]

Using an Android phone as a GPS

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

An Android phone is a better GPS than most dedicated GPS devices. It gets maps over the network so the maps are always current Same with POIs Traffic information is available, and can lead to better routing (routing around a traffic jam, for example). Android has text to speech and great voice recognition. Better than […]

Twitter Digest Disabled

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

I turned off the plugin that was providing the weekly rollup of tweets. It was making me want to unsubscribe from my own blog.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-15

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Microsoft and Skype? That's an odd coupling. Merge with Win 8 and make Windows a subscription model including Skype services? # eBay's fee now is 9% of the final price of an auction? Yikes. Time to start using Kijiji. # Playing with face recognition in AS3. It works! # Hard to believe Sony's most recent […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-08

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Even Sony, who owns a ton of content, can't bring out a download service in Canada with a decent library. # Wow, Sony took down the EQ servers too. "…we have discovered an issue that warrants enough concern for us to take the service down" # I feel bad for Sony. This is huge. […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-01

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Need a new fridge. So much cheaper to drive to the US to get one. vs Almost $1000 difference! # Easter 2011 passed without me eating a single Peep. # Thanks @Hunterdan77 for the kickass nachos! # Wow. # @travelmop Think it's got anything to do with free services vs paid? Might […]