I recently installed ruby 1.9.2 via rvm, and suddenly every command started spitting out hundreds of line of deprecation messages :
I’ve spent the last couple of evenings playing around with some Hello World-type stuff for Facebook app development in preparation for an up-coming Facebook/Rails gig.
After creating a new app on Facebook, you are presented with the code for a basic starter-page for the app:
I’ve been flat out with a couple of contracting projects recently - apologies for the four-month blogging hiatus!
One of these projects (albeit a quickie) was a weekend spent making a rails site for a couple of New Zealand organizations to help the victims of the Japanese quakes and tsunami relocate themselves and/or their children to New Zealand temporarily.
Here’s a couple of remix videos I did earlier in the year using The Echo Nest API.
I’ve been meaning to post these for a while, but finally decided to get off my ass and put them up since the folks at Echo Nest were kind enough to send me a T-shirt :
I’ve been messing about with face detection for a while, and was surprised how easy it is to get basic detection working out-of-the-box with open-source libraries.
Today we’ll look at a simple way to get started with face detection on OSX using python.
2013-03-28 Update : These plugins are now hosted on GitHub
I’ve finally gotten around to cleaning up and releasing the source for a couple of the Jekyll plugins used to build this site.
As always, if you come across any problems please create a ticket and we’ll try to get it fixed as soon as possible.
A couple of weeks ago someone commented on the SimpleColor plugin with a nice suggestion - adding the selected color as text inside the color selection button. I finally got around to implementing this last night, and added a couple of extra options to support this :
I recently had a couple of Google interviews in Tokyo, and while preparing for them I ended up with a huge list of things I wanted to brush up on before the interview.
It turns out I didn’t get the job (next time!), but I thought I might be able to learn something anyway by working through the list and blogging about the main areas that companies like Google expect you to know.
I’ve grabbed the domain computerscience101.org (which currently redirects back here), and when I’ve collected enough posts I plan to throw everything up there as a kind of chapter-by-chapter interview-primer in the hope that it might help someone else out.
Without further ado, first on the list is Big-O notation: