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Tweet images with Scriptr and IFTTT

By , 02/28/2017 4:34 PM

Sev Trek

Looks like everybody is doing Twitter bots these days so I decided to try my hand on one as well. And it had to be something lighthearted – to let people’s mind off things for a while. Way back in early 2000s there was a funny parody comic of Star Trek called Sev Trek. Original site is gone now, but archive of images was saved at http://sevspace.com/stupidarchive/sevtrek.asp.htm. Images are numbered sequentially – ideal for automatic processing. My bot would tweet random images every couple hours.

To host bot’s script I decided to go with Scriptr which offers powerful JavaScript backend and multiple expansion modules. And IFTTT has a cool Twitter service, one that can tweet image from an URL. So the idea was:

  1. Code hosted at Scriptr generates URL pointing to an image at sevspace.com
  2. Code then call Maker service of IFTTT – custom service capable of accepting HTTP requests
  3. Maker service triggers Twitter service and passes URL of image it got from Scriptr code
  4. IFTTT Twitter service tweets the image

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Free Gigabit Internet over power lines!

By , 04/01/2013 12:01 AM

Internet over power lines

Everybody heard the story of how town of Santa Clara, CA is now offering all of its resident free Wi-Fi. It’s a really good news and hopefully a beginning of a trend. But a small borough in Northern New Jersey went even further. Continue reading 'Free Gigabit Internet over power lines!'»

iOS is ported to Kindle Fire!

By , 04/01/2012 12:01 AM

Apple iOS running on Amazon Kindle Fire
Those coding wizards from XDJ-Developers have done it again! After years of supplying us with huge amounts of amazing custom ROMs for even huger amount of Android devices they performed yet another miracle which is akin to splitting the atom, since it separates what was formerly considered inseparable: Apple hardware and software.

They ported iOS to Kindle Fire.

Don’t expect it to be the latest version though (iOS 6 as of time of this post) for that you will have to wait couple hours. For now be content with 5.1 – it’s well worth it. iOS 5.1 runs very smoothly on Kindle Fire, in tests pretty much everything lives up to high standards we used to expect from Apple, just about only app that wouldn’t run is Fruit Slice, I can’t imagine why.

Being an early beta build, it still has a few quirks. For example sometimes, if you launch iTunes, you end up in Amazon MP3 Store and on very rare occasions in some place called “Tower Records” (must be phantom growing pains) but XDJ-Developers are hard at work to eradicate those.

So rejoice closet Apple fans! No longer you have to pretend to like cupcakes, donuts, eclairs, froyo, gingerbread, honeycombs, ice cream sandwiches and the rest of those high calory desserts. Time for a healthy diet of fruit!

Visual Basic FTW!

By , 01/23/2012 3:56 PM

I knew modern VB was a powerful language, but had no idea it could do this:

Create GUI to track IP in real-time email… what would they think of next?

Mac. Nobody gives a

By , 12/05/2011 11:48 PM

On the other hand

Infragistics supports good old traditional values

By , 04/01/2011 2:11 PM

Good news everybody, according to Infragistics product Roadmap, upcoming NetAdvantage 2011 Release will support Windows 3.0/3.1

Infragistics on Windows 3.1

Finally cries of countless developers who code on Intel 386 machines with 16Mb of RAM have been answered. There’s no more need to look with envy at those fancy 32bit OS-es – things like charts, gauges and grids (pictured below is a Windows 3.1 implementation of WebDataGrid with running totals and custom slider control) are available to everybody.

Infragistics WebDataGrid on Windows 3.1

Infragistics is known for innovations and being on the cutting edge. Kudos for not forgetting what got us there.

Fence on the roof: Starbucks exclusive

By , 06/30/2010 3:04 PM

Why would Starbucks erect this wooden fence on the roof?

Starbucks is fencing what?

Don’t code and drive

By , 12/07/2009 4:46 PM

There is a new masterpiece for sale at Amazon

Using this amazing device you can place your laptop right on the steering wheel of your car. Just imagine playing “Grand Theft Auto” while driving a real car – what can compare to that? Also this not being a cell phone will never get you in trouble with the police.

As one of the avid fans put it: “What makes this product so wonderful is that now I can write letters while I drive! No more texting, no more tickets! I have been keeping up with all my friends and they appreciate how much more “personalized” my letters are than my texts. If there is any drawback, it’s on windy roads, because sometimes I make stray marks on the tighter curves, but it’s a small price to pay for staying within the law!”

Apple commercial for Windows 7

By , 10/23/2009 8:40 AM

Now, I’ve been using Windows 7 for a several months now and find it surprisingly good. But this Apple commercial for Windows 7 launch is too good to pass, just too funny 🙂

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