Archive for March, 2011
Just released and gave a presentation on jComponent, a library I’m developing. I’ll write a longer post later explaining the thinking behind it in more depth, but for now, here’s the slides and the github link.
The event I presented at was hack ‘n tell, which is pretty awesome — if you are in the NY area you should come check out the next one. My favorite presentation today was a demonstration that CSS 3 + html is actually turing complete (via building an implementation of Rule 110) — you have to turn the crank by hand (via pressing tab and space), but it computes!
I want a nice way of keeping track of who I haven’t talked to for a while, so I don’t fall out of touch with people. Should be pretty easy, with all our contact information online.
Somewhat surprisingly, I wasn’t able to find anything I liked. The closest I came was https://gist.com/, which is a cool tool to see all your contacts from all your social networks in one place. But it didn’t have the one feature I really want — the ability to sort by the last time I contacted a person divided by the rough frequency at which I’d like to stay in touch with them.
So, I hacked together this: http://www.joshhaas.com/contact/. It’s primitive, but it also does exactly what I’m looking for. If anyone knows of a professionally-maintained tool that can do what my thing does, please let me know!