Heroku is good. Like, Really good. He’s my best-virtual-friend. And if you’ve never used it, you’ve been missing on a lot. And you should start here. To sum it up in a sentence, it’s a Platform as a Service build by and for developers that makes the product lifecycle easier to handle from build to deploy & run. It supports Ruby, Java, Scala, NodeJS, Clojure, and Python. That’s super Awesome. But it comes with side effects: expensive (for production) and not highly flexible (for out of this world apps).
A Brief History of the Evolution of Communication.
A few days ago, I was bored to death in a coffee shop. Mainly because everyone was talking out loud.
But they were talking.
Not texting (except a few nerds), but TALKING. Voice talking.
It’s kinda the natural way we communicate. I won’t get into the details of how communication started, you can read it about it here when you’re done reading this, but evolution dictates that what started with cave paintings should end with thought message passing, not texting and writing, going through sound communication.
The Great Alexander Graham Bell changed the way we communicate with sound, but, we took a “Historical detour”.
Postgres doesn’t have HStore enabled by default (especially if you’re using Postgresapp on OSX ); There is a quick fix though.
# This is to enable hstore in your current database
$ psql YOUR_CURRENT_DATABASE -c 'create extension hstore;'
# And this is to enable it for your future databases
$ psql template1 -c 'create extension hstore;'
If you just started using Vagrant (which I highly recommend), and on the last version of OSX (or any other system as a matter of fact) + VirtualBox, it’s highly likely that you’ll stumble on an error during your first `vagrant up` :
mount -t vboxsf -o uid=`id -u vagrant`,gid=`id -g vagrant` /vagrant /vagrant
Stdout from the command:
Stderr from the command:
mount: unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf'
The sharing isn’t setup. A bit frustrating. And you’ll need to install Guest Additions on the box (and that’s not straightforward if using Vagrant).
When you fire up a Facebook page, you have at least 5 ad blocks. I mean, this could go up to 9 ad blocks + sponsored stories and and …
But we all know it; we are starting to develop an Ad-blindness across the interwebs.
But guess what, apparently Facebook isn’t profitable enough via ads. Or so investors think.
Now if you want to send a message to someone you aren’t friends with, you either pay $1.00+, or your message gets filtered (sent to the Other Inbox no ones knows about). I was shocked. Especially that friending people now is more strict than ever.
Andy will take a position within the GoogleX project (read below).
The big question is,
Why Andy Rubin stepped down ?
Since Andy Rubin founded Android Inc. in 2003, he has been the Android father figure. Even after the big Google acquisition in 2005, he was deeply involved in Android matters; from thinking the product through to making critical decisions and handpicking Android speakers and developer relations team.
I mean, it’s clear that he has been very passionate about his product/baby.