I've created a OpenGL Demonstration application to test the integration between jOGL ( an OpenGL implementation for Java ) and Java itself. The credit goes to Michael for his exellent tutorial.
March 31, 2009
March 30, 2009
Yesterday, I downloaded Camino to test if it was worth it since Firefox is just a Windows port to MAC.
The install was simple, just like any other MAC app, and the bookmark import feature imported all my bookmarks from Safari in a snap.
It uses the Firefox engine so the pages load as quickly as Firefox but there are some incompatibility issues, especially in Blogger, in some webpages. The Spell checker doesn't work ( it doesn't work in Safari 3 either ) and some of the sidebar plugins look awful. Some also webpages lagg when scrolling
The look is MAC like, since that's the main purpose of the browser. The only thing that's missing is are the addons but I didn't use them that much so, no big deal.
If you're using a MAC and want a nice alternative to Firefox, Camino is the browser for you. Sometimes it might suck but most of them is quite nice.
With so many programming languages out there, some become huge and used by many developers and some just fall into disgrace? What's Ruby's case? Well, none of them.
March 28, 2009
If you want an easy and free solution to create and manage an Apache an a MySQL database MAMP is the program for you!
March 27, 2009
This "war" as been in the digital world for a while just like VIM and Emacs and no one will ever win.
Why? Because in general they're the same but by themselves they're very different!
But when you have your own host... Wordpress takes the lead and keeps it secure! Well, you can't use Blogger on third party hosts but if you could I think it couldn't win Wordpress and why? Because there are tons, tons and tons of plugins to install and they fully integrated with WP itself so the blog stays beautiful even with lots of plugins, there are also many themes. You can also edit the full blog, plugins... to make it just like you'd like and, there's no need to say anything more because those things make WP what it is and how great it is. Only in third party hosts, don't forget it!
Basically, if you have your own host go for Wordpress, if you don't have a host or don't want to buy one go for Blogger.
March 26, 2009
Streamy is one more Web 2.0 application that's useful and you can't leave it if you're a social media guru.
The website gets together all your social networks and creates a column for each one. The best part is that the page is in AJAX which makes the content totally dynamic so, you can move, stretch, arrange... the columns to your taste. You can also add tons and tons of columns to, for example, track specific twitter keywords.
Basically is the "My Home" page of the Flock browser online.
Besides the social media stuff, you can also add news and RSS feeds and even import your feeds from Google Reader. If you click in the title of one of these, it will take you to a page that reveals more detail of the post or even ( if configured to ) the full post.
March 25, 2009
So, honestly I made this post to test the compatibility between Blogger and Vimeo, just to see if it was nice.
And it was, have you seen how the colours combine? It's awesome!
Anyway, this game surely deserves respect. They risked it all by porting this world known series to the Nintendo's DS which ( in my opinion ) isn't very good for games of this type. But they proved I was wrong! The dual and touchscreen integration is fantastic.
The storyline is also very good and the game itself is very entertaining to play.
Check the video for a full review!
One question that I ear a lot on some websites is: Should I subscribe to the RSS Feed or should I receive newsletter e-mails from the website?
So, I decided to give you an idea of what to choose.
If you go for the rss feed the best feature you'll get is the Share feature, if you're using Google Reader or other RSS Reader that may have Twitter, FriendFeed, etc. integration, so that you can easily share your favourite posts with you friends. Besides all other simple, but useful, features that you may get is the "live" view ( so, I decided to call it live view! ), you just see the full post directly from your browser and there's no need of saving or taking up precious disk space.
My favourite RSS Reader is Google Reader, as you may noticed already, since it runs from the browser and has many features and uses your Google Account. It's also very easy to set up and start running.
The disadvantage of using RSS is that for active blogs like CNN or BCC... if you don't read the posts regularly, after a week your "inbox" will be so full of posts that you don't want to start from the last one and work your way to the top and just mark all of them as read, which isn't very intelligent but it's what people do. And there isn't an actual way of saving the post itself for the HD correctly which doesn't matter for most people but for some it does.
If you go for the Newsletter the advantage is that you get your fresh posts directly to your mailbox in a nice, clean and easy way to read. You can also save the post to your HD preserving it's nice format. It's also simple to set up
The disadvantage is that you can't easily share the post with your friend on Twitter... and that it may get your inbox full which may cause the mail server to start recognizing the newsletter mails as spam.
So, I prefer the newsletter. But RSS is more common since it came first and it's very easy to set up.
This is just my opinion, if you disagree, please leave a comment to tell us what do you think and which one is your favourite.
The Python language is becoming quite big in the developer world.
As you may already know MIT, Google ( with the AppEngine and such ) and other have changed to Python and are happy with it.
In some years we'll be looking back and see that the tiny, functional and simple Python as now become a important language. We'll probably be comparing it with some of the big ones like C++ and Java.
I like Python a lot so I wish it becomes mighty and more awesome that it already is.
With Python killing it's way to the top, Ruby stays near the base. People don't seem to like Ruby and it's functionality ( or syntax? Probably? ) and I "kinda" agree with them since the syntax is a little bit weird compared to Python.
Yes, Ruby as also got one of the "big" ( medium... ) guys which is called Ruby on Rails and I just hate it, when you have Django at your side why use Rails? There's no need to!
March 24, 2009
I had Emacs installed for some time now in my MAC and I like it a lot so, it makes you take the conclusion that I don't like VIM, which is also kinda true.
I was seeing some videos when I saw a guy using a text editor similar to Emacs but with a nice, clean and "machix" interface.
Then, I searched the web and eventualy found Aquamacs! The interface is nice and clean ( as I said before ), the menus are better and still, it keeps the Emacs feel and functionality!
You should try it if you liked Emacs ( if you like VIM, you shouldn't be reading this :D ), go to http://aquamacs.org/ for download and documentation. The download link may also be found on my "Download" section at the top right of the page.
Welcome to my new, personal blog. I hope you like the posts I'll make.
This blog will serve has the place to put my ideas, opinions and tech news that I found interesting.
My secondary blog will be found here will be deleted and all the gaming videos and news will still be posted on YouTube but in the blog itself will only be found the most important ones. You can find the YouTube feed in the down right corner of the blog