For Culture Hack Scotland this year I worked on an idea I came up with that week. I feel I didn’t really do the hack day properly; I ended up working on my own and not using any of the data. But the event was the perfect opportunity to test the idea.
Flocklight pulls all the twitter data for those attending or mentioning an event like a conference, and tries to highlight useful data about the connections between people. The aim is to provide you with information so you make the most of an event. For instance, are others you know going? Do you have something in common with a stranger there who you can go and chat to?
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I want to make one of those GPS maze games, where a maze appears on your phone and you walk around in real life to navigate the virtual maze â€“ but with a twist. Continue reading “I wanna make a GPS Maze game, but with a twist.”
What I got up to at this weekends Moving Targets hackday; we wrote a system that replays social media buzz as it happened on demand, so if your watching your favourite TV show later than everyone else you can still see everyone’s comments in context. Continue reading “What I got up to at this weekends Moving Targets hackday; replay social media with ShowShift”
Months ago, I was at a hack day in Edinburgh, and a team were working on a idea they called black and white. I ended up doing a version of it as a simple webpage.
It was based on color.com, the photo sharing service that shows you photos that others have taken around you. They thought this was daft – after all you know what’s around you, your already there. What you don’t know is what’s at the other side of the world. They wanted a service were you could take a photo, and you would get one back from the other side of the world. Continue reading “See photos from the other side of the world”
I’ve always wondered what commit messages say about a coder – so inspired by Creepy, I decided to find out.
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I gave a talk on Dealing with Errors at the PHP Unconference 2011 in Manchester, and notes were requested. So these posts cover the content of the talk, and more besides. This one covers suppressed errors, debug backtraces and multiple error handlers.
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I gave a talk on Dealing with Errors at the PHP Unconference 2011 in Manchester, and notes were requested. So these posts cover the content of the talk, and more besides. This post covers Exceptions.
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I’ve seen several tutorials on catching PHP errors that only mention how to catch one type of error – so here is a quick post with details of how to catch more.
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If you have a PHP app, how do you track errors? I’ve been working on an Open Source project to enable you to capture errors and send them to a reporting app.
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