Archive for May, 2011

links for 2011-05-31

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

links for 2011-05-27

Friday, May 27th, 2011
  • "The flyerhzm-bullet gem is designed to help you increase your application’s performance by reducing the number of queries it makes. It will watch your queries while you develop your application and notify you when you should add eager loading (N+1 queries) or when you’re using eager loading that isn’t necessary.
    It also provides some notification, such as javascript alert, browser console.log, bullet log, rails log and growl. "

links for 2011-05-26

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

links for 2011-05-25

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

links for 2011-05-20

Friday, May 20th, 2011

links for 2011-05-17

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
  • "On April 20, 2011, researchers announced that they had discovered a file on Apple iOS devices, like the iPhone and iPad, that show where you've been over the past year.

    With openpaths, you can preserve your iPhone or iPad's location information as well as visualize where you've been. You can even download your data in CSV and JSON format so you can remix it and use it in your own projects. "

links for 2011-05-12

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

links for 2011-05-11

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

links for 2011-05-10

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
  • "Windows console window enhancement. Console features include: multiple tabs, text editor-like text selection, different background types, alpha and color-key transparency, configurable font, different window styles "
  • The guidance:
    – excludes analytics from the "strictly necessary" exception
    – puts the responsibility for 3d party cookies with website owner ("allow it to happen") – but: "everyone has a part to play in making sure […] doing everything they can"
    – "not everyone who visits your website will do so using a browser. They may, for example, have used an application on your mobile device" Eurgh…. What's a cookie else than something remembered by a browser. Focusing on "files downloaded" gives a free pass to app developers using device (hardware) identifiers which is a lot more threatening…
    – consent needs to be obtained _before_ a cookie is set…
    Further remarks:
    "a cookie is a small file downloaded to a device… Cookies allow a website to recognize a user's device"
    -> they're just key-value pairs, not necessarily files…
    -> don't identify the device, but the browser (instance) (cookie value is not related to the hardware, there's a software abstraction layer in between)

links for 2011-05-08

Sunday, May 8th, 2011