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NodeCopter Brighton & kinect-drone

Last weekend I attended NodeCopter Brighton, a day of hacking AR-Drone’s and node.js. I wanted to control the drone by hand jestures using the Kinect’s motion detection abilities. Links to the high-res versions (.mov, .mp4 or .ogv) of the video Hackdays are funny, sometimes everything comes together, other times small…

Faster version of microformat-node

I have just uploaded a new version of microformat-node. The parser now takes between 30-40 milliseconds to parse an average page, about 8 times the speed of the last version. Features of new version About 8x faster at parsing Will now load onto Windows based hosting solutions correctly Inbuilt cache…

New node.js microformats parser - microformat-node

I have built a node.js microformats parser, it is based on my previous javascript parsing code. It has been packaged up so you can easily be add to your projects using npm. Source code: https://github.com/glennjones/microformat-node /> Test server : http://microformat-node.jit.su Install npm install microformat-node or git clone http://github.com/glennjones/microformat-node.git cd microformat-node…

Looking for new things to do

From this Friday I am looking for new things to do. I have pulled out of working full time at the company I co-founded. I will remain a director and major shareholder, and no Madgex is not in trouble in fact the opposite, it has just had its most profitable…

DevUp 2012 - Barcelona

Last Friday I went to DevUp 2012 in Barcelona. The event focused on HTML5, but interestingly for me it mixed two different development communities. As well as web developers there is a whole world of games developers who are embracing HTML5 or more precisely Canvas. Darius Kazemi from bocoup did…

Google are about to murder a good friend of mine

Let me start by saying the good friend is an API. Google have decided to close down the Social Graph API (SGAPI) on the 20th April 2012. I have spent the last couple of months thinking of a measured response, although I do somewhat agree with Jeremy Keith’s sentiment. />…

Web Intents Design Push

After giving a talking at UXCamp Brighton about Web Intents, I ended up talking to a few designers about it and how they would love to help with its development and adoption. In fact we all felt that the design community was sometimes left out of the development process, when…

Beyond the page - Fullfrontal 2011

Well what an amazing experience fullfrontal was this year. Had lots of fun doing the talk once I got my computer to display the slides (sorry about that). Big thank you to Remy for giving me the opportunity to speak and for putting on Fullfrontal. /> /> /> View more…

Microformats and SEO

This Friday I gave small talk on microformats and SEO at the web agency Fresh Egg. They focus heavily on SEO as part of their offering and have become interested in marking up semantic data in web pages. This year Googles rich snippets have brought a whole new group of…

Choosing the Right Words - Web Intents

I ran a small session at UXCampBrighton last weekend about Web Intents. At the end of the session I was hoping for a discussion about the use of verbs in Web Intents, but the questions where a lot more wide ranging. As people grasped the concept they rightfully asked some…

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