iPad: a Great Holiday Computer

Yesterday we came back from a 10 day trip to [Coma-ruga, Spain](http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=coma+ruga,+spain&sll=16.130262,-55.283203&sspn=55.830742,87.890625&ie=UTF8&cd=1&hq=&hnear=Barri+mar%C3%ADtim+de+Coma-ruga,+Spain&ll=40.86368,-0.439453&spn=11.409787,21.972656&z=6). We stayed in a nice hotel, but like any hotel, you don’t really want to leave expensive stuff there while you’re out on the beach. Usually we take a laptop to watch movies and TV series during the evening, this time we decidedContinue reading “iPad: a Great Holiday Computer”

Firefox 4 Indexed DB Support

It looks like Firefox is going to take a different route than other (Webkit-based) browsers, by adopting the [“Indexed Database API”](http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/WebSimpleDB/), rather than the [“Web SQL API”](http://dev.w3.org/html5/webdatabase/) for storage of local data in the browser, that are used by e.g. [persistence.js](http://github.com/zefhemel/persistencejs). The Indexed Database API is a type of NoSQL database. You can store JSON-formattedContinue reading “Firefox 4 Indexed DB Support”

Is the Mobile Pendulum Swinging From Apps to the Web?

[GigaOM](http://gigaom.com/2010/05/12/is-the-mobile-pendulum-swinging-from-apps-to-the-web/): > The number of mobile-friendly websites is increasing faster than expected, according to the latest data from Taptu, a touch-focused mobile search company. Not only is the touch web growing, it’s growing at a faster rate than Apple’s iTunes App Store, which currently has an annualized revenue rate of nearly a billion dollars.

Convert cheap O’Reilly iPhone App Books to .epub

If you own an iPhone or iPod touch, you may have noticed that O’Reilly publishes a lot of its books as cheap iPhone applications: These book applications go for a couple of bucks, which is very cheap compared to buying them through O’Reilly itself in their digital editions (often $30 or more). The drawback, naturally,Continue reading “Convert cheap O’Reilly iPhone App Books to .epub”