[Twitter open sources the Mac toolkit](http://engineering.twitter.com/2011/07/starting-today-twitter-is-offering-twui.html) that they used to build the [Twitter Mac app](http://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/twitter/id409789998?mt=12) (formerly known as Tweetie): > Until now, there was not a simple and effective way to design interactive, hardware-accelerated interfaces on the Mac. Core Animation can create hardware-accelerated drawings, but doesn’t provide interaction mechanisms. AppKit and NSView have excellent interactionContinue reading “TwUI: Twitter’s Hardware Accelerated UI Toolkit”
While many perceive Java as “that old language we used to build those super slow Applets with”, the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is one of the most, if not the most advanced virtual machine in use today. While the Java language may not be the hot new language it used to be in the ’90s,Continue reading “Twitter’s Move to the JVM”
When I was 16 I ran a simple website listing free stuff available on the internet. Free stickers, free webspace, free e-mail. My site wasn’t the only one doing it, there were many others. Of course, I borrowed stuff listen on other sites, which was not always appreciated. One of my competitors felt threatened, andContinue reading “Tr.im-ming your way to sainthood”
It’s been quiet here. That’s because the overhead of this place is just so much lower. And less is more, people talk too much anyway. And it’s even accessible if you’re not on it, by subcribing to this.
RT @scobleizer: having lunch with @jasoncalacanis @TechCrunch and @ev at http://tinyurl.com/2fqbe http://twitpic.com/18ne5 #lunch #lifestream — dramatization of an actual twitter message The simplicity of twitter is often mentioned as the key factor of its success. Slate magazine (April 2007): Twitter is the newest assault on your attention span. Once you’ve signed in, the Twitter siteContinue reading “Anatomy of a Twitter message”
Micheal Arringtong was nice enough to give some room to Kevin Rose (of Digg fame) to share his insights into how to become popular on Twitter (Kevin is currently the #2 most followed person). The highlights: Let your followers retweet you. Retweeting is copying somebody else’s twitter message on your own twitter stream. Personally IContinue reading “Mr. Digg on how to be #2 like him”
Loic Le Meur on the upcoming new release of Twhirl (a populair Twiter client): Post your messages from Twhirl to Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, WordPress and a gazillion services with Ping.fm integration. Why keep your updates only for one social software while you could reach all your friends on all of them? i.e. why only botherContinue reading “New Twhirl: now with 400% more spam reach”
I’m on twitter. Twitter is cool, but it still leaves too much room for junk. Some people just shouldn’t get any space, or as little space as possible. Clearly this does not apply to me and you, we can handle it. I have a blog on which I can write page-long thoughtful articles. If IContinue reading “Pico Blogging”