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June 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Let's Get Physical

Software engineering is a great career to be in because we get to build amazing things without having to get up from our chair.  However, that is also the problem with our profession... we don’t get up and out of our chairs often enough.  I’m not a health expert, but I’m pretty sure our bodies were not built to sit for long periods of time.  I know it is hard to step away when…

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Added by Daniel Nishimura on June 29, 2012 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Son of SOPA

They're baaaack! We fought SOPA but now the media companies have come up with something even worse - and they're trying to get it through via the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty. https://www.eff.org/issues/tpp

Added by Karen Chun on June 27, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments

Congrats to the Bump Networks Team on Flikdate

A team that includes three co-founders from Bump Networks on Maui is about to launch FlikDate, a nifty looking mobile video dating app. They got covered in TechCrunch three weeks ago!

 

It's kinda like ChatRoulette but uses FBConnect for signups, so people are less likely to act badly (and they can be easily tracked and bounced). The monetization…

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Added by Alex Salkever on June 19, 2012 at 11:47pm — 3 Comments

Microsoft Translator Ruby Gem

I know "Microsoft" is not the first word that comes mind when you're writing a ruby application but since Google dropped the free tier for their translation service the Microsoft Translator API is a good alternative for a small/personal project that you don't want to have to bother with the monthly bill.  

 

Recently I've had to use this API in a project and this weekend I extracted the functionality out into a simple gem.  I present to you 'microsoft_translator'  (queue…

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Added by Chris Sass on June 10, 2012 at 11:07pm — 3 Comments

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