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Archive for March, 2009

31 Mar, 2009

WordPress app for the iPhone comes through!

Posted by: TheKaptain In: Cool Toys

I blogged awhile back about the WordPress iPhone app, and how the tiny portrait keyboard was just killing me. Well they’ve gone ahead and added a landscape mode and it is just GREAT! I look forward to drafting posts on it when the inspiration strikes. A couple of minor hiccups, however. Upgrading the previous install […]

29 Mar, 2009

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-03-29

Posted by: TheKaptain In: TweetTweet

Spending Sunday doing taxes. Hopefully the refund makes of worthwhile. 😉 # @cfieber you boys have a good trip! in reply to cfieber # @mosabua No mercy for you sir! Spent a good part of the day chasing dependency problems myself in reply to mosabua # Powered by Twitter Tools.

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28 Mar, 2009

BioLinux – Ubuntu with a focus

Posted by: TheKaptain In: Cool Toys

I work for a company that develops bioinformatics solutions, so when I came across BioLinux I just had to check it out. An Ubuntu 8.0.4 distro loaded with more than 500 tools for analysis, including sample data and comprehensive documentation to get you started. There was an available virtual machine image at the bagvapp virtual […]

15 Mar, 2009

Fun day playing with new Stuff

Posted by: TheKaptain In: Development

Today was a pretty great day, I must say. I got a chance to work with the brand new Griffon framework and must say – the combination of clear MVC architecture, Grails style convention over configuration and already powerful plugin selection make it pretty sexy. The early support for cobertura code coverage and fest GUI […]

07 Mar, 2009

An app for everything

Posted by: TheKaptain In: Cool Toys

So thanks to the free WordPress app, I can even blog from my iPhone. Now, if only it had a landscape mode keyboard so my fat little fingers stood a chance. Whoops, spoke too soon – looks like they’re testing the new version, complete with landscape mode, as we speak. I look forward to seeing […]

07 Mar, 2009

Playing with the new Grails :)

Posted by: TheKaptain In: Development

The Groovy and Grails scene has been busy lately, with new versions of both dropping within the last few weeks.  Seems like the perfect time to get familiar with both, so I’ve started building a new Grails application. I play cards with a bunch of friends fairly regularly and it would be nice to track […]