Ok so to be honest, this week I’ve been so busy between school, work, and programming, I haven’t really had a chance to test out new apps. So I’m going to stick with an old but good app. SwiFTP, for those of you that don’t know what it is, it’s an app that turns your phone into an ftp server which you can connect to. This is a very useful tool for people who are working on themes or roms for their phone as they can transfer the zips over wifi. It hasn’t been updated in a while (since June 27, 2010), but is still worth it, and works great. Check out some screen shots after the break: Read more
So I have decided that every Friday I am going to feature an app that stands out for some reason, whether it’s because it’s so awesome, funny, something everyone needs, or any reason really. And with the iPhone 4s just released I felt it was fitting to have this weeks app be an iPhone faker. If your friends are gullible, you can use this app to trick them into thinking that you are running iOS on your android smart phone. There is work that needs to be done to this app however, for example it doesn’t show the correct signal, and the home pages are not customizable, but it is a good start. Take a look after the jump to see some screen shots and a link/qr code to get it: Read more
It’s weird being a senior and picking classes before midterms. We are just reaching the midway through the semester here at URI and I already had the opportunity to choose my classes, and boy is it an odd schedule, probably my oddest yet. I am taking 2 electrical engineering classes each with a lab (6 credits there), a film making class (3 credits), a library class (3 credits), and an artificial intelligence class (4 credits). That is a very odd and packed schedule, which has no classes on Friday, woot woot! The reason for all those odd classes is because after next semester i will need 42 more credits (to reach the 121 minimum), 14 elective credits, and 15 300+ level credits. I’ll get out of here someday, I swear by it haha.
On Sunday October 30th, the University of Rhode Island will be holding an open house for perspective students at the Ryan Center. As part of this open house, members of the various colleges and majors will be there, myself being one of them, as a representative for the Computer Science department. The doors open at 9:30 am, and the speaker starts at 10 am, and you will have an opportunity to meet with people from your perspective major as well as take a campus tour. I plan on bringing a couple of the projects that I have worked on, as well as one which I did last night which took about 2 hours total, to show what you can do with the knowledge you gain from a computer science degree at URI. If you would like to register for the open house, then you should head over to URI’s admissions page here.
Another day, another update, I know this is getting kinda excessive, and I’m sorry about that. This update adds the ability to use /revert to restore your inventory after you are done previewing another players inventory. There are also some minor backend tweaks to make make it’s performance slightly better. See more info here.
So just hours after posting about the outlook of Siri being ported to the iPhone 4, I wake up to find out that because of the work done by Steven Troughton-Smith and 9 to 5 mac, there is an initial, mostly working version of Siri for the iPhone 4. The main thing that does not work currently, which should not be surprising to readers is the fact that voice commands are not being authenticated with apples servers, where they are translated from voice form to a text form which the phone can understand. You can however still use siri using it’s user interface to run commands. Check out the video after the jump. Read more
For all of you iPhone 4 users out there who don’t have an upgrade or the money to buy a new iPhone, and would like the new Siri personal assistant, the future looks good for you. Today iH8sn0w posted on his twitter account that they had confirmed that Siri was not compiled just for the A5 processor in the iPhone 4s. Read more
I feel like there should be an order of operations when it comes to programming. While watching the bukkit plugin development forums over the last couple of months I have noticed that there is a trend of people not knowing about the basic syntax of the language trying to develop a plugin for minecraft. Here is a perfect example of some code I ran into today that outlines my point: Read more
I am updating ClearInv and RespawnHealth in order to make them compatible with the latest version of the bukkit API as far as loading configuration files. Nothing beyond that in these updates. The odd bug with /clear except [item1] [item2]… seems to be intermittent which makes it hard to track down, so I will be doing my best to track that down and squash it. I am releasing the updated ClearInv today and the updated RespawnHealth tomorrow (as the source is not on this computer).