Double Shot #773
Pondering the easiest way to blackhole sites that enrage me every time I click through to them.
- New - SMTP Support for the Amazon Simple Email Services (SES) - Looks like this makes it pretty trivial to send bulk or transactional email via Amazon's servers.
- Hojoki - Sort of a meta-application that merges activity streams from a bunch of different places - Dropbox, Twitter, Google Docs, Pivotal Tracker, and more. Sort of Growl for the web.
- Shunning Facebook, and Living to Tell About It - And here I thought ignoring Facebook made me sensible, not part of some strange subspecies worthy of a NY Times writeup.
- Turnapi - Site to help build good-looking version-controlled API documentation sites. Plans from "free" and up.
- Ganglia - Distributed monitoring system for clusters and grids. Recent features allow comparing hosts and Nagios integration.
- Mozilla Labs App Developer Preview and documentation are here! - Mozilla's take on app development for mobile and web using HTML5.
- sinatra-rabbit - Sinatra extension for designing REST APIs easily.
- TextMate 2.0 Alpha - The editor upgrade that many people had stopped expecting. Release notes are here.
- TextMate 2 + rmate = Awesome - Wiring up TM2 to let you edit files on a remote server via SSH.
- Sparrow Lite 1.5 - All the features of the Sparrow desktop OS X email client, for free, as long as you can tolerate some ads. Here's the release announcement.
- A Case Against Using CoffeeScript - I've looked at CoffeeScript, and I find myself strongly in agreement with the points made here. I might just be too old to learn new tricks though.
- Bfxr - Online sound effects generator with enough options to drive my dog completely bonkers. And if you should happen to need a ray gun or whatever, you can export any sound you create as a wav file.
- U.S. Safety Board Urges Cellphone Ban for Drivers - Personally, I hope I live long enough to see using phones while driving viewed the same way as drinking while driving. I think it's more likely that some housewife texting her friends will run me over first, though.
- Geek Gift Guide 2011 - From PeepCode. Some nice products here, though as always you should remember that all geeks are not created equal.