Today's word is Computer.

David Forlano: Painting with Light

David Forlano’s Totem is a multimedia, dot painting in light based on Red, Yellow and Blue. The painting (42” x 17”) hangs on a wall at eye level and displays randomly shifting circles of light. My contribution consists of Java code, running in the Processing environment, that randomly generates the dots of color.


Everything Is Going to be OK

This is a simple “chiptune” that I composed in 2013 for a Berklee Music assignment. According to Wikipedia, a chiptune is “electronic music produced (or emulated) by the sound chips of vintage computers, video game consoles, and arcade machines, as well as with other methods such as emulation”. I composed this chiptune using a simple MIDI instrument and then down-sampled it to sound like a true, vintage 8-bit computer.

Backup your iPhone's Voicemails

As of now, this script casts a wide net and finds/saves voice memos and GPS instructions as well as voicemails. But, it gets the job done if you want to dump your voicemails to a local archive.

Generate AWS::S3 Expirable URLs

Time to Stamp Timestamps

Don't Get Caught with Your Maps Down

Google will turn off its Maps 2.0 Javascript API on May 19, 2013. If your application depends on it, now is the time to upgrade — lest you get caught with your maps down.

Upgrading Your Google Maps JavaScript Application To v3

Her? A simple REST-based ORM.

Her is an ORM (Object Relational Mapper) that maps REST resources to Ruby objects. It is designed to build applications that are powered by a RESTful API instead of a database.

Now with :after_find hook, contributed by yours truly!


Her was created by Rémi Prévost. For more, check out

Run rake spec minus prerequisite DB tasks

Redefine Ruby Hash Dot Syntax to Mimic Object Accessor