Tag: Awesome

John Hobbs is an Amazing Artist

March 15, 2011 » Life

No, ampoule not me, discount a different John Hobbs.

Dude has skills: http://johndrewthis.tumblr.com/


Also, yes I am the kind of person to have Google Alerts set on my own name.

Awesome jQuery Plugin From Zachleat

January 14, 2011 » Geek

Zach threw out a teaser a few days ago on Twitter of this and I somehow missed the release post.

The gist is a new jQuery typography plugin called BigText. And it is awesome.

Here’s the demo video…

The source is worth a read If you geek out on that sort of thing.

Very cool, Zach is my JavaScript hero, and one of the nicest dev’s I’ve met.

Go say hello, and play with BigText: http://www.zachleat.com/web/

Awesome C Program

May 12, 2010 » Geek

Over lunch today I came across this link on HN: comp.lang.c: For loops help

The request was for a program that would print this:


and the reply was this

#define      M 002354l
#define     A   000644l
#define    G     000132l
#define     I   000322l
#define      C 000374l

#define                a ;
#define               b for
#define              c    ++
#define             d       %
#define            e       int
#define           f           ,
#define          g             -
#define         h             011
#define        i                 =
#define       j                   {
#define      k                     )
#define     l                    '\n'
#define    m                      main
#define    n                         <
#define     o                       }
#define      p                     >
#define       q                  &&
#define        r                 (
#define         s              ||
#define          t             ?
#define           u     putchar
#define            v      void
#define             w     '*'
#define              x     :
#define               y ' '
#define                _ /
#define           C_O_O_L return

                   e u r e k a

                        m r
                       v k j
                      j j j j
                     j j j j j
                    j j j j j j
                   j j j j j j j
                  j e z a b r z i
                 M _ A _ G _ I _ C
                a z n G a u r z d h
               + z _ h p M _ A q z d
              h + z _ h n M _ G q z _
             h n z d h + M _ I q z _ h
            p z d h g M _ C t w x y k f
           z d h g h + 1 s u r l k f z c
          k a u r l k a j j j j j j j j j
         j j C_O_O_L M _ A _ G _ I _ C a o
        o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
                      o o o o
                      o o o o
                      o o o o
                      o o o o 

I went ahead and compiled it, works like a charm:

[email protected]:~/Desktop$ gcc awesome.c                                                                                                                                                                                  
[email protected]:~/Desktop$ ./a.out

[email protected]:~/Desktop$

So cool.

I was featured on Github! Sort of.

February 12, 2010 » Geek, Life

So I logged onto my twitter account this morning to find a message from @changelogshow telling me they had written an article about my fork of Storytlr.

That’s was pretty cool on it’s own, until I realized that The Changelog is the source of featured repo’s on Explore GitHub.

Awesome! I love github. There is so much amazing software on there, and I was lucky enough to have my repo featured!

I didn’t even develop the software, it’s a fork of the Storytlr core written by @eschnou & @alardw (and a fine piece of software at that). I just wrote some plugins and fixed the stuff that was broken for me.

Even so, it felt great to be on there! This is one of the first times anyone has ever made it clear that what I was doing in the open source world was seen and dare I say it appreciated. Unspeakably cool.

Look! That’s me!