2010 in review

January 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 9,700 times in 2010. That’s about 23 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 4 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 90 posts. There were 6 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 282kb.

The busiest day of the year was April 1st with 158 views. The most popular post that day was Bonjour-enabled iPhone Remote.app wins rave reviews.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were myphone.gr, sethgodin.typepad.com, twitter.com, facebook.com, and linkedin.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for ihack, ihack.us, rjs tutorial, bonjour iphone app, and ihack iphone.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Bonjour-enabled iPhone Remote.app wins rave reviews July 2008

2

Great JavaScript-in-Ruby (RJS) Tutorial: What I Learned June 2006

3

Building a GUI for MacPorts March 2008
4 comments

4

Migrating from Steel.app to 1Password August 2009
1 comment

5

Using tel: Telephone URLs in iCal Events March 2010

Intrigued by Posterous

November 24, 2009 § Leave a comment

http://drernie.posterous.com/

Yes, I know I’m late to the party. But, now that they have Twitter and LinkedIn support, I figured I should take the plunge. This may be particularly useful for increasing the number of updates on https://ihack.us/. If so, I guess you’ll see about it here. 🙂

My favorite Social Networking Tweeps

December 8, 2008 § Leave a comment

A “tweep” is a Twitterpeep” — in this case, people I follow on Twitter who often post about social networking.  I compiled this list for a friend of mine in the Bay Area to follow, and  it seemed like a useful enough collection I decided to post it here.  Yes, I will tweet it as well…

An Updated Online Bio for Dr. Ernie Prabhakar

August 8, 2008 § Leave a comment

I’m Ernie — though I go by “Dr. Ernie” on the Internet to make it easier to Google me (I have a Ph.D. in Physics which I almost never use, at least directly). I’ve been in Apple Product Marketing for 11 years, focusing on UNIX, open source, open standards, and Web 2.0 (yeah, “focus” may not be the right word :-).

These days, my twitter feed is mostly about Rohan, my three-month old son and first child. I am active in my church and numerous online communities. Hobbies including trying to reinvent Western Civilization.

You can learn more about me at LinkedIn, Facebook, Delicious, FriendFeed, Spock, and even Wikipedia.

iPhone Fever!

March 14, 2008 § Leave a comment

iPhone Fever
With apologies to Bucker & Garcia (and PacMan)
[Updated 3/17 to match iTunes
 
I got my ninety-nine in hand, and I head to A-D-C.
I slurp on down the S-D-K and bringing up Xcode 3
Don’t bother me with Java, or tempt me with a Zune.
I’m gonna make my own app, and ship it out in June!

‘Cause I’ve got iPhone Fever, iPhone Fever.
It’s driving me crazy, driving me crazy.

I’ve got iPhone Fever, iPhone Fever.

I’m going out of my mind, going out of my mind.

I’ve got iPhone Fever, iPhone Fever.

I’m going out of my mind, going out of my mind.
 
I’ve got my VC pitch down, to sell K-P-C-B
Yeah, PopCap‘s on my tail, but my app will be free!
So I’m heading to my basement, and learning Cocoa Touch
Whoever knew that ol’ iPhone could really do so much!
 
I’ve got iPhone Fever, iPhone Fever.
It’s driving me crazy, driving me crazy.

I’ve got iPhone Fever, iPhone Fever.

I’m going out of my mind, going out of my mind.

I’ve got iPhone Fever, iPhone Fever.

I’m going out of my mind, going out of my mind.
 
I’m gonna tilt to the left, and flick to the right,
The hardware OpenGL ES makes graphics out of sight.
 
The simulator runs, location begs for lots more
One more Instruments trace then ship it to the AppStore
My code is smokin’ now, I dig Objective-C
And when the money’s rolling in, I’ll hit W-W-D-C
 
‘Cause I’ve got iPhone Fever, iPhone Fever.
It’s driving me crazy, driving me crazy.

I’ve got iPhone Fever, iPhone Fever.

I’m going out of my mind, going out of my mind….

Mac Home Theater, Followup

July 5, 2006 § Leave a comment

I had some wonderful responses to my Simple Mac Home Theater article. One pointed me
to this incredibly helpful Mac mini Media Center article, which was
recently updated for the latest Intel minis. I was also encouraged to hang out
on the HTPC Mac Chat
Forum
, which has lots of juicy data. The most useful, though, was a
“pre-release” blog post, which I’m excerpting here (anonymously), from someone
who also lives in Santa Clara!

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Really Simple Mac Home Theater?

June 11, 2006 § Leave a comment

So, we’re finally moving back to San Jose
(actually, Santa Clara) after three years in Sacramento. One fun aspect of
buying a new house is the chance to create a home theater solution from scratch.
Of course, the goal is to build it around a Mac! While there’s lots of
resources, most of them seem to be fairly complex, often because they’re dealing
with legacy devices already in place.

The question I’m asking is — if
you’re buying everything from scratch already — what is the simplest possible
solution? [Read more] for my current working hypothesis, and please give me
[Feedback] if you have a better idea.

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