Twilio has been a force for great for developers.
This weekend, I was at the Yahoo! Hack Europe hack weekend in London’s Covent Garden, a true cornucopia of developer nerdiness complete with giant singing robots, chocolate fountains and unlimited Red Bull.
There, myself and my colleague at GoCardless, Steve (@stevedomin) decided to base our project on Twilio, both having had experience with its API in the past and seeing it as a truly cool platform.
Being the legal nerd that I am, I’ve enjoyed reading through the indictment (1) of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the alleged perpetrators of two bombing attacks on 15th April at the Boston Marathon which tragically killed three and injured nearly 300 others.
There are a variety of interesting legal points to look at in this case, but I’m going to focus on just one: the argument for federal jurisdiction.
posted 23 April 2013 with tags law
I’ve been particularly amused this week by news of the demise of Google’s popular “Reader” product. Though I never got into it myself, the events that have transpired have made clear just how popular it is, and moreover the damage that can be caused by the activities of online heavyweights like Google.
The loss of Google Reader, thankfully for many, has encouraged the springing up of quite a few new RSS readers for a new generation, but it’s hard to see how we are going to avoid this process repeating itself in the future.
This is awesome. I by chance read that Google had updated their Street View pictures. So naturally, I checked up on my house again.
I was shocked but amused to find that my mum and grandma hapenned to be outside when they came on their rounds. And now they’re immortalised on Google…even if only until the next time they see fit to refresh their photos.
taken 09 March 2013 with tags tech
Quite apart from my white nerd appearance, I actually have quite a taste for rap music. And I have done for a long time. Starting with Kanye West many years back, I’ve had a real love for the genre, with artists ranging from the classic Jay-Z to slightly less well known artists like Chiddy Bang.
Drake’s new track, 5AM in Toronto is a pretty great one following on from his multi-platinum and Grammy-winning album “Take Care” and a series of features on the most commercial of songs (like this one).
taken 08 March 2013 with tags music