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Archive for December, 2008

Photocasting to iPhoto with Ruby

Posted by on December 31st, 2008

Today we’re going to teach you how to deal with having too many computers. Moving media around is a living hell because iPhoto and iTunes assume that you only ever possess one library. Sure, you can play music and movies purchased in the store on multiple machines, but what about your own library? How do […]

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Outgoing blacklists, or, stop the bouncing.

Posted by on December 12th, 2008

At Twitter, we have many users which sign up for the service and mistype or enter invalid email addresses. Our product group doesn’t want us to use email verification, and for the most part, we cannot because we accept signups via mobile (through the 40404 SMS short-code.) If we bounce too many messages for any […]

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Facial recognition and video search

Posted by on December 11th, 2008

Viewdle, a video search engine, launched recently, and won the 2008 LeWeb Gold prize . It’s very similar to a technology that casinos have had for years. In previous times they’d look up your face in the five-volume Griffin GOLD book, a litany of cheats. Machine vision has surpassed the book, by far. I’ve long […]

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