A few months ago I made the switch from Evernote to Apple Notes… and I haven’t looked back since.
The main reason being that Notes has OCR (Optical Character Recognition) out of the box, and it works great.
Finding documents by typing in some text? Blazing fast, and accurate enough.
Other reasons are:
Ability to unlock private notes with Touch ID
There’s really nothing I miss from Evernote.
I also read that Evernote had to size down lately, and to me it made sense seeing the direction they took… they are overpriced, and do not cater users like myself… their focus are businesses… and they’ve lost a paying customer.
I have mixed feelings about leaving Evernote, partly because I’d like to support a company that needs my money more than Apple, but Apple just built a product that’s simple and works. Like they do most of the time.
What do you use for note-taking? Let me know in the comments below.
So, I got into WordPress development. Truth is I’ve been working with WordPress for a long time already. What fascinates me about WordPress is leverage. You can quickly turn around new ideas in hours – not days or weeks.
I’m probably late already to the game, but nonetheless I do want to understand the technology behind Blockchain better, and so I picked Ethereum for my studies as it provides you with tools to build programs that run on top of the blockchain.
My goal is to be able to apply the acquired knowledge to future projects.
Riding a bicycle is boring. Riding down pretty much the same old ways to work every day?
What about chasing objectives while you’re riding with your Oculus Rift turning
routine into a new adventure every day?
Combine this together with a fitness tracker to automatically adjust distance
to work depending on your current fitness level.
A mashup of Google light radar system + Oculus Rift. Pure awesomeness.
Running on steroids
The Oculus Rift could also make running essentially so much more interesting, as bicycle riding.
Are you tried of those same walks in the park every day, and need a little extra motivation? No problem!
Imagine escaping a fire behind you, and the only way to escape it before it burns you to death is, you guessed it, to run…
Again, this would imply using an additional device for mapping your surroundings, which bring me back to Google’s light radar.
Deep-ocean diving in your backyard
Do you own a swimming pool? Congratulations, you are now allowed to join our experimental, naval elite team for deep-diving missions.
Don’t forget to charge your oxygen bottles though…
If you could build anything want to make life more interesting with technology, what would it be?
It has been two year since my Google Code-In participation in 2010, and today the 2012 grand-prize winners were announced.
That event help me as a milestone my life. I look back to it, to remember what I achieved when I hardly had any programming skills.
What happened in 2 years professionally?
I worked with start-ups, companies and awesome clients, gathering the important social skills I hadn’t had before, and getting to know the frustrations working with bad clients, freaky time-schedules and bad pay, so-called “experience”.
Launched various projects.
Continuous contributions to Open-Source.
I write better code, but it still sucks, just less than before.
Still I feel mediocre. I feel like I could have contributed more, learned more languages, met more cultures, played less games, studied more for college, done more ambitious projects.
Though, I firmly believe, fighting mediocrity has been the most important challenge I have picked up ever since I know that I am just as any other guy, and that I am fully motivated to kick ass.
I had a hard time how to make JSONP response data render in a Sencha Touch 2 list view, but I made it. WOOT.
So, here’s the code:
The last line of the the index method will be clear when you understand read the query string parameters which Sencha sends to the server: