I’ve just updated a couple of my old personal project websites.
- Twitter Sucks! – Upgraded all Ruby gems and got it working again. Updated CSS and picked newer fonts from Google Fonts.
- Flittr = Flickr + Twitter – Upgraded three major versions of Rails and got it (almost) working again. Switched from the fleakr gem to the flickr gem. Right now, every tweet falls back to a lolcats image because the Yahoo! Term Extraction API no longer exists.
Both applications are currently running on Heroku’s free tier. Once I get them modernized enough I may move them to the “Hobby” tier. I also upgraded both from their ancient Cedar-10 stack.
I’m catching up on MacStories’s “iPad at 10” coverage from last month.
I keep coming across mentions of the original argument that the iPad is “just a bigger iPhone”. I always find that argument to be so strange, because the iPhone was a blockbuster category-defining device. I have never thought of the fact that an iPad is similar to a large iPhone as negative in any way. I also appreciate viewpoints like this one focused on accessibility that make it obvious that being like a bigger iPhone is an incredible advantage.
It’s funny how aggressively people in the tech media will dismiss something just because it’s not completely novel.
Anyway, 10 years later, I have finally gotten to the point where I don’t own a laptop and use an iPad for all my mobile computing tasks.