After it was announced that the last company I was working at (Connected Sports Ventures) was winding down, I used some of my free time to clone an amazing puzzle game called Jelly no Puzzle. The original game was Windows only which I didn't have access to. With the help of level walk-thrus on Youtube I was able to see how the game was played. Since starting at Tivli, I'd mostly forgotten about the game. There is lots of polish and code cleanup I could do, but I figured it was best to just release it. If you can play the original please do as it has a lot more polish. To try my clone head to jelly.neophi.com.
Tonight I gave a talk at the Node.js in the wild meetup about Debugging Node.js Applications.
The slides are available at: http://life.neophi.com/danielr/files/DebuggingNodejsApplications.pdf
The sample code used is available at: https://github.com/NeoPhi/debugging
A video of the talk was made and is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNSy1roM82k
Thank you to all that came and the discussion we had.
While recently trying to signup for a new banking service that allowed me to tie authentication to my mobile phone, whenever I had the service send an SMS authorization code to my phone I never got it. I had a friend send me an SMS and that arrived fine. I then remembered for a long time I'd not been getting Zipcar SMS messages about extending my reservation. Even though my Zipcar account said I had two-way messaging activated when I disabled and tried to reenable the service I ran into the same problem. Turns out there are two different types of SMS. Regular phone to phone SMS messages and another type known as short codes. A quick call to T-Mobile's awesome support and I found out, unbeknownst to me, a content block had gotten put on my account for SMS short codes. Once removed everything started working again. Yay!