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Sunday, November 29, 2009

the flying trash project

this is the flying trash project... we had some extra helium so we made 4 trashbag balloons tied some messages to them and let them on their way... ill be posting the results here as they come in so check back and hopefully someone will find the messages


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Monday, November 23, 2009

bring it on stalkers... now you can know where i am at all times! playing with Google latitude

I already have a bunch of automatic tweets set up and such so i dont really feel like my privacy is being violated when im using google latitude . there are cool services that i can set up to alert me when im near friends and most of the time im just home so its really not a big deal to show my location on a map (at least for me). these kind of constant updating services are really cool i believe they will change the way we socially interact but what i have found even crazier is how they know where i am... apparently some smart people go huh you know the SSID and MAC address of wireless access points really doesn't change all that much so if a bunch of people drove around everywhere mapping where different ssid are then you wouldn't even need GPS we could calculate your position based on the strength of different access points around your laptop and if we add this technology to cell phones then they can find and map even more access points (by crowd sourcing) for us so we have the ability to locate a phone by GPS, cell tower or by SSID of a nearby access point and constantly update our location on the website. yahoo had this service a little earlier than google i think yahoo used skyhook wireless. Google doesn't say how they did theres but i assume its much of the same stuff so if you want more details on how they do it check this out

its a pretty cool service and if you dont mind people knowing where you are i think i could be a great way to meet up, interact and chill in this awesome new interconnected world...

man technology is scary :)

Carter Cole's LinkedIn Profile

playing around with the linked in embed api they just released a new api today for external sites ot use and ive requested access... i want to make something to mash the twitter api to linkedin connections i think it will be cool to see how many of your connections have twitter, follow you and how many you follow

Thursday, November 5, 2009

tricks and tips for monopoly city streets | embeddable badge and special toolkit

oh noez! i logged in and saw this message today...

the monoply agme is ending :(

so it looks like the game will be ending so use these tools while you can...

original post:

so ive been playing monopoly city streets [read my first post here] and its quite a strange game if you start to do well at all then you are targeted for tons of hazards an it makes it hard to play the game. it feels like they are forcing turnover of streets in the game but i understand its required to keep it moving and growing. but when the game first cam out the was lots of cheating and hacking going on in the game but hasbro has cleaned up alot of it so its pretty cool now but ive always been slow building and navigating the game so... i decided to make some tools for the game. the first thing i did was fire up wireshark and watch all the http traffic for the game then built a proxy fro the json calls and whala my very own dashboard for managing monoply city streets but it was still hard to build and i was having some trouble getting build locations and constructing them so ive turned to the monopoly city streets clan they have this great toolkit that gets injected into the page running the city streets game.
See the demo video below

to use the tools you just need this link you can right click and copy it then paste it in address bar while in game (my preference) or you can do the bookmark thing and add link to your favorites (detailed favorite method explained)

and they have a new database of a bunch of the streets
and im making my own but here is an img badge that you can use...

heres how you generate your own...

and the last thing i want to leave you with is a Pro Tools section of a monoply streets forum

their form manager allows you to query all the json apis of city streets and see the results

ill be releasing my dashboard and embeddable HTML badge soon so keep checking back