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Monday, June 29, 2009

Meebo and 140 counter for GreaseMonkey

I'm a and fan. I use Meebo specially while roaming around where open Wifi speeds are not so good such that regular IM clients will keep on disconnecting. However I find it hard to use Meebo with IM bot since Meebo doesn't have 140 character counter. If you post a status more than 140 characters long, it will be truncated by Twitter or IM bot will totally ignore it.

So I created the Meebo 140 Counter for Greasemonkey. I have tested it to work with FireFox 3.5 but it should have no problem with lower FF3.0+ users.

If you are new Greasemonkey here is a quick how-to from UserScripts:

Greasemonkey is an extension for Mozilla Firefox, an open source Web Browser. Most userscripts are written for Firefox & Greasemonkey (although some work in Opera, Safari and even Internet Explorer).

For this guide I will assume you are using Firefox, if not you should install Firefox first.

Userscripts run via Greasemonkey

Now that you have Firefox, you need to install Greasemonkey. After installation (which requires restarting your browser), you are now ready to install userscripts.

Now clicking on a .user.js link triggers Greasemonkey to pop up the script installation panel. Greasemonkey shows you a list of what sites the script will run on and ask if you want to install the script.

Now loading a web page results in additional code (the userscript) being run.

Finally if you encounter problems with the script not working, please file it at the UserScript Issue Page or drop me a comment here.
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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Globe & Google Developer Workshop

I’m reposting this invite to interested parties to join the workshop on June 20, 2009. I’ll be attending the workshop and will be glad to hold a BOF session for those interested with creating Facebook Apps with Google Apps Engine (GAE). This includes a step by step configuration on the Facebook developer page and setup of GAE SDK using Eclipse.

From Aileen Apolo:

Hi Guys,

Google, along with Globe and Ayala Foundation, will be hosting a developer
event in Manila on Saturday, June 20th, 2009. Globe engineers and Google
Developer Advocate Patrick Chanezon will go over Globe and Google APIs --
including Globe's Voice & LBS APIs, the OpenSocial and Friend Connect APIs,
as well as Google App Engine.

Mashup the APIs you've learned to make some interesting applications. Ask
questions and get started while the experts are on hand.

Why you should come:
The best and most promising apps will be will commercialized on Globe's
platform. Make your great idea into a real app, then get monetize it!

Who should come:
Developers who are interested in Google and/or Globe's developer tools and
platforms, who want to get hands on and work on a new idea.

We'll provide space, power, and refreshments. You just need to bring your
own laptop, ideas and enthusiasm to complete the mix.


Saturday, June 20th, 2008
1:00PM-5:00PM (registration starts at 12 noon)

Ayala TechnoHub, Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City

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>>> Sign-up here <<<

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