Mika Tuupola

Technology guy gone advertising.

Using Goo.gl With Ruby and HTTParty

I had totally missed that Google recently opened the API of their URL shortening service. I love short and clean APIs. Accessing it using HTTParty is just few lines of code.


iPhone Controlled HTML5 Logo and Color Cube

When Apple released iOS 4.2 end of last year I was on a boat trip to Finland. For me the most interesting features were added to Safari browser. I wanted to learn about WebSockets. New DeviceOrientation API just begged to be abused. I had an idea to control the content of laptop browser by tilting and rotating the phone. I had working but ugly code before ship arrived to Helsinki.


Rake Tasks For Easier Facebook Development

Lets face it. Facebook development is tedious. You do not want to waste more time in endless commit-push-pull-restart loop for smallest code changes. Common development setup is to tunnel traffic from development server to your laptop using ssh tunnel.