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.
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.
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.