Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Millions read feeds and follow podcasts but most people switch to a dedicated feed reader. Your phone's browser is your best friend and goes with you everywhere, so why not use it to access your favorite feeds too? With foneFrame you can!
Link an RSS 2.0 file to a foneFrame stylesheet and convert simple feeds into fully customizable mobile web pages. foneFrame uses CSS3 stylesheets to format feeds; edit the stylesheet to quickly modify your mobile page.
- foneFrame feeds are mobile pages on smartphones
- compatible with Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone, as well as computers & tablets
- Create & maintain your feed on your computer, under your own control
- Fully customizable because foneFrame uses CSS3 stylesheets
- The basic foneFrame framework is free, released under Creative Commons
- The basic foneFrame framework is hosted in the cloud for decreased latency
- Support for PubSubHubBub & message authentication codes
- And it's free!
RSS files are often machine-generated, exported from applications or generated dynamically. Feeds lend themselves to timely alerts and updates pushed out to smartphones, as well as syndication.
foneFrame is available as a template for those who build their own pages, as a web front end that generates mobile web sites, a hack to 'skin' Twitter feeds, and now an RSS wrapper as well. The basic foneFrame framework is stored in the cloud for speed and ease of use. Your web files are kept on your computer, under your control, using HTML5's local storage. foneFrame is a decentralized tool, free from the constraints of a third party site.
"foneFrame is like a lucky penny: it turns up everywhere! Our HTML5 template was first. Then we turned our attention to the web. Using your browser you can write and maintain feeds stored on your computer, not some possibly non-secure third party site." says Jerry Whiting, Azalea Software's founder & president. "We call these 'feeds with style'. Yes, they're feeds but they're also mobile pages. One file, two mediums."
Every feed entry includes a digital fingerprint that provides author and message authentication using an HMAC (Hash-based Message Authentication Code) based on SHA-256.
foneFrame is a project sparked by the use of social media during the Arab Spring and the American Occupy movement. Governments can block access to sites like Twitter and Facebook. What if you could create mobile web pages through your browser? What if cryptography provided authentication automatically? What if foneFrame was hosted for free in the cloud? Would you try it? What would you do with it? How can we make it better?
Azalea Software, Inc., founded in 1992, publishes barcode printing software [ www.azalea.com ], an Android QR scanning app [ www.QRdvark.com ], and mobile dev tools [ www.foneFrame.com ]. Located in Seattle WA, we enjoy writing good software almost as much as we love The Three Jewels.
Media contact: Jerry Whiting, Azalea Software, Inc. email@example.com +1.206.341.9500
#foneFrame #RSS #feeds #podcast #CSS3 #smartphone #Android #iPhone #PubSubHubBub #mobileframework #mobilewebsite
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
"Hey, that's me!"
I may not be in Wikipedia or IMDB, haven't been slashdot'ed yet but I've been in hackaday!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Ben over at Door Number 3 did a great job "fixing" the Time Magazine cover for the Person of the Year, who in 2011 was the protester. Ben nailed it on the head because I'm always wearing my baseball cap.
Download the PDF here
Friday, December 16, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Computer Security 101, part 1
Computer Security 101, part 2
Jerry Whiting, 11dec11
Monday, December 12, 2011
Saturday, December 03, 2011
It's free, it works, and all of your posts include a SHA-256 based HMAC for authentication! Nothing like crypto, ehhh?
foneFrame is a mobile web framework inspired in large part by the Arab Spring, the Tibetans' struggle against China, and the #OccupyWallStreet movement.
If you like this, please help spread the word.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Don't Have A Mobile Site? You're Late. Not Using HTML5? You're Behind. The Answer? foneFrame!
"Why struggle with HTML5? You know you want to use it but can't seem to find the time to master it. foneFrame begins with HTML5 and CSS3 and builds out from there. It's foolish *not* to use foneFrame." says Jerry Whiting, Azalea Software Inc.'s Pres & CEO. "I found the sweet spot between Android and iPhone to be elusive at best. I'm glad to share my learning curve with you because there's no faster way to jumpstart a new web project than by using a template. That's why the foneFrame template is free under the Creative Commons license. We *want* you to edit, change, improve, hack, and mashup it up!"
As opposed to other web templates that are merely static boilerplate you replace, the foneFrame template includes valuable information about SEO (search engine optimization), metadata, and has examples of how to embed Google Maps, Google Calendars, and Twitter feeds into mobile pages. The styles defined in the stylesheet can be mixed and matched to format a wide variety of page layouts.
Other features include:
- the basic framework elements are hosted in the cloud for reduced latency
- a library of basic buttons and icons
- a basic photo gallery with thumbnail navigation
- lots and lots of comments in the code that explain how foneFrame works
#foneFrame #HTML5 #CSS3 #mobileframework #mobileweb #smartphone #Android #iPhone
Friday, November 25, 2011
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Saturday, November 19, 2011
I just put together a tutorial about writing effective web pages including SEO, metadata, translation, and sitemaps. Whether you're making a new site from scratch or updating an existing one, these how-to's will help make your site better.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Blowfish is a very fast, very secure cipher invented by Bruce Schneier. Use it to lock up what you want to keep safe.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Hash using SHA-256: JetCityOrange.com/hash
Generate HMAC's: JetCityOrange.com/hmac
Saturday, November 12, 2011
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Sunday, November 06, 2011
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
After you decide which one(s) you want, you can download them off here: JetCityOrange/calendar/
All of the 2012 calendars are available online right now! JetCityOrange.com/calendar
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I wanna see your video of it! Take it out!
On second thought you could just jam the controller, take it over and do with it as you please.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Watch the police Where are they? What do you think their game plan is? Is it a sweep or a pinch? What are they lining up to do to you?
Know where you are Learn the local geography beforehand. Look at maps. Street layout, escape routes, deadends. Know your options.
Think in advance What are you prepared to do? Stand your ground, go to jail, retreat? Be prepared to change your plan in response to unfolding events.
Know the people around you Are you along or with friends? Strangers or familiar faces? Talk to them before anything happens. Are there those you feel you can count on? Are there those who may need your help or assistance?
What's the weather? It doesn't take a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. If tear gas or other chemical agents are going to be used, are you upwind or downwind?
Take video & photos I always begin by photographing the police before anything happens including badge numbers and faces. Don't provoke them but stand your ground, up close and personal. Act as a witness, collect evidence, share it with the world.
Think, don't panic. Take care of yourselves, take care of others.
And don't forget, we're going to win!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
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Now get busy! We have a revolution to win!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
SEATTLE - Azalea Software, Inc. just released their collection of free calendars for 2012. [ www.azalea.com/calendar/ ] Available in PDF format, they're designed to be downloaded and printed on your inkjet or laser printer..
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Azalea Software's trademark idiosyncratic and visually humorous calendars featuring unique photographic images. In keeping with tradition the photos in the 2012 calendars include visual puns and mixed messages. The calendars fit on one letter sized page and feature major holidays as well as the Azalea staff's birthdays. They expect at least an email if not flowers..
2012 is a Leap Year and to celebrate this auspicious occasion, this year's calendars have Easter eggs and poorly hidden messages in them. For reasons known only to himself, Azalea's president Jerry Whiting has infused a an interactive circus theme into this year's calendars..
"I've been under a rock working on foneFrame, our new mobile framework, for what seems like endless months now. When calendar time came around, I used it as a way to purge myself and prepare for the upcoming new year. Nothing thematic like the years we highlighted orchids, graffiti, or neon signs." says Whiting. "We stopped printing and mailing physical calendars a couple of years ago. By putting them online, we get to share them with everyone around the world. It's great!".
Download one or download them all. Link to them on Facebook, tweet about how much you love them, email the link to friends and family alike. The web page explains how to force full bleeds on Epson inkjet printers to accommodate the calendars' design. Quit being a cheapskate and walk a flashdrive to a copy shop and pay for a high quality print. And don't forget Miranda & Jerry's birthdays (3/1 & 12/12 respectively)..
Azalea Software, Inc., Seattle WA, sells mobile web dev tools & mobile templates [ www.foneFrame.com ] and barcode fonts & software [ www.azalea.com ]. They maintain "The Barcode FAQ" and have been known to mouth off in their blog, [ BarcodeNerds.blogspot.com ]. Miranda and Jerry can be found in their favorite coffee house, laptops in tow, collaborating with a virtual team that spans the globe. This line is to make sure you're paying attention..
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Because 2012 is a Leap Year, each calendar has one or more Easter Eggs in it.
Monday, October 10, 2011
I used my favorites to make a slideshow:
Available in all 23 official languages of the EU, AzaleaSoftware.eu reaches out to those living in Europe who need barcode fonts and barcode software.
I saw a request yesterday for Search Engine Optimization suggestions for those doing websites for #OccupyTogether et al. So I wrote one: foneFrame.com/OccupyWallSt/SEO/
Read it, use it, share it!
Thursday, October 06, 2011
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Thursday, September 01, 2011
There's a better way, a much better way, to board an airplane.
Convinced? So am I. DEMAND that your favorite airlines adopt this method. Especially those of you who are uber-flyers with oodles of frequent flyer miles.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
If you're ready to make mobile web pages using HTML5 and CSS3 you need to download foneFrame and start making mobile web sites right now!
Embed Google Calendars & Google Maps, add styles to RSS & XML files, and more.
Friday, August 26, 2011
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
It's about time. Y'all were starting to sound like idiots.
Monday, August 22, 2011
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Monday, July 25, 2011
Look no further. Bryan Whiting has the deets.
So give it a whirl. Works to time yoga or Pilates sessions as well.
Feedback? Lemme know!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Please continue to innovate and throw stuff out there but we love ya cause ya put out lots of wild stuff. Works mostly, but a.) you put it a lot of it out there all the time and better yet b.) you share it with us openly.
It's not just that all these toys are free you do videos and wikis and services and engage with the community around your gadgets, widgets, snippets, and hacks.
In many so ways you embrace and define the open source DIY mashup just-my-way-cuz-i-can ethic.
So thanks from so many of us for so much but please, leave the lights on for a while longer.
Monday, July 18, 2011
If you're thinking about getting a barcode tattoo (and who isn't these days?) you should start with the best artwork you can.
Why get a barcode tattoo that won't scan properly or one that scans as something other than what you had in mind? You know, if you get a bad one, barcode nerds the world over will laugh at you.
Azalea Software will create barcodes for tattoos for free. That's right, we'll make a bar code for any tattoo artist or their customer, just for the asking!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
If you brew beer and have any ambitions of selling it, you'll need a UPC barcode. Why pay an annual fee when you can purchase as many UPC barcodes as you want for only $19. And we'll throw in a free PDF of your new barcode for free.
So if you're in the craft brewing industry, here's your chance. Act now and save!
Monday, July 11, 2011
This is cyberwarfare at its finest. While this article is long, think of it as a piece in The New Yorker or Vanity Fair. This is investigative journalism at its finest.
So, does reading this make you sleep better at night???
Friday, July 08, 2011
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Monday, July 04, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
It told me that one of mine fell with the Gizmodo hack but my other 2 main ones appear secure. Ya never can tell...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
All three HTML templates can be downloaded from QRdvark.com/templates/. Details about these new mobile web page templates.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The first 3 are Fone, Noir, and Alba. And yes, there's a free version of each web template released under Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0)
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Noir is a quiet, minimalist design that looks great on any mobile phone, with a black background perfect for displaying photos or images.
Fone looks like a mobile app as much as a mobile page and is a versatile starting point that lends itself to modification.
Alba is a clean, uncluttered design with restaurants in mind and creates food menus complete with descriptions and prices.
Monday, June 13, 2011
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Monday, May 30, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Elbert "Big Man" Howard, one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party, spoke at the opening of a photo exhibit featuring the work of Pirkle Jones & Ruth-Marion Baruch. Novato CA 19may11
Sunday, May 22, 2011
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Wednesday, May 04, 2011
How much did they have to drink to start coming up with these???
Friday, April 29, 2011
A calendar is available online at http://m.JetCityOrange.com/ebbc/. This Google calendar can be read on your Android or iPhone.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
My family moved into Shaker Heights OH in 1961. I was the first and only Black kid at Onaway Elementary School. A half century later, I sat down and told the story from my point of view.
Friday, April 01, 2011
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Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Not that we don't all know and love Rock Paper Scissors but playing against a robot hand is too cool for words!
Friday, March 04, 2011
Huntington Bank has the usual plus some with a twist, not to mention a sense of humor:
What is your favorite musical instrument?
What was your first job?
What is your greatest fear?
What is your favorite historical figure?
What sports team do you love to see lose?
What is the last name of your favorite author?
What is the name of your favorite comic book hero or cartoon character?
What is the first name of your best friend from childhood?
What was the make and model of the first car you owned?
What is the last name of your favorite teacher?
What is your favorite fruit or vegetable?
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tofu is a basic mobile template that works on a number of phones in Android, iPhone, Blackberry, and others. You can download the Tofu web template for free.
Whiteboard is a free template to embeds a Google Spreadsheet into a mobile web page. If you edit the Google Spreadsheet, the web page is updated too. Download Whiteboard web template for free.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
There are also sounds like waves, crickets, waterfalls, and wind chimes. Not to mention white noise, pink noise, and brown noise.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Online dating in the modern era involves one or more horny people and the internet. Usually craigslist instead of those other sites that advertise on TV. At least when craigslist is on the tube, it's part a juicy Law & Order plot.
Ready to read some "did they really say that?" craigslist ads? I've gathered up some good ones for your reading delight.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Going home to see Mom next week. Know what that means? MALLOMARS!!!
They're not sold in Seattle but you can beat your bottom dollar I'm buying a case this time. (The boxes I brought back last trip were someone's kids' favorite Xmas present.)
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Thursday, February 03, 2011
May peace and compassion rule the next year and eons upon eons to come. May we all nurture the flame in the hearts of others.
Oh, and given that I believe in floating holidays and we got married *last* losar, "Happy 1st anniversary to my lovely wife Lisa!"
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Bid on an original Cap'n Crunch whistle and the June 1972 issue of Ramparts magazine with the article on how to build a black box. Details are online.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
There's more coming...