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Next-Gen Static Sites
22 Jan 2012
I'd heard good things about Jekyll - Github use it for Github Pages - so I thought I'd give it a try. It's theoretically very simple - you set up a directory hierarchy and then run a command line utility that walks your directories, processing templates and markup files through any needed filters and then rendering your pages out to a _site folder that you can then upload to any server.
With a few plugins you can get a modern development stack up pretty quickly:
A Sneak Peak of Our First iPhone Game
15 Jan 2012
We're nearing the end of development on our first iPhone game, an adaptation of the earliest known board game , The Royal Game of Url (wikipedia). Here's a couple of screen shots of the latest version:
Hopefully a February launch is on the cards but, as always, it's in the hands of the AppStore gods - we wait with baited breath.
Upgrading Orange Nexus S to Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)
14 Jan 2012
Upgrading Android ROMs seems really hard if you just read through blogpost you find searching the web. If you've got a Nexus S from Orange it's actually pretty easy, but you need to find the right upgrade file.
First you need to go into Settings -> About and find your build number, for a stock Orange Nexus S it was GRH78 but yours might vary. Then you need to go to this very useful page of Android ROMs ( ROM List ) and find the right incremental update. For me I wanted to go from Android 2.3.1 (Build GRH78) to the latest Android 4.0.3 release. Download that zip and follow the standard upgrade instructions but use that zip file, there's a simple guide on ZDNet here
Some Resources For Learning Ruby
01 Jan 2012
I'm a big fan of Ruby as a programming language and was asked for some resources for learning Ruby the other day, here's some good places to start:
The Well Grounded Rubyist - best learning ruby book, and one of the better programming books i've read, well worth the money if you want a solid understanding http://www.manning.com/black2/