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Unleashing ROARER and the launch catapult


ROARER screenshot Unleashing ROARER and the launch catapult

The past three weeks I’ve partly dedicated to writing my twitter clone ROARER and today from 08:00 until 11:00 I will be online there. Join everybody who reads this and can spare the time plus the people at my university in trying it out in that time!

Key features

  • Login without password, just type your nickname
  • see the notification and click it when new roars arrive
  • scroll down to see older roars, page automatically extended

Launch Catapult

launch catapult screenshot Unleashing ROARER and the launch catapult
Yeah, I kind of needed / wanted to do this one too.

Key Features

  • name and mail gets saved to database
  • email address validated before sign up button appears
  • all output can be customized throuh backend
Have a look at the minimalistic admin panel:
user: admin, password: lol

To Do:

  • add functionality for sending mails
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Freakish due until Friday deadlines

This Friday a couple of things have to be done and some of them will not. That’s not so bad, because there is no need to be done. Not for me, because I don’t feel bad about the amount of work I’ve punched through, in the last weeks. Also, nobody will bother.

I hereby want to invite everybody to try ROARER my tiny twitter clone with the people at NoMA. I will publish a URL Friday morning, so everybody can participate and keep everybody updated through facebook and twitter.

So, what have I actually done for my NoMA specialisation?

Roarer and Launch Catapult my two little AJAX tech demos are called.
Launch Catapult is ready for productive use and already running at Functionality for sending out emails for the friendly people signing up, will not be a big hassle to write.
Roarer is a little more difficult, because it craves a lot more injections into the DOM and it’s more of a demonstration how to do different things, how deep you can go into the DOM to exchange tiny values and when it might be better to reload a larger area.

After documenting the source code some more, adding features and cleaning it up, it will be published, both ROARER (which I could turn into a little Tutorial actually) and the Launch Catapult.

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so many projects

So, I’ve got a lot on my hands and it’s so much fun rapidly developing and already writing on my new blog.

New blog?!

Yeah, new blog, but don’t worry icon wink so many projects This will remain
I’m going to make a blog about blogging (yay :D) and it will be entirely in German.
It will be called and I will spill all I’ve learned from blogging here and there and basically be a startup guide, improvement camp and pro tip place for aspiring bloggers.

On the page you see a little script I wrote with CodeIgniter and jQuery today. The source will probably be published once it is mature enough. It saves email adresses and names right now, later on you’ll be able to bulk email people when your project is taking off.

But what about your specialisation?

Yeah, I thought you’d ask that. I’m still working on my twitter clone ROARER and I’ll get as far as I can for the exhibition friday next week. Everybody will be able to participate, because it will be accessible for everybody at that point.

Wait, you’re doing more?

Yeah, I’m currently working on making a pastebin for translations and writing a WordPress theme. The pastebin will show original text and translation side by side. Functionality for annotations and revisions will be added later on. I feel that I’ve really lacked a tool like this, especially for showing song texts beyond the language they were written in or working on multilingual blog posts.

PS: My portfolio just reached pagerank one, yay!

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