My former employer Livedoor launched their new photo sharing service Livedoor PICS. Yeah, it's a complete clone of Flickr. It's funny that they use the same color scheme and layout, in addition to inline caption editing with prototype.js. They don't yet have friends management (they had it before the site renewal), but I can't wait when they merge the friends and profile functionality with their yet another clone site livedoor Frepa (a clone of mixi).
Well, their site is not just a clone, but has some neat features that Flickr doesn't have, e.g: Better upload progress bar, Yellow fade with script.aculo.us, Drag-and-drop album management.
Shibuya Perl Mongers are pleased to announce that YAPC::Asia 2006 is now scheduled on March 29th - 30th in Tokyo. The conference is to be held at Ota City PiO, Tokyo with $25 (approx.) registration fee, including a conference T-shirt.
I'm an organizer of this event. If you have a chance (or would like to create a chance) to visit Tokyo in March, we're looking forward to seeing you there. Actually the end of March is, I believe, a pretty nice time for a visit to Tokyo.
Had a Sushi at Niko-niko Sushi on Taylor St. and Geary. The restaurance recently changed its name to Katanaya-Ramen instead of Sushi. But the taste is basically the same, so fresh and nice, and a bit expensive.
Yesterday we rolled out our new TypePad relese to TypePad.jp service and at the same time, we released the new document discussing Mobile Link Discovery stuff. This is an interesting new standard, but it's not anything new but reuses HTML4 standard link tag and its @media attribute.
I've been talking with guys in Technorati, Hatena, Livedoor and FeedBurner and they're all quick to agree to make this a standard (extra thanks to Tantek and Gen-san for fixing my initial wrong specification). Now that TypePad, Hatena and Livedoor put this new metadata in our blogs and this means more than million of blogs already have this metadata. We'll see more publishers and consumers (like mobile del.icio.us and mobile Bloglines type of service) support this spec to link mobile devices appropriately, without relying on User-Agent dispatch hack!
The PSP firmware 2.6 supports Podcast partially. Here "partically" means it only supports streaming of mp3 files, not downloading to your memory stick.
I first thought this is a bullshit, however now I tend to think this is a nice thing. You don't have to care about the memory stick available size, and you don't have to synchronize PSP and your home PC music library with a crappy Sony's software.
So here's a hack to play iTunes music library on PSP via wi-fi.
Upgrade your PSP firmware to 2.6
Install and setup Apache to mount your iTunes library (e.g. My Documents/My Music in win32, /Library/Music/... for Mac OSX)
Subscribe to mod_index_rss URL (like /path/to/dir/?rss) on your PSP RSS reader
Now it's done! the mod_index_rss module automatically serves RSS 2.0 with enclosures pointing to mp3/m4a files, which can be fetched on-demand from PSP. Now you can listen to your iTunes Music Library @ home from anywhere you're connected to Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is now available in anywhere, esp. if you're in Tokyo or San Francisco, right?.
Well, the step 2. and 3. might be a bit painful for Windows32 users but if you have ActivePerl, writing a perl server script (using HTTP::Server::Simple) to do the same thing will be trivial.
By the way David and I started the rework of Trickster 2.0 this weekend (inspired by the mp3tunes.com Oboe locker thing) and it'll be a lot of fun.
So this is how it looks like to play Football game (I'm a big fan of Barcelona) on PSP. The actual video is streamed from my HDD recorder box in Japan, streamed with Sony's LF-PK1 kit. No need for Tivo-to-go sort of thing!
I finally got Mario Kart DS US version. This is an awesome game and the Wi-Fi battle mode makes me addicted. I can't wait for the Kart DS debut in Japan (Dec. 8th) and play it with my Japanese friends.