Monthly Archives: March 2010

TweeterDiet.com and CakePHP

First things first. As of 11:45 PM last night, my latest project launched. Go take a look at TweeterDiet.com Go ahead. I’ll still be here when you get back.

Yes, I know it’s very minimal right now. I’ll be remedying that over the next week or so, by adding in some sample screen-shots and more features. But for now, it at least functions, and I’ve been using it personally for the last couple weeks. Here’s a basic rundown of the idea for the site. As you may know, if you read my blog regularly, or happened to glance over to the right sidebar, I’m trying to lose a lot of weight. To help me out, I’m going to the gym, but most importantly, I’m tracking my weight. I’m using a method borrowed from The Hacker’s Diet, which is quite simple: Weigh yourself once a day, and calculate a trended weight from that. The trended weight smooths out the daily fluctuations, and gives you a much better picture of what’s actually happening with your body. From that trend, you can calculate your daily calorie deficit, and know if you need to change things to lose weight faster or slower.

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DRM – When will they give up?

Well, it’s happened yet again. Ubisoft came up with a grand new copy protection scheme that was going to stop pirates in their tracks. It would be the holy grail that would make it so only paying customers could use the game. If they had an internet connection. Every time they wanted to play the game. Huh. That sounds… annoying. But if it works, maybe it’ll help. Right? Read more »