Many Pies

Many Pies

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Good Samaritan video

We have a steady stream of volunteers here at the Wycliffe Centre, who stay for 6 months or so. The group that are mostly leaving this week (with help from other people) produced an up to date version of the Good Samaritan story.

Megavoice - solar powered Bible

I've written about the Megavoice before, and I had a look at one today.

It's made out of quite robust plastic, with the solar panels in the back. The controls are pretty straightforward - on/off, pause, and then three pairs of skip forward and back buttons. They are three different sizes and the bigger ones skip further (to the next chapter, say). It's a very useful way of getting the Bible in people's hands.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Facebook first/third person confusion

Paul Morriss is finding that I'm confused which person to use in my Facebook status messages.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Looking up books in the Buckinghamshire Library Catalogue

I've written a bookmarklet that enables you to see if the book on the page you're looking at (at Amazon for example) is in a library in Buckinghamshire. I've adapted the work done by Jon Udell on his LibraryLookup page. To install it, drag the text below to your links toolbar.


Then when you're on a page which has an ISBN in the URL click on it and it will create a popup window with a search for that book in the Bucks libraries. If you want more guidance look at the videos on Jon's LibraryLookup page.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Facebook Apps on Google's App Engine

Since I wrote my first Facebook app I've been wondering if you could host it on Google's App Engine. Hosting at a low price is a problem - the free sites seem to be driven by ads, which don't get served up when you just run scripts. There's a lot of low price hosting, but you're tied into a contract.

Amazon's EC2 is pay as you go, but not cheap if you're just wanting to try stuff out. I came across this blog entry this morning in which someone seems to have got the two working together - Facebook Apps and Google's App Engine. Now I just need to understand it...