Tracking down re-renders using unique object identifiers in React.
I’ve been using this bit of code a bunch recently to help track down unnecessary re-renders in a React component.
Ngrok Rock! A WordPress based API.
While attending a hackathon at Google’s San Francisco office, Chrome’s product manager introduced me to a tool called ngrok. He was using it to demo code running on his laptop from his phone. ngrok instantly gives you a domain for anything running on your local machine. It’s amazing, and I instantly fell in love. Professional […]
Zerohero – Cross platform zeroconf microservice.
I’ve created many applications where a user would have to enter the IP address of the server. For example, an iOS Netflix remote. You would run the server on your computer, open the iOS app, enter the server’s IP address, then you could control Netflix! The problem is that most people don’t know what an […]
Automatically mute Hulu ads.
Lull is a desktop application that will mute your computer while Hulu plays ads. I recently rewrote it, this time with Mac and Linux support. Check it out here: https://github.com/octalmage/lull Lull uses RobotJS to read the screen and detect ads. Please let me know if you run into any issues!
I started work on my own web browser. This is something I’ve avoided for as long as possible, because there’s too many, but I guess it’s time. I’ve always loved the way browsers are represented in portfolios. Their job is to showcase the website and stay out of the way. I wanted to recreate that […]
Google Hacks 2.0
Google Hacks was one of the first apps I created. I was 16 and experimenting with different cross platform solutions. I found RealBASIC and was amazed by the simplicity, it was the only tool that could compile for all platforms from one OS. I had learned how to get music using Google, so I created Google […]
HOT GIF ACTION.
We use HipChat at work, and I wanted a way to quickly spam my coworkers with gifs. I found giphy.com and they have an amazing API, so I created Hot Gifs. https://github.com/octalmage/hotgifs With Hot Gifs running, press Cmd+Alt+G and the window pops up. Type a word or phrase, hit enter, then a related gif url is […]
Node.js Desktop Automation.
Around Christmas I started working on a new project, RobotJS. RobotJS is a native Node.js module and I’m extremely excited about it. I’m a huge fan of AutoHotkey and I’ve used it for a very long time. AutoHotkey is great for automation and it can do a bunch of things that are very diffucult in […]
People Trying On Glass
Everyday people ask about my Google Glass, and usually, if time permits, I'll let them try it on. I always have them take a picture, so I ended up with a bunch of photos of me from the Glass wearers perspective. Red Eye Fly. Austin, Texas. Jon’s House. Austin, Texas. Coushatta. Kinder, Louisiana. Barton Springs […]
iOS Game Hacking.
I’ve been jailbreaking iPhones since the first iPhone, before we had an App Store. Back then it was the only way to install apps. I’ve always wanted to learn how to create tweaks, modify stock apps, and hack iOS games. Well this weekend I learned how to do it and I’ve created a few hacks! Recently I’ve been playing […]
Markdown note taking.
For the last year I’ve been using markdown everyday at work, and I’ve fallen in love with it. I’m not a writer but markdown allows me to easily create good looking documents. Well I wanted a clean simple way to organize ideas using markdown and I found a lot of good apps. Unfortunately they were […]
Yo when you publish a new blog post.
By now I’m sure you’ve head of the app, Yo. If you haven’t go check it out. It’s amazingly simplistic and… There’s an API! I knew what I had to do; Combine Yo and WordPress: YoPress. YoPress is a WordPress plugin that will automatically send your subscribers a Yo when you publish a new post. […]
Watch videos online with your friends.
Recently I needed a clean easy way to watch videos with friends over the internet. I spent a while trying different solutions and nothing worked the way I wanted, so I created it myself! I decided to use Node.js, because realtime. Basically there’s a broadcaster and a viewer. Both have HTML5 video players and they’re […]
Embed GitHub Repositories in Pages/Posts.
Github Shortcode is a WordPress plugin that allows you to embed a GitHub repository in a page or post using a simple shortcode. Usage: Download on WordPress.org (Based on code from Joel Sutherland)
Hide stand-up specials on Netflix.
Pretty often I’ll browse the comedy section on Netflix for a movie to watch. I enjoy stand-up comedy, but I’m not always in the mood. So I made a Google Chrome extension that adds a switch to turn stand-up on or off. Before: After: I may package it at some point, but for now you […]
New Domain, New Site.
Picking a domain is always hard, and after much thought I’ve finally decided on http://jason.stallin.gs. I’ve picked this domain for many reasons, but mainly I thought it looked good. Its simple and clean, and that’s what I’m all about. I’ll be using this site as an aggregator of sorts. A place for you to learn […]