Off to Codebits

I’m attending Sapo Codebits 2008. Expect some major nonsense in today’s Lifestream 😀 If you’re there, twitt me!

EventBox – Dreams Come True

I confess that I’m a little addicted to social networking. I often try new social networks and apps but sometimes I wish that there was only one or only one way to use them all. The ones I use the most are Twitter, Flickr, Jaiku, Digg and the usual gazillion RSS feeds if you can count them as social networking tools.

One of the blogs I follow about Mac applications is UsingMac and in today’s “daily fix” of posts I came across EventBox.

EventBox is like a dream come true for me. It gathers 7 of the most used social networks: Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Digg, Pownce, Reddit and last but not least RSS aggregation all in one application.

The interface is bliss and pure integration with Leopard. Still in Beta, EventBox features high quality features for each social network service you use, like public and private replying in Twitter, section filtering on Digg, multiple file uploading on Flickr and everything gets to use Growl for notifications.

While very good, there’s still a lot of room for improvement in EventBox. A wide preview pane for RSS to better use widescreen space would be welcome as well as adding more social networks to the list like Jaiku. Adding search, groups and user profile information options in Twitter like Tweetdeck has would be very useful as well. EventBox is not free though, it costs $20 which is not much, specially when you can optimize your usage of social networks, getting rid of 5 or 6 different apps or browser tabs.

Recommended!

Zelda Theme played in a Ocarina in a iPhone

These guys just made my day!



I knew there are other apps for the iPhone that turn it into a musical instrument, but the Ocarina app from Smule just blew my mind. I have not tested it yet but from the video it looks (and sounds) great! Plus, they played the Zelda tune… ahhh gotta love it.

Slow Blog

As you might have noticed, things are a little bit in the slow here, mainly because I’ve been spending my blogging time writing for 8-Bit Revolution.

So, if you can read Portuguese and you love videogames, drop by. 🙂