nod.js

Google’s Cardboard viewer standard has no standard control scheme. This is what led me to write nod.js, a simple gesture based event system for Google Cardboard enabled web apps. It uses device accelerometers to detect a sharp motion in one of four directions: up, down, left and right. With nod.js you can implement actions such as next, previous, confirm and cancel without the need for an external controller.

Browser Based Voice Recognition With Pocketsphinx.js

My latest GreenZeta Original, HeyHilri! The World’s First Politically Inspired Digital Assistant, explores Javascript based voice recognition in the browser. When I started this project my first inclination was to use a web service. Finding a reliable service, that was affordable, was harder than I expected. Some searching led me to the project Pocketsphinx.js. Pocketsphinx… Read the full article

The Prize Inside Updated

When a burger is a burger, and fries make no difference, choose your fast food by The Prize Inside! The Prize Inside received a major update last week. Completely rebuilt from the ground up with a much more efficient UI and all-new commenting system. As always, The Prize Inside tracks fast food restaurants by their… Read the full article

War of the Worlds Broadcast

On the night of October 30th, 1938, Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the Air presented a dramatization of the HG Wells Classic “The War of the Worlds”. Their play took the form of a series of news bulletins portraying a realistic-sounding fictional Martian invasion. Those who tuned in late missed the introduction of… Read the full article

The Prize Inside

The idea was born out of my love of fast food, and my need to get out of the office every once in a while. I’d always pick my venue based on what toy I could bring home to the kids (or sometimes keep for myself). The food didn’t matter, a burger was a burger…. Read the full article

Space Anglers: An Experiment in HTML5 Video Games

Join the Space Anglers tournament and compete for the highest score! Grab as many humans as you can before your energy runs out. Space Anglers is my first production in HTML5 <canvas>. It started out as an exploration of the various <canvas> libraries and eventually morphed into a full video game. The goal was to… Read the full article

JAWS Converter apps released

JAWS Converter has just been released on the Google Play store and the Chrome Web store. Both are free, because sharks deserve to be free. Check out the links below and start measuring your world in terms of sharks! And for iPhone/iPad users, JAWS Converter has always been installable as a web app.

Measure Your World In Terms Of Sharks

Using length of the shark from the movie “JAWS” as the base unit, everything in the universe can be measured in terms of JAWS. The JAWS system was first proposed by Writer/Director/Podcaster Kevin Smith of Smodcast.com as a superior method of visualizing distances: From Smodcast #206 (1:04:00) ‘A newlywed bride who saw her husband killed… Read the full article