Archive for July 25, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

HockeyCoach 1.0

Bit Stadium:

Today, we’re excited to present a new Mac app to view and manage your crash reports. Say hello to HockeyCoach.

HockeyCoach provides an easy interface to navigate through your apps, versions and crash groups. Double-click a crash group and HockeyCoach lets you pick a local directory. If this directory is a Git repository, you can then choose the right commit, tag, or branch for the crash. Once the directory is assigned, HockeyCoach can show you the crash with your source code[…]

This requires that your app be built with the HockeyApp SDK and that you subscribe to their service.

Getting the Best Amazon Deal

Christopher Breen:

Follower John Coxon (@johncoxon) told me about camelcamelcamel. This Web-based service allows you to enter the URL for the item you wish to track. You can then view a history of the item’s price to get a ballpark idea of how low it’s been priced in the past. Then just enter the price you’re willing to pay ($120, in my case) and choose how you wish to be alerted—via email or Twitter.

TCP ex Machina: Computer-Generated Congestion Control

Keith Winstein and Hari Balakrishnan (via Slashdot):

Remy is a computer program that figures out how computers can best cooperate to share a network.

Remy creates end-to-end congestion-control algorithms that plug into the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). These computer-generated algorithms can achieve higher performance and greater fairness than the most sophisticated human-designed schemes.

An early version of their paper is available, as is the code.

Twitter Fakes Tweets

Jeff Elder (via John Gruber):

The tweets look completely real, but SFGate discovered that while the Twitter users who are featured are real, their tweets are not. The users featured raving about TV commercials never said anything of the kind, and were unaware their profile pics and accounts were being presented in a post on Twitter’s blog sent out to hundreds of thousands via the @Twitterads Twitter account and retweeted to more than 1.5 million.


An earlier version of this blog post included an image with mock Tweets from real users of our platform. This was not OK. Once we became aware of this mistake we took it down immediately. We deeply apologize to the three users included in the earlier images.

They seem to be saying that the “mistake” was not a technical glitch, but rather that Twitter thought real users would be OK having fake tweets attributed to them.