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I like this guy. Go to 2:55 to hear him talk singlet.

Same guy chilling in singlet.

I’ve warned before that shit happens when you have your content captive on someone else’s service. Following the news about Tumblr’s acquisition, I’m proud to say that I can take my blog with me, despite the quirks of WordPress.

1) My employer is looking for another web developer. It’s a bit tentative at the moment, but it would be nice a lot of fun to be working with a spandexbro.

2) This website. Part-time freelance gig. If you enjoy blogging and using web tools, or just wanna learn.

Contact me using at [nameofthisblog]@[thebigG]dotcom. I don’t check it too often so it might be a few days before I get back to you.

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Source: /r/malespandex

Apologies for the extended interruptions. After all these years I finally outgrew the hosting I had been on. They should have told me to move years ago, but the just didn’t notice how much load this site was generating. Now that I also know better how the Internet works, I’m able to manage a virtual machine with additional RAM to handle the traffic.

First, apologies for not having pictures. You’ll have to use your imagination.

If you’re in Boston, go for a walk along the Charles River, where you’ll see a more-than-usual number of hotties, and more-than-usual number of guys wearing spandex. One guy was even wearing a compression top and tights and, of course, nothing else. Compared to where I come from, it seems as if this attire is not at all unusual.

It’s also colder up there, which might have something to do with it.

Are you going to Austin for SXSW this year? Yes? Me too!

Wouldn’t it be great to have a meetup of lycra enthusiasts? If you happen to be going to SXSW this year, or you are in Austin regardless, it would be fun to get to know each other as real people.

If you wanna get in touch, email me at {nameofthisblog} at gmail.com.

I will be there during the Interactive portion of the conference, March 9-13, staying at a hotel downtown. I will bring a little bit of lycra just in case I need it.

For one glorious week it seems like Texas is the center of the world. The big shots and wanna-be big shots of Music and Technology congregate in Austin for South-By-Southwest (SXSW). It’s nice to have people from the coasts make this pilgrimage to Texas.

I forgot to say again: the Junk Suit is best experienced on a mobile device.

To save you the trouble of transferring the URL, here is a QR code:

For now you get the feeds of a few blogs transformed into a convenient format and piped into a browser window. This is just the beginning of things. As I have hinted before, Node.js offers tremendous opportunity to make some interesting things.

The Junk Suit

This new thing I made is called The Junk Suit. It took way too long to get this to you guys, especially considering that nothing was done to it for the last two weeks or so. I’m reading stuff about the “lean startup” idea which says to make something as soon as possible so that people can use it as soon as possible.

Right now The Junk Suit features Wetsuitlads, a fairly prolific anchor of the nice-and-tight community with lots of original content. I like that level of quality and I’ll be rather picky when it comes to adding new feeds.

I’m working on some real-time interactive capabilities for the very same mobile web app. Wish me luck!

You would have had your mobile app this past Sunday if I hadn’t been watching that two-hour episode of Downton Abbey. Of course there wasn’t anything skin-tight in 1918 (spandex invented in 1959), but I’ve taken a liking to Matthew Crawley

I’m just doing some finishing touches on this very first phase of the project. For now it’s nothing worth bragging about, really. However, the process of setting things up exposed the choices and priorities involved in development.

For example, I chose to have everything piped through the browser on your phone, rather than having the bother of native apps. (Feel free to disagree.) This is because I can be quite lazy I’m betting on the merits of the open platform, namely the sphere of things we call “HTML5″. Besides making something that is open and portable, it is also much less risky when it comes to privacy and security since both developers and users better understand what’s going on. The browser will continue to deliver some mind-blowing advances, enhanced by hardware improvements and special tools like Node.js. If you know what that is, you have some idea about how magical the possibilities can be.

Is this turning into a geek blog? I’m not ashamed if it does. I’ll take a hot nerd in spandex.