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WOWZAPP 2012 Post-moterm

So I participated in WOWZAPP 2012 hackathon event in Hanoi , failed to win but nonetheless had fun. Below are some tips, writing down for the next time I go to a hackathon: If you have the chance to join a hackathon, do it! Big plus if you are young (not to say the events are not for old people). Project choice: do not build something that relies heavy on network connection. It's okie if the product uses a server but during development you should be able to put in some stub data for it to work. No matter how many wifi APs, the connection at a hackathon will be slow and troublesome, expect a lot of lost packets. Yesterday our team built a collaboration drawing app -- big mistake! We have to repeatedly perform this routine: find an available network, join it (do this at least 2 times for one client machine and one server machine), run "ifconfig en1" to get server address, put the new address in client config, run. Drove us crazy! If you have to, BYO router. We planned t

Garbage locations on Facebook

People need to stop doing this, seriously. What's the point of checking in at "my lovely home"?! At least create one checkin location for your neighborhood! Classy Yeah, why bothered telling people then? Good kid. These make sense... And probably the most mind boggling... You know your geolocation is attached to the post, right, right? *sigh*