Just ordered a Raspberry Pi 2 - a tiny computer with 1 gigabyte of memory. I'm looking forward to learning more about hardware and GNU/Linux and Python. I'll be posting more here once it arrives.
Following my interest in web design for smartphones, I've started a redesign of netnik.com that will emphasize mobile web apps.
The home page is now optimized for smartphones and will serve as a hub for the various parts of netnik.com including this blog. It may take a while to apply the redesign to everything, but the process has now begun!
Currently, the Google maps that get loaded into each venue's page are from the iFrame embed code that Google provides with any map search. In order to make a page that would show all the venues at once, I had to delve a little deeper. I checked out a couple tutorials, but it turns out that most of the ones I could find were dealing with v2 of the API.
Athenites is optimized for use with smartphones. It's main feauture is a directory of live music venues in downtown Athens, Georgia. The page for each venue provides general information as well as their twitter and facebook status updates, and a Google maps widget.
You can see Athenites at athenites.com.
When writing code I always try to keep things simple and with smartphones, this is a really good idea. Compared to a desktop or laptop, a smartphone is a puny thing: much less screen area, and less bandwidth and processing power. Good reasons to keep those HTML and CSS files as small as possible.