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Zombies in México: Distrito Mictlán

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Well, looks like Zombies are invading the world, not just the USA!. Look out in FaceBook for ‘Distrito Mictlán‘, looks like a pretty ambitious. I wonder when someone will help me to direct ‘Venezuela Zombie‘ one of these days :-)

Now, comming back to StupidZombie, I’m working on a full migration to JavaFX; I’m kicking the tires and playing with some ideas so stay tuned for new code!

StupidZombie 1.1 finally released

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

To all fans of StupidZombie, version 1.1 is finally out!. This release contains both important bug fixes, is faster and also adds new features.

Please download and enjoy.

José.

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A todos los fanaticos de StupidZombie, la versión 1.1 al fin fué liberada. Esta entrega contiene correcciónes importantes, es más rápida y también contiene nueva funcionalidad.

¡Por favor baje la nueva versión y espero que la disfrute!

José.

World War Z movie: I hope they get it right!

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Well, not related with Blockhead or StupidZombie, instead is the movie of the book World War Z. Looks like its getting a new writer, hopefully they will get right this one.

The book is epic in size, you have to wonder if they will be able to pull something like this out!

StupidZombie wants to send you a Tweet

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Yep, the idea is that when you update your blog that becomes a tweet. No there is always the issue of build vs. buy and on this case I think I rather build functionality on top of existing libraries for StupidZombie. Not very concerned about speed and rather keep the project moving forward.

So which is the best Twitter library for Java out there? Looks like Twitter4J. I’ll give it a try, but that also means I may have to add Cryptography to StupidZombie as the API requires the user / twitter password in order to send tweets. Or maybe not, as the API seems to support OAuth.

Finished adding online manual browsing using default browser

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Using Java Desktop object I enabled this functionality for the 1.1 release. Now is time to code other features.

StupidZombie Blog has a new look and feel!

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Finally I got some time to do something about the look and feel of the WordPress template. I cannibalized the default WordPress template and made some minimal changes (that way I made sure it was compliant with WordPress standards). Looks good and will be improved over time for now at least the website and the Blog look more consistent!

To give something back the community I also made this a downloadable WordPress theme (it will take some time to get it added to the WordPress website, so I made a link to the Kenai.com site.). It is also on Subversion on the 1.1 branch (under website/blog/wordpress/themes).

Enjoy!

StupidZombie 1.1: Now faster

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Just finished branching StupidZombie 1.1. If you want to take a look on the code (making changes) then do the following:

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svn co https://kenai.com/svn/stupidzombie~source-code-repository/Branches/1.1

So, what’s new? Well, some speedup came for free this time. I decided to upgrade all the major libraries of StupidZombie and some of them have important improvements in term of speed and memory utilization, like the usage of the new class ‘XmlRpcLiteHttpTransportFactory’:

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HashMap <String, Object>result = new HashMap<String, Object>();
XmlRpcClient xmlrpc = null;
XmlRpcClientConfigImpl config = new XmlRpcClientConfigImpl();
try {
config.setServerURL(new URL(BUNDLE.getString(directory)));
xmlrpc = new XmlRpcClient ();
xmlrpc.setConfig(config);
xmlrpc.setTransportFactory(new XmlRpcLiteHttpTransportFactory(xmlrpc));
Object[] params = new Object[]{name, url};
result =
(HashMap<String, Object>) xmlrpc.execute("weblogUpdates.ping", params);

Next update is to fix (once for all) the menu handling in OSX. After that localization is the next milestone!

Softpedia shows some love to StupidZombie!

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Brain eaters, rejoice!:

Congratulations,

StupidZombie, one of your products, has been added to Softpedia’s database
of software programs for Mac OS. It is featured with a description text,
screenshots, download links and technical details on this page:
http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Internet-Utilities/StupidZombie.shtml

The description text was created by our editors, using sources such as
text from your product’s homepage, information from its help system, the
PAD file (if available) and the editor’s own opinions on the program
itself.

“StupidZombie” has been tested in the Softpedia labs using several
industry-leading security solutions and found to be completely clean of
adware/spyware components. We are impressed with the quality of your
product and encourage you to keep these high standards in the future.

To assure our visitors that StupidZombie is clean, we have granted it with
the “100% FREE” Softpedia award. To let your users know about this
certification, you may display this award on your website, on software
boxes or inside your product.

More information about your product’s certification and the award is
available on this page:
http://mac.softpedia.com/progClean/StupidZombie-Clean-57902.html

Thanks fo the people of Softpedia :)

StupidZombie 1.0 is out

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Release 1.0 is there!!!. No known bugs, very simple GUI and functionality. However this is the road for the 1.1 release:

- Soporte para Español ¡(si señor)!
- Update blog status on Twitter
- Update blog statis on Facebook
- More directories
- Bugfixes from the 1.1 release

So stay tunned and happy download!

Suprises from JavaOne: StupidZombie is now available at the Java store

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Java store and StupidZombie

Java store and StupidZombie


Sun Microsystems (or should I say Oracle ;)) unveiled their strategy for Java apps. The project (code named Vector) is an application store, similar to the Apple store but with the potential of being bigger and oriented to desktop applications:

The Java Warehouse is the repository for Java and JavaFX applications submitted by developers for distribution through the Java Store to hundreds of millions of desktops worldwide.

Right now the offer a private invitation and I luckily got accepted to try their beta program. And guess which application will be part of the Java store?

Dear Jose V Nunez Z,

Congratulations! Your application to the Java Warehouse was reviewed, and you have been approved. You may now start submitting your applications at the link below.

Developer Dashboard »
Please do not reply to this email, as this is an automated email which no person monitors. If you have questions, please refer to the FAQ page.

Sincerely,
The Java Warehouse Team

Very excited, I hope that people will get interested in the application and will start requesting features. Right now I’m working out some Icon details but as soon is ready I will post the link of the application at the Java store so you can play with it.

StupidZombie world domination!