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

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

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

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!

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!

Localizing StupidZombie in Spanish!

June 20th, 2009

Yeah, a feature I didn’t had time to add for the 1.0 release. Still not complete, but is moving forward.

StupidZombie 1.1: Now faster

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!

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 ­čÖé

StupidZombie user manual is online

June 6th, 2009

The StupidZombie user manual is online now. Is a work in progress but now users will have a quick way to get familiar with all the features the program has to offer.

What do you want to see in StupidZombie 1.1?

June 6th, 2009

For the 1.1 the following features are planned:

– Soporte para Espa├▒ol
– Post blog updates on twitter (twitt)
– Post blog updates on Facebook (status update)

– Also I want to add more directories. Which additional ones should I include?
– Any other feature than you think is important and deserved a special place on the application?

Please vote!

StupidZombie 1.0 is out

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 Espa├▒ol ┬í(si se├▒or)!
– Update blog status on Twitter
– Update blog statis on Facebook
– More directories
– Bugfixes from the 1.1 release

So stay tunned and happy download!