Ingress comes to iOS: double or nothing?

I started playing Ingress a few months ago, and from the start I heard rumours about Ingress coming to iOS “soon”. When Niantic Labs (the startup behind Ingress) announced that they had submitted the app to the App Store, no one held their breath.

It was confirmed a few days later: Ingress became available on iOS on July 14, and Niantic made a big change in the gameplay to level the playing field and make it easier for new iOS players to join a game already populated with high level players.

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On Repeat Today: Sad Robot, Pornophonique

Boulet is probably my favourite cartoonist today. He’s talented, and he’s great at drawing our daily routines. Watching him draw is amazing, and if you’re not much into watching people draw you can watch the results on his blog.

Today I’m listening to the music he used for one of his drawings, FormicaPunk.

Sad Robot, by Pornophonique. Enjoy!

And if you like his style, here is a small selection:

7 months as a Ghost

Back in October of last year, Ghost was released to the public. I read a lot about this “WordPress killer”, and decided to give it a try. It is Just a Blogging Platform, so that’s exactly what I need for this site. After 7 months, I’m back on WordPress and I’d like the share my experiences with you.

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Jetpack: change og:title value to be all uppercase

Caps Lock

Some blog owners would like their post titles to be displayed in all caps, to attract more clicks on Facebook. Here is how to change Jetpack’s Open Graph meta tags to use an uppercase og:title tag:

 * Plugin Name: Uppercase og:title for Jetpack 
 * Plugin URI:
 * Description: Removes Jetpack's default og:title tag, and replaces it with an uppercase og:title 
 * Author: Jeremy Herve
 * Version: 1.0
 * Author URI:
 * License: GPL2+
function jeherve_capital_title_og( $tags ) {
        global $post;
        if ( is_singular() && $post ) {
                unset( $tags['og:title'] );
                $tags['og:title'] = strtoupper( get_the_title( $post->ID ) );
        return $tags;
add_filter( 'jetpack_open_graph_tags', 'jeherve_capital_title_og' );

To be pasted in your theme’s functions.php file, or in a functionality plugin.

Treat others how you want to be treated

Internet Troll

Mika Epstein published yet another great blog post today: Support Politeness. It reminded me of another post, Hello, I’m a Human Being. I often go back to that post when I’m having a rough day at work.

In an ideal world, everyone asking for help would behave like Mika. As she demonstrated in her post, it makes everyone’s life easier, and often means you get a better service.

However, we do not live in an ideal world. If you work in support, you will help people who are not grateful. When that happens, go back and read these 2 posts. And remember: you’re not good at your job because you can help friendly people; you’re good because you can help passionate users, users who are sometimes too passionate about your product to be reasonable.

But if they’re asking for help, it means that they haven’t given up on you just yet! You have the chance to help and to make them happy again!

The Flash: don’t blink!

The Flash

I found myself enjoying Arrow a lot more than I expected. The first season wasn’t great, and the acting is still not perfect, but the show has come a long way, I think.

That’s why I’m excited to see what The Flash will bring to this DC universe we see making its way into our televisions (also see Gotham, scheduled for the fall as well).

And let’s face it, the new Flash looks way better than the Flash I used to watch when I was a kid :)

Old Flash