Riccardo Padovani: Falldown 0.3.1: choose your theme!
we are proud to announce a new update for Falldown game for Ubuntu :-)
But first, thanks for all your support, 630 users have downloaded the app so
far! And we are happy to announce we won the UbuContest so mivoligo
and I will be in Berlin for the UbuCon. If you are here, ping me to drink a
coffee together ;-)
I wrote too much, let me introduce the big news for this release…
Themes support! Yay!
Now you can choose your theme, and you can create your own and include in the
app! To do so, please download this package and follow the
instructions that are written in the README document inside it.
There are also some changes in the code, and this should improve the
performances (but there is still a lot of work to do, if you’re a developer take
a look to our code and help us).
Last but not least, we discussed between us and we choose that the game will be
free (as in beer) forever.
We thought about premium version with more theme or something like this, but
then we choose to have only one version, with all the updates we’re going to do.
If you like our work, please support us with a donation.
Please specify it’s for this game, we will use money to create other games ;-)
If you want to have Falldown in your language, feel free to help us translating
So, this was one of the two big features we plan to develop, but then we had
other ideas, so there is already a 0.4 and a 0.5 version in development.
Meanwhile, while you’re waiting for new features, we’ll release also new themes
(I hope also some community themes), new soundtracks and some other small
Great times ahead of us!
Thanks to the magic of opensource, and mainly thanks to Marko Wallin
now there is a porting of Falldown for Sailfish OS. So if you have a
Jolla phone, you can enjoy this funny game :-)
Oh, btw, do you know we spend a lot of time playing Falldown? I’m not very good
at it (my record is only 679) but Tyrel and Michał set the new records every day:
Michał is currently at 1138, and Tyrel at 1202!
And what about you guys? What’s your record?
If you find any bug, feel free to contact us.
We’re sure you will enjoy this update ;-)
Eric Hammond: Unreliable Town Clock Is Now Using AWS Lambda Scheduled Functions
Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon has announced the ability to schedule
AWS Lambda function invocations using cron syntax. Yay!
I’m happy to announce that the The Unreliable Town Clock
is now using this functionality behind the scenes to send the chime
messages to the public SNS topic every quarter hour, in both us-east-1
No significant changes should be perceived by the hundreds of
subscribers to the Unreliable Town Clock public SNS topic.
If you are already using the Unreliable Town Clock, what should you do?
The Unreliable Town Clock is a community published
service that was intended as a stop-gap measure to fill some common
types of AWS Lambda scheduling needs, while we waited for Amazon to
produce the official, reliable Lambda cron scheduling.
The Unreliable Town Clock was originally built using simple,
mostly-but-not-entirely reliable AWS services, and is monitored and
supported by one individual (me).
The Unreliable Town Clock should be much less unreliable now that it
is using AWS Lambda Scheduled Functins. However, there is still the
matter of one individual managing the AWS account and the code between
Lambda scheduling and the SNS topic.
I encourage everybody to start using the AWS Lambda Scheduled
Functions directly. It’s easy to set up and has Amazon’s reliability
and support behind it.
I intend to keep the Unreliable Town Clock running
indefinitely since folks are already using it and depending on it, but
I would again encourage you to move from the Unreliable Town Clock to
direct AWS functionality at your convenience.
Original article and comments: https://alestic.com/2015/10/townclock-aws-lambda-scheduled-functions-cron/