The webOS auction has ended successfully. Every item sold, some for far more than I thought they would. Combined with some anonymous donations we raised over 6000$ for the Hill Family. I am overwhelmed and incredibly grateful. I knew the webOS community was passionate but I had no idea. We couldn’t have done this without your support. Thank you so much!
Now, on to the details. I’ll be shipping all items out this week. If you won something and haven’t paid yet, please do so. You should have received an email from the 32auctions.com site. I’m going to send all domestic items USPS unless you request otherwise. If you are international buyer please let me know if you have any special shipping requests.
My wife and I are traveling to Atlanta with our little one in a week to spend some time with my family and present them with the check. Again, I cannot thank you enough. I am truly amazed by the webOS community. Thank you.
posted Wed Sep 25 2013
My name is Josh Marinacci. I used to be in the webOS Developer Relations team at Palm. I'm auctioning off all of my webOS devices and swag that I've collected over the years, including some very rare items, to help my brother in law fight cancer.
To catch you up: Kevin is my brother in law. He has been fighting stage four melanoma for the past two years. If you know anything about skin cancer then you know that to still be alive after 2 years is incredible. They long ago exhausted standard treatments so he and my sister have traveled around the country to every research program they can find. After some close calls over the summer Kevin had a very encouraging visit with researchers at UCLA. They have switched his medication to a combination of two experimental drugs which are shown to have fewer side effects and greater results. Soon he will be going on full time medical leave to let his immune system fully recover from the three previous treatments and spend time with their two little children. My wife and toddler are flying to Atlanta to see them in a few weeks, ready to help them start this next phase. You can follow their progress on their website.
This auction is part of our efforts to raise 10,000$ to help cover his loss of income when he quits his job. So far we've already raised 1800$, but there's a long way to go still. The auction just started. You can check out all the merchandise and start bidding at the 32 Auctions site.
The auction will continue until Sunday, the 22nd at 6PM, pacific time. We've got over 40 items for sale, including some rare PalmOS devices, unique artwork, vintage T-Shirts, some great webOS devices, and even the unicorn device, a brand new Palm Foleo. I want to give special thanks to the many members of the webOS team who donated items from their personal collections for this auction. I also want to thank webOS Nations, the number one webOS community site, for donating eight snazzy coffee mugs.
To keep things simple shipping will be 10$/item or 5$/item if you get multiple items. Obviously it makes financial sense to buy at least two things. ;) When the auction ends please include your shipping address with your payment.
One final note. Thank you for signing up to this mailing list. It's been a really great way to keep in touch with people. As promised, the list will be destroyed after the auction ends.
Thanks, and good luck bidding. Sincerely Josh
posted Mon Sep 16 2013
One last update before the auction begins. I'm labeling everything and checking that all the devices charge. No bum-devices here. I can't vouch for the never been opened vintage PalmOS devices but everything that is open will charge.
I've received a few more items. Another 32GB ATT TouchPad, including a TouchStone charger. Plus some one of a kind Palm and HP Tshirts that were given out to staff for the original TouchPad launch event. Oh, and webOS Nation sent us some rad coffee mugs. Even if you don't use a webOS device anymore you can still show your webOS pride. Many thanks to all of our donors.
A note on shipping. When you check out after the auction ends you should be able to include extra for shipping. It is 10$ for a single item, or 5$ if you get multiple items (I don't think anything is so big that it will cost too much more). If you live outside the US just mail me to work out exact postage.
We'll see you Sunday morning with the link to the auction to check out all the merch. Remember to join the mailing list so you get the link. Thanks again.
posted Thu Sep 12 2013
Thank you for helping me Bridge The Gap, a webOS auction to help my brother in law fight cancer. Your support means more to me than I can say. I'm constantly amazed by the passion of the webOS community. I have some new updates to share with you.
First of all, we have a date! The auction will begin online on Sunday, September 15th. The auction will continue until Sunday the 22nd. Our goal is to raise $10,000, so that gives us two full weeks to spread the word before the auction starts.
I am also excited to let you know about some new auction items that were just donated. An old friend from webOS Developer Relations (think puppies) has donated a never used AT&T Pre3. Combined with a few new Pre2s recently donated we've got plenty of phones to auction off.
4G TouchPads x 2
Next, two 4G TouchPads. These are each brand new and in the box, with 32GB of storage. They are the 4G kind so you should be able to just pop a SIM in and have them work (though I have not tested this personally).
New Palm VII
A sneaky person also donated something you have probably never seen. A brand new, still in the shrink wrap, Palm VII! The future of wireless internet, circa 1999, can be yours!
Palm Pre Art
And finally, for the cherry on top, this sneaky individual has also obtained some rare artwork that was inside the Palm headquarters. Relive the dream of the Palm Pre in your very own home with this beautiful large canvas print.
Thank you again for your support. Please share this email with others. Tweet it. Post it. (G Plus it?). We need to get the word out to as many people as possible. Tell everyone to join the list so they will be notified when the event starts.
posted Sat Aug 31 2013
I love symbol fonts. My new favorite is Font Awesome, an open source font with over 300 icons. Symbol fonts are great because they are pure vectors. They scale with everything else in your page and look pixel perfect on any DPI display, retina or otherwise.
However, sometimes I really just need an image. While working on an iOS application I wanted to use an image for a button. Finding decent iOS icons can be tricky, but Font Awesome matches the new iOS 7 look pretty well. Of course Font Awesome is a vector font and I need an PNG? What to do.. What to do..?
Well, I could have used Photoshop to rasterize that one glyph, but that's kind of a pain. Especially if I have to go through the whole process for multiple glyphs. What I want is a rasterizer that will generate an image for every glyph in a font. I hoped someone had already done this for Font Awesome, but I couldn't find one. Sometimes you've just got to do it yourself.
So this is my font slicer.
Please Click to view the demo.
The FontSlicer is a pure HTML5 app with everything done client side. I first tried to find a NodeJS server side rasterizer but in the end just went with HTML5 Canvas.
posted Fri Aug 30 2013