Mistakes were made

New York City meets Munich

Uncovered Microsoft Surface prototype

January 25th, 2013 · Computers, Funny

While the Microsoft Surface might seem to be a hasty attempt to cash in on some of the iPad’s success, it’s really the result of years of research. People might forget that the first Surface was actually a table. Such a design choice might seem strange, but recent photographic evidence shows that Microsoft was working on a DOS version of the Surface back in the 80s:

Behold, the MS-DOS Surface prototype.

Those guys in Redmond are always ahead of the curve.

(Image stolen from Cabel’s fine blog, and a great post about video game history.

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What it is like to make an app

January 22nd, 2013 · Development, Funny

Crack that nut!

(Thanks to Head Like an Orange for the perfect GIF.)

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Google Nonplussed

January 14th, 2013 · Computers, Funny, Google

As I try to “do the social” on the professional side of things more, I am forced to get familiar with Google’s version of the Facebook, Google Plus. Prior to today, other than do a bit of set up when the whole thing started, I’ve maybe visited Google Plus half a dozen times since. Today I had to set up a professional page, which felt rather clumsy in comparison to Facebook.

But as I try to actually put up a post on it, I get this:

There was an error.

This relationship is off to a great start.

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The dream is always the same

January 7th, 2013 · Facebook, Funny

If only…

I don’t begrudge anyone for using and enjoying the time toilet that is Facebook in anyway they like. I just wish Facebook would give me more granular control over the turds that float through my timeline.

But seriously, every time someone posts some heartbreaking story/warning article/alarming statistic which is false, and propagates another wave of stupidity through our social network toilet, I hope Mark Zuckerberg gets at least a really vicious pimple. Ideally it would be somewhere unsightly, somewhere uncomfortable, or both.

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Coffee is for coders

January 3rd, 2013 · Development, Work

Lately, I’m up to my eyeballs in iOS development, and I’m loving it. I’m getting close to submitting my first app, so I’ve been working furiously. This inspired the purchase of a new coffee machine. My only previous coffee habit was going to Starbucks back in my corporate days. I’ve never bothered with making coffee at home before. But after a couple of mornings where I couldn’t get it in gear fast enough, it seemed like a good idea for productivity.

Having a coffee machine and a (self-imposed) deadline made me think of a certain movie, but some adjustments were in order.

Always Be Coding