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Bret Kuhns
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Making wrong code look wrong? Surely we can do better...
Years ago, Joel Spolsky wrote an article about Making Wrong Code Look Wrong. He proposes using conventions to make code that’s wrong, more …
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This looks very promising. I'll definitely need to play with the Qt 5.1 release soon.
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What's also cool, in certain contexts, is that QML is essentially a superset of ECMAScript. So, you can do quite a bit of front-end logic and even light business logic without ever touching C++. It gives you the option of weighing RAD with a stable, performant, and statically checked environment.
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An incredibly good point from the creator of Clockwork Mod.
 
Google Play Services

If you've been following Google IO, you'll notice that Google Play Services has added a ton of new APIs... many of which don't seem Google specific per se (ie, activity recognition, geofencing, etc).

Many of these APIs would be appropriate in the Android SDK proper (not sure if any/many backend services are involved here).

Rehashing a previous point: this creates a dependance in Android on Google, as they are creating a superset of defacto standard APIs that require Google services to be on the device. Obviously, this is a good thing for Google.

This is also a positive note for developers: Google can extend the platform SDK without a dependance on the manufacturer releasing an OS update. The developers can count on the API calls being there across all platforms (that support Google Play).

The losers here? Amazon and anyone else wanting to fork Android. I'm looking at you, Samsung.
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Steam for Linux beta has been released today and for now is only available to 1000 lucky users who have applied using the Steam beta survey. But there's a way to run Steam for Linux even if you didn't receive an invitation. Read on! I can't run Steam for Linux on my Ubuntu 12.10 system because all I get is a ghost window, no matter what DE I use. But it might work for you. Download Steam for Linux Ubuntu users can download the Steam deb file from...
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My kids and I watched this a few weeks ago and love this!
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If you're in love with today's XKCD as much as I am, you'll love this version, which gives you a very maps-interface that lets you mouse-wheel in and out of places to zoom in and out quickly:

http://xkcd-map.rent-a-geek.de/

Of course, hit the link below to see the original in all it's glory:
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Gotta repost this every once in a while. Absolutely awesome video.
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"This being quantum mechanics, it turned out to be easier to violate causality instead."
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Tried a new breathing technique. It actually worked!
Bret ran 2.6 miles and set a PR on his 2 miles time.
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You are making me feel fat and lazy...
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  • University of Toledo
    Computer Science & Engineering, 2006 - 2010
  • Lorain County Community College
    Software Development, 2004 - 2006
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  • ABB Ltd
    Software Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Peerlis LLC
    Web Developer, 2010 - 2011
  • ABB Inc.
    Software Engineer Co-op, 2008 - 2010
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