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David Carrington
Works at Connected World Services (part of Carphone Warehouse Group)
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We're not sure... Cow or Hippo?
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There was no option for a trap, so I went for cow
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Couldn't decide between all the awesome Lamaze toys, so I'm buying two :D
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I want a flip flap dragon 
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Remember the potato salad kickstarter guy? I contributed to the campaign to have my name read aloud :D

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Package opening instructions for Walter White?
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It's quite clear, you need this guy:

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Product demo tomorrow morning in Acton, so it's time for some music and some final spit and polish on the apps we're making.
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This has been on my wishlist for months. I finally took the plunge and ordered it - a significant jump up from my 1GB GTX 570. Maybe this will convince me to play the growing list of unfinished games on my Steam list.
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I magically transformed two boxes into a cot bed.

(Photos taken with a panoramic potato)
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wow you magic!
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Well that's decided then, our hallway is not capable of being a lounge.
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Refurbished item sold as new from +mothercare​ - seriously deformed so it can't even connect together.
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+Andi Taylor​ would never catch cpw selling things like this ;p
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"Carphone Warehouse hopes to make its mark in the mobile phone market by enabling consumers to design their own phone bill and cut out bundles"

Please excuse the pay wall.

Edit: Sorry what? My phone seems to want to share screenshots of websites, rather than links :/

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/industries/telecoms/article4398877.ece
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Reactivated my Sky TV account and my television has shown its first advert in over a year. I hate it already.
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grumpy butt ;) 
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I had a really fascinating call with +Paul Irish via Hangouts. Fascinating for me anyway: Chrome Dev tools and web performance.

Despite it mostly being him asking about my experience with the tools, I learned a few things:

1) Chrome device inspection serves dev tools via app engine, based on the device's browser version. This explains why inspecting old devices has less functionality. I had falsely assumed that this was served via the device itself.

2) We recently added Crosswalk into our stack. Based on our setup Paul agreed this was a sensible approach - which is good to hear.

3) Performance throttling emulation isn't an easy thing for Google to add to dev tools, so for now we'll have to keep deploying/serving to real devices to get a feel for web application performance.

Before our call dropped out, Paul was mentioning how managers typically would prioritize adding feature X and feature Y rather than simply improving the performance of what they have already. I recently spent about 10 hours of my personal time making some HTML tabs animate smoothly based on touch gestures - my boss loved the result but I don't know how I would justify spending work time on this.

It seems performance is only important when someone finds something slow enough that it bothers them. With all the stuff I've learnt in the last year my tolerance for low web UI performance is pretty low, so I'll continue to spend my personal time making my web applications extra smooth :)
 
Spent today talking performance with some front-end developers. Got a great sense of everyone's perspective, where folks get stuck, and how we could improve the experience in Chrome DevTools.  Big thanks to all the volunteers that jumped on a video call with me!

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I want talk to a front-end developer.. on Hangouts, like right now. :)

I'm working on some improvements to the profilers in Chrome DevTools and need input from you, the user.  If you've looked at the Chrome DevTools Timeline and want to use it effectively but feel like there's more to learn, then you're exactly who I want to talk to. I have questions for you basically exploring how you approach development and think about performance.

If you're up for it and available for the next hour or so, leave a comment below. (It's currently 3:45PM pacific on Saturday). I'll open a hangout chat with you and then we'll hop on video. Thx!
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Long Eaton, UK
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Maidenhead, UK
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Carphone Warehouse Online Solutions 3R House Belton Road West Extension Loughborough Leicestershire LE11 5XH
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Web developer, gamer, and general geeky guy
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I made Pin Point - the tablet sales assistant app used throughout Carphone Warehouse UK stores.
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Web Developer
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  • Connected World Services (part of Carphone Warehouse Group)
    Senior Software Developer, 2010 - present
  • Dabr (open source project)
    Lead Web Developer, 2008 - present
  • Leasedrive Velo
    Web Developer, 2006 - 2010
  • R&K Computing
    Computer Programmer, 2004 - 2006
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May 22, 1984
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XBL: Synkronus, PSN: Synkronus, Steam: synkr0nus, Origin: Synkronus
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Good food. Music was a little too loud for our tastes. I don't think I would have liked to have been sat on the plastic school-style chairs - the tables and benches made out of pallets were surprisingly comfortable though.
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