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Don Crowley
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WATCH A GIRL GROW FROM ZERO TO 14 IN FOUR MINUTES
DUTCH PHOTOGRAPHER FRANS HOFMEESTER RELEASED THE LATEST MONTAGE OF HIS 14-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, WHOM HE'S FILMED EVERY WEEK SINCE BIRTH, AND IT'S BOTH DELIGHTFUL AND HEARTWRENCHING
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Agile Is Dead: The Angry Developer Version http://goo.gl/u8QJWQ
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SOUNDCLOUD ON SONOS (up and running)

http://www.lookit.be/soundcloud-tracks-en-sets-streamen-naar-je-sonos-toestellen-zo-doe-je-dat/
I have soundcloud working on Sonos :))
Go to http://[your sonos ip]:1400/customsd.htm
On my mac I found the Sonos IP by checking about Sonos. check out the first line Associated ZP: xxx.xxx.x.xx

Fill the following in (YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK, but it worked for me with a Sonos bridge and Play:5)
SID: 255
Service Name: SoundCloud
Endpoint URL: http://sonos-soundcloud.herokuapp.com/soap
Secure Endpoint URL: https://sonos-soundcloud.herokuapp.com/soap
Polling interval: 3600
Authentication SOAP header policy: Selecteer “Device Link”
Strings table
Version: 1
Uri: https://sonos-soundcloud.herokuapp.com/static/strings.xml
Container Type: Selecteer “Music Service”
Capabilities: click “Search” on 

Then click submit. Start Sonos up and click on "More Music". You won't see a soundcloud logo just a blue question mark. click on the url to log into your account. Soundcloud will then ask if you want to connect. Agree and start playing the beats. The service is not snappy, but I am so happy I got it working. 

Thanks to +StefaanLesage for the dutch tips
http://www.lookit.be/soundcloud-tracks-en-sets-streamen-naar-je-sonos-toestellen-zo-doe-je-dat/
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Usability gripe to #apple  #iOS7 #safari showing just part ok a url is not ok. please fix this. iOS7 safari shows domain name only. When on www.apple.com/section/article/page-title/ I only see www.apple.com/ #badpractice  
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63% of HTML5 mobile developers go director to browser when developing a mobile website or zoo. The browser is the most popular route to the mobile market. YET 61% of Android apps (US) cannot be implemented due to lack API’s #fail #epicfail #android #api
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"Get 30 minutes more sleep a night than you're getting now," 
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KIJK UIT! #whatsapp je wordt gevraagd om te updaten. Krijg je iets van een wallpaper en een grote klik hier knop! maar zie je de kleine letters in foto 2? JA! 5 euro per week! JE BENT GEWAARSCHUWD. zie ook: http://bit.ly/oplicht-ing
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# Designing for Behavior Change

## Applying Psychology and Behavioral Economics
By Steve Wendel; O’Reilly media

## Summary
Designing for Behavior Change is all about analysing requirements, designing, testing so as to build effective user interfaces. Steve Wendel shows us behavior analysis techniques and design strategies to create win-win interfaces for both business and client/ customers. The quality of information in this book is really very good.

## Reaction
This is a book I feel is useful for two types of readers. The first is an UX/ UI app designer, they have a budget and they do user testing. For many a UX/ UI web designer there is little user testing. We have to use wisdom and experience to reach good design decisions. This book will help you make even better decisions.

Using an iterative approach to "understand, discover, design, refine". This book will help you understand. You should already be a designer if you are reading this. Discovery and refinement are already part of our creative process. The book starts out with a section about behavioural psychology. The second section of the book is about discovery. The first chapter of this section “Figuring Out What You Want to Accomplish” points the way forward. Start with a vision, what result do you think you need? Make priorities as to how to accomplish this. Move on and work out who your target users are and create personas. Once you understand what needs to happen and what type of user you are dealing with you can start the conceptual design phase. Each phase is explained clearly, what you need to know, what you need to do. Next up, the interface design, testing... then refinement. All sections are dotted with tales of woe, things to avoid and pointers to where the insights may happen.

No dark arts but honest win-win goals are championed. Steve Wendel has been with Hello Wallet for many years in various roles and in now chief scientist. Happy Wallet won a webby award last year (2013). In this book Steve Wendel shares where they got it wrong and where they got it right. Hello Wallet is a webapp positioned for employers as a workplace financial wellness benefit to employees. Hello Wallet is also available for individuals and helps tame out of control finances.

You can see that there are research budgets. For UX/ UI app designers that is a (non) luxury that UX/ UI web designers have to do without many a time. If you are a web UX/ UI designer this book will help you build your knowledge base. I really feel the insights and tone of this book will help nearly every reader professionally. There are not very many books on these subjects, but this is a very good book and I highly recommend it.

O'Reilly publishing approached me with a view of reviewing books for them. Having a lot of respect for them I agreed. That does not mean automatic good reviews. In this case I have no hesitation in recommending this book.

#oreilly  
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Just bought on Kindle :-) #impulsebuy 
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I had my first 'really frustrating' android experience in the last week. Chrome and Firefox kept crashing. Troubleshooting took a lot of work, deleting and reinstalling apps, resetting my phone... I also had a firmware update and the crashing just got worse. 

When ahem iOS apps starts going nuts, users start going nuts. Forums, blog posts. it's easy to notice things going. But on Android I hear little moaning. I use chrome a lot on my laptop. It updates itself, but does chrome do that in the mobile version? 

I had turned off javascript and I could at least browse websites again but with no javascript functionality. I heard someone mention that the problem had to do with Google Adwords.

Anyway, the solution is to delete Chrome (yet again) because the new version works with no problems.
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The packet capture shown in these new NSA slides shows internal database replication traffic for the anti-hacking system I worked on for over two years. Specifically, it shows a database recording a user login as part of this system:

http://googleblog.blogspot.ch/2013/02/an-update-on-our-war-against-account.html

Recently +Brandon Downey, a colleague of mine on the Google security team, said (after the usual disclaimers about being personal opinions and not speaking for the firm which I repeat here) - "fuck these guys":

https://plus.google.com/108799184931623330498/posts/SfYy8xbDWGG

I now join him in issuing a giant Fuck You to the people who made these slides. I am not American, I am a Brit, but it's no different - GCHQ turns out to be even worse than the NSA.

We designed this system to keep criminals out. There's no ambiguity here. The warrant system with skeptical judges, paths for appeal, and rules of evidence was built from centuries of hard won experience. When it works, it represents as good a balance as we've got between the need to restrain the state and the need to keep crime in check. Bypassing that system is illegal for a good reason.

Unfortunately we live in a world where all too often, laws are for the little people. Nobody at GCHQ or the NSA will ever stand before a judge and answer for this industrial-scale subversion of the judicial process. In the absence of working law enforcement,  we therefore do what internet engineers have always done - build more secure software. The traffic shown in the slides below is now all encrypted and the work the NSA/GCHQ staff did on understanding it, ruined.

Thank you Edward Snowden. For me personally, this is the most interesting revelation all summer.
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Since 2005 UI design at Cinnamon Interactive (A web bureau with clients such as various government ministries, Rijksdienst voor cultureelerfgoed, Fries Museum, Rijksmuseum Muiderslot, IPDR (publishing decentralized legislation via SOAP and REST API's to various services)). My role is focused on visual design, information architecture, front-end and drupal CMS implementations.

Before joining Cinnamon I combined a similar role at Sony Music (Design, IA, front-end coding) with digital archiving for a graphic workflow process using Postscript and PDF's within a digital jukebox archive environment.

In recent years I have taken an active interest in social networking and have organized social networking events (Twitter meetups, Flickr photo walks) as well as advising clients on integrating web technologies within their businesses.

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This is something different. A Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Friesland. You will be shown around, things will be explained. Don't expect to spend a few hours here to meditate. These monks have to stop what they are doing to. Visit will take 30 minutes approx. The monastery is behind the village on the Dokkum side. Leave a donation please :-)
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Wat een prachtig mooie winkel. Het is heerlijk om om hier iets uit te zoeken om de innerlijke rust te bevorderen.
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Mijn favoriete museum in Nederland. Heerlijk ouderwets daglicht museum. Prachtige kasten, fossielen en oude wetenschappelijke instrumenten, mooie zalen, licht inval, schilderijen en restaurant. Ligt direct aan de spaarne rivier. Beeldschoon allemaal.
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