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Joey DeVilla
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In this update on the GSG Blog, we look at Google Glass, which became available to any US resident today (as long as they have $1500 plus tax to spare), the Samsung Galaxy S5 feature most of the carriers don’t want you to use, and innovations on the side of the smartphone you normally don’t look at.
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I must admit, I'm impressed by the brazen gall of "C. Chan", the evil mastermind behind what has got to be the most misleading graph this side of FOX News.
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T-Mobile announced that they're eliminating domestic overage charges. If you're not on the unlimited plan, you now have unlimited talk and text and and you can go over your data limit for free; you'll just get your data rate throttled. CEO John Legere is calling on the other carriers to do the same.
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On the GSG blog, we look at a number of reviews of the newly-released Windows Phone 8.1 (there’s a lot of “it’s good, but is it enough?” in these reviews), an early hands-on comparison of mobile phone virtual assistants (Windows Phone’s Cortana, Apple’s Siri, and Google Now), and another document unearthed in the Apple/Samsung patent suit that answers the question “Was Android supposed to be a touchscreen OS when first conceived?”
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Because getting topless and freaking out in a public place has already been done, man.
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How messed up is the class/housing/gentrification battle in San Francisco? So messed up that Reverend Jim Jones (the guy who brought us the expression "drinking the Kool-Aid") played a part in it.
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For some reason, this post of mine from 2 years ago featuring Bernard P. Hopkins' "Liar, thief, cheat, etc." tombstone. is getting a fair bit of traffic today.
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Samsung won't mention any actual numbers, but their Korean press release say that the Galaxy S5 sold better on its launch weekend than its predecessor, the Galaxy S4 did during its launch weekend.
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If you've been wondering what all the fuss about "Heartbleed" is, this should help. It explains the origins of Heartbleed, what it affects, and provides some recommended actions and reading at the end.
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A new regular programming series on my tech blog, Global Nerdy (or more accurately, an old one given new life): Vaya con iOS, which covers all sorts of things iPhone/iPad/iWhatever programming-related. In this installment, how to use Grand Central Dispatch, speech synthesis, handling URLs, and avoiding the Staircase of DOOOOOOOM.
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Rock and roll accordion-playing mobile technologist and developer, tech evangelist, blogger and casual hacker
Employment
  • GSG
    Platform Evangelist / Partner Technical Analyst, 2014 - present
  • Comprehensive Technology Solutions / Define! Mobility
    Chief Technology Officer, 2012 - 2013
  • Shopify
    Platform Evangelist, 2011 - 2012
  • Microsoft
    Developer Evangelist, 2008 - 2011
  • b5media
    Nerd Wrangler, 2008 - 2008
  • TSOT (Toronto's Worst-Run Startup Ever)
    Senior Developer, 2007 - 2008
  • Tucows
    Technical Evangelist, 2003 - 2007
  • His Own Bad Self
    Chief Programmer, 2002 - 2003
  • OpenCola
    Director of Developer Relations, 2000 - 2002
  • Datapanik Software Systems
    Chief Programmer, 1997 - 2000
  • Mackerel Interactive Multimedia
    Chief Programmer, 1996 - 1997
  • Mackerel Interactive Multimedia
    Programmer, 1995 - 1996
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Tampa, FL
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Toronto, Canada - Manila, Philippines - Boston, MA - Philadelphia, PA - San Francisco, CA - Kingston, ON Canada - Ottawa, Canada
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Rock and roll accordion-playing mobile technologist and evangelist at large, casual software developer, blogger, storyteller and all-round bon vivant.
Introduction
Oh yes, this is the correct Joey. I'm a damned entertaining person to have in one your circles.

I'm the platform evangelist/partner technical analyst for GSG, a mobile/telecom management platform company. I used to be the CTO for Comprehensive Technology Solutions, a mobile consultancy with clients like Rogers Telecommunications. Previously, I was Shopify's Tech Evangelist, and before that, Microsoft's Most Dangerous Developer Evangelist. If you'd like to go further back, see the Employment section of my profile.

I'm a rock and roll accordion player. I fell into it by accident when I discovered that the accordion was a device for turning music into adventure. Or at least free beer. Hence the nickname -- given to me, I didn't make it up -- "Accordion Guy".

I've lots more to say, and if you add me to your circles, you'll hear it. In the meantime, here's something about me that I hope you'll find entertaining:

Back in high school, after reading Space-Time and Beyond for the umpteenth time and drinking one too many zombies with my friend Henry, we came up with a theory:

In the infinite set of universes, there had to exist a particular universe in which the events in our lives were being watched as a TV show.

We then made a solemn vow to live the kind of life that got high ratings.

This is the continuation of that story.

Bragging rights
I'm the accordion player with the second-most appearances on MuchMusic (the leader is Weird Al). I came up with a really clever use for the P=NP problem. I have successfully annoyed four high-level Microsoft execs. I make near-death look good.
Education
  • Queen's University
    Computer Science, 1987 - 1994
  • North Albion Collegiate Institute
    High School, 1986 - 1987
  • De La Salle College "Oaklands"
    Jr. High / High School, 1980 - 1986
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Male
Birthday
November 5
Relationship
In a relationship
Other names
Jose Martin deVilla, Accordion Guy, Doctor Mad Money Billz
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How digital commerce platform Shopify helped Angry Birds creator Rovio Mobile spread its wings into licensed merchandise sales.