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Jonathon Broughton
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Launched this week. A database API to rule them all?
Orchestrate is an API platform that powers multiple databases-as-a-service for developing Web and mobile applications. It powers key/value, full-text search, event and graph data queries through a simple, intuitive REST API and dashboard.
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Orchestrate have just announced they are ditching Mozilla Persona for a roll-their-own model.
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Saw this: https://code.google.com/p/google-apps-script-issues/issues/detail?id=1287#c9 and was reminded about the last time I lamented the rudeness and sense of entitlement felt by some that I find difficult to empathise with.

Am I really now so old or is behaviour like this still considered rude?

Having grown up coding, firstly swearing at the keyboard when the game I was retyping from a magazine had a bug due to a publishing error and then later through to more complicated projects which at best allowed you to make a post on a telnet forum in hope someone saw your bug report, I consider the githubs and bugzillas of this world plus the fact that many of these repositories and services are FREE still mind boggling and a privilege. 
 
What's with people being rude in the issues tracker?

Yes, of course your need is teh awesomnest
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Summary: The combination of cloud computing, big data analytics and buying enterprise software on demand is changing the workforce.
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Or, why it's good to know you and your peers' market value, because in all likelihood your potential future employers already do. 
In early 2005, as demand for Silicon Valley engineers began booming, Apple's Steve Jobs sealed a secret and illegal pact with Google's Eric Schmidt to artificially push their workers wages lower by...
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Splayed across a giant paper canvas with pieces of charcoal firmly grasped in each hand, Heather Hansen begins a grueling physical routine atop a sizeable paper canvas. Her body contorts into carefully choreographed gestures as her writing implements grate across the floor, the long trails ...
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From keeping traditions to being vulnerable, here are a few ways to instill a positive culture from the get go. And how to keep it intact.
From keeping traditions to being vulnerable, here are a few ways to instill a positive culture from the get go. And how to keep it intact.
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Strikes me as odd that I type "Your Circles" to check posting to My Circles.

Whose circles are they +Google+ ?
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Saw this: https://code.google.com/p/google-apps-script-issues/issues/detail?id=1287#c9 and was reminded about the last time I lamented the rudeness and sense of entitlement felt by some that I find difficult to empathise with.

Am I really now so old or is behaviour like this still considered rude?

Having grown up coding, firstly swearing at the keyboard when the game I was retyping from a magazine had a bug due to a publishing error and then later through to more complicated projects which at best allowed you to make a post on a telnet forum in hope someone saw your bug report, I consider the githubs and bugzillas of this world plus the fact that many of these repositories and services are FREE still mind boggling and a privilege. 
Google Apps Script issues and feature requests
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Because conference calls are by and large awful. 
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Harvard Business Review post on why being motivated to complete a task is different from being motivated to perform at your max potential.

When people perform at their highest potential, tasks are completed faster, problems are solved better, and productivity is maximized. 

Effectiveness vs. efficiency
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Anyone else find that the Apps Script documentation (perhaps all API docs at developers.google.com) crashes out on longer pages using iOS WebKit browsers?
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Following the Nest and Squatty Potty discussion, this from Abstruse Goose.

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+Maxim R I wish there was a +100 link,,,
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Technology Strategist & Data Wrangler
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February 11
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A knight travails under the idea that he/she is striving for a world where they are no longer needed.
Introduction

I am an Architect, Urban Designer and Design Technology Specialist in a leading professional Architectural Practice. I support the practice in it's work to deliver high quality, efficient and joyous place making and building design. 

I focus on the leveraging of design technology and information analysis to better meet the needs of our clients and help our management teams provide a sustainable business platform from which design can prosper. I am part of the driver team delivering the wholesale transition of Allies and Morrison Architects to a 100% BIM/GIS focussed practice. 

I undertake research that concentrates on the processes and design for the regeneration and repair of British cities and suburbs. Some of this undertaking translates into effective design toolkits, both automated and theoretical, for the investigation and research of sites and their potentials across 3 broad themes. Human potential, Infrastructural potential and funding potential.

I believe in a non-dogmatic approach to design excellence; Inspiration, delight and engagement do not necessitate a polemical or theoretical basis of design but also believe that having such a design basis does not preclude them. I bring empathy, lateral thought, aptitude and enthusiasm to both the development of technological solutions and my architectural and urban design work.

By way of urban design polemic, I have a general belief in the fostering of a heightened proximity, not only through form but principally interaction between individuals and groups, is the key for developing great places to be. A key word in this is exchange. Ideas, emotion, money, artefacts are all prospered by the exchange. The forums for exchange are the stuff and purpose of cities.

Beyond practice I lead a team seeking to change the way that distributed teams can organise without requiring bricks, mortar or even an employer in Graphic Design, Architecture and Software Engineering fields. This is the end goal, but we are building assistive technologies across those industries to that end that can deliver value alone.

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Master-planning, Coordination and planning delivery matrices, Funding Matrices, Multidisciplinary Team Working; Building Information Management, GIS setup; Functional Analysis, Programmatic Solutions, Visualisation, Cloud computing, Technology Strategy, Data Protection Policy, Skills Attainment Support.

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London
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Cardiff - Aue
Increasingly erratic opening times compensated by wonderful service and good quality fresh produce. If it looks small from the front window - it is. However there is often what you need squirreled away in the aladdin's cave and never seen cold store room to the rear. Pro-tip any veal is always out of sight. The butcher's own sausages both chip and full are a delight. The free range poultry always a good choice. If you want something particular, pop your head around the door the day before and it will be selected at Smithfield Market the next morning and be ready for you when you revisit the shop. We rarely get away from the shop without one of the kids either wanting a scotch egg (good value) or one of the bananas from the small selection of organic fruit and veg. They also carry a few Kent produced ciders and wines.
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Clean and with very attentive staff, nurses, midwives and doctors. However, it is romantically inefficient at times - but that is actually just as I like the NHS to be.
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This garden centre keeps improving and understands the situation of families with children and their shopping experience. As long as kids are well behaved there is a lot for them to see while you get your essentials. The aquarium is the favourite of ours and we get our christmas trees from Ruxley Manor as the kids admire the live reindeer. Coming from central london, the standard of christmas trees is always better and significantly more affordable than in town. The plants selection is adequate I would say. Considering the size of the plot, more area is dedicated to 'things' and equipment. The plants area doesn't give the impression of having much out of the ordinary which might have been expected from a place so large.
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