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Dare Obasanjo
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First blog post of the year. This better be good.
I recently was reading a leaked email written by Twitter's current CFO, at the time representing Snapchat's investors, to Snapchat's CEO which dissected ...
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Been surprised no one has written this in the wake of #celebgate, so I did.
I’ve read a number of articles about account security, passwords and secret questions this week for obvious reasons. Although I’ve seen a number of posts ...
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+1 to 2 factor authentication. I didn't know Microsoft offered that. Also I have seen the last login activity notification work beautifully when one of my family members had an account hacked. 
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Being on vacation means I can spend my morning jotting down some thoughts on how to avoid user revolts when redesigning your app or operating system. :) 
As I write this the latest version of Skype for the iPhone has a 2 star rating as does Swarm by Foursquare. What these apps have in common is that they are ...
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You missed the most important one: listen to your users. It is one the PlayStation teams very much took to heart with PS4 to very good result after having entirely ignored the rule with PS3.
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As a programming excercise ported a game I wrote for Windows Phone to Android using #mono. Let me know what you think 
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As promised, my thoughts on DevOps as we practice it at work. 
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Some thoughts on Twitter's Fabric announcement from yesterday
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Andrew, the common thread is that they have moved from a situation where Twitter wasn't even able to track and monetize their own users, to a world they can increasingly track beyond Twitter into other apps/services' users. They flipped the script, and this phone thing is one hell of a land grab. 
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Finally penned some thoughts on the recent outrage at Facebook's emotion contagion news feed experiment
For the past couple of days, the tech press has been in an uproar from the news initially published in the AV Club that Facebook tinkered with users’ feeds for ...
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Learned a number of things from porting an app from Windows Phone to Android. App stability is a lot harder to manage in Android than Windows Phone due to how activity versus page life cycle works which explains why I've seen more hangs/crashes on my Moto X versus my Lumia 820.

Facebook integration is a lot better on Android as is the push notification story from an end user and developer perspective.

Permissions in Android also are another minefield since even the most innocent sounding features like using a contact picker, saving to SD card or push notifications are communicated to users in fairly scary terms.

Also found at least one down side of using Xamarin is you don't seem to get crash reports in Google Play or Flurry which is a huge downside. Looking for a workaround.

All of these learnings were informed by usage so thanks to everyone who kicked tires on both versions of the app


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In today's episode I provide some thoughts on the most interesting announcement from Facebook f8 last week. 
The most interesting news from Facebook’s F8 last week was the announcement of App Links. If you are unfamiliar with the announcement, watch the 1 minute video ...
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In case you've ever wondered about this. 
This morning I saw the following tweet from Steven Levy, a Wired reporter who's written a number of interesting books about software people and the great ...
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Some thoughts on recent announcements by Amazon & Google about their forays into autonomous robots. 
Earlier this week my Twitter feed was flooded with reactions to the announcement of Amazon Prime Air. A vision which is compelling and sounds like something ...
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How about a combination of the two?  Imagine ordering a package that a drone in a massive factory carries to drop off to an automated semi-truck.  That semi-truck drives itself to an airport, where a fully automated cargo plane carries it to another location, where it's put into an automated delivery truck, which uses these small drones to automatically drop it off on the front step of someone (which bypasses a lot of the issues of walking or rolling robots dealing with stairs and such.)

The bigger question then becomes, in an environment when there are already more workers than jobs, what do we do with all the people eliminated from working on these things?
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    Computer Science, 2001
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