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I'm deprecating this account, because it's linked to my gmail address (which I rarely use) rather than my primary email address.

If you want to follow me at my other G+ account, you can find it at the link below. Not sure how much I'll be using it, but more than this one.
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So... does anyone following me still use G+? Please comment or +1 this if you see it. Trying to gauge activity. Cheers!
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This is some sort of spammer, right? (The "11"s and list of completely unrelated links go on for another two screenfuls below the fold, including links to random people's blogs like +Faruk Ateş.) Is this why I have so many followers on G+? Because of spam? Are you a human, +Sky Lamer?
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Is there a stalker store or special hangout where I can meet my own stalkers?
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Electronic Arts: "Our fastest growing platform is the iPad right now and that didn't exist 18 months ago."

This is meaningless. It's trivial for a brand-new platform to grow quickly because it starts at nothing. The entire "mobile" segment only made up 6% of EA's reported revenue and is actually down from 7% year-on-year. I bet that won't stop the Apple blogs reporting it with a solid dose of "iPad is grate, Xbox is doomed" hyperbole though.
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In my experience, EA games on the iPad are, how would you say, shitty. Their poor design and frequent crashes make me think twice when I see that they're the publisher. 
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My latest post for TUAW! I wrote a script to capture and analyse two months of malware definitions for OS X. The bottom line is: the much-hyped malware apocalypse shows no signs of happening yet.

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/07/21/mac-malware-explosion-missing-in-action/

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I don't care for OS X Lion's so-called "natural" scrolling, so being a blogger, I wrote an impotent self-important rant about it.
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OK, I finally realise what the difference is now. Yes, "natural" scrolling is fine when I'm actually interacting with the media via a touchscreen, but when it comes to scroll bars and scroll wheels on mice ,I'll keep "normal" thanks. ;-)
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My latest post for +TUAW "Making money in a crowded App Store: it's dog eat dog and Spy vs Spy" http://www.tuaw.com/2012/09/04/making-money-in-a-crowded-app-store-its-dog-eat-dog-and-spy-vs/
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It is hard but most of the people who complain about how hard it is seem to expect filthy lucre after just releasing a single app.

The hardest part is getting noticed so you need to spread yourself out (release many apps) a bit and cross promote too.
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If Starbucks stopped serving over-roasted coffee and over-priced sandwiches so it could concentrate on the delicious fruit toast, I'd be fine with that.
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The carrot cake use to be good, but you don't see that much about nowadays
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I, for one, am glad that Shawn King is happy to counter the stereotype that all Apple nerds are fussy style-over-substance types by releasing an eye-searingly ugly website.
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Yeah, I'm sorry. It's damn ugly.
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Software engineer and blogger (for TUAW and elsewhere).
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Software engineer by day and TUAW writer by night. CompSci PhD, gadget fan, OS X user, Unix refugee. I know stuff about Java, load testing, airline booking systems, and cellphones. You may remember me from this or this.

As well as TUAW, I write for fscked.co.uk (my personal blog), Objection: Salad! (food), and Action at a Distance (tech). I'm also on flickr and twitter.
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  • Cardiff University
    PhD (Computer Science), 2001 - 2005
  • Cardiff University
    BSc (Computer Science & Physics), 1998 - 2001
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