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My thoughts on what a developer should know and the traits of a good developer.
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I can't make this stuff up

I'm sitting in a Starbucks doing random whatever over an iced americano. While I waiting for my drink, I watched a guy with his friend, pick up a newspaper; and start to remark on the Samsung Apple verdict.

Guy: "Wait, so what they're saying is, Samsung is the same as Apple?"
Friend: "I know, right? Makes me think twice about how much I paid for my Mac Book"
Guy: "Seriously"

Not 10 minutes later, a husband and wife, same newspaper:

Husband: "... Samsung's iPad is the same as Apple's iPad, and I paid how much for the Apple one? Honey, I told you they were a ripoff", after looking up the Samsung tablet on his iPhone.
Wife: "Oh wow," looking at the screen, "... that's a lot cheaper. Think we can return it?"

I put my Samsung QX410 on my table, and started to plug in, when he leans over to me, "Sorry, you don't mind if I ask, how much did you pay for your Samsung laptop?"

"Oh, no worries, it was $700." I replied. 

I watched shock overcome his face, like actual shock. He looked at me, blankly, for an awkward amount of time, "Mind if I have a look?" he asked. 

So, I obliged, and showed him a few things. He commented on Windows 7, so I opened up my virtual machine of OS/X... By the time the conversation was over, he was ready to kick Cupertino in the nuts, I think.

... Now, the punchline: 

I'm writing this post after the FOURTH group of Starbucks patrons have made the connection that Samsung is now the same as Apple. They don't know the details, they don't really care, what they know is Apple is saying that Samsung is the same as Apple ... and with one simple Google Search, you get prices that are basically half for what seems to be the same products -- for nearly everything. 

Two of these groups (including the husband/wife) asked me about my Samsung laptop, the second group noticed my Galaxy phone (also by Samsung)... Best billion dollar ad-campaign Samsung ever had.
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Sunset at Muscat.
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HomeOS

"We present HomeOS, a platform that bridges this gap by presenting users and developers with a PC-like abstraction for technology in the home. It presents network devices as peripherals with abstract interfaces, enables cross-device tasks via applications written against these interfaces, and gives users a management interface designed for the home environment. HomeOS already has tens of applications and supports a wide range of devices. It has been running in 12 real homes for 4–8 months, and 42 students have built new applications and added support for additional devices independent of our efforts."

Yes, as the name indicates it's an operating system for homes. Microsoft researchers published a whitepaper last month detailing their efforts.

Read more: http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/157701/homeos.pdf
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Some people get it, others simply don't
 
'Yes, there's a pretty famous paper online designed to more or less determine "Who is cut out to be a programmer."'
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Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 is RELEASED - Here's THIRTEEN 5 minute videos to get you up to speed quick!
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Beyond cool !
 
Fun with Photoshop

It's been a long time since I've messed with PS like this... but the pic of +Sergey Brin matched up pretty well in angle for a mash-up of Tony Stark... The +Project Glass fits with the rest of this, I think, so if Google can get on that - I'd be quite ok with a Mark VII suit.

Edit: How-To in Photoshop - http://goo.gl/8q6A3 .
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This is good fun...
 
HOW MANY OF THESE PEOPLE CAN YOU RECOGNIZE?
This paint it's kinda old in the internet, but It's always funny trying to recognize these history's characters. A bit of culture a year does not hurt anyone... You could rate your general knowledge by trying to guess without googling.... How many can you recognize this way?

Full size image: http://goo.gl/tVQu4
Numbered image: http://goo.gl/FE5Jt

If you want the full list of each person, message me :P
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Apple could learn a thing or two from Microsoft
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