I’m secretly Barney
And I mean Barney The Dinosaur.
Hugs make everything better and now I hug everyone all the time and I used to freak out when people touch me.
You make my heart ache
And my body quiver.
Due to issues with the Tumblr Android app, a lot of personal posts ended up here. I am sorry and i will try to regularly update with tech related news.
RSS is dead. Long live Prismatic.
With the impending demise of Google Reader, i urge everyone to start using something like Prismatic, and not another RSS reader.
Canonical unveils Ubuntu Phone OS
Organizing principles work as calls to action, as frames of reference, of sources of inspiration. The organizing principle of “mobile first, web second” has inspired a wave of mobile applications; but “context first” is the type of organizing principle that will lead to truly disruptive web services. People first. User first. Context first.
Google Now and the predictive future of search by TheVerge
The Verge interviews the engineering team behind Google Now on Android to find out what’s next for the innovative search feature. Google executives Hugo Barra, Scott Huffman, Jeff Dean, and Vincent Vanhoucke tell the story behind how Google Now came into being and why it represents the best of Google.
Making responsive websites is one thing, making boring websites is another.
The Windows metaphor still applies.
There is a lot of commentary on whether Windows 8 should not be called Windows anymore, because there are no more “windows”, as in app that open in windows. But just as in architecture, the windows look different nowadays, so do the new windows in the operating system. They can still be windows if you think of them as modern styled, like some Apple Stores.
Adi Robertson considers the “nerd.”The last few weeks have been awash in nerds and geeks. ChipChick published a guide to dating a geek girl, while CNN decried “wannabe models” pretending to be nerds. Before that came the shootings in Aurora, where media described killer James Holmes as a science-loving geek or a “dark Trekkie-like person.” While these pieces have generated thoughtful responses across the web, eventually they run into the same problem: defining what “nerd” and “geek” are actually supposed to mean.
If you want to cut to the bare minimum, there’s a Venn diagram, with “nerd” being the combination of intelligence, obsession, and social ineptitude — in case you were wondering, “geek” involves only the first two attributes. But despite the existence of niche interests like those showcased on the 56 Geeks chart, you’re most likely to see the term used around a certain nexus of activities: comics, video games, science fiction, and programming or hacking. If you’re interested in one of those things, you’ll likely be introduced to the rest; I started out as a kid reading Poul Anderson, and by midway through college, I’d been sucked into a vortex of manga, shooters, and IT support.