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  The Death of .NET and the Power of Perception


One of my long-standing issues with Microsoft is its inability to control the perceptions surrounding its own products. One of the biggest examples was during the Windows Vista years when, even after the product had been fully patched and worked fine, Apple continued to do a better job to define the image of Windows (compilation of ads here) than Microsoft did, costing Microsoft billions in lost revenue for the millions it saved on a strong advertising campaign. The firm has a history of being p...

   .NET,future,death,bottleneck,development     2011-08-10 03:13:40


  Why you don’t need a programmer


Once or twice a month I get the question from an aspiring entrepreneur that’s been pushing their idea forward in hopes to (very soon) create a company out of what they’ve been working so hard on.  They’ve spent countless hours working through all the details of what this new product will do, who they’re going to partner with and what they’re going to charge for it. They may even be on the Lean Startup bandwagon and actually talked with potential customers. A lot of work has b...

   Programmer,Necessary,No need     2012-03-30 07:37:39


  The Reality


Everyone loves to talk about benchmarks. AMD’s Andy Parma recently wrote a blog that covers the top performance scores for the AMD Opteron™ 6200 Series processors. As marketing professionals, of course that’s what we talk about. What’s important to look at is the reality as well – what customers are actually purchasing. When you drive past car dealership, you’ll always see the fancy red sports car prominently displayed. It draws people in – it’s what the car dealers pur...

   AMD,Intel,Comparison,AMD vs Intel processor,artitecture     2011-11-15 08:33:58


  Microsoft is filing a new patent about transparent display


Microsoft is filing a new patent about transparent display screen, it may be used on augmented reality technologies of tablets, phones and laptops. Similar to the scenes in the movie Minority Report. Minority Report was showed in 2002, it described a world of 2054, at that time 3D technology is mature. But after 10 years of this movie, Microsoft not only invented the basis of this technology, but also make it more portable.Patent Bolt recently revealed a patent application of Microsoft about tra...

   Microsoft,Transparent display,3D,Patent     2012-05-10 05:31:16


  Does CEO of a tech company need to know programming?


For tech startups, there are usually only a few people at their early stage. To complete all the coding work in a short period time, it often requires that every one of the team including the CEO knows something about programming so that they can help complete the tense work as soon as possible. But does the CEO of other tech companies also need to know programming? As the CEO of a company, it's not necessary that they have to know about programming. The main job of CEO is to coordinate all the ...

   CEO,Programming,Benefit     2013-07-01 05:39:26


  A completely new approach to surveillance - should you be worried?


Paranoia is not necessarily a bad thing - assuming someone is really out there to get you. True or not, the paranoid have had issues they need to control explode as the internet developed, they also got specific tools to make their secrets (or their life, not everybody has a dark secret) more secure and under control. Unfortunately to them, and to the amazement of science and science fiction fans worldwide, a new way of obtaining secrets has appeared and it’s something very few expected. ...

   security     2014-08-11 05:41:58


  I’m too lazy to be a HTML developer


There’s no denying it. I’m just to damn lazy to be an HTML developer. This really sunk in when I looked at a tutorial for doing a jQuery Lightbox – for a client project. The tutorial was titled “Super Simple Lightbox with CSS and jQuery” but after reading it over I thought a better title would be “A really freaking hard tutorial on the inane intricacies of doing something that looks simple but in reality is a skein of HTML, Javascript and CSS that no one except an HTML Jedi Ma...

   Web design,HTML,JavaScript,Complexity,Messy     2011-12-18 10:42:45


  What does a Bing driven Siri mean to Google?


On Tuesday, Apple announced that Bing would become the default search engine of the upcoming iOS 7. This is another Google service kicked out by Apple after Youtube and Google Maps.For Siri: if the default system of Siri can not answer your question, it will try to search the Internet. Currently, Siri connects to the Safari browser by default, and Safari's primary search engine is Google (Can change to Yahoo or Bing). But in iOS 7, Siri's default search engine will be replaced by Bing. Siri will...

   Siri,Bing,Google     2013-06-12 00:20:34


  Tom Uglow from Google : 5 steps to innovation


Google has been known for its innovation In Google there is a "welfare": each employee can spare 20% of his/her time to do what he/she likes to do so that any idea has a chance to be turned into reality. Perhaps this freedom makes Google capable of introducing new products and new ideas continuously. Google China held a small discussion session in its office in Tsinghua Science Park recently, Google Creative Director Tom Uglow shared some experience and cases of Google in production and innovat...

   Innovation,Technology,Google     2012-10-10 20:00:47


  Programming: the benefits of taking a break


This post lists several benefits of taking a break during programming. You work smarter, not harder. Once, I worked really hard on a feature. For two weeks, 12 hours a day, I put in a lot of effort. After those two weeks, I took a break and came up with several ideas that made much of the work unnecessary.You think more clearly. Being tired has a similar effect as being drunk. At the end of a day, I often kid myself that I’ll just get this one thing finished quickly to have a fresh start...

   Programming,Tips,Break,Tired     2011-07-28 09:04:29