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  Games don’t need to be social


Social games have been a big trend in recent years. Zynga struck it big and now everyone else is trying to emulate them. Unfortunately, the first thing that pops into anyones head when a Zynga game is mentioned is Facebook. Facebook is the platform upon which their success stories like FarmVille were built, but it’s not the reason for their success.Zyngas games work because they are fun. The social connectivity is merely a mechanism to share your enjoyment of the game with others. It...

   Game,Social,No need,Game design     2011-10-29 07:15:34


  Less Is More


I originally assumed that open source was simply a means of producing technology. But technology is just a lovely byproduct, the real goal is social. Not all open source projects work this way, but perhaps they should. I stumbled upon this realization while maintaining fog as it grew and grew and grew. Leaving issues open seemed unbearable, but over time the volume far exceeded my ability to keep up. Over time I saw the promise of a better way, but my expectations of open source would need to a...

   Open source,Less is more,Mentoring,Bug report     2011-11-28 10:45:47


  Welcome the new Google logo


Google today changed their logo, the new logo adopts the flat design with a lighter color scheme. Apart from these, there are no major changes on the font style, character color etc. Old logo New logo Along with the new logo, Google also released a new navigation menu that sits next to the Share and account info. The launcher, which looks just like the app launcher on Chrome OS, brings up an App grid with your favorite Google services. Actually, Google wanted to replace the top black navigati...

   Google logo,Chrome OS,App menu     2013-09-19 23:06:36


  To our youth


Youth is the best period in our life for most of us. We have dreams, passions and energies. We can work day and night for our dreams.We can hang out with friends the whole day. But there will always be a day when we are not young anymore, our youth will pass by. We will not be able to go back to our youth any more. Do you have anything to say about your youth? Recently, a Chinese IT engineer @本座 wrote a short code snippet to describe our youth. Here we share what she writes: public void toO...

   Youth,Programming,Rollback     2013-05-02 05:26:56


  If Instagram supports short video sharing


According to TC, the mysterious press event about Facebook on 20 June may not relate to some RSS reader, it may relate to one function to be released by Instagram--Short video sharing. This is not without proof, there was news that Facebook was testing short video sharing internally, but they were not sure about whether building a independent application with filter capability or adding the feature to Instagram. The short video should have a duration between 5 and 10 seconds. Facebook usually wi...

   Instagram,short video share,Vine     2013-06-17 23:29:21


  Why cannot Renren be China's Facebook?


Yizhou Chen, CEO of China's SNS community Renren, shouted "one war, three battles". We do not know now how the battle progresses. Currently Renren's net market value is $1.3 billion where 900 million of them are in cash, it means the market values Renren 400 million US dollars only which is far lower than Facebook. Why cannot Renren be China's Facebook? This is a very interesting topic, many users share their opinions, Some of the main points are summarized as follows:Facebook pay more attentio...

   Renren, Facebook,SNS     2012-11-22 11:44:33


  Pinterest announces open registration


Pinterest is on-line for two years. During these two years, it gains big growth, but it needs invitation before you can register on Pinterest. Now Pinterest announces open registration, it means that anyone can register on Pinterest with emails, Facebook or Twitter accounts, no need to get invitation from others. In its official blog, Pinterest says: We’re really excited to have the capacity to offer Pinterest to more people and if you’re a Pinner with friends who’ve been wait...

   Pinterest,Social,Open registration     2012-08-09 01:56:23


  What does super.clone() do?


Object class has a protected clone() method declared to make it possible for all classes make a clone of itself when needed. The clone() is often used when a new instance of the class is needed while at the same time to maintain the same state as the original object. Any class which wants to have clone enabled has to implement the marker interface Cloneable. If a class which implements Cloneable doesn't override the Object.clone() method, the Object.clone() method will be called to just make a b...

   Cloneable,super.clone(),clone,Java     2015-01-07 05:25:52


  Why is my IP blocked at a website I visit regularly after I changed ISPs?


I just installed a new Express Card with Verizon Broadband wireless last night. Had tons of fun accessing the web from places I usually cannot, (we are in trucking) until I got to my favorite forum. It's a public place I have been to thousands of times, but instead of happily browsing all the daily news events and checking to see if the world blew up yet, I found myself blocked by a big white screen that said YOUR IP ADDRESS HAS BEEN BANNED. What can I do? I can't go to the forum owners to ...

   ISP,IP Block,StopForumSpam,Solution     2012-02-01 08:53:38


  Chrome time machine : Chrome starts from 0 to 1


Time flies, Chrome has been around us for four years since its birth. The Chrome team launched a Chrome time machine on Google's official blog, you just need a simple click or scroll back and forth with mouse, it will show you what happened to Chrome in last four years. If you find clues hidden between the lines, type a few mysterious characters, you may also be able to find a special birthday gift prepared by Chrome team.Four years, Chrome started from scratch and now it's the No.1 web browser...

   Chrome time machine,4 years     2012-09-05 06:54:05