Thursday, September 22, 2011
This might be the strongest evidence yet for the iPhone 4S. I don't think this gives conclusive evidence of there not being an iPhone 5 model in the works, if I remember correctly, the only iPhone 4 "case" available at launch was Apple's own bumper.
I love my iPhone 4 (despite its cracked rear glass) and the thought of the same design with a faster processor and better camera are nice additions, certainly.
I just won't be upgrading based upon those changes, alone. A true iPhone 5 release might be a different story, however.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
This is a great write-up on the progress of Ubuntu 11.10 and specifically, Ubuntu 11.10 beta1 in this screenshot tour.
I'm actually interested in Unity for the first time since trying it in the pre-releases of Ubuntu 11.04 and finding it to be completely foreign in concept and not release ready with lots of missing functionality needed for every day use.
The second release of Unity looks to be gaining a lot of that missing functionality and polish and I am definitely going to give it a solid try by installing 11.10 on my primary desktop system and using it every day for work. Maybe I'll post something to follow up on my experience with it.
Hooray for progress!
Sunday, September 4, 2011
I mostly agree with this list, but I'd modify it slightly:
1. The C Programming Language (K+R)
2. The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
3. The Passionate Programmer
4. The C++ Programming Language (Stroustrup)
5. Effective C++
Right now, I'm reading iOS Programming, The Big Nerd Ranch Guide and that could potentially make this list as well.
Great question and I think a lot of programmers would agree on many books, unlike asking the same question about great prose. What are your favorites?
Friday, September 2, 2011
I've wanted to get into the Android development world for a while now; it is a natural fit since I work in Java, using Eclipse and that has a very natural synergy with the Android world.
Combine that with my love of the Kindle platform, this might be a good way to kill two birds with one stone. I've enjoyed my Kindle 3, but I feel it cut too many quality corners and overall, has a relatively cheap feel. (I've had to replace it under warranty, as well as my cover which caused CPU brown-outs when the connectors were shorting out).
Here is hoping that the rumored Amazon Kindle Tablet doesn't try to aim at the lowest priced segment of the market -- I'm willing to pay for quality!
The next two months should be very, very interesting.
This theme makes Gnome3 look gorgeous. So far, I've not found Gnome3 or Unity to be all that intuitive to use but I have a lot of hope that the second iteration of this generation of Linux UI/UX will specifically address all the hang-ups holding me back from adopting these new styles of interfaces.
I have been a big fan the Faenza iconset in the past and the screenshots showing this GTK theme look even better and make for a totally integrated experience. Looking forward to seeing the official Ubuntu release and trying both Unity and Gnome3 and compare how these two different approaches to interface design work out.