I took some time to look at the videos of Metro/Windows 8 and also download the Developer Preview. Plenty of information is already available at the MSDN website. Probably the best of the presentations is the one given by Jensen Harris - 8 traits of great Metro style apps. Taking these 8 great traits point by point I'd like to give you my impressions as a long time iOS and Mac developer.
Recently I read one of these predictive articles that industry pundits love to make. Usually they are the kind of article you can reread in five years and have a good laugh. The headline read iPad casts shadow on MacBook and of course I got sucked into reading it.
Obama said that "We have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track", but perhaps no one expected the spanish inquisition? Or the nazi brown shirts?
Yet this is the inevitable result of the kind of mentality we have in the U.S. The kind of thinking that can get us into a pre-emptive war as revenge against a completely different enemy just because they are also arabic and muslim. The mindset that lets people be proud of being ignorant, while they drink way too many beers and cheer on for the home team.
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Funny that surfing the channels late election night I see a documentary about Abraham Lincoln, and on a movie channel "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington". A coincidence?
Well I've upgraded to a later version of Drupal and this version conveniently has a nice third party module to support OpenID. That's good because the provider I used originally seems to have dropped off the face of the earth. Now I can use my website as my OpenID and have the whole thing handled by VeriSign. Yea!
Well one year into the iPhone era. Millions have been sold and now the next generation is cheaper and better. The issues that enterprises were unhappy about seem to have evaporated in this new version of the phone. Software developers finally have an API that can be used to write more than a simple widget and a store to sell and download their applications into people's phones. GPS has been added. All that seems to be missing is a video camera function and voice dialing.
Just got the news. My resumé has expired. My resumé is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet the shredder! It's torn! Bereft of Curriculum Vitae, it rests in the circular file! IT IS AN EX-RESUMÉ!!
Well it looks like "Kato" Kaelin has competition for the lowest form of bipedal life. Unfortunately, this guy has reproduced, which puts him out of the running for the Darwin awards. Sad to think that he will be entrusted with a child's welfare. Let's face it, it is all about the money. My favorite comment was heard on (Fox?) news where the newscaster said "anyone could be the father". That's right, everyone has had sex with Anna Nicole.