Monthly Archives: April 2009

Multitouch Interface on a budget

If you don’t have enough money to buy a Surface, why not make one yourself?  For 3% of the price.  Yes.  Instead of a $12,000 Surface you can build your own multitouch machine for $350.  Sounds like a great deal to me.  I think this would be a great solution for people that want to […]
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Best explanation of Apple’s 10-inch screen purchase

Admittedly, I haven’t really payed much attention to everybody’s theories about why Apple purchased so many 10 inch screens, but of those that I have payed attention to, this one caught my eye the most: Almost overnight Apple became a dominate player in the music business. The next night they completely changed the mobile phone […]
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He thought he liked the iPhone, but…

… he actually loves it.
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Welcoming Josh Smith to IdentityMine

Josh Smith announced today that he’ll be making his way one-way trip to Seattle today to join our team. He is leaving Infragistics and starting his new life here at IdentityMine. As he is “very proud, and excited” to be coming to IdentityMine, we here at IdentityMine are very proud, and excited, to have him […]
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What happens when you ask questions?

What happens when you ask questions?  You get answers, right? Well, what happens if instead of being satisfied with the answer you stay in the question?  What happens if you continue to ask why?  Eventually you get to the point where you really start to wonder: “Why do we do things this way?” That’s the […]
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Teaching Microsoft on a Mac

I was watching a session from MIX09 this morning titled “Deep Dive into Microsoft Silverlight Graphics.” The session was hosted by Seema Ramchandani and surprisingly (though, not too surprisingly) she was conducting the session from her 17″ MacBook Pro. She’s teaching the intricacies of a Microsoft product from the comfort of Mac. Wonderfully ironic! The […]
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Finished reading Managing Humans: My final verdict…

Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager, by Michael Lopp, is a book that derives from Lopp’s personal experience at Apple, Netscape, Symantec, and Borland.  The book is written from the perspective of a fictional character, Rands, who takes you through multiple semi-fictional stories that complement the lessons in the book. […]
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Rebuilding an iPhone

I started tinkering with a couple broken iPhones during a conference call yesterday. I had received the broken iPhones from two friends that I work with.  One of the iPhones died by drowning (completely submerged and subsequently fried) and the other by paralysis – it had lost the use of its usb connection.  Plugging the […]
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