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There was no pumpkin riot in Keene

In a store the other day Luann was waiting behind another customer whose surname, the clerk was thrilled to learn, is Parrish. “That’s the name of the guy in Jumanji,” the clerk said. “I’ve seen that movie fifty times!” “I’m from Keene, New Hampshire,” Luann said, “the town where that movie was filmed.” It was […]

Brief Thoughts on Marvel

Marvel announced their Phase 3 plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe yesterday and the best way to describe my reaction is they succeeded in diffusing my excitement about Avengers – Age of Ultron and I’m pretty excited about that sequel. Some brief thoughts on the state of Marvel: In 2009, Disney paid four billion dollars for… More #

Material Design on Android Checklist

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Building a working Robot controlled by a C#, an iPhone, and Monkey.Robotics

This year at Xamarin's Evolve there was a Robot Building area that introduced a new beta platform called Monkey.Robotics (GitHub). There is a disclaimer on the GitHub: "Monkey.Robotics is still a beta/work in progress and is not officially...Show More Summary

Building a working Robot controlled by an iPhone, C#, and Monkey.Robotics

This year at Xamarin's Evolve there was a Robot Building area that introduced a new beta platform called Monkey.Robotics (GitHub). There is a disclaimer on the GitHub: "Monkey.Robotics is still a beta/work in progress and is not officially...Show More Summary

Java Posse #459

Roundup ‘14 - Continuous Delivery Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com Drop Wizard https://github.com/dropwizard/metrics Jenkins http://jenkins-ci.org/ Subversion https://subversion.apache.org/ Artifactory http://www.jfrog.com/open-source/ Spring...Show More Summary

Implementing material design in your Android app

By Chris Banes and Nick Butcher, Android Developer Relations Material design is a comprehensive approach to visual, interaction and motion design for the multi-screen world. Android 5.0 Lollipop and the updated support libraries help you to create material UIs. Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For October 17th, 2014

Hey, it's HighScalability time: What could this be? Swarms of drones painting 3D light sculptures against the night sky! Quotable Quotes: Visnja Zeljeznjak: Steve Jobs' product pricing formula: cost of materials x 3 + 33% Benedict Evans:...Show More Summary

How recently has the website been updated?

Today’s hangout with Gardner Campbell and Howard Rheingold, part of the Connected Courses project, dovetailed nicely with a post I’ve been meaning to write. Our discussion topic was web literacy. One of the literacies that Howard has been promoting is critical consumption of information or, as he more effectively says, “crap detection.” His mini-course on […]

Getting Your Apps Ready for Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

By Katherine Kuan, Developer Advocate Updated material design Tumblr app on Nexus 6. Last week, we unveiled the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, the newest additions to our Nexus family that will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Together, they deliver...Show More Summary

Voyage of the Captain Kirk Floating Arms Keyboard Chair

When we moved last month we let go of a great many things in order to compress our household and Luann’s studio into a set of ABF U-Pack containers. At one point we planned to shed all our (mostly second-hand) furniture, figuring it’d be cheaper to replace than to ship cross-country. But since Luann had […]

Video: My non-technical partner tries Windows 10 for the first time

You may have watch my YouTube series on being an effective user of Windows 8 and 8.1. I've made a short URL for you to give to your friends and family http://hanselman.com/windows8. It'll take you to a YouTube Playlist that includes all my best tips and tricks on using Windows. Show More Summary

What's New in Android 5.0 Lollipop

By Ankur Kotwal, Developer Advocate Android 5.0 Lollipop is the biggest update of Android to date, introducing an all new visual style, improved performance, and much more. Android 5.0 Lollipop also extends across screens big and small,...Show More Summary

How League of Legends Scaled Chat to 70 million Players - It takes Lots of minions.

How would you build a chat service that needed to handle 7.5 million concurrent players, 27 million daily players, 11K messages per second, and 1 billion events per server, per day? What could generate so much traffic? A game of course. Show More Summary

That's Not My Problem - I'm Renting Them

Scott Hanselman gives a hilarious and insightful talk in Virtual Machines, JavaScript and Assembler, a keynote at Velocity Santa Clara 2014. The topic of his talk is an intuitive understanding of the cloud and why it's the best thing...Show More Summary

Hanselman's Newsletter of Wonderful Things: September 5th, 2014

I have a "whenever I get around to doing it" Newsletter of Wonderful Things. Why a newsletter? I dunno. It seems more personal somehow. Fight me. You can view all the previous newsletters here. You can sign up here to the Newsletter of Wonderful Things or just wait and get them some weeks later on the blog, which hopefully you have subscribed to. Show More Summary

Instagram Improved their App's Performance. Here's How.

Is flat design just another pretty face or is it a huge performance hack cloaked as a UI revolution? It turns out flat design is a stone cold performance win. This and more is expertly explained by Tyler Kieft, Engineer at Instagram, in a crisp and content filled talk he gave at the @scale conference: Instagram on Typical Android. Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For September 26th, 2014

Hey, it's HighScalability time: With tensegrity landing balls we'll be the coolest aliens to ever land on Mars. 6-8Tbps: Apple’s live video stream; $65B: crowdfunding's contribution to the global economy Quotable Quotes: @bodil: I asked...Show More Summary

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