Archive for January, 2013

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When you start a new project using Microsoft’s Windows Phone App template, the project includes a lot of boilerplate code, comments and files meant to help developers get up to speed quickly. But once you know what you’re doing, most of this is cruft you’ll end up deleting. Michael Crump shows you how to create his version of a basic, nothing-extra Windows Phone 8 template so you can start with a (nearly) blank page. (more here)

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Early indications are promising. RIM will have 70,000 apps available at launch — far more than the 2,000 that Microsoft Windows Phone launched with in November 2010. They range from Facebook and Twitter to top-tier games from EA sports, and the online store will feature media content from the likes of Disney and MGM. (more here)

Posted: January 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

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LOOL, Keep calm and browse on. (more here)

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This morning the world held its collective breath as RIM BlackBerry took its sweet ass time trotting out the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 and amidst all the shenanigans, the company formerly known as RIM managed to show off a few notable new BB10 features, too. In case you missed all the live coverage this morning, you can find everything and anything related to BlackBerry 10 below. (more here)

One line browser notepad

Posted: January 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

Need an online notepad, check this post.

You can load, save and a lot more, check out the comments for great ideas for custom, in-browser text editors.

When To Write Bad Code

Posted: January 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

Telling people they have to write perfect code from the beginning is like telling an author that they can’t have any mistakes in their rough draft. (more here)

DuckDuckGo Architecture

Posted: January 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

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This is an interview with Gabriel Weinberg, founder of Duck Duck Go and general all around startup guru, on what DDG’s architecture looks like in 2012. Innovative search engine upstart DuckDuckGo had 30 million searches in February 2012 and averages over 1 million searches a day. It’s being positioned by super investor Fred Wilson as a clean, private, impartial and fast search engine. After talking with Gabriel I like what Fred Wilson said earlier, it seems closer to the heart of the matter: We invested in DuckDuckGo for the Reddit, Hacker News anarchists.