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Forget the official name, I heard a better one:
It's so apt and succint.
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You have an API that, for whatever reason, uses FIVE different formats for transmitting dates and times.
You also have a Java SDK that will generate the XML requests and parse the responses.
Shouldn't it be the SDK's job to convert a standard Date object into the five different formats your XML gateway needs, and convert the responses, instead of making devs keep track of which format you want where and do all the conversion themselves?
Not sure if this #sign is in Qbert-ese or represents a store that's named for a swear word...
I compared the benchmark numbers for my multithreaded PNG encoder on my upgraded 2009 workstation (8 cores / 16 threads, 2.26GHz Xeon E5520) and this 2018 arm64 laptop (8 cores, 2.96 GHz Snapdragon 850) and they're neck and neck. :D
Sure, the laptop throttles down after a few seconds of sustained CPU usage, but it's a fanless light laptop, not a big ol' mid-tower case.
Tech advancement isn't just about how powerful a CPU we can make, but where we can put them at lower mfg & power cost.
@audiodude Better yet, the same area code and prefix.
@brion Oh fun....
Interesting. Phil Plait on results from Galaxy Zoo showing Hubble's classification of spiral galaxies may not be correct.
What heretical software features can you imagine that would never fly at a growth oriented company but could totally work on free open source social media?
For example, algorithmic timelines are one way to deal with information overload. But what if instead your software offered suggestions for people to unfollow (this person posts a lot and you hardly ever interact with them)? Not necessarily a good idea but it's an idea we could implement that would NEVER happen on Twitter, Facebook, etc
@nolan Like the best satire, it has a ring of truth to it! 😂
New blog post: "How to de-Google your Android phone" https://nolanlawson.com/2019/06/13/how-to-de-google-your-android-phone/
That's right; I'm getting back into handy tips and helpful guides. Hopefully this post will steer folks in the right direction!
An interesting story about user-testing in the wild...and finding someone who had never used a computer before.
It's almost 10 years old now, but there are still some good lessons about assumptions.
It's Farscape's 20th anniversary? Where the frell does the time go?
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