Reshared post from Michael Mahemoff

Some useful insight for the noobie, and reassurance for the old hack.

Michael Mahemoff originally shared this post:

I began writing this blog post a year ago. Finally hit the publish button today…covering this at #HNLondon  tomorrow night and figured tomorrow wouldn't be the best day to publish anything at all :).

Patterns of Developer Experience

Welcome to Mahemoff's blog on web development, UX, and software development. I most recently worked in developer relations at Google, focusing on Chrome and HTML5, and am now busy baking a few apps in…

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Overheard in Westminster "Doctors going on strike could be the worst PR day imaginable for us.  L…

Overheard in Westminster
"Doctors going on strike could be the worst PR day imaginable for us.  Leak something man: anything.  Just make sure its controversial and misunderstood.   What's that?  Education reform?  Damn you're good!  That'll have every public sector unionist in uproar and we can deny it all next week."

#uk #gov #education #gp #strike #gooddaytoburybadnews #politics  

'Tougher' exams to replace GCSEs

Education Secretary Michael Gove plans to scrap GSCEs for England and return to O-level-style exams, the BBC understands.

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If the UK is serious about the moral wrongs of tax dodgers, it must stop awarding them knighthood…

If the UK is serious about the moral wrongs of tax dodgers, it must stop awarding them knighthoods and peerages.  Simple really.

#tax   #taxdodger   #offshore   #k2   #uk   #hypocrisy   #royal   #queen   #kbe   #obe  

Carr 'morally wrong' on tax – PM

Prime Minister David Cameron says the legal but aggressive tax avoidance scheme reportedly used by comedian Jimmy Carr is "not morally right".

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Redmond go head-to-head with Apple in a market already dominated by the Cupertino concern. Rememb…

Redmond go head-to-head with Apple in a market already dominated by the Cupertino concern.

Remember: #zune can't happen twice.

#surface #surfacetablet #microsoft #apple #ipad  

Surface by Microsoft

A tablet that's a unique expression of entertainment and creativity. A tablet that works and plays the way you want. A new type of computing. Surface.

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+Tony Hirst is currently presenting and discussing one of my favourite tools in the world Google …

+Tony Hirst is currently presenting and discussing one of my favourite tools in the world Google Refine.  I think  was the only other person in the room who'd used it, so if you're interested to know more, find me at lunch and I can show how I've used it to analyse student work and generate an overview of class progress for formative feedback. #googlerefine   #geug12

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In these times of financial hardship, it's not obvious why the BBC (which is publicly funded) has…

In these times of financial hardship, it's not obvious why the BBC (which is publicly funded) has spent $185,000 registering a vanity gTLD that they don't need.  There is also a recurring annual fee of $25,000.  There may be a reason, but it's not leaping out at me.  +BBC Click any clues?

Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings | ICANN New gTLDs

Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings. ICANN developed the New generic Top-Level Domain Program to increase competition and choice by introducing new gTLDs into the Internet's address…

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An #appletv SDK would be interesting.  A small box with HDMI out; maybe if the 'hidden' Bluetooth…

An #appletv SDK would be interesting.  A small box with HDMI out; maybe if the 'hidden' Bluetooth capability is un-crippled it could be a challenger to machines like the Raspberry Pi in the home.

Apple Reportedly Set to Open Up Apple TV to Third-Party Developers at WWDC

Following up on its report from last week claiming that Apple will show off the operating system for its future television set product at next…

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