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December 9, 2009 at 5:52 pm

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A Voice of Reason

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In the middle of Peter-Paul Koch’s self-proclaimed rant about the deficiencies and altogether failure of the App Store approval process (which I am NOT commenting on) I noticed something which explains, at least in part, what I believe to be the major reason web technologies have not matured to the extent their desktop counterparts have: Desktop programmers are scared out of their minds and are fighting to hold back applications which depend heavily on the use of these tools.

But the so-called “real” developers aren’t confronting their fear. They’re covering it up with arrogance.

They dismiss Web technologies as toys for children. JavaScript is just this little language that cannot possibly compare to real technologies such as the one they’re using. HTML is too simple. Real programmers don’t do that stuff. As to Web developers, they are just glorified pixel-pushers that should in no circumstance be taken seriously.

After ten years I am fucking tired of the “Web development is not real programming” bullshit that the arrogant bastards in “real programming” are spouting because they’re too frightened to learn something new.

OK, maybe JavaScript and CSS don’t have what it takes to replace traditional desktop programming quite yet. Still, I feel like it doesn’t get the respect it deserves.  To you sir, I say, “Bravo! Keep fighting the good fight”.

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November 25, 2009 at 4:23 pm

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Some humor to take the edge off…

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I’m still job hunting – going on 6 MONTHS this Sunday, Yikes! I can’t resist though, just have to laugh at this a little bit.  Relax people, it’s a joke.

Dilbert.com

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November 11, 2009 at 6:11 pm

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Secrets preference panel updated for Snow Leopard

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Considering Apple’s obsession with ease of use, I’m shocked they haven’t figured out a way to do this (or ship the OS with some kind of uninstaller, for that matter).  Seriously guys, I love the work you do, but this is one area that consistently gets ignored.

(via TUAW)

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November 5, 2009 at 2:55 pm

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Gizmodo & Steve Ballmer: The Uncut Interview

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Quirks aside, it’s one of the most candid interviews I’ve seen him give.  It’s clear however, that he (unlike Bill) is a sales guy and not a developer.

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October 27, 2009 at 11:09 pm

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Google Voice with your existing number

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I had always wondered why it was that a new phone number was required during the sign-up process.  The idea of having 1 number which can forward calls to all of your devices (landlines, cellphones, etc.) is great, but my best guess (not related to technology) is that people are “philosophically opposed” to changing their main phone number.  If Google can find a way to port the other Voice features to this setup it would remove a significant barrier to widespread adoption.  That said, if anyone has info on why a separate number is required to access all of the Google Voice features, please let me know.

(via The Official Google Voice Blog)

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October 27, 2009 at 4:58 pm

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Spike Jonze sets the record straight on ‘Where the Wild Things Are’

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Jonze nails it:

It was a dangerous, daring book, the movie should reflect the emotions of the book.

Once you understand who this movie is really for, everything else about it makes sense.  For those (like me) who remember the book, Newsweek’s interview with Sendak puts everything in perspective.

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October 20, 2009 at 8:18 pm

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