Did you know that there are very obscure Unicode characters?
Unicode Character FLOPPY DISK (U+1F4BE)
Unicode Character HORSE (U+1F40E)
Unicode Character LOVE HOTEL (U+1F3E9)
Unicode Character FACE WITH STUCK-OUT TONGUE AND WINKING EYE (U+1F61C)
Unicode Character WOMAN WITH BUNNY EARS (U+1F46F)
Unicode Character PILE OF POO (U+1F4A9)
Did you know that there is no Unicode character for st nd rd th, so you can not format numbers: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th using single Unicode chars.
$1.5 billion: The cost of cutting London-Tokyo latency by 60ms from extremetech.com
CoinLab raised $500,000 venture capital story at Forbes
According to Reddit cofounder Steve Huffman, in the early days the Reddit crew just faked it ‘til they made it. Huffman describes how the first Redditors populated the site’s content with tons of fake accounts. More here.
CrunchBase Reveals: The Average Successful Startup Raises $25.3 Million, Sells For $196.8 Million… read more here
Are Brain Teasers Good Hiring Criteria? discussion at Slashdot
Frustration, Disappointment And Apathy: My Years At Microsoft. Post is written by Max Zachariades, who spent the last five years at Microsoft in various roles.
Generic Architecture For Rapid Software Development Project Cycle from CodeProject.
Android Economics by Horace Dediu
Cause for Concern – Piracy on Windows Phone 7 from Diary of a Ninja
Buying Happiness from Jeff Atwood
Windows Phone developer shares some stats and experience: Make some cash developing for Windows Phone.
Android developer shares some stats too: Papermill – The first few weeks.
Why $7.99 beats $0.99 – from Zombies, Run! developers …
Google’s secure data centers are some of the most energy efficient in the world. Each year we save millions of dollars on energy costs, and we use renewable energy whenever we can.
The “Ship or die”, “Done is better than perfect”, “Just ship” mantras have lately become a part of many startup conversations. Think Twice Before Adopting The “Ship Or Die” Mentality.
IT World Time Machine: Why didn’t Internet on TV take off in 1983?
Programming / developing
Developer Efficiency – compared XCode, Eclipse, Visual Studio in YouTube video
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Even faster Key/Value store nosql embedded database engine utilizing the new MGIndex data structure with MurMur2 Hashing and WAH Bitmap indexes for duplicates – RaptorDB.
20th IOCCC (International Obfuscated C Code Contest) Source Code Released – discussed in Slashdot
C++11 – A Glance By Lakamraju Raghuram
ASM.Net – x86 Emulation written in C# By Drag0nHunter
How does it work in C#? from CodeProject.
An MFC Chart Control with Enhanced UI By geoyar
Convolutional Neural Network Workbench with examples By Filip D’haene
WPF Rubik’s Cube in 3D with full source code.
Ajax Animator – cross-platform/cross-format animation tool that support Animated GIFs, SWF (Flash), SVG Animations, and more – from antimatter15.com
6 Useful Web Development Boilerplates from http://favbulous.com
Web page w/o HTML – Using CSS without HTML.
Basic4android – an attempt to bring Visual Basic like language to Android developers. It lacks some core features, however it is usable
Build C# and .NET Mobile Apps with Xamarin Development for Android By Shalom Keynan
UI – User Interface
Do not know what screen resolution your potential users have – 1366×768 Monitors Top 1024×768 For the First Time – from Slashdot
Android (ICS) Design Guidelines from Android.com
Collusion provides an interactive, real-time visualization of the entities that track your behavior across the web.
Google Search can draw the functions.
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Test Storage Media?
Behind the scenes video reveals Google’s attention to search detail from engadget.com
The heart of a digital camera – CCD explained by Engineer Guy
Anodizing (Or the beauty of corrosion) by Engineer Guy
iFrogz Boost Near Field Audio Speaker – watch video here.
How to export Gmail messages to text or HTML files? IMAP is the key…
Home Automation with Netduino and Kinect. There is a bunch of bad technology in the marketplace and the products are too expensive so I decided to build my own…
Planex to launch Wi-Fi router that replaces your wall socket.
Macs are not immune – 600,000 Infected With Flashback.
F1 cut in half – Sauber F1 Team – Cutaway F1 Race Car.
Video card driver developers are cheating – What were the tests that WinG did to evaluate video cards?
The old glitch in Windows – Why is there sometimes a long delay between pressing a hotkey for a shortcut and opening the shortcut?
Ship It – Who gets a “Ship It” award?
A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages.
The Floppy Disk means Save, and 14 other old people Icons that don’t make sense anymore.