First kickoff of the season
The only answer
(Source: extraordinarymess, via scotthurff)
Rob Delaney: Bought some US stocks -
… What I am saying is that I believe in me, and I believe in you and I believe in elbow grease, objectivity and history. Did you see the recession coming? Did it announce itself and tell you the date it would arrive? No, it did not. Nor will recovery. So quit whining. Pessimism is for losers. …
Recently, we released the Android version of Meridian, our platform for building location-based apps.
We didn’t use one of these “Cross Platform!” tools like Titanium. We wrote it, from scratch, in Java, like you do in Android.
We decided it was important to keep the native stuff native, and to respect each platform’s conventions as much as possible. Some conventions are easy to follow, like putting our tabs on the top. Other conventions go deep into the Android Way, like handling
Intents, closing old
Activities, implementing Search Providers, and being strict about references to help the garbage collector.
Now, our platform leverages HTML5 (buzzword, sorry) in many places for branding and content display, so we got a fair amount of UI for free. But there was much platform code written in Objective-C that needed translation into Java, such as map navigation, directions, and location switching.
So, we rolled up our sleeves, downloaded the Android SDK, and got to work.
Some of that is due purely to the interface. It lacks information density. It’s all white space and open air, inviting lengthy discourses. And the lengthy discussions tend to attract blowhards. And because blowhards like to weigh in on the bloviations of other blowhards, those conversations rise to the top. And even more of that is probably due to it being made up almost entirely of dudes. Google is pretty much the biggest sausage party on the planet. And like all sausage parties, it means there’s a lot of standing around showing your wiener. So what should you do on Google ? —
So What the Hell Are We Supposed to Put on Google ?
Ok, per my last text post, some tech punditry is awesome, especially when they don’t take themselves seriously.
Happy Friday, everyone.
Now let’s make some burgers this weekend, Dean Martin-style.
(via Letters of Note, who is really ruling the food department lately)
Salt & Fat: Burgers -
Memorial Day kicked off the unofficial start of grilling season here in the US of A, which no doubt means many of you are going to be pattying up some hamburgers over the next few months. A good burger is a thing to take pride in and a little extra attention will help get it just right.
Requisite fireworks photo, Del Mar. (Taken with instagram)