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SoftLayer Makes IBM Cloud

To some this is probably the deal of the year…..

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Image Meter Pro

Image Meter Pro is an Android app for image-based measurement and documentation. It can measure dimensions – length, angle, or areas of arbitrary shape – within the image automatically and accurately, taking care of perspective distortions. It supports both metric units and imperial, and can convert between the two systems automatically. As for documentation, you […]

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Google Plus

Yesterday Google IO 2012 opened. This is an event I keep an eye on and am very keen to attend myself someday. Today I tried out Android SDK API level 16. Really like the enhancements Google has made in such short release cycles! This entry is my tribute to Google’s engineers. Last year a friend […]

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Feeling Proud of IBM

In September, the market capital value of IBM has exceeded Microsoft. It became the most valuable company in the IT service sector once again. This week, IBM is the 1st best-performing stock year-to-date among the Dow 30. In its 100 years of history, IBM has survived various crisis and thrived in every major IT revolution. […]

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In the evening I was reading this discussion: http://www.theserverside.com/news/thread.tss?thread_id=61352 Did not read all the comments. Among the comments I have read, this one appeared sympathetic to me. In (my) IT maturity cycle, I don’t think you could get to highly productive Enterprise app development tool without a strong, mature, low-level language and platform to build […]

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Truly Aligning Software Design to the Essence of Business Business people have been poor. When they use their equipment, their accountants speak like this: “debit depreciation expense account should be updated and credit accumulated depreciation is increased. Deferred tax asset is reduced.” When they want a software for running business, IT consultants speak like this: […]

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Language/Tool that Delivers

I’m reading the book “Writing that Works” by Kenneth Roman and Joel Raphaelson on my commuting train recently. Here is an excerpt from this book: It is believed that with the parameters that have been imposed by your management, a viable program may be hard to evolve. Net net: If our program is to impact […]

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Looking for a Tablet

For me the current stable version of Android is almost perfect, actually I do not need any more features or stronger hardware performance than my I9000. But the deal breaker is that: The Vital Source bookshelf does not offer any Android client. I have to use Vital Source ebooks ( Why the CFA institute tie […]

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Nine Men’s Morris

Dirk has programmed a game “Nine Men’s Morris” during his September vacation. He exerted every effort on the AI algorithm, GTK UI programming and the Debian/Windows package building ( If anyone sponsors him a Mac box, he will also release an installer for Mac. 😉 ). We have compared his program to many existing Morris […]

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Software I use most

Operating systems: Debian Linux at home and Windows XP at work. Web browsers: Ice Weasel / Firefox Blogging tool: WordPress Media player: MPlayer Generic code / text editor: Eclipse Really good-looking, text-heavy documents such as thesis or technical documentation are just too difficult to be handled with Word or OpenOffice Writer. I use TexLive packages […]

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