Minimum viable Personality →
Fun. Must read. All the way to the end. (via @codinghorror)
What Apple needs →
Ben Brooks’ cogent analysis on why Facebook isn’t a threat to Apple. It is so easy for all of us to forget that Apple is primarily a hardware company that uses beautiful software (and hence great user-experiences) to get people buy their devices. Must read. (via Daring Fireball)
Write like you talk. →
Wonderful advice by the brilliant Seth Godin. My writing has not been as good as I would like it to be. To improve that, I have been meaning to follow the exact thing that Seth proposes in his article “Write like you talk. Often”. Only when I actually get into some challenge like this that you realize how hard it is to actually write good, readable and cogent text that keeps...
Why I come home... →
Wonderful piece by a software developer about the importance of spending time with family. (via Marco Arment)
Heck of a post. I have been thinking about setting up such a thing for various aspects of my life. Church, music, exercise, finances, learning a new language etc. Questions to self: What are my systems? Do I have atleast one already in place? What are my goals? Specifically for 2011? And how many of them have I failed? Succeeded? Report back with updates by the end of the month. Make this...
Windows 8 - what's to come →
Excited to see Microsoft innovate in the tablet space. Windows 8 seems interesting. I do hope they deliver all this on decent hardware with reasonable battery life. With WebOS almost down the drain, the tech industry desperately needs someone to provide alternatives for iOS (Android cannot be the only one). It remains to be seen how this un-folds.
Identity on the Web →
Jeff Attwood makes an interesting suggestion about managing user identity on the world-wide-web. He argues that normal users having to remember username/passwords for every web service they use, is a huge problem and it indeed is. He postulates some high-level solutions as his dream (without getting too specific about the implementation details) and they are pretty interesting. I do believe web...
Dreamforce 2011 - my thoughts.
On August 31st 2011, I had the opportunity to attend the keynote at Dreamforce, a conference organized by Salesforce at San Francisco. The keynote was presented by the CEO of Salesforce Mark Benihoff. I wanted to pen down my thoughts on the experience. Here they are. Emphasis on Social Every conference has a theme associated with it. Recent and trending topics include the Cloud, Mobile...