Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/mtreadwell/archive/2013/12/08/154833.aspxGreat Amazon deal at 20% off the price for Office 365 Home Premium 1 year Subscription Key Card. This can be used for your upcoming annual renewal as well. For Win7+. The funny part is that they send you a physical card. This would be perfect for a digital delivery, but I guess Microsoft does not trust Amazon that much.
In this podcast, my friends Jon Galloway and Jeffrey Fritz turn the tables, and interview me about life, the Universe and everything. Listen | Yet Another Podcast For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at http://JesseLiberty.com
At NDCLondon, I had the pleasure to present my talk “Putting the Microsoft Design Language to work”. Because of time constraints (60 minutes is fairly short I couldn’t show the actual code that I show in the long version of this talk. I did however promise to publish them and here they are now for […]
When things are fragile, they break easily. We often see fragility as a bad thing and design things to be robust. But this isn't what we're really after either; things that are robust might be hard to break, but they're also hard to change, making them fail to adapt to new stressors over time. The model that we're really after is antifragility; when something is antifragile it will benefit from stressors and get better over time.
A cup is fragile; drop it and it breaks. A skyscraper on the other hand is robust; it is designed to resist
the forces of nature; from hurricanes to earthquakes. A perfect example of antifragility is the human body; go to the gym, work your ass off, and you will grow stronger.
In this book, Taleb takes this model and applies it to a wide variety of systems; biological, medical, economic and political. Most concepts are easily relatable to software too.
While the core concepts could be summarized in a few pages, Taleb uses anecdotes, ancient texts, narratives and formulas to prove his point - resulting in a 519 pages thick book. Not all passages are a smooth read though....(Read whole news on source site)
TL;DR: if you need to use images per resoultion use the following code, it will save you time. As of today, the Windows Phone platform supports 4 distinct resolutions: WVGA – the original resolution of WP7 WXGA and 720p – intoduced with WP8 1080p – introduced with WP8 GDR 3 update (support is still limited), probably […]
Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/TATWORTH/archive/2013/12/08/apress-deal-of-the-day-8dec2013---practical-load-balancing.aspx Today's $10 deal of the day at http://www.apress.com/9781430236801 is Practical Load Balancing "Hardware isn't becoming that much faster, and Practical Load Balancing helps out by offering a complete survey of network load balancing. It undergirds most scalability and high performance software today, making the book relevant to everyone—from single server administrators to cloud application developers."