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December 2011

Fred Meijer Millennium Trails–Dec 30th

Number of Views : 3274How often do you get to go for a ride on Dec 30th.  I took off from walker and hit the Millennium park trails.  I wanted to see the new bridge across Maynard, that connects the millennium area to the Kent trails. I had a chance …

Blogging Tool– Windows Live Writer

Number of Views : 3226This new year I plan on blogging more.   For one reason, it is a good stress relief.   The other reasons revolve that I like to do it.     To make the process easier I plan on utilizing Windows live writer.  The reason for using live writer is …

Thinkpad T410 and Hardware Upgrades?

Number of Views : 3333It is that time of year again.  Every December before the new year, I evaluate the technology I have.  I typically look at my laptop and determine if it needs to be upgraded first then look at my other machines. This year I decided that my …

Biking videos

Number of Views : 3095I am amazed at some of the great videos I have seen recently of biking events and situations. This one is called 3 way street (tracking scary traffic). Watch the bikers weave in and out of traffic and the pedestrians. This video is from woodoocycles. They …

The internet in 60 Seconds

Number of Views : 3088There is a fantastic photo that shows all the statistics of what is happening on he web every 60 seconds. The article is title “Incredible Things That Happen Every 60 Seconds On The Internet” The internet is so vast that everyday people use it for so …

Apple App Store – iOS development

Number of Views : 2885In the recent post on the app store comparisons from distimos http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/20/distimos-year-end-report-shows-why-developers-love-ios-iphone-4x-android-revenue-ipad-2x/ It states that the apple app store is the place to be for your applications if you are looking to make some money. The report claims that apple’s store produced near 4 times the …

Workspaces

Number of Views : 2709I have to say, I am jealous of these workspaces. I have been standing up at work for the last 6 months. I can’t say I would ever go back to sitting all day long. My standup setup is not great, but it works. The best …

iPhone / iPad Icon Creator

Number of Views : 4575If you have developed a mobile application you know the hassle it is to create icons. I have recently used the Quirco icon generator : www.quirco.com/iPhoneIcon Give it a try. A very easy way to generate a nice looking logo for an iOS device.

Mobile testing

Number of Views : 3149I have been doing a lot of mobile development lately. One tool I have found to be irreplaceable is Mite (http://mite.keynote.com/) What a great tool. Mite is a mobile web tester. It allows you to view multiple device views of your site. It also does performance …

Hak5 – Behind the scenes

Number of Views : 2753I am a fan of Hak5. I’ve been watching them for a few years now. Darren and Shannon do a great job with a show for tech lovers. “Your Daily dose of techno-lust”. Recently Paul, who runs their AV and does all the behind the scenes …

The best 404 error pages

Number of Views : 4953 I love to see a great 404 page when things go wrong.  The twitter fail whale has become a great example of how to make a statement  on an error or 404 page.   It has become an art of both design and communication when you …

Top Developer Tools : Hanselman

Number of Views : 3256Hanselman has published his most recent Ultimate Developer and power tools. I’ve been a follower of this list for a long. I realize that I have a lot of these tools. I found a few gems in here that I need to check out. http://www.hanselman.com/ScottHanselmans2011UltimateDeveloperAndPowerUsersToolListForWindows.aspx

builtwith.com (service down)

Number of Views : 3453One of my favorite tools builtwith.com was out of commission today. It was showing a 503 error Service Unavailable. The builtwith blog mentioned that they were working on the issue. It looks like they are back and running now. I feel for the team, I’ve been …