Monthly Archives: September 2012

Books 7

Two months on from the last list. Much time on trains has meant much time reading, hence the list is already long. Temeraire by Naomi Novik: a gunpowder mix of fantasy and historical epic. I was not convinced at first, … Continue reading

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-29

@ozten done … https://t.co/RIlWJw1Q Struggling to reproduce; possibly a combination of new user and/or network issues? # @tomiahonen I think your gut is wrong. 3 big OS platforms in smartphones in 2015 will be iOS, Android, & Windows. B2G, Tizen … Continue reading

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Scala sbt

If you’re following the Coursera Scala course, you may come across this problem during the example assignment: cd example sbt > console [error] java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space (Lots of [info] stuff omitted for readability.) The nicest way I found to … Continue reading

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What HP did next

The always awesome Terence Eden writes about HP’s smartphone conundrum; he makes some excellent points and I recommend you go and read it. Read it now. It’s okay, I’ll wait. Ok, welcome back. There are a couple of things I’d … Continue reading

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Mobile platforms in 2015

Tomi Ahonen made a bold prediction of the top three mobile platforms in 2015: Android, Tizen, and iOS in that order. I disagreed, and made my own prediction: 140 characters were not enough to cover this, so here are some … Continue reading

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Firefox OS build on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I’m trying to get Firefox OS built on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. It’s not going too well! I checked out the code and ran ./config.sh emulator, then I ran ./build.sh and waited. After a while, I got:  25 52.4M   25 … Continue reading

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gcc and homebrew on Mountain Lion

I’m trying to get B2G built, and one of the steps on OS X is to install gcc (this install is all automated in the bootstrap script). I am on a (relatively) clean install of Mountain Lion. Unfortunately during the … Continue reading

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-22

Dear Mozilla folks: Persona seems not to work in Safari. Creating new account, confirming email address both result in blank pages. # Powered by Twitter Tools

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NatWest iPhone App

It’s not a huge surprise that the iPhone app for NatWest users is a big user experience disaster. Never mind that during sign-up the bank asks you to submit your card number and security code, or that they ask you … Continue reading

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-15

@RoyalMail thanks for not delivering my nephew's birthday card, sent via Special Delivery. I really appreciate you ignoring your SLAs. #fail # @danfooo doesn't macports go in /opt? http://t.co/3RoPZSXq followed by http://t.co/iism5hpY # @danfooo the sudo rm -rf bit *should* … Continue reading

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