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Comment Only one recipe?!?! (Score 1) 292

Wowzers! Peluso has held more job positions than a migrant worker and has only one recipe as a CMO. Is that the definition of a one trick pony? Might explain the volume spectrum of positions she has held. Now it's not fair to judge the cumulative experiences to boil down to a sing phrase, but that was her phrase. Oh and the title of the email sounds like something Charlie Sheen would say, "Itâ(TM)s time for Act II: WINNING!"I wonder if if Peluso has tiger's blood.

Comment Rise, Fall and Repeat (Score 1) 644

I have no problem with others gaining more wealth and the means for which they so choose. History is bloodied with the rise and fall of those with and those without. The poor suffer for generations, but then eventually rise up and dispatch the generations of those with wealth and power. And then the cycle repeats. How and when are just the inevitable variables for this cycle.

Comment More astute than the article (Score 1) 154

Well said. I will add that, one will find that leaders, managers, and bosses are better suited to the title of warden. They are entrusted with the oversight of the operations their title affords them. I find those in leadership rarely inspire and merely govern insuring the current operations perform at optimum levels. Any delta change that innovation requires tingles with unknown and unanswered variables. This goes counter to the warden persona. These people require guiding hands and hence the rise of the costly consultants. One cannot blame those under the charge of warden for putting down innovation, just as one cannot blame a fish for swimming. It's just want it does and hence why large companies start to flounder. To counter the lack of innovation, positions of power resort to buying out other companies in the same sense of getting a blood transfusion and quick hold on markets they wish to control. Better to let others innovate and then have the cash on hand to buy them out is the new strategy.

Comment The cost of working local (Score 1) 805

The merits of wealth and cost of living is surface. It's interesting that the line of work that lends itself to be the most optimum for telecommuting from home, finds itself in the center of an area where people have to work locally to their employer. We can argue that somehow physical presence or approximation with co-workers lends itself for greater results for the employer. But we cannot abate from the discussion that they very digital culture we are building that binds many together that otherwise are too far apart, we generally refuse to use.

I worked from home for 15 years from Texas, though my manager and team were located in California. My remote connection never impeded my ability to produce results and in fact it actually produced better results as I could stay focused for longer duration. Having rejoining the local workforce and coming into work has some advantages, I found very disruptive and harder to concentrate on the tasks at hand.

So I have to ask. Why do technology based employees feel the need to work locally when there are an abundance of technology that enhances communication and collaboration?

Comment It starts with Software Engineering Daily (Score 1) 268

Having 3 hours of daily commuting, I live on poscasts. Though I call them podcats.
  • Software Engineering Daily
  • Developer Tea
  • Developer on Fire
  • Software Gone Wild
  • Fragmented: An Android Developer Podcast
  • .NET Rocks
  • Agile for Humans
  • Frontline
  • All About Android
  • Android Central
  • 20/20
  • SE-Radio
  • Coding Blocks
  • Create Software That Sells

Comment Happy Birthday! (Score 1) 31

Any mobile development that takes longer than a year to see it's birthday needs to be shuttered. Too bad it took Twitter executives to realizes this past 30 days. Maybe, just maybe, next they should think about milestones and KPI benchmarks for projects. Just saying it might help.

Comment Lost opportunity for Casio (Score 1) 193

I was really hoping Casio would have purchased Pebble. I really enjoy my G-Shock and there are..were many features of the Pebble I would like to see in a Casio watch. I feel this was a missed opportunity for Casio to come up to parity in the market.

The Casio WSD is a minor movement in smart wearable technology and it's a one trick GPS pony. Kazuhiro Kashio needs to adopt Android into their portfolio of technology for their new watches. Else their G-Shock series and WSD series of watches will start to feel like Blackberries soon.

Comment Re:Air high five Apple (Score 1) 196

Drip drip drip...

As younger generations become more enamored with the digital life as a service model and as wealth debt is still on the rise. You are exactly right, one can die in a seeming less puddle of water. Or as a silly frog once asked, is this pot of water getting hotter? Apple is doing a great thing, taking money out of circulation slowly from those that do not need it.

Comment Air high five Apple (Score 1) 196

I find an enjoyment reading how Apple is bilking those so wealthy that they constantly overpay for needless things with disposable incomes. $0.99 here, $1.29 there, and occasionally $4.99 to boot. It's awesome to see Apple is doing exactly what it needs to do, vacuum the pockets from the wealthy up for music subscriptions, mobile games, and the in-app purchases. Some people think the best way to shorten the gap between the wealthy and the poor is to make the poor more wealthy. I think it's far easier to just get the wealthy to spend themselves to poverty.

Comment Hold Up (Score 1) 472

So Foxconn's report wasn't heavily biased? You know because moving a massive company out of country hence losing a majority of political and social influence and then having to comply with environmental controls wouldn't affect the report results. Freaking idiots! Of course, they will say it doubles the production cost. They probably in factored in the capital costs of building the new factories into the equation.

Apple is the new old Microsoft for the filthy rich. I hope Apple bleeds people dry 99 cents at a time.

Comment Re: Market Competition (Score 3, Informative) 113

By illegally means of collusion. Lets not forget that point. They weren't sticking up for the public, they were collectively colluding together to force the price down on the Dodgers. This is non-capital practice that is illegal as it form monopolies through undisclosed partnerships.

In other news, everyone is still rich.

Comment YES!!!! (Score 1) 220

This shows how Google is helping connect low-income or poor communities and countries around the globe. These low priced devices are the binding devices to connect to the larger world and ideas. Just as the radio bounds nations together to share in events together. The smart phone can now help those in places where information is suppressed and weak infrastructure locations. Thank you Google for giving away technology that can better the lives of millions.
Apple on the other hand is a luxury brand meant to milk the wealthy. It's like a jeweled accessory for those without need. Very Hunger Game'ish in my opinion.

Comment Racing to razor (Score 1) 159

Seeing that touching the screen will invoke a trigger with whatever is running on the device, I am not on the bandwagon of (near) bezel-less designs. Add to the fact that phones are getting thinner makes the phone more prone to falling as we can grip less and less of the device. Granted any advancement in technology is good and worthy pursuit, but manufacturers are easily missing the mark when it comes to physical user experience in just holding these portable devices. At an early age we discover the world by reaching and grabbing what is around us. Yet, manufacturers feel the need to make devices harder to hold for the sake of doing so. Is the goal to make smart phones as thin and light as paper? Do we need a razor phone for the sake of showing we can?

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