Inspiring TED talk by Bryan Stevenson

Today I decided to finally check out Windows Phone development after reading an encouraging post on Scott Hanselman’s blog.
Steps are:
1. Download the SDK
2. Create an account at http://create.msdn.com
The sign up process for the publishers account is broken (tried multiple times on Chrome and IE).
That’s just depressing. 

Today I decided to finally check out Windows Phone development after reading an encouraging post on Scott Hanselman’s blog.

Steps are:

1. Download the SDK

2. Create an account at http://create.msdn.com

The sign up process for the publishers account is broken (tried multiple times on Chrome and IE).

That’s just depressing. 

Carlin’s Modern Man. Yeah…genius.

Teddy Bear

Another effective technique is to explain your code to someone else.  This will often cause you to explain the bug to yourself. 

Sometimes it takes no more than a few sentences, followed by an embarrassed “Never mind, I see what’s wrong.  Sorry to bother you.” 

This works remarkably well; you can even use non-programmers as listeners.  One university computer center kept a teddy bear near the help desk.  Students with mysterious bugs were required to explain them to the bear before they could speak to a human counselor. 

~Brian Kernighan and Rob Pike, about debugging

Brilliant. 

Socialnomics - Erik Qualman. Love the motion graphic. 

Met with @Jason for a TWIST producer lunch today!

Met with @Jason for a TWIST producer lunch today!

I’ve been reading about and playing with Bitcoin for the past week. Extremely cool. 
Here is a QR code that contains my BitCoin token: 

bitcoin:1LXFmsukqjXT86KYiEHDNFhdc11LewDfaH?label=Nelson%20Melo

created using the bitcoin-js-remote project by tcatm:
http://tcatm.github.com/bitcoin-js-remote/
Also just bought 1 bitcoin, just in case it’s worth a couple thousands in 2 years :)

I’ve been reading about and playing with Bitcoin for the past week. Extremely cool. 

Here is a QR code that contains my BitCoin token: 

bitcoin:1LXFmsukqjXT86KYiEHDNFhdc11LewDfaH?label=Nelson%20Melo

created using the bitcoin-js-remote project by tcatm:

http://tcatm.github.com/bitcoin-js-remote/

Also just bought 1 bitcoin, just in case it’s worth a couple thousands in 2 years :)

Leaving for Google IO 2011 in 4 days…