I’m no expert on the topic, but I’m somewhat familiar on the negative effects today’s technology has on us. Aside from the typical eyestrain, carpal tunnel syndrome and posture hazards we all know too well, the recent mobile revolution introduced Touch screens to the masses, and along with it came new health hazards such as Repeated motion injuries which I’m beginning to show sign of.
But the interesting part of this story and the whole Europe/Microsoft Browser Battle is the result we have today, almost a decade later:
We can see the results for ourselves. Chrome is now the world’s leading web browser, ahead of IE and Firefox (which also benefited greatly from the decision). And if you play around with IE10, the most recent version, you will see an iteration of the browser that reflects Microsoft’s need to keep up with those rivals: the company was forced to be competitive, which is surely one of the key points of antitrust law.
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so far, Twitter has been my primary social account, it has proved it self to be a strong and effective method of communication, but its not the greatest in building conversations around a topic, or allowing for rich media.
they they are improving, but not fast enough in my own opinion.
I’ve been following Google+ from the early days, and I really love the simplicity and functionality they bring. The only problem was the community, there was none!
it took a while for people to join and to start using the social network effectively, and now I’m making G+ my primary social account.
but I don’t want to loose the community over Twitter and Facebook, and I still want to be able to send updates to LinkedIn and App.net.
there are a number of services and tools that let you connect two or more accounts, but somehow they all have their quirks and they just don’t seem to have any “smart” methods to distinguish the type of content that you are posting and treat them appropriately …
so naturally, I’ve decided to build something myself!
Neat tricks to fight that annoying inline space, this one is my favorite:
Set the font size to zero
A space that has zero font-size is… zero width.
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David Hansson at 37signals reminds us of the average Yahoo CEO term:
But if recent history is any guide, I guess Yahoos without options to leave can console themselves with the fact that the average CEO term in the past six years has been a mere one year. So the odds are good that a new boss will be in place within long.
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