A Change in Protocol

So a while back I had my genes sequenced by 23andme (I got Darci’s sequenced too), and given that I’m starting to really worry about my long term heart disease prospects (thanks, genes), I decided to start digging into the details.

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#dna, #cholesterol, #snp, #prometheus, #23andme, #better living through biochemistry
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Sound bites and Context–The Danger is that Two Can Play This Game…

Context is important. Sound-bite quotes taken out of context, like "You didn't build that" are vile, and completely destroy debate - and meaning.

For example, on Meet The Press today, Mitt Romney said - and this is a direct quote – “You're not going to see us create the jobs we need to create or the rising incomes people need.”

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#romney, #meet the press, #2012 election campaign
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Why You Shouldn’t Buy Your Child A Smartphone If You’re On AT&T…

So a while back I decided to buy my daughter a cellphone. She’s 20, and we figured that it’d be a great way for us all to stay in touch. Except before we did that, I wanted to make sure that she couldn’t accidentally run up a huge bill. After all, I’m paying the freight on this – so I didn’t want her to be able to accidentally purchase things she shouldn’t on my credit card, or go over her 300MB data-plan limit.

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#technology, #business, #scam, #AT&T, #SmartLimits, #data caps, #data plan, #smartphone, #phone plans, #identity theft
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Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet’s Camera System

If you’re at all interested in the hardcore gubbins of how to build a game, you could do a lot worse than visiting Michel Gagne’s blog, which has an amazing video on how to implement an intelligent camera system. (more...)

Hmmm… Not bad for about 3 hours work…

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So this is the start of my first ever Windows 8 Metro project, using the default project templates from Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate, populating all of its data live from Digg.

That was deceptively easy. Hmmm… I can easily see spending several weeks polishing it up (and I still have issues with a horizontally scrolling page instead of a vertical one; it goes against every UI instinct I have). But all in all… not bad at all :)

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