The freedom to configure is the freedom to make a better world

This talk by Cory Doctorow was pretty great (unfortunately, this is the short version, the long version actually covers the important stuff). It covers the many problems we are going into because of DRM and close restrictive devices. I don’t really see things getting better any time soon, though – most people just don’t care, […]

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NeuroWisdom – Book Review

I’ve just read NeuroWisdom: The New Brain Science of Money, Happiness and Success, by Mark Robert Waldman and Chris Manning. The book covers current neuroscience on how to be happier and more successful, usually with simple techniques you can use every day that were proven to work on actual research. I can’t say I got […]

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Kotlin in Action – Book Review

Kotlin in Action, by Dmitry Jemerov and Svetlana Isakova covers the language basics of Kotlin. Kotlin is a wonderful language that borrows from many languages, including Java, C#, and functional languages to make a very interesting, terse and highly productive language. Currently it supports compiling to the JVM, Javascript and native on several systems. The […]

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Hidden WPF – Book Review

Hidden WPF: Secrets for Creating Great Applications in WPF by Alessandro Del Sole covers some less know things in WPF. While there are a few non-obvious items, if you read something like WPF 4.5 Unleashed¬†you are unlikely to learn something now. Might be worth checking out in Safari, as it is quite short. Most examples […]