PInvoke vs Managed Interfaces performance
I stumbled across this article in my research for a project. I wondered if writing a C++ / CLI wrapper would improve the performance of interfacing with the my specific hardware….turns out it won’t improve much.
Super Cat saves a little boy from dangerous dog
This is amazing, the cat has some serious balls
Cloudant is merging with IBM
IBM has acquired Cloudant. What this means to such a great service we shall see.
A real NBN is slipping away
Excellent article written by Rod Tucker, one of the architects of the original NBN plan.
It saddens that this dream is slipping further and further away. No politician is willing to listen and it seems the more that people shout the less they are heard.
The one thing i wanted from NBN was to see the expansion of tele-health. This could have brought doctors to your house in a very different way than what they do now. Data throughput on a PON based network wouldn’t have been an issue but on the new propsoed NBN i really don’t think it will cope. Sadly I don’t think tele-health will be a reality now, maybe in the next 20 years but no sooner.
The demographics that use social media
From the reading Facebook is for all ages, Twitter is for youngsters and LinkedIn is for the oldies.
Useful information to know if you are targeting you social media campaigns to certain age demographics.
StatusPage.io and how they got there
Really good interview on how StatusPage.io got to where they are today.
A lot of good insights
Which programming language is the most popular…
I was curious today about what the next big thing would be in the programming world and stumbled upon this very nice chart.
It shows the popularity of programming languages based on discussions in Stack Overflow and constantly polling the commits done in Git Hub.
Anyhoo, it’s an interesting chart, let me know what you think.
Photons + Ultra Cold Atoms = Lightsabers
OMG Lightsabers could be come a reality…..
Well maybe not but this article states a breakthrough in an understanding of how photons interact with each other.
Yes that sounds really vague and I’m sure the physics behind this is really complex… But think of the lightsabers people!!!!
I propose we start a new organisation that pioneers the research into photons interacting. We could call it ‘Joule Electron Displacement Initiative’…maybe.
Anyway this article was pretty cool but it was way cooler because they mentioned Lightsabers.
Love this article on Coffee Script
Nicolas Bevacqua is a very passionate individual. He blogs about the obfuscation created by Coffee Script in things like answering questions on forums or posting examples
Queensland Health to outsource IT
Very interesting read. I do agree with the breaking up of services into discrete portions that lots of vendors can do.
It’s going to be a rough ride that’s for sure…