Saturday, January 29, 2011

Chrome Web Store

I am using the Chrome store for few days. It is again the same concept of defined applications with sense on installations and un-install, so something modular.

I thought I might be useless but I am liking it. Dealing will defined applications have a defined place to search and means of delivery instead of search the web and use bookmarks has better psychological effect for me.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Swtiching to non Apple environment again

Around July 2010 I decide to buy a Mac Book Pro to have a experience about one OS and society named Apple that I have no contact with until that time.

Apple environment had pluses and problems.

Pluses in some user experience area like UI. It has a stunningly beautiful design, with an acceptable hardware, and ease of use just in some areas.

The biggest problems in my mind is their Dictatorship approach and have a much more closed approach even compared Microsoft!.

Other problems might just be my personal problems and I can just say I DID NOT like them.

  • I don't like the Mac keyboard at all.
  • I prefer the gnome window management that is becoming incredibly better in newer versions of gnome.
  • I prefer the life-cycle and package management of Debian much better
Now, it is time for me to go back to use my preferred environment. I hope to buy a new Thinkpad and switch to the environment that I like.

It was the same case for iPhone, I had an oath to try them both.

I have already switch to use an Android phone and it stopped my continuous nagging.

It is interesting in both cases the strategy that I use is almost the same as what I do for big refactoring changes in code. Like switching to DB from a flat file based system. If I want to do it seamlessly it takes time!

Friday, January 14, 2011

No one is idiot exercise

Which programming language is better, Java, Python, Ruby, Perl, PHP or C?
Which Editor or IDE is better, vim, eclipse, netbeans, xcode or Mono develop.

When we think about decisions and actions of people, if we simply think they are idiot our brain wont try to process the data to understand them.

In any controversy, understanding the opposite opinions is a good exercise of wisdom.