alfabytes

Aug 12

[video]

Jul 23

This is not how you write a tweet. *major facepalm* – View on Path.

This is not how you write a tweet. *major facepalm* – View on Path.

Jul 12

laughingsquid:

LEGO Sculptures That Portray Iconic Superheroes and Movie Characters as Lazy Couch Potatoes

laughingsquid:

LEGO Sculptures That Portray Iconic Superheroes and Movie Characters as Lazy Couch Potatoes

Jul 04

[video]

May 22

[video]

May 18

multidjc:

jedisonic-x:

This was probably the greatest thing I’ve seen all day!!!

Ladies and gentlemen, my new favorite gif.

multidjc:

jedisonic-x:

This was probably the greatest thing I’ve seen all day!!!

Ladies and gentlemen, my new favorite gif.

(via kappachan)

May 14

On becoming relevant to consumers

A company asked me for advice about innovation, relevance, and the consumer. This is what I told them. The entire advice sounds to me like a whole load of corporate speak and essentially things that they should already know, but hey, they asked.

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On the Vimeo ban in Indonesia

Jakarta Globe asked for my views on the banning of Vimeo in Indonesia which started on Sunday, May 11 2014. Globe reporter Benjamin Soloway wanted to know what the effects might be to tech and innovation in this country, whether it would lead to other actions of the same magnitude, and what is going on with the inconsistency in its implementation. The following is my response.

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May 06

jefcostello67:

Australia’s Prime Sinister

jefcostello67:

Australia’s Prime Sinister

Apr 20

This Nokia X looks like a pretty fun phone to use for those who have specific needs for an entry level smartphone and not too bothered by the lack of Google services.

Battery life that lasts about a couple of days between charges, basic apps like Mail (Outlook) Opera mini, Facebook, Twitter, BBM, Line, a bunch of games, and sporting dual SIM cards, although I think only one slot has 3G access, and a Nokia Store that is decent enough for the most part, should be sufficient for the intended market, not to mention having OneDrive support as well as MixRadio and built in FM Radio.

Sadly despite having 512MB of RAM, the sluggishness in response times, in even the built in apps, makes the phone a less attractive phone to have compared to the similarly spec’d and priced Lumia 520. Nokia needs to really optimize the OS to have it operate apps a lot smoother. The OS itself runs just fine but there are noticeable lags when running apps such as delayed typing response, which can be crucial.

On the other hand, people’s tolerance towards the lag may differ and the intended market for the phone may give it a pass. What may go against the phone’s success would be the alternatives at the same or similar price and people’s willingness to use non Google services. If the Microsoft, Nokia, and Here apps are acceptable to consumers, then it’s one less major hurdle to deal with.

This Nokia X looks like a pretty fun phone to use for those who have specific needs for an entry level smartphone and not too bothered by the lack of Google services.

Battery life that lasts about a couple of days between charges, basic apps like Mail (Outlook) Opera mini, Facebook, Twitter, BBM, Line, a bunch of games, and sporting dual SIM cards, although I think only one slot has 3G access, and a Nokia Store that is decent enough for the most part, should be sufficient for the intended market, not to mention having OneDrive support as well as MixRadio and built in FM Radio.

Sadly despite having 512MB of RAM, the sluggishness in response times, in even the built in apps, makes the phone a less attractive phone to have compared to the similarly spec’d and priced Lumia 520. Nokia needs to really optimize the OS to have it operate apps a lot smoother. The OS itself runs just fine but there are noticeable lags when running apps such as delayed typing response, which can be crucial.

On the other hand, people’s tolerance towards the lag may differ and the intended market for the phone may give it a pass. What may go against the phone’s success would be the alternatives at the same or similar price and people’s willingness to use non Google services. If the Microsoft, Nokia, and Here apps are acceptable to consumers, then it’s one less major hurdle to deal with.