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Yes. I feel tired too but I don't live where you live or have your exact lifestyle.

I think I'm tired of fitting myself into a system of work that emerged and wasn't designed to be fulfilling emotionally.

I think most people need to tell lies of some sort to convince others, and even themselves, that everything is good and that we're fine with it, we're doing great.

Lying is really tiering. My plan is to try and be a bit brave, try being honest and follow the ideas that appeal to me, ask the questions that I want to ask etc...

Ethics, principals, humour.


The kindleberry pi has all the elements I think are essential:

- low power - out door readable - light weight

The problem is that it isn't in one, handy package.

Laptops are limited by displays, it sounds like transflective-LCD is ideal. Panasonic Toughbooks have them, so could be a good bet.

I'd like to build an enclosure for a Pi and a PixelQi setup (they made the screens for OLPC). https://www.adafruit.com/products/1303

I assume there just isn't a market large enough to force these into existence?


I guess that's how the corporates argue. Maybe if it was crowdsourced...


As favored by Ernest Hemmingway:

<quote>When I am working on a book or a story I write every morning as soon after first light as possible. There is no one to disturb you and it is cool or cold and you come to your work and warm as you write. You read what you have written and, as you always stop when you know what is going to happen next, you go on from there.</quote>



Here's Brendan Dawes' take on James Bond kills:

"... the image pays homage to the wonderful opening titles to Dr. No by Maurice Binder. Bond only killed one person in The Man With The Golden Gun yet seemed to go a little crazy in GoldenEye..."



My daughter isn't at that age yet, but I imagine that helping to lead the conversation/exploration with the right questions (rather than providing complete answers) might be a sound approach?


I think that's a good idea, but in practice it can be hard to strike a balance that I like. If you get to the question part too soon, or if the question requires too much of a leap or background knowledge, you can hit a brick wall.


I think the fact that you're thinking about how to guide your kids through their early years indicates that you're going to do well at it. Sometimes you won't give enough detail and sometimes too much but overall, they'll hear the parts they need at the time.

A funny anecdote - I taught my daughter the principles (not the mechanics) of trigonometry and the unit circle when she was in 6th grade. Simply because she asked. When she was taking trig in 10th grade, she said "remember when you told me about ...".


This is a view that has been voiced periodically during the advance of human communication. There are certainly downsides just as there are positives. A nice encapsulation of the topic and it's counterpoint are presented by Paul Flatters in his BBC Four Thought talk: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/fourthought MP3: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/fourthought/fourt...


I totally agree. Personally I take the Robert De Niro approach:

"...become attached to nothing in life that you can't walk away from in 30 seconds if you spot the "Heat" around the corner."

Except I apply this to customised/complicated software rather than "things" in my life.


This is a real shame, I was one of the 2000 who signed up and would certainly have been a happy, paying, subscriber.

I was also one of the 400 who showed an interest in writing. The reason why I didn't ever get beyond making a few notes is probably the same reason that many others' good intentions never came good: Good writing takes a lot of time and effort. Time and effort I would love to spend, but can't afford after long hours programming. My creative juice is depleted by the day job.

I suppose that my lack of stamina is not unique? Maybe the best writing comes from those who get paid (or can afford) to spend the time making a quality product?


I know these concepts, I program in FP languages when appropriate but use PHP too.

I can earn a living with PHP in my tool-kit that Scheme/Haskell/Clojure alone will not provide.


However, there are other options, such as Javascript, Ruby, and Python, which are used nowadays in a payful way.


It'd make my work so much easier if all the major mobile browsers released tools like this (outside their ecosystem's SDKs). Opera and FF are in the unusual position of not being the native choice and are/should do this.

I wonder if there might be reticence, or possibly no incentive, to do so as the apps market is booming. A stronger web might be bad for app-stores in general.


Firefox has an emulator too: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/mobile/ (the "Developer Tools" download is just a Fennec.app. It's rather spartan, but does the job)

This is huge contrast with testing in Android Browser:

• requires Android SDK

• launched from commandline (README file explaining that is longer than Info.plist needed to make it runnable with a click).

• needs extra package downloads started manually from withing the SDK

• needs creation of virtual device (with dozen of irrelevant options to fill in that are confusing to newcommers)

• slow as hell

RIM with Windows-only SDK scattered over several packages requiring registration is even worse.


Firefox Mobile has had desktop builds since forever.



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