Who decides what your going to read next? http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/08/the-choke-point.html
Locked the two boys in their room and told them I was calling Child Services to take them away. They start packing and bawling because I kept yelling at them that they would never be back. Then I actually made a phone call and came back into their room an hour later telling them they didn’t accept shitty little kids at the orphanage because they were full of them.
Love others so radically they wonder why.
One small tip for parents.
My happiest memories as a child, and the ones imprinted most indelibly on my heart, typically involve a happy or enthusiastic adult apart from toys — a teacher who infused fun into our physics lessons, an uncle who took us on bike rides to Galle face whenever we visited Colombo and a coach who loved his job.
But the happiest of happy moments always involved my parents. When my dad laughed or my mom got excited about something, time stood still and my heart threatened to burst. I delighted to see them delighted; their enthusiasm and joy instantly and naturally transferred to me because I loved to see them happy.
Kids learn to love what brings their parents delight. So what does this speak to you during this Advent season?
Smart files is one of the most awesomest feature in Windows 8. It basically lets you ‘see’ all your files in OneDrive but takes up a ridiculously minute fraction of storage. When you want to work on a file, either through an stop or double clicking, out would auto-magically pull down the whole file. See more here http://gcoupe.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/build-9879-of-windows-10-has-removed-smart-files/
In the latest build of the Windows 10 Tech Preview this feature had been removed. What’s refreshing about the new Microsoft is that we can vote to get it back. Go add your vote here. https://windows.uservoice.com/forums/265757-windows-feature-suggestions/suggestions/6708195-add-an-advanced-option-to-restore-showing-all-oned
You can also enjoy the passionate feedback from users.
Why I’m strongly considering temporarily moving to an iPhone till Windows Phone catches up: Just got an email that my work phone has been moved to Jabber. Cisco says Jabber can be used from any device, they have iOS and Android apps but nothing for Windows Phone. Long story short the fault lies with Windows Phone.
This was posted in the forum last month by a Cisco rep: ‘Hi Brian, The open sockets we need to have running in the background are currently not supported by Windows Phone 8.1. The Windows Phone development group has been discussing with us to ensure that they can support Jabber architecture in the Threshold release.’
The Xbox Music app is the bane of my existence. I am an Xbox music subscriber and it is absolutely pathetic for a native app. This article (dated yesterday) and the comments thread sums it all up. http://wmpoweruser.com/xbox-music-still-sucks-and-thats-a-sh…
And then you see benchmarks like this http://www.anandtech.com/show/8666/the-apple-ipad-air-2-revi… (also http://blog.codinghorror.com/the-tablet-turning-point/) with the iPhone 6 & iPad Air beating out all other devices, providing a superior app store selection.
Even the new the Microsoft Office app that Microsoft released for iOS is much better at rendering and more feature rich than the native Office apps in Windows Phone (which have been native and haven’t been update since WP 7,0).
Here’s a neat script I wrote the other day to download the urls of all the user’s in your Yammer network. This comes in handy when you want to re-use the profile images that users have uploaded to Yammer.
The advantage with this script is that you don’t need the app to be approved by your Yammer admin. Just create a user created app on Yammer, create a token and approve it for your profile. That’s it. The token can be re-used as long as necessary.
Here’s the PowerShell script that will get you there.