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Google strong-arms Acer
Alibaba said that Acer “was notified by Google that if the product runs Aliyun OS, Google will terminate its Android- related cooperation and other technology licensing with our partner….We regret Google’s action.”
Stay classy Google.
Follw up to last week’s post: Summary of Apple Rumors and Predictions Which I Believe to Be True…
How close was I?
For all those that don’t obsessively follow the Apple news and rumor sites, I’ll summarize it for you. I’m hoping to keep this list updated.
Just moved my blog from wordpress.com to Octopress. Octopress runs atop jekyll to generate static files and can deploy to pretty much any hosting provider - but has special tools for hosting on github pages - where this blog is now hosted. First I looked at Jekyll on its own, but seems like it required too much manual configuration - whereas Octopress makes all the choices for you. You just need to make changes.
Blog posts are created by editing a text file locally using Textmate 1 in markdown, generating the blog and deploying. The blog’s filename implies the posting date, for example this posts file name is
and you also include what they call a YAML UpfrontMatter to the top of every post to include additional metadata. For example for this post:
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So far I’m really happy with it. If you’d like to give it a whirl yourself, All the info you need is at Octopress. It’s got a very vibrant community, which is always a good thing.
What it means:
Javasript code is running for longer than 10 seconds. Thats the limit on Firefox 15. Other browsers may vary, googling reveals Internet Explorer’s limit is 5 million lines of code (!) and Chrome allows 30 seconds.
If you’re like me and constantly use the same keyboard+trackpad on 4 different OSX computers..you may appreciate this tip. Fastest way to pair to a new computer (even if its already paired with a different computer):
Documentation seems a bit sparse, so here is the low down: