21 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Wave

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 2 months ago.
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In his column, How to Survive the Next Wave of Technology Extinction, Manjoo writes:

By following a simple strategy, you can get the most out of the digital world while reducing the chance you'll be burned by a single wrong move. The point is to minimize the danger of getting locked in to any one company's ecosystem. The strategy also ensures that you can easily move from device to device without much hassle.

The key is promiscuity. When you decide what to use, you've …

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…was a big flop. That's because Google didn't learn how users would respond to Wave before they released it.

Good design strategy is actionable. As one designer says in the video, sometimes things that are called design strategy actually end in user insights rather than ideas. The key is turning those user insights into meaningful action. Take for instance our work with Borealis , a software company for managing environmentally responsible oil and gas projects. Insights …

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…further. Say Leonardo was pulling the strings on Google's flop — Wave. Would he have concluded sooner that it wasn't building momentum? Would he have noticed sooner that users were confused by its complicated interface? How would he have designed it? Da Vinci may have even arrived at Google+ a lot sooner than Googlers did. Makes us wonder, what other flops would have turned out differently had Leonardo been at the helm?

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By jeff of Comments on: blog over 3 years ago.
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Google Wave Is Now an Apache Project | Michael Reinstein - More details about Apache taking on Google Wave with some mechanics on committers.

Google Wave Will Live On As Apache Wave - Awesome! The Apache Software Foundation, the non-profit organization responsible for supporting Apache open source projects, has accepted Google Wave into its incubator program

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By jeff of Comments on: blog over 3 years ago.
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Interesting tidbits from around the web (November 26th):

Google Wave Comes Back From the Dead - so apache might take on/over google wave. which reminds me I still need to move my waves to some place safer.

50 Resources for Getting the Most Out of Google Analytics - my reading list grows - this time for google analytics.

DNSimple - Simple Hosted DNS and Domain Management - Another hosted DNS option, comes with iphone app and ruby wrapper to their API for managing DNS.

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By Rob of Software by Rob over 3 years ago.
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As a result, Rogue Wave's revenues continued to decline. Layoffs happened several times. They were eventually sold off to a company that had heavily invested in Rogue Wave's technology. A few years later that same company spun Rogue Wave back out on their own. Today, Rogue Wave is a shell of its former self.

Same Trap, Different Day

I fell for the same trap with my photography business.

As digital camera quality improved, professional photographers took notice …

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By Ryan of Signal vs. Noise almost 4 years ago.
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I saw this awesome tape dispenser by j-me yesterday at New Wave Coffee in Logan Square.

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By VnutZ of OmniNerd 4 years ago.
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…products like Google Wave and Google Buzz . As far as Wave is concerned, there was a brief discussion earlier questioning it as fantastic or failure shortly before AnonBCA announced it as one of the top innovations of 2009 . I remember reading about Wave scoring well amongst the D&D crowd for allowing them to play virtually through the software, but otherwise haven't heard about it since. What about Buzz? I saw a few Buzzes show …

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Google are crazy, crazy enough to try a lot of things. Buzz and Wave flopped, while Instant has saved humanity almost one million hours each day with faster search. Their Nexus One phone flopped, while the Android took off, selling even faster than the iPhone.

Google is full of opportunists, tinkerers and experimental designers. If there is method to their madness, many don't see it. They rent goats to mow their lawns and created a driverless car . It's …

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By jeff of Comments on: blog over 3 years ago.
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Google Wave Gets Server/Web Client - Linux Magazine Online - For everyone that thought Wave was in the ground, buried, there might be life yet. Wave in a box.

UniversityTutor Races Past 200 Paying Customers - via startbreakingfree.com Brian share's his 2 year journey to more than 200 paying customers for his SaaS app. ...

Slaying dragons with git, bash, and ruby - Ruby Pond - An often over-looked feature when using git are the various …

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