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Android Performance Case Study, Falcon Pro. By Romain Guywww.curious-creature.org Falcon Pro I recently installed Falcon Pro, a new Twitter client, on my Nexus 4.

Android Performance Case Study, Falcon Pro

I really enjoy using this application but I noticed a few hiccups here and there while using it and it seemed that scrolling the main timeline did not yield a perfectly stable framerate. (Building) The 7 Books of a Highly Effective Programmer. (Building) The 7 Books of a Highly Effective Programmer Like many programmers, I’m always on the lookout for the perfect programming book.

(Building) The 7 Books of a Highly Effective Programmer

Over the years I have tried to enumerate a few key examples, however after reading them all I am still left wanting. However, I recently came across a couple interesting blog posts 1 that motivated me that the only way to find the set of perfect books for programmers was to build them myself. 48 Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself. Psychology: 53 Mind-Blowing Things You Should Know About Yourself. How Can I Earn Some Pocket Money Online? You say Craigslist and all that comes to mind is "Horrible Bosses" ...

How Can I Earn Some Pocket Money Online?

Wetwork Man: What are you talking about? Dale Arbus: Your...your ad said you do wet work. Wetwork Man: That's correct. I urinate on other men for money. Kurt Buckman: What was that? Site Templates. Advice from startup executives on work-life balance. Emily Hickey, CMO of Hashable, mother Her career: Emily Hickey is chief marketing officer of Hashable.

Advice from startup executives on work-life balance

Before that the Stanford graduate was chief operating officer of PhotoShelter, cofounder of Yeah! Mary Meeker's Latest Incredibly Insightful Presentation About The State Of The Web. Six Keys to Being Excellent at Anything - Tony Schwartz. By Tony Schwartz | 2:21 PM August 24, 2010 I’ve been playing tennis for nearly five decades.

Six Keys to Being Excellent at Anything - Tony Schwartz

I love the game and I hit the ball well, but I’m far from the player I wish I were. Lean startup metrics. Six failed businesses on, Dropmyemail’s John Fearon says, “I’m amazing” “I’m a good boss, I really am,” John Fearon, founder and CEO of DropMySite, tells me, in full earshot of his employee at their office in Block 71, Ayer Rajar Crescent, considered the nexus of Singapore’s technology startup scene.

Six failed businesses on, Dropmyemail’s John Fearon says, “I’m amazing”

He was making a point about how he’d be a bad subordinate but a good leader who is comfortable with starting things. “I’m one of those that can go into the room and self-combust.” I wrote a response to the Forbes article about my Tesla comic. People Ignore Generic Photos Online, Study Shows. Screenshots via Jakob NielsenPeople look at pictures of real people online but skip over generic photos.

People Ignore Generic Photos Online, Study Shows

Even the most ardent Internet supporters will acknowledge that most Web sites are a hodgepodge of poor design and cluttered content. And so Jakob Nielsen, a Web site consultant and author of a number of books about design and user interface, has made it his personal mission to try to bring order to the tangled design of most sites. Mr. Nielsen’s weapons in the fight to clean up this mess include some eye-tracking software and research he chronicles on his blog. Does China Have an Executive-Compensation Problem? Since China opened up to the world with its sweeping economic reforms in the late 1970s, and especially in the past decade as private-sector enterprises have mushroomed, the model of executive compensation in the country has increasingly mirrored ones in the U.S. and Europe.

Does China Have an Executive-Compensation Problem?

How is it, then, that Chinese executives are paid only a fraction of the compensation earned by their American counterparts in companies of equal size in the same industries? Or are they? Nine Things Successful People Do Differently - Heidi Grant Halvorson. Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson’s HBR Single, based on this blog post.

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently - Heidi Grant Halvorson

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle. In fact, decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do. Turning 60: The Twelve Most Important Lessons I've Learned So Far - Tony Schwartz. By Tony Schwartz | 10:25 AM May 1, 2012 Tomorrow is my birthday — always an opportunity for reflection, but especially this time.

Turning 60: The Twelve Most Important Lessons I've Learned So Far - Tony Schwartz

For several weeks now, I’ve been thinking about what I’ve learned during the past six decades that really matters. Black-Scholes: The maths formula linked to the financial crash. 27 April 2012Last updated at 19:06 ET By Tim Harford BBC Radio 4, More or Less It's not every day that someone writes down an equation that ends up changing the world. But it does happen sometimes, and the world doesn't always change for the better. It has been argued that one formula known as Black-Scholes, along with its descendants, helped to blow up the financial world. Why We Need To Take 20-Somethings Seriously.

Google explains how it searches the internet in under half a second, if you can find the video. Ever wonder how Google manages to search the entire web and return results in half a second? Well, RobertvH from Munich did, and Mountain View's head of web-spam, Matt Cutts, talks you through it in the above YouTube video. The short answer? How to make money by traveling around the world. Why Every Monday Matters. If I've learned anything over the past 10 years, it's that the old saying, "It’s far more rewarding to give than it is to receive" is very powerful. I was recently invited to mentor a group of emerging social entrepreneurs, all of whom are focused on business models geared towards improving the lives of others, at an intimate conference called Praxis.

While I was going there to help and guide others, I left with the gift of being inspired, challenged, and full of hope. Everyone I met had a compelling purpose for their business and a number of them really stood apart from the crowd. What Zen Taught Silicon Valley (And Steve Jobs) About Innovation. Was the revolutionary circular scroll wheel on the Apple iPod inspired by kinhin, the Zen practice of walking in circles while meditating? There’s no hard evidence, but a new book, The Zen of Steve Jobs, suggests a connection. The illustrated and partly fictionalized book, which focuses on the real-life relationship between the late Apple co-founder and a Zen Buddhist priest, juxtaposes the lessons Jobs learned from his Zen master with design breakthroughs in his products.

In so doing, the book picks up and expands on a theme also discussed in Walter Isaacson’s recent biography of Jobs: that the great innovator was, himself, greatly influenced by Zen principles and practices. Children Full of Life (2 of 5) Melbourne brain study: Are musicians born or made? MELBOURNE -- Neil McLachlan says he wants to do for music what Apple did for the personal computer. For over two decades, the scientist, artist and university professor has worked to increase music participation.

"Only five per cent of people (in the West) who go through tertiary music education end up playing music,” the University of Melbourne associate professor said. “On the whole, music education has created an elitism around music performance that has caused the normal person to feel that they can’t play,” he said. McLachlan works in a multidisciplinary team at the university's Music, Mind and Wellbeing (MMW) Center, an initiative that aims to understand the relationship between our brains and music. ‘Kill the Indian First’

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