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Showing posts from January, 2013

The Best Log Viewer Ever

This is what it looks like when I want to have a look through the logfile, to see what a user did on one of our machines one day:

Read the whole story about how it works on the Viaboxx Systems blog (and upvote on DZone!).

The Google Nexus 10: A Review of Sorts

At the end of last year I got a brand new Nexus 10. I also got a Nexus 7 a bit before that, which I'll mention at times for comparison.

I figured it would be a nice challenge to bring it on our Christmas holidays in Norway, and leave my laptop at home for a week. I got a bluetooth keyboard for it, and here are some of my thoughts on using it. Some of these are more Android focused than specific for the Nexus 10.

Disclaimer: This review comes out a bit negative, but don't think that I'm an Apple fanboy. Before acquiring the Nexi I already had a Samsung Galaxy S on which I'm running a rock-solid ICS custom rom. I love the features of Android, and I think all three gadgets are really awesome, all things considered.
Is it a good laptop replacement? It's definitely not a laptop replacement. Granted, it has some great specs, but it still feels way more sluggish than my older little i3 laptop running Windows 7. That probably has more to do with the design of Android than t…

The Company Video Repo

I was recently making a couple of screencasts at work, and they were of the kind that were magnitudes better at explaining that writing the stuff down, or explaining it orally.

I've also been thinking a lot about how companies like Github try to do all their work asynchronously. The prime example for this is the [idea - mockup/spike/code - pull request] cycle, aka. "every change is a pull request":

Now, I've always had a little distaste for electronic communication over things like issue trackers, chat and email when there are so much richer channels available, with face-to-face with whiteboard being the best.

But what if we could just enrich the async channels with this rich media?
A little while ago, I  tweeted that it would be cool to leave a video message or screencast behind with every commit.(Yes, a bit like lolcommits, except it's not just for fun.)

What if we had a repository of videos where it was super easy to upload these things, and reference them in our …