I cannot really recommend Xamarin Studio (previously MonoDevelop) for C# development. It's so buggy that even Visual C# 2010 Express provides better experience. On Linux, where there is no alternative to Xamarin Studio, I would recommend using something other than C#.
March 30, 2014
March 29, 2014
Video is just a file. It's similar to image file. It's just a little larger. With link capacity rising exponentially on the client and bandwidth prices dropping exponentially on the server, there's no longer any need to use specialized video hosting like YouTube or Vimeo. Except...
March 25, 2014
Software libraries (and development tools in general) rarely cost less than a couple hundred dollars per seat per year. No ROI calculation could possibly justify purchase of such library. For a long time, I have been wondering why people keep buying these overpriced libraries. And then it suddenly dawned on me...
March 23, 2014
Spoiler: The future lies on the web, in cross-platform data formats, mostly interactive video, with fully server-side application logic communicating with really dumb clients via specialized "view" servers. There's more to it. I will elaborate in a moment.
March 7, 2014
Okay, it's not that easy, but Google is no longer working hard to maintain its leadership. It is now so crappy that it is easier than ever to create better alternatives.
March 6, 2014
March 4, 2014
March 3, 2014
Where I show that Firefox turns out to be faster than Chrome when combined with adblocker.
Games aren't just for fun. They are highly practical for a busy parent. A game is a kind of an automated babysitter - distracts the kid long enough to change diapers, makes him eat his meal, keeps the kid entertained during a long drive, and most importantly works as a personal teacher.
March 2, 2014
I got used to 3G data meters from my Android phone. After installing 3G in Windows netbook, I looked for similar applicatio for Windows. Ideally something that just sits in the tray bar and reports current quota usage.