Talking about The Development Abstraction Layer – Joel on Software

 Joel nails it: Microsoft does such a good job at creating this abstraction that Microsoft alumni have a notoriously hard time starting companies. They simply can’t believe how much went on below decks and they have no idea how to reproduce it. The Development Abstraction Layer – Joel on Software

Jimi: The wallet for people who hate wallets | 43 Folders

This looks cool! 5 cards though is really minimalist. Let me see – driver’s license, credit card, temple recommend, – then what next? Which 2 of these do I pick? AAA Card (maybe I could leave it in the car?) Sports Club card (maybe I could leave this in the car as well?) Costco Card? …

Video Demonstration: Stir cocoa so it dissolves well – Lifehacker

There is a better way to stir things to they dissolve! You can get the point even if you don’t understand the Japanese. Instead of stirring in a circular manner, you stir just back and forth. See video to see it in action – it really does make a difference!  Video Demonstration: Stir cocoa so it …

African or European?

Dave Doerr, an old college roommate, showed me this – very cool:   Jack says: what is the average airspeed of an unlayden swallow? Encarta® Instant Answers says: What do you mean? An African or a European swallow? Jack says: African Encarta® Instant Answers says: Based on recent scientific studies, the average cruising airspeed velocity of an …