ned Productions – Bb10

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Tuesday 11th June 2013: 3.02pm. It's very rare I can show and tell anything from my work at BlackBerry, but I think this will be safe enough: this is the 29,554 functions of code which make up the rendering of an email by the BB10 Cascades Email Card with arrowed lines drawn between them showing which calls which, arranged using a repulsing gravity equation such that most interconnected items cluster while less connected items push apart.
Tuesday 31st July 2012: 12.18am. So, I finally got my new second hand +BlackBerry #playbook working and up to date with the bleeding edge v2.1 beta Playbook OS. First impressions: I really wasn't expecting it to match or exceed Android 4.0, yet it repeatedly does - for the most part.Things way better than #Android or #iOS : multitasking, task switching, having a touch sensitive bezel you can do gestures with, third party services integration (e.
Thursday 26th July 2012: 10.22am. New 65w laptop power brick arrived today - a Wei Xin Da Electronics device just £7 delivered to Ireland. I had been thinking it couldn't possibly be any good at that price, but given that the netbook is ancient and draws a max of 20w I figured it was worth the risk (one aims for less than 50% load with cheap PSUs). Anyway, it has about the right weight for its wattage and looks and feels of reasonable quality.
Wednesday 25th July 2012: 12.35pm. Back from northern Ireland and facing into doing a month of maths coursework in just two days as the deadline is Friday. Bleh! Also, RIM likely can't get a dev alpha device to me before I start work there, so am going to buy a second hand playbook off ebay so I can get in some experience with as close to BB10 as I can get before I start.
Thursday 12th July 2012: 2.57pm. Just spent half an hour playing with my new +Android 4.1. In fairness, it's a reasonable update from Android 4.0 - in particular, Google have finally - and at long last - matched the +iPhone for flashy, fadey UI gimmicks, and the UI is now fast enough you can't usually outpace it with your tapping. It now feels very like an iPhone in use, except that everything is darkly themed whereas the iPhone is brightly themed.
Thursday 12th July 2012: 1.38pm. So, yesterday +Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OTA update comes out for my +Galaxy Nexus so at about 11pm I go to apply it. An assert barfs that my build.prop has been changed, so I hand edit it to make it look like stock. It still barfs (it's not like build.prop having a single character out should fail an OTA update). I try manually downloading the update in case it got corrupted.

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