Bujold week: Cordelia’s Honor part 2

I’m bringing back an old feature I did a few times–reading notes! I tend to use these when I’m re-reading a book and having Thoughts that aren’t quite a review. In this case, I’m taking a look at the first two books in Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga, handily collected into an omnibus and titled Cordelia’s Honor. Spoilers for the first two books should be expected. On to Barrayar! Again with Simon described as...

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A new activity stream in Drive shows you what’s changed

Over the next few days, you’ll notice a new activity stream in Drive. When you open Drive, click the “Details and activity” button (ⓘ) on the top right corner and the activity stream will appear, showing you who has taken action on files and folders in My Drive. You’ll see a rundown of what your team has been doing, such as editing and commenting on notes, adding a new spreadsheet, renaming a presentation, etc. If you select...

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Our approach to mobile engineering

This article was originally posted at chris.cm Mobile Engineering has been slow to reach any kind of maturity.. so many apps begin their lives as 'hacks' that find success and are 'maintained' until the company is acquired. This is a contributing factor to why so many mobile apps that are acquired are sunsetted or completely rewritten -- they prove to be unmaintainable and duck-taped together. At least in part due to this, there aren't...