2014 February

Kudos to Nokia

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I personally want to congratulate Nokia for their android phone adventure. I think that the execution team at Nokia should be given credits for this.

Just thinking..

  1. Nokia killed MeeGo and pushed their first Windows Phone within 6-8 months
  2. Nokia is “almost” acquired by MSFT, yet they managed to push an android phone

Kudos guys! Only if you people could have put all this “valor” for pushing the right innovations from the start?

#qt, #ecosystem, #meego, #nokian9

Linux vs Mac

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Or well, let me frame the title of this post by not being politically correct!

“Development on Mac sucks”

Especially for newbies on Mac, yes, that is very true. First of all, the package management for mac sucks big time. I really couldn’t find a LAMP package in App Store. WHY? Such a biased decision! Wouldn’t developers use mac? Or do people at apple assume all developers to be nerds who know ins-and-outs of using macports, brew etc? Other than that some small points that make me feel pissed.

  1. “readlink -f” (illegal option, #fail)
  2. “echo -n Hello”
  3. I dont know how many keyboard shortcuts I need to remember
  4. Amazing that they forgot some really important keys like [, ], {, }
  5. Some things really not uniform, like usage of cmd and ctrl keys. They have moved many of ctrl features to cmd key but left some of them with ctrl. WHY?
[SORRY, hit publish too early.. wanted to save it.. need to rush to office, so will update this post little later]

qtip.me

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qtip.me

take a tip, skip the queue

Have you ever found yourself waiting in the queue at the bank or post office, twiddling your thumbs, desperately wishing that you could be using the time to pick up some groceries, the dry cleaning or to simply grab a coffee instead?

Now you can, with qtip.me! Use your mobile phone to secure your place in the queue. Utilize your waiting time exactly as you want to and show up right when it’s your turn to be served.

Check out our first video, hand-made at Codemenders Oy.

In the summers of 2012, many of us at Nokia were asked to leave because of huge changes in the organization and company focus (yes, one of the polite ways to tell this).

That’s when we decided to do something of our own. I am very proud to announce that our work, which started in the fall of 2012 has now hit a new milestone.

qtip.me has kept me busy most of the time outside of my office hours and now it is available for public. It is an honest bid to save a little amount of our time, which we spend doing nothing at the queues.

Extend your support to qtip.me by following us on twitter and liking us on facebook. And yes, do refer it to an office near you, where you think we need to take away your queueing worries!

Hearty thanks to the team behind qtip.me, Nimika for the Windows phone application, Alexey for Android phone application, Dmitry for the iPhone application, Chandra for guiding us in lows, highs.