As you might know by now, I’ve adjusted a bit my career recently. My core experience is a techie in the online advertising world — and as of recently I’ve moved into an adjacent segment: digital marketing. It sounds like a drastic move, but to be honest, when you look closely, it’s actually the same […]
OK, so this is a bit of a trip back in time, in the early days of Cognitive Match, when we started building our system. As it happens during such times, often one encounters the matter of giving the systems a name — for once it makes it more precise to refer to a system […]
In case you can’t read it, the error message reports that the Video Player has encountered and error and will be shut down. Oh, and apparently the icons on the desktop need cleaning up — well done, Microsoft!
If you work in IT, you have probably by now have seen the famous video on YouTube labelled “What most schools don’t teach” — where Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and a few other prominent figures are talking about how easy it is to program, and how only 10% of the USA schools teach programming. It […]
OK, so this post probably looks odd in the context of my blog — since most of the content so far is made up of (rather silly) pictures of me mixed up with technical content targeted at developers out there. However, if you are more than a coder and you actually get involved in designing […]
The title would no doubt puzzle quite a few of you — after all I’m putting in the same sentence a low-level, processor-specific language (for no better term for “assembler” — I know, I know, I know, “it’s not really a language”, right?) with a rather high-level, even platform-independent language like Java. So, right away […]
This is an absolute gem (thanks Tord!) — but you can write C++ code using just MS Paint!!!
I’ve posted before about bandwidth in my posts and I knew from the beginning that it’s one of those issues that you can never exhaust. As it happens recently I came across another interesting thing which is probably worth sharing: cross browser delivery. In brief, it means delivering to each browser the content it can […]
If you are developing applications as your day job then you are used more than likely to compiling your code and then running it (I know there are exceptions to the rule in those who are using interpreted languages but there’s still a majority of us it seems who use compilers). Some of you might […]
“We are one of the greatest companies to work for!” I’m sure you’ve heard this a few times through your interviews. And only very rarely it proves to be the case. (leaving aside the fact that “great” is a subjective term and as such it’s difficult to compare the “greatness” of 2 companies , which […]
I was just having a look at Microsoft’s tool for demographics prediction (http://adlab.microsoft.com/Demographics-Prediction/) and started getting curious about what is the split in between men and women when watching sport and here’s some interesting data that this tool predicts (Sky peeps you’d better listen out if you want to target your audience properly!): football: that […]
So Bill Gates had a go at Apple’s commercials — good on him, I’d say! What is the big deal about Windows “borrowing” from Mac OS-X? Or any other system for that purpose? Do guys in Apple think that every company should only stick to their own internal ideas? How would they envisage progress in […]