Archive | November, 2013

The Gaming of the Game that is Empire Avenue

24 Nov

A really interesting perspective on cheaters on Empire Avenue…

The Gaming of the Game that is Empire Avenue.

Media Player Winamp Shutting Down on December 20, 2013 – The Next Web

22 Nov

NOOOOOO!!

Manlio Mannozzi

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Media Player Winamp Shutting Down on December 20, 2013 The Next Web The end of an era is here. AOL announced that the music service Winamp is shutting down on December 20, 2013.
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Healthcare.gov is 500M lines of Code!? Geeks Weigh In.

17 Nov

I would have a moat… Filled with sharks… Qith frickin’ lasers on their heads! $600M!!!

Idea Capitalists

The claim is the Healthcare.gov website is 500M lines of code!  At a cost of $600M plus, that’s around 80 cents per line of code.  Rule of thumb for quality code,  the cost for code is in the $20 – $50 per line, the high cost of $50 per line is for the more robust and professional architected applications, where you can get as low as $10 for the hack stuff.

Anecdotal evidence, crudely adjusted for reality, suggests that if you figure your code costs $5 a line you’re lying—or the code is junk.

At $100/line you’re writing software documented almost to DOD standards (HHS and CMS apparently missed that memo).   Most embedded projects wind up somewhere in-between, in the $20-40/line range.

From a Slate article, Getting disciplined about embedded software development,  “If the site really contains 500 million lines of code, they say, that’s a…

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How to Ensure You Don’t Waste Money on Useless Company Swag

6 Nov

Read and heed!

Kamal Bennani Photography

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Ordering company swag for the first time? Make sure you’ve got all these questions answered before giving over your credit card.

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How to Ensure You Don’t Waste Money on Useless Company Swag

6 Nov

Read and heed!

Kamal Bennani Photography

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Ordering company swag for the first time? Make sure you’ve got all these questions answered before giving over your credit card.

See on blog.hubspot.com

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