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Last Week hit Close to Home for afixia-web

I’ve had so many so close to great workflows in windows and linux. But at the end of the day, a maxed out macbook pro can run 4 monitors, sign ios apps, compile android and mac apps, and run some of the most intuitive workflow processes i’ve ever seen (alfred worflows and homebrew alone????).

Love the struggle though, but too close to home.

IndyTechTrekkie is all in on Win10

Also, if you’re a QT fan, there are some awesome powershell scripts that make the static build far less painful to set up. I haven’t booted up my MacBook in a couple of months.

Help with the Roku App · Slexy.org Pastebin

I heard you mention this on Coder Radio. I’m sorry Chris I didn’t realise that you needed help with your Roku channel.


Here’s How Unicorns Trick You Into Thinking They’re Real – Bloomberg

The study looked at 116 unicorns founded after 1994, with average valuations of $2.7 billion. Researchers found that 11 percent of companies, including HomeAway and SolarCity, used preferential stock to boost their valuations to more than twice what they would be worth using the study’s fair value estimates.

Google pulls YouTube from Amazon TV boxes amid bitter feud

Google has taken a swipe at Amazon by pulling its hugely popular YouTube service from Amazon’s Echo and Fire streaming devices.

But as a software developer, I am deeply ambivalent about an Apple dominated future. Apple isn’t shy about cultivating the experience around their new iOS products and the App Store.

Pick of the Week

Submitted by Khaotic_Kernel in the subreddit

Theia is a cloud & desktop IDE framework implemented in TypeScript.

Theia is an extensible platform to develop full-fledged multi-language Cloud & Desktop IDE-like products with state-of-the-art web technologies.

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