May 12 around 3 pm mountain time
LinkedIn is the second company to make this many headlines with their mobile app; FT featured heavily in the mobile news when it decided to drop their wildly-popular iOS apps last year in favor of web apps. There’s a great debate going on among mobile developers about native vs. web, and LinkedIn’s efforts are making this conversation even more interesting.
What’s perhaps most interesting of all: LinkedIn is using Node.js, some clever DOM manipulation, and a handful of HTML5-related technologies (localStorage and WebSockets) to make this app incredibly fast.
Apr 30 around 9 am mountain time
Wow. Not accusatory but certainly a conversation-starting article on the latest in the Air France 447 crash by The Telegraph. A pilot’s control in the Airbus, called Side Sticks, are the center of this story as the BEA calls for a potential redesign of the cockpit and instrumentation ahead of the final crash report to be issued next month. The cockpit voice & data recorders captured the final moments as they played out:
Robert takes control and finally lowers the nose, but at that moment a new hazard warning sounds, telling them the surface of the sea is fast approaching. Robert realises the ghastly truth – that he hasn’t enough height to dive to pick up speed. The flight is doomed.
Apr 23 around 7 pm mountain time
This is one smart watch, and I want one. The success of Kickstarter is absolutely phenomenal, too. Pebble asked for $100,000—they’ve raised over $6 million!
Jan 20 around 8 pm mountain time
This is why I love Roanoke lacrosse. Matt Burkhead wrote and produced this 33-minute video highlighting what was supposed to be a rebuilding year in 2011.
After losing 15 seniors, five All-Americans (including their starting goalie), and two position players of the year at the end of the 2010 season, most lacrosse fans suspected that Roanoke would struggle during their 2011 season. However, it was this set of circumstances that provided the 2011 team with a chance to achieve something great.
Watch on GoNoke.org.
I can’t believe my old team is still eating at Famous A’s, nor can I get over how crappy Stevenson’s facilities look. Go Noke!
Jan 10 around 8 pm mountain time
R.I.P. Holly, 1998-2012. She was the best and we’ll always remember her incredibly human-like behavior and indelible love for men.