Title: New Features in Pig 0.9 and Introducing HCatalog
Abstract: Pig 0.9 added several features to make Pig a…
Puzzle #85: Take an extra base
In honor of the ongoing MLB playoffs, here’s a puzzle about baseball. Encoded in the scorecard above is a word or phrase that describes something we all hope to see at a game. Can you tell what it is?
(Note: I’ve simplified the scorecard a little bit to make it easier to read. Apologies to all the purists.)
I chimed in at Quora to a question about whether it’s hard to build a web app to make $1,000/mo. My answer was simple. It’s not hard, but unless you’re aiming significantly higher than $1,000/mo, running a web app that should be available 24x7 simply isn’t worth the time, stress, and added responsibility.
For a little background, Shazam Encore pushed an ad to my iPhone using Apple Push Notification services on October 6th. You can catch up here on my back and forth with them on why they really shouldn’t be doing that (and how it’s very much against the rules put forth by Apple.)
This is what…
“If it’s not obvious yet, Google+ is going to be able to “undercut” Facebook when it comes to game developers and platform transactions. Instead of taking a 30% cut of all Farmville seeds (or whatever people are buying), Google will be able to take a smaller percentage for themselves. They may even take nothing. And when it comes to “monetization” on the G+ “website,” Google’s trump card against Facebook is that we may never even see an ad on G+. Google has plenty to gain without ever showing an ad and, put simply, Google doesn’t need the money. Facebook’s got to know this, and it’s got to have them just a little bit concerned.”
That’s the creator of MySpace’s opinion of Google+ and monetization. Pretty interesting.
A new bookmarking and note-taking service along the lines of Pinboard or the del.icio.us of old. It’s pretty, with a UI that’s slick without being distracting.
Certainly worth a look if you’re a Delicious refugee who hasn’t yet settled on a replacement.
A whole herd of people are learning to program this year through free weekly lessons via email from Code Year. Some, like me, are interested in new lessons and approaches. Some people are starting from scratch. I have a word of advice to you, one I need to follow myself, as you get started on…