Seems that the wind is scrambling my hair…
Seems that the wind is scrambling my hair…
iMac retina 5k, starting from R$ 13,999 ( 5745.95 U$$ ). I hope Apple accepts my car on a exchange.
Have been a long time since I discovered the Naspter. If one day I have to enumerate the top programs that somewhat changed my life, napster will be one.
Just before I discovered it, I managed to get a dsl, 256kbits. Business class, 80% crc, etc… The initial spike took like, six months, I filled all my discs with mp3 and barely listened to half of that. Let’s be realistic, up to today I didn’t listened let’s say 10% of it.
The days passed, Napster passed, discs became cheap and I manage to get 2Tb of music. Became a trouble to manage it in a lot of senses. Two things happened this time, I got stressed, the need to download more and more music but also of course I didn’t listen that.
After I moved to Netherlands, I manage to understand better the artists and how my pals make money. Not only that but also the capitalist system itself. And the way that I was doing is clearly simple wrong, the music had almost zero value.
More or less in the same time, iTunes became really good to buy music. So I decided to drop 99,99% of my ilegal music and started to buy the songs.
Oh boy, this was good. True value of music. Since I can’t buy all the musics that I had, now I have to choose better, otherwise I’ll end with crap songs. This also removed the stress to listen all shit that I downloaded one day, and in the end, choose a music or album to buy became a pleasure and not a stress.
Today I have 5gb of music, all of them listened thousand of times, with cloud backup and I really like almost all of them. Makes me happy to know that after the hours of pleasure that Daft Punk gave to me, at least I returned some pennies to them.
Iron Maiden, Ki-theory, Loch Lomond, Pearl Jam, Sergio Mendes :). Many others. This is a way to say thank you for all this time of happiness together.
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So, I’ll try it and will share the results later.
I used to have a lot of stuff and maybe I still. Since I started to work I can’t count how many computers I had, how much toys I bought, books, mobile phones, and other stuff.
Also I still keeping an average of moving from one house to another each 18 months since I’m 21. On each time, I drop a lot of stuff again.
When my son born, was necessary free space to him and I did what was necessary: drop more stuff. Dropped a lot again, almost in the same level when I moved back from Netherlands to Brazil.
Meanwhile I’m trying hard to keep a simple life and now it is the first time that probably I have less then 200 things. The main picture is my desktop, it has a computer, mouse, keyboard, kindle, external storage, some cables.
I used to have several computers, until some days ago they were seven. I didn’t use them, I kept .. because.. I don’t know.
Besides I have a TV and a xbox360, bedroom stuff and clothes, a red car and nothing more. Since I have few clothes, now is really like that I have less then 200 things.
Also the nice thing is that my wife also thinks more or less in the same way, so we keep the necessary stuff only. This reflects also on our son, he has the baby stuff, some toys, bed stuff, a car safety chair and a baby car.
The magic number, 200 things came from a blog from another developer. On the link you can also find what motivates him, since we have more or less the same goals, I would like to highlight one:
That is it. In the end is about freedom.
It seems that was yesterday
So, it more or less two years since I’m using it. At that time it was alpha and still having the start menu. Kind of fun that the start menu was removed and now it is back on 8.1.
After this period, I can say for me at least, the good and the bad of it.
About the metro/desktop dual mode.
Oh boy.. here we go. 95% of my time, I’m using the desktop mode. There are two main reasons for this:
The first is this: Desktop apps, the old ones. They are way better than any metro version.
The Second one: It feels strange, really strange use desktop and metro together.
Nailed. The full screen mode of lion make a lot of more sense on desktop than have a windowed desktop together with a metro one.
That will expand to my second part, the new start menu;
The new start menu
For now, let´s assume that I only use desktop mode.
Oh boy, the new start menu rocks. Really. After I got used to it, I found the old one boring. It is not about a place to put icons as shortcuts. Compared with the old versions it is smart. Has the search nicely integrated and is beautiful. Comparing with the metro apps, the start menu when I’m using only desktop does not fill strange. It fits.
The settings and the new control panel ( metro ) fits also and they are good. The point that I’m thinking now, is that the desktop apps should have a more metro interface ( in future ). But not going full metro. And having the option to be full screen. More or less like the Mac os. I said that but I really prefer the metro design language than the mac os / iOS7.
Everytime that I need to change networks settings, I cry blood hard. Why in the hell when I’m in desktop mode and click on tray icon of network, it opens the metro sidebar of network where I can’t do nothing!?
If you ask me, this is the better stuff on the windows 8. It is necessary to be the “pro” version. Hyper-V is really good and now I’m moving as I can from vmware to it. The fact that it is free and powerful makes all the difference. The ability to move it forward to a win2012 with hyper-v is a plus.
After two years, I can say that this windows, of course, is the best Windows that I used. For desktops it the system that I like more. It is not perfect and I think that is not finished yet. Windows 7 was the mature end for the 95 generation. Windows 8 is a new start and like everything new takes sometime to get used and to get polished.
It is not a fanboy opinion. I still using Mac OS and Linux half of my day to work and like them. The thing here is that is the interface/api that I like more, and what I think that is going to be the future.
In true I started using it because Windows Phone 7. Now in November will be 3 years using Windows Phone Metro, so it will have it post also.
ps: I started with Metro and refuse to call it Modern UI whatever.. nobody will sue me due this blog post.
I always take a look on new services when they launch and with Bitbucket was the same. In the beginning it looked like a “poor’s man github” but Atlassian made a good job. It is now really good.
I don´t know if Atlassian always owned Bitbucket but sometime more or less a year ago I started to use it more often. Because it became good :). And the day that I needed to create a group of developers into a private git repository arrived and the price of my loved kiln was prohibitive to me.
So I choose the bitbucket.
In some kind of irony, the new feature of kiln to convert mercurial repos to git just made my work easier. And this just prove the value of the tool from Fogcreek. The problem is that I have to choose for the money, and 10 bucks for 10 developers is way cheaper than the 25 bucks per user per month. If I had this budget I would choose Kiln, really.
Also as private free repository I can manage to have up to 5 developers into it, impressive. And when I reached the magic number of 10, I was already using it for free and was just to enter my credit card and add the new guys to the existing project.
They also have a nice git client, really nice, and easy to developers that never used a source code control. Sourcetree.
Despite the annoying registration, it is a good software. I would not enter in details but in my opinion is the best gui software for git. All other git guis end into a fallback to command line. It is already 2 months without open the git command line on my desktop. :)
So after a while I’m back here to say the good news.
I’m pregnant and is a boy! Named after my father, Johann.
Since mid january I am running with my wife with doctors and hospitals and now the things seems to be stable. Hope it will continue up to october, when he should came.
Also this is my first post from my ipad. Hope I ll write my toughts about it soon.