Developers dont want ping pong tables, fire pits and chocolate fountains

An article, describing an interview with Joel Spolsky (CEO of StackOverflow) at the Geekwire Summit, states that developers aren’t looking for ping pong tables, lounges, fire pits and chocolate fountains as it decreases the overall productivity. In the article Joel describes the needs for developers to have a closed office, where they can tune out and concentrate, go to a… Read more →

Across the pond

2016 began with a very big decision for the Madsen family – we were leaving Australia and moving further north; Sweden to be exact. I wont go into the reasons for going. Instead I’ll go into some of the experiences that’s come out of this. It’s a big decision, upping your family from one country to another; selling your home,… Read more →

String.Interpolation – C# 6

One of the new, and probably very unused capabilities of C# 6, is String Interpolation. Ok, that’s not really a new concept. We’ve seen it with String.Format() and the ideologically wrong String.Concat() methods. Hell, we’ve probably all (at some point in our lives) done [string + ” ” + string] and made it work. Of course, not going into why that’s… Read more →

IFA 2015 in Berlin – Santa needs TOIL

Yeah – Santa seriously needs some TOIL this X-Mas Most know (by now you should anyways) that I’m a geek and all excited about new gadgets – CES and IFA are two of my most favourite shows. Gadgets everywhere. This year’s IFA has just kicked off this week in Berlin and to say that there’s a few toys that’s caught my… Read more →

Retro ThinkPad Survey 4 – misc options

David Hill’s latest blog post, Retro ThinkPad Survey 4, takes us through the last and final survey on the Retro ThinkPad. An estimated 25,000 people have participated in the three previous surveys(#1, #2, #3) so the Lenovo team got a ton of information to work with. I personally think this is a huge outcome and with the last survey launches it… Read more →

LIDNUG: Scott Guthrie – Open Q&A

Free webinar with Scott Guthrie… One of the coolest names in the industry – yeah, The Gu himself, is visiting LIDNUG for an open Q&A. This is without a doubt one of the most anticipated sessions we have, with Scott answering questions from the attendees in this 90 minute session. Scott Guthrie, Microsoft Corporate VP, has been coming back to… Read more →

2nd Survey up for the Retro ThinkPad

As I mentioned in the blog entry from last week, Lenovo is working on feedback for the Retro ThinkPad and this week we see the 2nd survey launched. The focus of the 2nd survey is display size, aspect ratio, resolution and system status indicators (Last week was keyboards and lighting). With more than 4,000+ people responding to the 1st survey… Read more →