Author Archives: Mark Jordaan

Database info

Hi

Just been in boxed by Stanford University about their FREE course on databases. Just passing on the info for others that may not know

https://class2go.stanford.edu/db/Winter2013/preview/

Also if you have been living under a rock for the last 6 months ūüôā Do yourself a¬†favor¬†and check out Coursera , EDX and Udacity. They are leading and changing the world of FREE university class and WORLD CLASS education courses presented by Stanford,Oxford, MIT etc etc etc

Wow 3 weeks already?

Tempus certainly does Fugit.

One of the reasons there has been a delay in getting started was finding a way to keep the idea going. This flies against all the principles of¬†programming¬†and technology which is to use tech to solve an already ¬†existing problem not create a solution for something that doesn’t exist.

Hmm just thinking of it …..My Sock was actually born of a solution needed solving in this case “sitting at hackathon and needing a program to submit “:)¬†

Eventually I had my Eureka moment. Eureka! ¬† ūüôā

Im going to use “My Sock” for doing good. Use the “as yet” , “but soon” to be published windows 8 platform along with FaceBook to create the social aspect of the site but keep the peeps involved by the do good aspect .

Phew!!!

Time to roll up the sleeves

https://www.facebook.com/MyMissingLeftSock

 

 

 

Backish

Hello interwebs

Wow i never realized how long it was since last scribble

Been in a deep dark hole, yet again ūüė¶

Good news is though, each time i claw myself out i learn something so never a waste of time

Lotsa stuff coming soon, watch this space 

 

 

Windows 8 App Excellence Lab

I have submitted an idea the App Execllence lab

Pls Sir, can I have some more?

I’m an early adopter, always have been, can not wait for new and exciting tech to come out. Google glasses? throws money  @ Google :)

Upload brain into a chip? Where do i sign?

Will i one day be exploded into a million pieces ? ¬†be the fist person to not¬†re-materialize¬†at the end of a transport ?¬†probably¬†ūüė¶

I hope that i don’t, but i will be among the first to be in the line to try it. Its just the little boy inside me and he aint ever gonna grow up :)

1 day only?

My bit of stuff for Mandela Day?

Thinking. Thinking what will it take to turn everyday into a “Mandela Day”

Just listening to the country jump through hoops to get recognized for doing their

Mandela bit and feeling sad. Hundreds of stories of people cant wait to broadcast in whatever manner possible a tale of how

wonderful they are by doing their “bit” be it on the radio , tv , or interwebs.

Name after name all bragging or pushing thier business and saying i did this!

Where were they Yesterday? and the day before that ? and the day before that?

Imagine how it would be if these same people just on their own, decided to perform some random act of kindness?

Without having their name splashed all over the media?

Now¬†wouldn’t¬†that be¬†wonderful? ¬†Everyday is Mandela day? Everyday when someone seems¬†something¬†needing¬†fixing , they fix it?

Just imagine NEXT year when the next Mandela Day rolls around and 5 gazillion people stand in the street saying “but there is nothing to fix”?

NOW THAT WOULD BE A WORTHY TRIBUTE.

Taking the lead of a great man and working with it everyday ¬†fixing the country , step by step day by day¬†WITHOUT¬†CRAVING RECOGNITION ¬†until one day ,we can take his hand on a hilltop and say “Look Madiba .¬†We did this for you”

Now that would be an awesome Mandela Day

Where to start ?

Any devs looking at getting onto the Win 8 bandwagon are going to ask, where do i start?

Here is a very useful url dedicated to getting you to make your first win 8 app in under 30 days.

Check it out i found it very useful.

SEATTLE here i come

This is sooooo INCREDIBLY AWESOME!!!!!!!! i HAVE to get into this team…..
soooo tired of doing business programming IT’s going to change with the
accelerator program

NEXT STOP SEATTLE

7 minutes of terror

how can u not stand and cheer at the end of this? its INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why is it funny?

I don’t get it.

Why is it kewl to laff at Barney the Disnosaur an his “i love you” song?

It seems to me it took one mentally retarded¬†dumb-ass¬†of an excuse of a “man” who was/is uncapable of love to laugh at the show of a¬†beautiful¬†human feeling and the rest of the world cant wait to jump on the bandwagon like sheep¬†and point and laff…………..”its baaaaaaaaaaaaad” ooh lets laff at the word love …..hahahahahaha

Well then he wasnt really human or a man or anything was he?

Because im pretty sure that babies are born with the ability to love built right into them

So something happened to this…….thing…..cant be human if it cant love

Again on the radio today a huge campaign laffing at the Barney song and awarding fathers a medal for suffering¬†through¬†hours of this song? ¬†I’M SORRY BUT I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF BEING WITH MY DAUGHTER SINGING ¬†AND¬†DANCING¬† WITH THE PURPLE DINOSAUR AND I WOULD¬†GLADLY¬†WATCH HER DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN!

I really don’t see what is funny in the words “i love you, you love me were a great big family”

It seems to be the acceptable norm to laff and scoff at the terrible Barney song

What sort of message is this sending to the children of the world?

On one side they see this fun purple dinosaur telling them its nice to love everyone but here is

my DADDY telling me its unkewl?  Which do you think is going to stick in the childs brain?

I say NO . Its time to stop . Its UNKEWL to laff at Barney Its time for the world to join hands and sing

together

“I love you, you love me were a great big GLOBAL family, With a great big hug and kiss from me to you

wont¬†you say you love me toooo”?

I know what is wrong with the world

World wide shortage of painters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If we had more “happy face” tank painters,¬†everything¬†would be fine

Immediate cease in all hostilities everywhere.

If tanks had great big smiley faces on them, No one would shoot

So Do your patriotic duty and paint a smiley face on a tank today