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I'm sad the federated timeline is still hard to follow and essentially not for me. It would be cool to follow a federated timeline of another shard in its entirety.

it's been a while since i've been on the tootsite, how are you fine tooters

oh my god, yes! you can pin search terms now

i'm sad the mastodon icon has changed :(

tech is a gross symbotic relationship with people who want to build cool shit and people who don't want to build things for you

it's so nice to see you again

I'm back here on the tootsuite

in her defense, the video and her is adorable and she's learning the basics of video editing which is a'ok with me.

My daughter has been begging me to let her create a youtube channel and start vlogging. She's 6. She ended her video with "please like and subscribe"

I am -- i have no words.

thank you i have completed my outline apologies for the brain vomit but this is basically the best way to section an outline I can imagine

So -- Palmer was outed. Too many failures, need real change. Fight me if you think Nadella isn't doing the lords goddamn work in microsofts turnaround over the last hardware cycle has a hard bias, or isn't paying attention. Once they have a few more years to see what the major players do, you can expect the surface phone to come out and not blow anybody away, but be just enough like windows 10 to set fire to the mobile market.

Every single market that microsoft has gotten into, their culture and relentless, perhaps brutal addiction to honest process improvement -- for everything from phones to tablets to convertible PCs and finally the surface pro and studios, now running on bulletproof windows 10 with actual innovation happening. That's all because of vista and amplified by the violent wet shart that was win 8. But each of those failures? They went back, spent the time and money, and said "never again".

What I think the conversation went like? Azure is a trojan horse, set to play over the last 5 years as a way to get those developers who are busting their asses on macs (again, MS's history == OS's), and builds an ecosystem not only for them, but for _everybody_. Gave it good tools. Windows was finally a first class web developer system. Except for all of the open source. That took more time.

the end result though? Ubuntu embedded into windows 10. Bash on windows -- all the bells.

So what's the world to do? How do you take something that's about platforms that have existed over 20 years figure out in the next 5 that will diversify? You look at what market leaders are doing for that same marketplace. Apart from some expansion into home marketplaces as bundles, microsoft's core business on the operating system side is to have people write software on their software, so their software is more valuable.

But AWS, and heroku are way better, in the future. Oops.