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    Merry Christmas, DevShed folks.


    Merry Christmas from Belgium, everyone. Just finished wrapping gifts and now I'm enjoying a good cigar (Tatuaje Fausto) to celebrate!

    I hope everyone gets what they're looking for this holiday season.

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    Merry Christmas Sep, hope you have a good one.
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    Wow, two replies. Thanks guys. Posting from my new Kindle Fire HD. Fun toy; will take a little getting used to though .
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    Merry Christmas. I did pretty good at staying offline after I logged off from my work computer XMas eve. Just Pandora for "Winter Wonderland Radio" :-)

    Hope you all had a good one. I enjoyed playing Santa and making a Christmas Eve meal.

    I've been thinking about getting a Kindle Fire for my son to use (he's pretty darn good at using the iPhone). I need to check out some reviews of the FreeTime service and parental control options on it. I know that locking down my iphone screws it up for me when I unlock it all so that's no good. I don't have an issue with a three year old using the technology so long as the time is limited and the purpose is mostly educational. We go out for 3 mile bike rides and hikes on a regular basis and he seems to prefer pushing his toys around himself rather than using the batteries and motors so I don't think it necessarily leads to "brainless automaton children".
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    My daughter is using the FreeTime app now. Watching kids shows and playing some games. They're locked into it once you start it, so they can't get to any other apps, exit out, whatever. Simple icon interface and you can limit the amount of time they get, too. Seems pretty good to me. Not sure how it'll work after the free month, but I'll probably keep paying for a bit so long as she gets some use out of it.

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    Well I decided that it was a good use of the $$ my father sent for Christmas to get a Kindle HD primarily for Jaesun to use so he can stop borrowing my phone! Although I have a feeling I'll be playing with it quite a bit myself. Just got it, haven't activated it yet (need to be home to wi-fi in). It's actually a lot heavier than I thought it would be.
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    What size did you get? I have the 7" and am pretty happy with it. Perfect size to carry around. Came in handy today in Paris as I had city and metro maps loaded on it.
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    Yeah just the seven inch. I'm using it now. pretty impressed with the amount of content in the free time unlimited.

    The games I have tried are pretty good too
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    Happy new year folks, remember it used to be a *lot* busier round here at holiday time ...
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    Originally Posted by Axweildr
    Happy new year folks, remember it used to be a *lot* busier round here at holiday time ...
    I think most of us are legacy developers by now. We not only remember but most of us have actually used: punch card machines, 8.5" floppies, an IBM System\3x, 78rpm records, 8 track tapes, 200 baud modems, long division ...

    We're just the leftovers that haven't checked ourselves into a museum yet.

    *cough*

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    I think most of us are legacy developers by now. We not only remember but most of us have actually used: punch card machines, 8.5" floppies, an IBM System\3x, 78rpm records, 8 track tapes, 200 baud modems, long division ...
    Speak for yourself! My first professional dev job was with PHP.

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    Happy New Year guys. Hope 2013 is a prosperous year for all.
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    1.) It is O.K. to call hooters 'knockers' and sometimes snack trays
    2.) It is wrong to be French
    3.) It is O.K. to put all bad people in a giant meat grinder
    4.) Lawyers, see rule 3
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    7.) Bring back the word 'stewardesses'
    8.) Synchronized swimming is not a sport
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    Originally Posted by medialint
    I think most of us are legacy developers by now. We not only remember but most of us have actually used: punch card machines, 8.5" floppies, an IBM System\3x, 78rpm records, 8 track tapes, 200 baud modems, long division ...

    We're just the leftovers that haven't checked ourselves into a museum yet.

    *cough*

    Happy 2013.
    A LOT of that sounds familiar - though it was (IIRC) a 300/1200 baud acoustic coupler, and an ICL 1900 series mainframe ...

    Happy and peaceful year to all.
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