I’ve come to realise that building a high-performance team in a fast growing business is just one long fail. At any point in time you can only think “fuck, we have to do better than this”. Yet when you look back over a year of growth, the improvement is phenomenal.
Here’s a recipe that brings together Windows Phone 7, asynchronous web calls, Caliburn Micro, and some other magical fairy dust to make your background data loading in WP7 easy, good looking, and fun!
When I first saw the WP7 UI, I was pleasantly surprised. It’s not like Microsoft to take a ground-up rebuild of a platform and design, but in this case it is exactly what the Windows mobile platform needed.
I was brought up as a fairly devout Catholic. During my late teens I became devoutly atheist, if that’s not a contradiction in terms. Lately I’ve started to feel a distinct absense of spirituality in my life. I can’t say why, but I can say that the daily drudgery had just seemed to be not […]