We are nearly done with the CSS Engine API written in C / C++. We are going back over a few parts to make it more memory efficient and adding couple more objects that will help minimize the amount of CSS used.
This API will allow developers to apply a styles and guarentee the targets design with a low or high degree of specifity. Developers can quickly apply already logicaly defined styles to HTML elements making the user experience richier because of this.
We also believe it can be useful to the development of other applications so we will be making it an open source project. We provide development ideas in the documentation we are creating for it located over at our github account. We estimate we will be done with this by May 9, 2013. Contributers can submit soon after when we decide where or how we may host the project.
We are a little past due for an update. Here is the current state for The Mind Company:
We have finished the majority of the site template. There are several catagories that will feed into the main page that help people stay up-to-date on what we are working on.
The first catagory is the Think Lab. This is where all the details for each project such as development status, recource files, contrubuters, descriptions, links, and any other project related information. Currently the individual pages do not exist, we are working on creating a self gernerating page based on the connecting data.
Our second catagory is, the Papers section. Here people can find project related resouces and general research documents on non project related work. Non project related work apply to things like our Starbucks Coffee Order application proposal.
Last section that will be linked shortly is a blog feed for out of the box updates. This blog we are calling The Mind Evolution and it will help us address current events that do not apply directly to our work.
Now we must finish the underlying structure of the site and have choosen to develop our own structure written in C / C++. This structure is also the final stage of development for both Mind Drive and uSurvey. It has become our most critical component to completing all of our projects.
Get ready for an all new experience. The Mind Company is going through changes, with a new focus and invigorated desire to create. You won't forget the new face we have in store.
Currently we are only presenting the new design as we go though and design the content we would appreciate your feedback. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will the new site entail?
- New Design : White Papers Feel(See!!)
- Built for mobile. (Test it out by shrinking the browser width.)
I recently obtained a Microsoft Surface Pro with 128GB of storage. This was a great investment that has and will further my ability as a developer and carry this company further.
This hasn't been without some work. The Surface Pro is a fantastically designed device but it comes with Windows 8 pre loaded. Developers wanting to use UNIX based systems like the linux kernel have been plagued by the new UEFI Secure Boot feature that Microsoft uses in Windows 8 which has made running dual OS drives very difficult. The previous Surface release didn't allow users to disable the Secure Boot feature but decided to in their new Surface Pro.
As a developer I saw this as a great opportunity to have my "On the go" dream machine. I was able to dual boot it with Ubuntu along with keep it slick looking in the process with my own custom GRUB2 bootloader theme.
You can learn more about the project in the Think Lab @ Surface Hack. You can also follow the instruction set I created located in the wiki archive @ AskUbuntu.com.
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