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Augmented Reality by Siamak Ashrafi & Mobile Energy Consumption by Frank Maker

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I attended a great Android Meetup tonight by the Silicon Valley Android Developers Meetup (which, amazingly, has over 1,800 members).  There were several presenters tonight.  The first was Siamak Ashrafi, who talked about Augmented Reality and described the differences between Augmented Reality with GPS Markers vs. Fiduciary Markers.  You can find his presentation slides here.  The slides also have a few great videos showing AR off.  This Android group has recently created a forum for Android developers in Silicon Valley.

Frank Maker then gave a talk about Mobile Energy Consumption and ways to use software to decrease energy consumption.  That video is also below.

Siamak Ashrafi Augmented Reality Video:

I attended a great Android Meetup tonight by the Silicon Valley Android Developers Meetup (which, amazingly, has over 1,800 members).  There were several presenters tonight.  The first was Siamak Ashrafi, who talked about Augmented Reality and described the differences between Augmented Reality with GPS Markers vs. Fiduciary Markers.  You can find his presentation slides here.  The slides also have a few great videos showing AR off.  This Android group has recently created a forum for Android developers in Silicon Valley. Frank Maker then gave a talk about Mobile Energy Consumption and ways to use software to decrease energy consumption.  That video is also below. Siamak Ashrafi Augmented Reality Video: Mobile Energy Consumption by Frank Maker:

Is the problem that dislikable work feels more productive?

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Patrick McKenzie writes in "The Hardest Adjustment to Self Employment"

I wanted to have AR in beta six weeks ago. Between consulting, vacation, and BCC, I haven’t made almost any forward progress on engineering.

I know that to be true for AR because code isn’t getting written, but I always think it to be true for BCC. It turns out that I am smoking something: I ran a shell script to compare my productivity (commits, A/B tests, etc) prior and post quitting. I thought it would show me spinning my wheels. Turns out I am getting more done than ever. ... Sales are up, too. Why doesn’t it feel this way?

I've been thinking about this since I read it this morning. Could it be that work you dislike and are being mandated to do feels more productive? I did about six hours of great work today, but most of it was talking to people I enjoy talking to and learn a lot from and playing around in Google analytics. I felt like I got nothing done until I looked at my list at the end of the day - tons of good stuff checked off.

One of the greatest things about working for yourself is that you can focus on what you want to do, and often that's work-that-feels-like-play-but-also-pays-you. Isn't that magnificent? Work that doesn't feel like working that's highly productive? Just, it's easy not to feel productive afterwards, since it felt like playing all day... what do you think?

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