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5 Links for Developer and IT Pros 3-2-12

  
  
  
3 2 12It's Friday and that means it's time for our weekly feature where we search the Web looking for 5 interesting, funny and poignant links for developers and IT Pros.

If you missed our other posts this week, Cheap Mozilla Phone Faces Steep Challenge, please check it out. It discusses the new Mozilla phone with a Linux kernel, which Telefonica Digital claims it can bring to market for around $20. We're skeptical that it's possible to manufacturer and market an unsubsidized smart phone at that price. Check out the comment from Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich.

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And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

ScrumMaster Tales–Stop Digging New Holes | Agile Pain Relief

An on-going series on the adventures of a Scrum Master. In this episode, he offers the advice to avoid holes (they slow you down) and understand when the sprint is complete. He reviews meetings and training requirements and you will find some solid practical analysis

Linus Torvalds snarls at openSUSE desktop Linux's security | ZDNet

Linus Toravalds was not happy to learn he had to use the root password to make even minor corrections to openSUSE's desktop settings and he let go with a tirade on Google+. Veteran technology journalist, Steven J Vaughan-Nichols reports.

CSS: From Screen to Print and Beyond | Input Output

CSS has solved numerous issues for web designers over the years and two new modules involving paged media will take it to a new level, letting designers have new more flexible ways of dealing with overflow content instead of simply requiring users to scroll to see more.

Mercedes-Benz Brings Siri To Their Cars | @PSFK

Mercedes-Benz announced a new feature for its A class cars that will allow drivers to interact with their iPhones using Siri voice commands. According to the article, "The program, called the Drive Kit Plus will work in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz’ Digital DriveStyle App to translate the iPhone’s screen onto the in-car system screen." Sounds pretty cool.

Cloud Enables Big Business to Play Like SMBs | Cloud Zone

The cloud is the great equalizer for large and small businesses alike. It gives small business the ability to use the same services as large ones and gain from the more stringent requirements large businesses have, and it lets large businesses be more flexible and agile like small ones.

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