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Get Google Glass on your Nexus (or in that case Android)

Guess we all are interested about Google Glass. Pretty interested I might say. And all the more since the Glass Explorer prototypes started making its way to the dev community. Last day while reading a idea gist about what might be some good things to implement in glass fro Wikimedia I was pointed to the Glass Viewer in Google Glass Developer portal(Playground).
And today I found a way to run Glass apps in my Nexus 4. Thanks to Michael Evans(as he pointed that out) and Google we now have working factory images for the XE5 root. Get them at https://plus.google.com/114052868601022948953/posts/Y3bFHYp7tCZ
The build process is also very detailed.  And then we have another dump (which is very useful) from AndroidPolice
Now how would you like if these were repackaged as install-able APK's which you can try in your android?

Google Glass's build process is fairly conservative - they don't use hidden APIs often, and when they do, they use reflection. Thus, it is relatively easy to r…

A Microsoft Employees Rant: “I Contribute to the Windows Kernel. We Are Slower Than Other Operating Systems. Here Is Why.”

I was having a discussion in a forum with Marc Bevand about how windows is still slow despite of the “fast” windows 8.
And out of nowhere an anonymous Microsoft developer who contributes to the Windows NT kernel wrote a fantastic and honest response acknowledging this problem and explaining its cause.

The post has been deleted.
But I am re-posting it since it’s too insightful.

PS: The anonymous poster himself deleted his post as he thought it was too cruel and did not help make his point, which is about the social dynamics of spontaneous contribution. However he let me know he does not mind the re-post at the condition I redact the SHA1 hash info, which I did

I’m a developer in Windows and contribute to the NT kernel. (Proof: the SHA1 hash of revision #102 of [Edit: filename redacted] is [Edit: hash redacted].) I’m posting through Tor for obvious reasons.
Windows is indeed slower than other operating systems in many scenarios, and the gap is worsening. The cause of the problem is social. Th…