Sometimes, youre on a team, and youre busy banging out the code, and somebody comes up to your desk, coffee mug in hand, and starts rattling on about how if you use multi-threaded COM apartments, your app will be 34% sparklier, and its not even that hard, because hes written a bunch of templates, and all you have to do is multiply-inherit from 17 of his templates, each taking an average of 4 arguments, and you barely even have to write the body of the function. Its just a gigantic list of multiple-inheritence from different classes and hey, presto, multi-apartment threaded COM.
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Thanks for the pointer @mollydotcom
Mobile use is one of the biggest challenges now facing many websites. Its also important for some intranets, particularly in companies with many traveling employees.
The challenge has been around since the PalmPilot + application specific tools.
I suspect the success rate for doing “phone” tasks or “address book” tasks is much higher than the “web” tasks.
A custom application (which is all that a “Mobile Site” is, really) is going to provide a better experience.
Simple example? Google Maps – can’t use it on a “mobile” browser. The custom application for my phone works quite well.
I got tired of trying to choose between UDAP and Rdb Notes for keeping track of work-related things.
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Executable code and supporting data that doesn’t change often, along with software and data that has an operational impact when inadvertently or maliciously altered, should be stored on media that is read-only or volatile (reverts to a known stable image on reboot).
What if the scoring sheets for a squash match used this technology? You could record the progress of the game along with all of the interaction between referee and players. This could be cool!.
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Apple’s .Mac comes close to offering professionals secure shared data and remote desktop access without the hassle of VPN. Microsoft Live Mesh hopes to take it all the way.
It was seven years ago today when everybody was getting excited about Microsoft’s bombastic announcement of Hailstorm, promising that “Hailstorm makes the technology in your life work together on your behalf and under your control.”
Well, I hosed my printing system. At least it appeared that way.
I know – let’s go backwards in time and make like it didn’t happen.
Boot from the Leopard DVD. Tell it we want to restore from a Time Machine backup.
Wait about 90 minutes for the whole thing to restore. So far, so good.