Or is it possible that due to his condition, his wife is providing substantial assistance enough to warrant a share in the copyright?
OK. So what does that? Genuinely curious, not found an option I like yet.
The thing that put me off feedly was the requirement for a browser extension. Why on earth would you need a browser extension for what ought to be a simple website?
I need colour management and Photoshop. They were the things that drove me back to Windows when I got seriously into digital photography, after years of using Linux.
I then used Windows as my main OS for years (having been Linux from about 1999 to 2006, Windows before that). I'd always had an itch to try OSX though, and finally jumped ship this year. Sorry to sound like a fan boy, but I'm a convert. All the command line goodness I had with Linux, and all the tools I need for photography. I'm happy.
But why not just have an iPhone, and get the phone functionality? Your business user will want a smartphone anyway, I don't see where an iPod fits in.
The cameras are both useful in business - I've used mine to take snaps of the content of whiteboards, flip charts etc to save copying them down, and the other camera is potentially useful for videoconferencing.
I see lots of people logging on to check FB from work, which is tolerated in my office as long as it's not excessive. Video ads would kill that. It's the same as email - gmail presents a nice discreet screen, the ads are unobtrusive and it looks enough like work. I'm happy using that, but say Yahoo email? No. Loads of flashing animated ads lighting up the page? Ridiculous, and not subtle.
I think the concept is OK, it's just the pricing that's wrong.
The old boxed software model forced companies like Adobe and Microsoft to bring out upgrades every year to 18 months. That meant coming up with enough new features to convince people to upgrade, leading to bloat. The subscription model could work, if it meant vendors could concentrate instead on patching, bug fixes, quality support and adding relevant features rather than unnecessary bells and whistles.
OK, it probably won't work like that in practice, but the potential is there.
It's the pricing that seems a bit off. I think it does need to come down, and be more flexible in terms of mixing and matching products. I did sign up when it was discounted in the UK, and it's led me to play with indesign and illustrator, but I can't see me using them much. They could break it down into categories:
- Photographers - Lightroom and Photoshop
- Designers - InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat
- Videographers - Premiere and the other video tools.
- Developers - Dreamweaver, Flash builder
Allow users to pick any package for, say £10/month, any 2 for £20 or all of them for £25. I've deliberately picked a top price point about half the current level as well - it should be a price point that is no more than the old total cost (initial licence + upgrades) over a minimum of four years.
And nobody in his right mind would surf from a public hotspot without a VPN or at least an SSL/TLS encrpyted session.
Yeah, when I'm reading the BBC news website in Starbucks it's vital that it's over a VPN or SSL. Not.
Public wi-fi should be fine to use. Most email now uses encrypted connections, and beyond that just teach people the rule of thumb that if you don't know what you're doing (i.e. can't confirm it's secure), it's best to avoid using sites that you log on to when using public wi-fi.
And no, you can't stop it, but that's because it's impossible to identify. Do you block google image search? Only have whitelisted sites? Other than that, it's impossible to block, but can be made hard enough that most people won't bother.
Coming late to this, but drinks are one thing. Food at the desk is messy, and potentially smelly. I don't want to sit next to someone having a microwave curry, or some fish abomination, and stinking the office out. Not allowing you to eat at your desk isn't micromanaging you - it's putting a rule in place to stop inconsiderate bastards pissing off their colleagues (and sometimes nauseating them). Rather than say "no smelly food" and leave it open to argument and accusations, it's easier and fairer to just provide a separate area to eat.
I still buy physical copies of photographic magazines. The better ones, such as Black and White Photography here in the UK, have concentrated on pretty decent quality reproductions, and I'd rather have a print magazine to flip through over breakfast before I inflict a day in front of a computer screen on my eyes.
Yes the comparison is silly.
However, I do have to take issue with Reader being a simple viewer. Yes, if you only ever used it one machine. For many users, though, the value is in syncing across multiple devices so you can access feeds on your phone/tablet/multiple PCs. That requires a central server.
Reader is to RSS what web based mail is to email. Yes, there are alternatives, but so far I know I'm yet to find one that does as good a job of just keeping out of the way.
I agree, long walks and cycling are where I do most of my creative thinking. The activity requires little mental effort and gives me time to let my mind wander. Running is different - I only took it up recently, and I'm still at the point where all of my mental effort has to go into breathing and keeping going (and 5K is my current limit). Even that is great, though, as it's the only time I'm completely switched off from other thoughts other than when I'm asleep, so I think it helps to clear my mind.
Whitelisting - thank you, describes what I meant perfectly.
I know it's not always easy, but most data input into web forms is quite straightforward. The application should not be checking whether the data is invalid - it should be checking that it's valid. That's a subtle distinction, and I'm probably going to fail to explain it! The critical thing is to allow only that data that is valid for the question being asked. Most of the time restricting the input to a certain length and only allowing specific characters should be enough, and wherever possible limit input to predefined selections (dropdowns, checkboxes). Apart from avoiding vulnerabilities, validation is critical to ensuring the data is useful and minimises the need for data cleansing later on.
Where extended free format data is required, it should still be as simple as controlling the length of the data, the character set in use and making sure it's correctly quoted.
Probably true, but it's sad that in 2013 we're still talking about Bobby Tables! It's still an application code issue rather than strictly a database issue.