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Comment: Not Me (Score 4, Interesting) 615

by Greenisus (#35724678) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Would You Take a Pay Cut To Telecommute?

I work for Rackspace full time from home, and I'm paid the same as I would be at the office. Whether I work from home or not is ultimately irrelevant, because the most important variable of all is loving your job. I work where I do because it is a truly amazing place to work.

That said, volunteering a pay cut is risky business. Your salary is a gauge of how much your company values you, so you should try to get as much as you possibly can.

A few things to keep in mind:

1. If you telecommute, it's also cheaper for the employer (less electricity, water, bandwidth, etc)
2. If you take a pay cut, any time you get a raise it's going to be less than it could have been, since most companies do raises as a percentage of your current salary
3. The downside of working exclusively from home is that it's easier to not get noticed. If you're not getting much face time with your peers, you better be doing some amazing work

Comment: Re:web-app-web (Score 3, Insightful) 278

by Greenisus (#30482406) Attached to: Firefox Mobile Threatens Mobile App Stores, Says Mozilla

I've used the local storage features and they're great. Even made a simple hash store based on it. But you're still stuck in the browser, so the user experience isn't quite as good as a native app. Also, you have all of the overhead of the browser, so even the leanest and meanest Javascript will have a hard time keeping up with the speed of a native app. At least, that has been my experience with the iPhone and Mobile Safari.

But it's definitely moving in the right direction, especially when you throw in CSS-driven animation (which is sadly slow on the iPhone).

Comment: Re:WTF! (Score 1) 108

by Greenisus (#29836949) Attached to: Google Partners With Twitter For Search

Twitter's pretty handy if you want to search about something that's happening *right now* and hasn't had time to be blogged about and then indexed by the search engines. For instance, there were several helicopters flying overhead and none of us knew what was going on, so we searched Twitter and discovered that someone was filming a scene for a movie.

Comment: Re:Android just won't catch up with iPhone (Score 1) 117

by Greenisus (#28522729) Attached to: Unlocking Android

Thanks! I'm glad you love the app! :)

I am concerned about what will happen when iPhone goes device independent. The UIKit widgets should be fine, and hopefully my custom ones will be fine too, but I'm more concerned about images (for instance, the OS logos in the Slicehost iPhone app).

And yeah, I like them both really. I think they're both fantastic platforms. The Android Market is wonderful though. I had a bug with the Android app and I was able to push it out as soon as I finished it, which was lovely.

No amount of careful planning will ever replace dumb luck.