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Comment It is a myth! (Score 2) 242

...that there is a balance. Work almost always wins.

Companies want 24x7 support but don't want to pay for it. So in the mean time, they abuse there IT workers. So IT infrastructure and support departments are usually understaffed.

What's the IT working doing to do when people start scream at him to fix things he/she is responsible during the day. While it may not come to bite them in the ass the immediately, it will look bad on him/her. When raises / firings come around, that person will get the bad end the stick. With more and more IT jobs pushed over seas, getting a new job is not necessarily very easy.

Very often there isn't anybody else who understands what's going on in their environment. You'll be lucky to have two people on the same project that cover the same scope.

The companies hold all of the power.

Comment Re:Change just because? (Score 1) 227

it's no longer being updated and I feel it's time to change.

This mindset is ridiculous. Why do you "feel a need to change" if it still works for you? Are you expecting remote security vulnerabilities to show up in your note-taking software?

He did say that there were 'quirks' to it. To me that means bugs or implementations that don't work for him. If the developers aren't working on it anymore, what hope does the user have to getting the quirks resolved?

Comment Google Keep (Score 4, Interesting) 227

While Google Keep is cross platform, it isn't FLOSS but I still haven't found anything that matches it.

Major cross Platform support: Windows (Chrome app), Mac (Chrome app), Linux (Chrome app), iOS, Android
Offline note taking support
Syncing across platforms
Multi media input types: Text, lists, audio, image/photo,
Can be shared
No services to manage

No public API
May disappear because it is a good product :-/

Comment Re:The feature Samsung should bring back (Score 1) 59

I totally second this. If you type a lot with your smartphone, a physical keyboard is invaluable. If you use a slider style, you don't have to worry about that always fragile hinge and not sacrifice any screen size for the keyboard. Yea, your going to add some weight and thickness to the phone. But in my opinion, phones have become too light and thin. They always feel like they are going to slip out of my hands unless I put some type to tacky material/case on them.

Comment More technical issues than just CAs (Score 1) 212

There are more technical issues than just having a trusted CA in order to do HTTPS everywhere. The big issue is the legacy one certificate per IP:Port limitation. I know that is being resolved with SNI. Unfortunately that is going to take a while because both HTTP server _and_ clients need to updated to support this. Many of the current versions of the HTTP servers already support this. I've seen lots of mobile app HTTP clients that do not. Also what about some of the aging web servers/clients where the vendor has no plans up fix / upgrade them?

Comment Re:Open Source Alternatives? (Score 1) 93

Yes. I would recommend Tiny Tiny RSS ( ). I've been using it since Google announced Reader's demise. It is a web-based, PHP application but it does have a good JSON based API for other clients. There are already a couple of good clients for it on Android. There is also an iOS version but I cannot speak on the quality of it. I don't own any iOS devices. If you checked out your Google Reader data, you can import both the feeds via OPML and the starred items via a standard plugin. People have been using the free micro-instances of EC3 to host it with little issue if you cannot host it yourself. Shared hosting can be a bit more tricky because of watchdog process that hosting companies run.

We're here to give you a computer, not a religion. - attributed to Bob Pariseau, at the introduction of the Amiga