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  • Can you do a completely private lob app on WP?

    So I recently got my first WP (1020) from sale as the price was low enough to cause a queue at the shop. I had it for a while now but haven't used it yet as there's a key issue I don't think I got any clear answer for last time I asked:

    Can I press F5 in VS and get the stuff running on the phone without needing to put stuff on some store somewhere? Yeah I read that you can hack the phone or something to do stuff but is that really necessary?

    And. Is there *any* idiots guide to getting there that has every step in a neat list ? Like 1. plug in usb cable 2. run VS 3. press F5 etc.

    If that's not possible, then is there 1,2,3 type of list of steps for getting stuff compiled + running through the store? I'd just rather not deal with the store as I'd rather not have the app executable or source go to any network. (Yeah there is Remote Desktop for WP I notice but that's not going to do any good for me)

  • Why there aren't any web form standards? Or are there?

    I mean standard basic set of tags for entry forms - so that if eg. a you need to fill out a bunch of similar forms in various sites, the browser will auto-fill them and offer options if you have filled various things at different sites (since I have different personal details for every site so I can track which company failed to store my data in a wireless vacuum-gapped server surrounded with tinfoil with light triggered explosive charge inside - what goes in doesn't come out)

    How this would be implemented? Well one way is to ensure that if you create a form in web development tool, it will offer the standard tags through intellisense (together with friendly-translations shown side by side but not used in code for localized versions) with ability to write your own. And import such tags for domain specific stuff like typical job seeker forms.

    How would it be ensured that web developers use the tools that offer the standard and imported tag cloud? Make the browser itself the prime development tool with local development server built in without installing IIS or anything else + one click deployment to real server/cloud. Otherwise people may get opportunity to try some other development tool that doesn't have the tag cloud for forms built in and proceed to invent new tags for things that from user perspective are identical resulting in the need to fill the same details each time.

     

  • After upgrading IE8 to IE11, the most important things started to suck

    @figuerres: I've used the IE10 preview builds (not full browser) that were possible to install side by side with IE8. I've gone over some trials with IE9+ in past here. This was largely a forced upgrade due to end of support + recently many sites refuse to open with IE8.

  • iPad too much

    Being able to record the audio and midi perf in sync accurately in a small device would be nice. As long as the sound generation is from low latency source, the latency of the recording device isn't big deal (though jitter is).

     (I would imagine some tablet OS would hopefully have less issue with timing than full desktop OS but who knows)

    I haven't done any music stuff recently but last I was researching, I found this DOS pattern based sequencer. Haven't got chance to test whether it works with the SCC1 I got. AXS is a nice sounding DOS synth with sample drums and tracker.

    http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=63185

  • After upgrading IE8 to IE11, the most important things started to suck

    @elmer: I tried that. It helps with the previous issue but now if I want to download a pdf (for permanent storage) then click Open to open it immediately from disk, then there's no Open option popping up.

    So how to restore IE11 to work like IE8? If it ain't broken, don't fix it*?

    (* well - not quite - IE8's countless download finishes pop-ups were annoying too. I think there has to be better way: Do the dialog the IE8 way but if multiple downloads are going on, then have the focus on the latest with all dl's aggregated to the dialog. This solves both issues. Alternative is to have the "download finished" bar a bar that doesn't obscure parts of the web page - like a pop-up status bar)

  • After upgrading IE8 to IE11, the most important things started to suck

    Is this just my system* or possible regression?

    Some web sites have "file upload" form. Clicking the browse opens "Choose file to upload".

    In IE11 this always causes the Windows native browse dialog to open straight to Desktop folder. In IE8, this always opened in last used location. So if I need to upload dozen files, I have to change the folder every time - unless I drop all the files first onto the desktop, which has usually shortcuts.

     

    Changing the "default download location" from the CTRL+j dialog does not affect this.

    I even tried giving the folder I want to use full permissions for just users but didn't help.

     

    *EDIT: Turns out it's IE regression bug.

    http://superuser.com/questions/741679/where-does-internet-explorer-store-the-last-used-upload-directory

    open dialog starts browsing form the desktop. It may be that this information is actually only stored in RAM and not saved between sessions

  • What are the changes that Microsoft is making to the privacy statements?

    A: "Your privacy is of utmost importance to us, so with this release we've created unique privacy statements to cover Microsoft account, Outlook.com, OneDrive, and Family Safety, so you can easily review the privacy terms for the service you are using. Read the full privacy statement as well as privacy statements for Bing and MSN. "

     

    So what were the *changes* made (a diff of the old and new)? It seems like a bunch of whole new terms were created and I had to agree to them before I could sign in here. Would have looked better if it just outright said that everything got changes since no changes were listed point by point. And it's imho pretty crude to make one agree to new terms without transition period. What if I didn't agree to those new terms but wanted to export my data in MS services?

  • Laughs of the day

    edit: There are various random stuff inside. Don't click on random image files or nsfw sounding stuff.

    http://www.windows93.net/

    This is much better than Windows 95 that's for sure.

  • After upgrading IE8 to IE11, the most important things started to suck

    Just a quick note of another annoyance that was, perpaps not ideal but less annoying in IE8:

    When there's paging present with downloadable stuff on same page, I find it that on many web sites the page links may be at the top and bottom of the page of the web site. So: if there's a list that you scroll, then the next page link may be at the bottom of that list. Now if you downloaded something or had something else happen that caused IE11 to show that pop-up bar at the bottom of the browser window, it will often obscure the page (1,2,3....50 prev/next) links.

    So question: Is it possible to click eg. to download something, and then a) close the IE pop-up bar using keyboard b) have it (the...download has completed.) shown elsewhere (not obscuring the page switch links) c) not be visible for downloads d) be like in IE8, where it pops up a "download complete" dialog that simply goes away when you click elsewhere in the browser (like the "next page" link)?

     

  • After upgrading IE8 to IE11, the most important things started to suck

    @elmer:  I sure hadn't noticed that (hadn't gone hovering for a sec over every unfamiliar icon yet). It doesn't do what I wanted to do however - The emulation is still only active while the F12 tools are visible. Alternative interpretation of "persist" is that you set the options, reboot the computer and they're still active for the page on which you set them on. I do realize that implementing that is probably really complicated and only everyone using Google with IE would use that, assuming they knew it was possible (=practically no one). And for tools aimed at web site devs and not users, that would also be opposite to how the web devs would like it I suspect.

    Anyone know if there's a better way to solve the issue while sticking to IE than with something like a transparent https proxy?