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  • Lumia 1520 wireless data issue.

    I am thinking there might be two possible issues going on:

    1) on the phone the software that activates the IP over Cell / Data may have a bug that is not re-enabling it all the time.

    2) the carrier might have a problem with the part of that they do.

    internet over cell works a bit different than WiFI and I have worked with some of the logic on older windows mobile devices where we added code to test and force the device to "re-connect" at times.

    by default they time out the ip part of the cell connection when they do not see it as "active" for a while. kind of like how dialup used to have a time out on the profile.

  • My top 10 worst tech for value

    , kettch wrote

    @androidi: I'm envious of the CRT TV you must have had, because I seem to remember 480p TV as having looked pretty awful.

    Differences in color often have less to do with the playback methods and more to do with producers twisting the knobs just because they can.

    funny, CRT  has soo many bad things light using more energy, being heavy as heck and the high voltage flyback transformer.

    and I recall when I got my mom a flat panel TV....

    when I pulled it out of the box she was upset that I "wasted money on new junk she did not understand" but when I turned it on and she saw the display she did a 180 and thanked me for getting it as she could see it was so much better to her 80 year old eyes.

    not perfect but IMHO the new stuff is *MUCH* better for most folks.

  • love this bit on the angular web site

    , JohnAskew wrote

    @figuerres: +1

    I used Click-Once when it was the Updater Application Block from Patterns & Practices to deploy to 250 laptops which were 90% of the time connected remotely to our network. Flawless. Easy. Why isn't this used more often -kind of success. It's still in use out there.

    Nice, I used that and put in a couple of small changes to how that worked that they used in a revision.  Yeah that was a few years back when .net was Young :--)

    I also wrote some code and was in contact with the SQL 2000 / SQLRS folks, that first version had no client printing and I did an extension to do server printing from a client request. pointed out that the sample code they had would fail on large reports as it tried to render all the pages in memory before sending any pages to the printer.

  • love this bit on the angular web site

    , swheaties wrote

    @kettch:Have you tried one click?  Works great.

    Click Once can be a really good option but you do need to learn how to use it.

    I used to update about 200-250 pc's with it.

    we set it to check for updates on app start and we had the software setup to close each night in case the users forgot to shut down.

    we also had some code to remotely re-boot a machine if needed and to pop up messages to warn / inform the users.

    sometimes the install of .Net got hosed and forced a re-install.

    we did not like the "Per user install"

    but for over 8 years that I was there it worked very well for us. 

  • My latest work toy...

    , kettch wrote

    The datacenter my brother works at recently had a 20 hour power outage. Apparently they had a UPS system and generator, but nobody had thought to put red plugs in the offices. So, the servers kept on running, but they had to run extension cords from the server room so that they could at least run some laptops and keep the WiFi on.

    I used to work in a hospital that had an old UPS that had a huge old inverter in it. It wasn't very efficient, but it made a fun noise when it came on. This was back in the days when the server room was equipped with CRT's, and when the UPS cut in, all the monitors would get wavy and you saw a future with two headed children.

    that's a good one.

    the ISP I worked for was co-located in a  Telco data center that one time when they tested the generator system and did not switch the systems back to normal power. so the class 5 phone switch ran on battery for about a week and then shutdown.

    so that meant re-starting the switch cold.  that took a while before phone services were back.

    at least it was a CLEC not a LEC  (CLEC means a small local phone company in Telco speak)

    but that made for a fun day at work with no incoming phone lines. back then cell phone was not as common as today.

     

  • Is it Possible to control Arduino with Windows 8.1 phone

    Looks like the answer is yes via Bluetooth

    http://developer.nokia.com/community/wiki/Windows_Phone_8_communicating_with_Arduino_using_Bluetooth

     

  • love this bit on the angular web site

    You know I really just do not get it ...  why the need to turn a simple chat about something into a big to do about how wrong we are for not becoming true believers of the one true faith of Bass.

    hey,  I am doing ok, I know what's going on, I do not need the holier than thou attitude.

    as for advancing Science actually I am, my current job works on finding ways to improve the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes.  So while I may not create the next wave of internet tech I am doing something that is worth doing.

    that's the thing man; there is a lot going on that you will never know about so stop preaching and start listening.  Your tirades about what you think are getting really tiresome and boring and frankly just make me less and less interested in anything you post.

  • Anyone Sway Yet?

    What ??   when I hit that all I see is one line with a copyright.

    view source has stuff but ...

  • love this bit on the angular web site

    , kettch wrote

    There's a certain temptation to use an all-encompassing framework, but that's not always a good idea. If a framework starts doing something in a way you don't like, it's not always easy to replace that piece of the framework with a different library without a lot of work.

    YMMV, but modular libraries seem to be safer in this respect. Even Microsoft is moving that way with the more modular direction of ASP.NET and .NET in general.

    that is true in many ways.

    while .net does a lot of good things there are some tasks that need code that caters to that task. One size does not fit all and sometimes it's good to have "Parts" or "Modules" or make up a name for them .... bit's that you can pull out and replace without breaking everything to make one change.

  • love this bit on the angular web site

    from:  https://docs.angularjs.org/guide/introduction

    "Angular is what HTML would have been had it been designed for applications. HTML is a great declarative language for static documents. It does not contain much in the way of creating applications, and as a result building web applications is an exercise in what do I have to do to trick the browser into doing what I want?"

    AMEN! they at least say it up front. HTML was not designed for applications.