I've been using Win 8 on a desktop and also (for a couple of days now) on the Surface Pro. Other than getting used to few changes, I also like it overall. Here are my complaints:
1) I miss the Win 7 and Vista widgets on the desktop. Since I spend most of my time on the desktop, it's nice to have a big clock and the weather there. Switching to the Start screen and looking at the tiles is a PITA.
2) When first installed, the PDF reader, media player, etc. default to the Metro tiles for those apps. That is a royal PITA when I brought up a PDF while programming and had to switch back and forth to the Start screen, then the desktop, etc. Fortunately, installing a PDF reader and media player from the desktop fixed that.
3) I can't find a way to kill the Aero interface. My software has some interactive graphics that bogged down when using the Aero GUI in Vista and Win 7. Fortunately disabling Aero was easy and fixed the problem, speeding graphics up immensely. Unfortunately on Win 8 the slow graphics problem is back and I haven't found any way to disable it and get the fast graphics back again.
Other than those issues, I have no problem with Win 8. It works nicely on a touch screen and is useable on the desktop with mouse. Once I solve the slow graphics problem in my software, I'll be a happy camper.
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An older gentleman was on the operating table awaiting surgery and he insisted that his son, a renowned surgeon, perform the operation.
As he was about to get the anaesthesia, he asked to speak to his son. "Yes dad, what is it?"
"Don't be nervous, son. Do your best and just remember, if it doesn't go well, if something happens to me, your mother is going to come and live with you and your wife"...
"The ones who care enough to do it right care too much to compromise."
So I bought a bottle of Knob Creek, very much like the stuff. 100 proof, you feel it a little more after 2 drinks. I need to try a few more suggestions, but I just read this and I'm quite pissed at Maker's http://money.cnn.com/2013/02/10/news/makers-mark-bourbon/[^] 84 proof? Meeh. I know Maker's creates Knob Creek, I just hope they don't lower that from 50%.
I'm going to get my hands on some Eagle Rare and Heavens Hill to sample this week.
So I bought a bottle of Knob Creek, very much like the stuff.
I'm glad you liked it.
I know Maker's creates Knob Creek
They are both made and distributed by Beam Inc. (Jim Beam), but they come from different distilleries. Knob Creek is made at the main Beam distillery in Clermont, Ky., whereas Maker's Mark is made in Loretto, Ky.
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America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. -Oscar Wilde
Wow, even the French showed a little more spine than that before they got their sh*t pushed in.[^] -Colin Mullikin
Yeah, I heard about Makers watering things down this morning, at least they are honest I suppose. I'm not sure why they didn't allow the law of supply and demand to take effect and raise the price, instead of diminishing their product and not lowering the price.
all bourbons are "watered down". the stuff comes out of the still at like 150 proof.
I know, I prefer it to stay above 90 proof. I like to sip it, and not have to consume a ton of it to get a good buzz. Dropping down to 80 proof is extremely unappealing and to me, feels like there is more to it than simply demand outstripping supply.
Chris Losinger wrote:
"I know Maker's creates Knob Creek"
Baker's, Booker's, Basil Hayden's, Knob Creek, Makers (and a couple of others) are all owned by Jim Bea
That's why I mentioned it, I'm afraid they will lower the proof of Knob Creek and others. It wasn't a knock on the brand, the rest of the sentence that you quoted contained the reason why I even mentioned that Beam owns both.
"I know Maker's creates Knob Creek, I just hope they don't lower that from 50%."
My fear is that they will successfully further dilute Maker's and start to do the same with the rest of their stable.
[Disclosure - I'm not a fan of Basil Hayden, though I know it is revered by many.]
Yes. Even I have ADT/Eclipse up and running and I'm completely Java disabled. The lack of Android support or plugins so far for Netbeans is a little annoying, perhaps whoever gets up and running first gets the developer interest.
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You could always use Mono in Visual Studio. Failing that, you could use something like Phonegap in Visual Studio.
I've been meaning to get around to evaluating Appcelerator Titanium. Looking into it superficially, there are certain advantages to it as it compiles down to native code, but it's a closed SDK so you couldn't use it with things like jQuery.
I was brought up to respect my elders. I don't respect many people nowadays.
At least submits this guy his code. Still bad behavior but better than them who are only writing an exception message and post it. IDK but suppose that there are not enough hamsters to answer questions like "AccessDeniedException comes up when trying to delete system32 HELP URGENZZ Teacher will kill me!!!!!!!!!!!!!".
As others have suggested I use Eclipse with the ADT plugin.
I installed everything on a new machine this week and noticed that google now have an all in one package - Eclipse, ADT, latest android SDK - just extract from the archive and you're good to go. Beats having to set it all up manually
For me, it always comes down to what kind of support resources are available and how deep they are (i.e. how esoteric of a question can I find an answer for). That almost always leads me to the language and IDE environment recommended by the creators, because it usually has the largest user base. In this case, Eclipse and Java. Besides, its really all about the libraries, and you'll likely be learning them no matter what language and IDE you choose.
So that's what I'd recommend, even for an old, grey haired accountant who knows some Java
We can program with only 1's, but if all you've got are zeros, you've got nothing.
OK, so I added a second 22 inch monitor a week ago, and I thought I'd just tell you what it's like.
I wouldn't go back to just one.
Seriously, if you have only one monitor - even a fairly big one - you would not believe how much easier it makes life if you have two.
The research I saw claims a 42~51% improvement in productivity - I don't think I'd go that high, but it certainly does make some things a lot easier. It's not just the extra real-estate you add, it's a better, more organised way of working you add. I have VS and Chrome open on my "old" 22 inch in landscape, both maximised so I have the full screen to play with, but with utilities, Outlook, MediaPlayer, my desktop shortcuts and the app I'm working on running on the other. So I can see the app run and look at the code without doing anything other than move my eyes. If I want to look at a technical manual or MSDN I can have that open on the second monitor while coding on the other. I can switch apps from side to side with simple keystrokes.
What did this cost? £110 for the monitor, £3 for the HDMI cable and £7 for a wall mounting bracket (and a very, very nice bracket it is too) - my original video card supported multiple monitors, so I didn't need to lay out £30 on a new one. Add a few quid for postage, and half an hour installation and you're there. Is it value for money? Definitely. If it doesn't make me actually more productive (and I think it does, just not 50% more) then it makes it easier to concentrate on what you are doing without chasing the right window round the screen and trying to find a way to show both apps at the same time. Which has got to improve productivity all on it's own. I don't know if you want a Portrait and Landscape combination - I did - but if you don't then you just need the desk space.
Talk to your boss. Get a second monitor - I'm sold on 'em!
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A dual monitor setup is wonderful! I've been using that setup at home for a few years. And then I started it at work about a year and a half ago. I can't go back to one. I've tried. I couldn't do it. It made my eyes hurt. Haha. I have Outlook on my right (secondary) monitor, Visual Studio on the primary monitor. And yes, I pull up technical articles and such on the secondary so I can read and code if necessary. I, too, run the application I'm working on in the other monitor, definitely beneficial when needing to view the code at the same time.
Both of mine are 24" at 1920x1080, Landscape orientation. It's made quite a large difference in my productivity. I'm actually quite fast when it comes to navigating a computer in general, Alt-Tab'ing, etc. But to eliminate the need for all that, for the most part, has been very helpful.
djj55: Nice but may have a permission problem
Pete O'Hanlon: He has my permission to run it.