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Wish me luck! (I seriously doubt the company, a global company) will go for it, as it will require them front-loading 50% of the payment for the staffing process, but I figure my proposal could at least serve as a baseline for vetting proposals from "real" companies that already have the existing staff to handle something like this.
Or possibly, your proposal will provide the method for them to do the project in house and the cost to justify not out sourcing.
It's happened to me on major difficu;lt engineering projects. They had the people and the resourcxes to do things in house, but didn't have anyone who knew what to do.
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Walt Fair, Jr., P. E. Comport Computing Specializing in Technical Engineering Software
I took on a side project a couple of months ago doing enhancements to an MS Access app. The guy I've been working with has quit. He told me that the company wants to continue using me. I think I'll be working one on one with the owner.
So, I see this as an opportunity to move them from Access to .Net. If they do it will most likely become a WPF app.
What I need is persuasive information. Just saying "Access sucks" won't do it. So, how would you approach this? What arguments can you give to help them decide to move to .Net?
If it's not broken, fix it until it is.
Everything makes sense in someone's mind.
Ya can't fix stupid.
Apple has continued (IMO) down the path of releasing software that doesn't live up to the beauty of their hardware. I updated my iPhone 6 to iOS 11 and put up with the first week of slowness, and crashes, and poor battery life, but even after an acceptable period of burn in the phone is just awful to use now. Apps can take 5-10 seconds to load. The camera can take even longer to be ready to roll. It's a huge shame, really.
Even so I'm not willing to move to Android for a bunch of reasons and there's really no alternative, so I've been thinking about moving up to a (relatively) cheap 7. That means I'm going to lose my headphone jack. I'm getting the shakes thinking about that.
Lots of phones have now gone jackless so I was wondering if this has generally been a good thing or a bad thing or a meh thing.
I'd be getting airpods, and any bluetooth headphones will work.
I guess my question is: has anyone gone into this thinking it would be an utter PITA and come out wondering what all the fuss was about. Or, did they go into it thinking it would be OK but there were all these "ah, I didn't think about that" issues.
Yes, but not as well, sound quality over A2DP sucks. And while Apt-X is ok-ish, it's of course not supported by Apple. Since it wasn't invented by them.
Apple uses lowish bitrate AAC which is better than A2DP but still inferior to Apt-x.
Personally I'm having a pair of Sennheiser Momentum, which was a compromise on a few parameters. (comfort came out as the winner, had I gone for sound I would've chosen Bowers&Wilkins P7)
They support Apt-x but I'm actually using them with the cable most of the time, since the sound get's so much clearer and less compressed.
But if you're getting earpods this whole discussion on sound quality is moot.
My main problem with going jackless is that I now have two sets of things to charge: The phone, and teh earbuds/headphones. They never seem to be in synch, so I am always recharging things over night, whether they need it or not. The headphones I use at work (Bose) can go for several days, but the little earbuds (also Bose) may not last the day.
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I've been using it with an Senheiser HD1 for a few months now with good results. (edit: I've had bluetooth connection pre-iOS 11, but now everything's nice)
It's not the smallest or cheapest wireless in-ear headphones, but it has pretty good battery life (which is my main requirements with any electronics) and the sound "profile" fits my hearing.
I don't have any particular problem with iOS 11 on my iPhone 6; I don't have the need right now to upgrade, and I will be waiting for the iPhoneX reviews and decide if an iPhone 8 or X will be the next one.
I already bought my Lumia 640 about a year ago, unlocked, $120, with taxes, and delivered at my door. The only Lumias I can still find today are way more expensive, now that MS has pretty much made it official they weren't putting more money into it.
@chris-maunder, I've used wired and wireless with my Apple iPhone 5, 5s, 6s Plus and 7s Plus.
iOS 11 is *clearly* optimized for iPhone 8.
I confidently conclude iOS 11 is purposely degraded for iPhones less than v8. My SpecBench marks validate this. I'm in the process of writing some further code tests to validate and publish my results.
The larger Dre Beats are great for "office", drowns out office noise.
AirPods are great for 'on the go'.
The problem with wireless, just like yer phone, is keeping track of keepin' 'em charged. I'd invest in the damned lightening to 2.5" audio jack converter, but ya can't charge yer damned iPhone with that devil of an adapter plugged in.
I confidently conclude iOS 11 is purposely degraded for iPhones less than v8
Dave and I had exactly this conversation today. I'd love to see your findings (as would the media at large)
keeping track of keepin' 'em charged
Yep. I'd be using the pods for calls when I need to charge the phone, or for when I'm driving and don't want to go on speakerphone. Not too often but often enough in situations where I definitely need the phone being charged at the same time (eg GPS running in car, or long days on the phone that kills the battery)
The firmware (and hardware) in iPhone 8 & X, at my first code run, is more 'optimized' for iOS 11 than firmware for earlier iPhones, which is valid/reasonable.
And, really, this is true of any Mac, iPod, iPad, iPhone and its corresponding OS going back decades, of which I can attest given I've been involved in validating the Golden Master release of MacOS and/or the initial PowerMacs once upon a time back in my Apple dayz...
That, and Mac clones like StarMax & Power Computing validate this as well with all the engineering problems they had with the ROM (firmware), especially keeping up with the latest Mac OS. Macintosh clone - Wikipedia[^]
Yet, the older geezer-ish-ness in me isn't liking that, in 2000, I'd buy a cellphone for $79 ~ $129 and it'd last 4+ years, and now its $1200 (iPhone X) for about 18-22 months.
I think Apple is going to go the way of Walmart. Sam Walton made Walmart great and it made it was it was (at first). Excellent customer service and cheap prices. He died. It went to crap. I've always been an Apple fan boy, but the main driver behind Apple's innovations is now no longer with us. It's only a matter of time, they can only coast on the coattails of Steve Job's brilliance for so long.
Over the seasons, the plot holes have gotten massively bigger and more numerous and the characters dumber, which makes it increasingly difficult to binge watch the latest season, so I still have Season 7 queued up.
(I've got a few shows like that, including one that I know goes completely off the rails and wasn't renewed, which makes me waiting until I otherwise drained the queue and even then, I'm not sure I want to bother.)
I just bought a Raspberry Pi 83-16561RK Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit ARMv8 Quad-Core Processor at 1.2 GHz 'kit' - my first venture into the world of such things. It's comes with all you need (power supply &etc) so I can eliminate some of the prep until I know what I want to do with it. I saw it. I wanted it. As of a few seconds ago, my credit card has been charged for it.
For better or for worse, I'm about to learn something.
The only difficult part will, I fear, be somehow getting Mrs. Wife to understand that what I'm doing is more important than the items on her (auto-renewing) To-Do list. Getting away with that will surely add to the fun.
[✔] And, I think I've just added an item to my 'what to do when I retire' list.
If you figure out how to get out of the auto-renewing To-Do list could you possible share that information. Maybe write an article. I have a feeling there are a lot of people out there that could use that information.
Well, I went and had a stroke. No ToDo s since then.
We did get flooded in late August with the hurrican in Houston.
My step daughter was frantic calling al;l over thinking I drowned. The weater was only ankle deep and I slept through everythinbg and woke up when the watewr was receding.
I told here I survived a massive stroke, It'll take more thabn a little watewr to do me in.
WE had to replace all our floors and sheetrock, but we're moved back in again and my desktop computer is working, but
I lost everythibng else in my office.
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Walt Fair, Jr., P. E. Comport Computing Specializing in Technical Engineering Software
Getting away with that will surely add to the fun.
Just tell her your working on an IoT application that will help you manage her To-Do list everywhere, with GPS AI to alert you when you approach a store for a "to-do purchase" and a grocery list when at the grocery store, auto-downloading of the kids soccer game schedule from the school website so that you never ever again forget to pick them up, and NSA portal for remembering important dates like anniversaries, birthdays, and mother-in-law birthday.
It took her insistence to get me as far as carrying a flip-phone. If I want to be annoyed, I see no reason to leave home for the privilege. She also knows I'm a privacy freak - IoT is not something I'm likely to be into - at least whilst I have a choice.
If this were easy to do, everyone would have already figured it out.