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Yes I have and I found it to be a complete waste of time. It was for a redesign of one of websites. Everything I argued against ended up being used anyway, because reasons. Then a year after the new site was launched it was redesigned again, this time with no focus group, because "complaints".
Oh yes - a certain rather well known technology company has used me in the past (used being the operative word here). Let's just say that the products that came out don't represent what we were saying was needed. I'm not going to name the company as I'm friends with a few of their people, and they are good people. It's not their fault that the company behaved like a douche towards us.
I was part of a focus group a long time ago for a large software company that shall remain nameless being asked about features and UI options in their latest O/S (let's called it "Doors"). Suffice it to say they went almost exactly the opposite way to my, and apparently most of the rest of the focus group's, suggestions.
One thing they did, as an example, was not to show file extensions by default in their file administration program since the marketing people running the focus group said, "It would just confuse the average user; better to hide them." Since then so may virus hits have been successful with programs called, for example, "cutecatvideo.avi.exe" which of course looks like "cutecatvideo.avi" on the list; totally safe right?
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
Can anyone recommend a decent tutorial/book for setting up an Azure web site and database? (ASP.Net and SQL Server). Nothing fancy. Amazon had over 100 pages of books and I can't find anything reasonably simple to follow.
My company started our first Azure webapp/sql database solution about a year ago. It was amazingly easy to get working. I know this is no help to you, and apologize for that, just wanted to say that you don't need a book to get it working.
I have been having trouble off and on on Win10 where I :
Windows Defender Has File In Use
1. download a file to my <users>\..\downloads directory and then when I attempt to copy it elsewhere Windows Defender is taking so long that it won't copy the file because it is busy scanning it.
No Access To File I Own
2. Now, this morning I downloaded a image file and I attempted to preview it and Windows 10 (built-in) photo viewer or whatever tells me I do not have access to that file because I am not the owner. What?
It's quite terrible. Anyone else seeing this lately?
I'll reboot, but it's so annoying.
Oh, it looks like I was able to rename the file at the <users>\..\downloads location and then I owned it.
It would appear that you are wrong. This is NOT a repost.
Yeah, I think RedDK is including himself in the list of MAJOR TROLLS at CP.
There's another one who is only a series of numbers for its name.
These are the non-technical jealous types who are not good at anything except downvoting and griping.
(Haha, I've trolled the trolls. Any reply from them to this post proves they fail!! )
But you don't own it. You downloaded it so its owner is clearly not you! That at least is the logic that preview seems to use although I've only seen it with images downloaded from emails. Bring up the properties window and confirm permissions and it'll be fine. A bit annoying but hardly worth throwing your toys out of the pram!
Yeah, Defender annoyed me so much I paid for Kaspersky - Defender would come in at 14:00 every damn day and scan the whole PC, monopolising all cores and making it pretty much unusable. And whatever I did to tell it to do it at night it ignored...
I haven't seen any problems with downloaded files not belonging to me: do you use a D/L manager that might be running under a different user?
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
do you use a D/L manager that might be running under a different user?
Very good question, but I don't. I was just previewing an image via download from a royalty-free image site. When the image landed in the normal downloads directory it was inaccessible. I just thought it was odd.
Thanks for the input and ideas.