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I inherited a small Xamarin Forms project last week. The 1st two times I tried opening it, VS displayed a busy notice in from the tray and appeared locked up long enough that I eventually end-tasked it. Try 3 I started and then wandered off to do something else for maybe 30 minutes and found the solution open and usable for the remainder of the day.
This morning it's been an hour and counting, ~20 minutes to load solution explorer and my recent files in the tab list. Another 45 doing something not even codethulu could explain.
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Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
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Okay, so I was looking for the Screen Saver so I could turn it off so my VM wouldn't lock and I wouldn't have to type the password every time (ala lazy).
Right-click desktop and you'll see a choice appear in the context menu that is : [Personalize]
If you click that you'll see: Win10 Personalize option[^]
However, there is no screen saver choice there. Hmm...I thought this was on the personalize option.
Oh, wait go to [Control Panel].
Choose [Personalization] option/icon there.
Now, you'll see the following view: Personalization option[^]
A completely different yet similar thing.
That is some bad Human Factors Engineering (or UX), right there.
"What don't make sense is that it don't make sense."
Great point. I didn't even notice that. More UX problems really. Two different names mean same thing.
Maybe trying to teach users that screen saver is same as Lock Screen option, but it's not working so well.
I've got a question for you: Is it really allowed to develop and use various online applications run on the client PC that perform real-time scheduled downloads of the content from http://www.codeproject.com/ web site with an http-client. For example, an application that uses timer to launch the process of the CodeProject's main page contents downloading every 60 seconds. This is basically similar to using a so-called CodeProject's API tools to build an application that perform the data analysis obtained from the CP's web-site.
Particularly, I'd like to find out if the following will actually mean that by using such application I'm purposely flooding the CP's web site, creating burden traffic to the CP's web servers ???
Anyway, if using such real-time web-client applications is unwanted or not permitted, just let me know and I will simply not create and use it.
You know, at this time, I'm working on the windows 7 gadget will perform the notification of the featured and latest articles announced on the CP's main page. Actually, the following gadget will performs xml-http Ajax requests timely within each 60 seconds to download the CP's main page and retrieve the data on the CP's featured articles currently shown to its readers.
Also, soon, I'm going to write an article in which I will discuss about the gadget's implementation and upload the specific code to the article's web page.
No thanks. Because as just I've already explained, I'm not going to request any permissions from the admins. Instead, I will simply not to implement and use such unwanted harmful application.
Also, by navigating CP's web site I found the number of articles containing code implementing similar applications including offline articles editors, statistics and the CodeProject API. But, the most of them are not currently active due to security policy restrictions applied. Since then, I will not be implementing such things I've described the post with my question.
It is lack of imagination or any technical difficulty?
Ability to plug an adapter pin either ways is simply a natural comfort.
Particularly when you are trying to do it in low light/dark.
For that matter , even the tradition USB Port comes with this "side" requirement. I always put the wrong side first and turn it to right side. Just wondering couldn't the hardware engineers design a port that could be plugged without worrying about the sides?
Now USB Type-C does it, that does it. But why so late? & Why still USB-A hasn't evolved?
Sounds like an alien plan to frustrate the humans on daily basis. hehe
Starting to think people post kid pics in their profiles because that was the last time they were cute - Jeremy.
Needs more pins is why.
USB is a four pin system: ground, +5V, Data+, and Data-
If you got it the wrong way round, it could cause damage.
If you look at the pinout for USBC: USB type C Mod time![^] it's a lot more connections, and they are repeated so it doesn't matter which way up the connector is. That's a lot more expensive in terms of connector manufacturing (for both male and female halves) so the natural inclination is to go for a cheaper connector and call it "backwards compatability".
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Since when does reversing VCC and GND have any effect? A cheap and simple 7805 voltage regulator can take that. It may get close to the melting point, but it usually survives and still works afterwards.
Oh, I know. I was referring to an incident where I was building a new power supply for an older computer and accidentally reversed +5V and GND on the main power supply on the computer. The 7805 did a great job in protecting the computer from damage. It got so hot that the solder started to melt, but it still works.
Reversible connectors are a waste if there are too many pins involved. For USB this may be prctical, but on larger connectors I always found it better to ground unneeded pins and also placed them in such a way that they were inbetween two signals that are likely to interfere with each other.