On July 31st, 2012 the Java debacle struck me, so this is old news to some. The Java Runtime environment was assembled to run similarly to visual basic only in its portable simplicity; write once and package the appropriate runtime engine for the associated operating system. -> Pretty simple and effective method to gain programmer momentum. The programmer is still bound to an English written/language and as such, is difficult to master more than one. Once seasoned, a single-threaded programmer could write complex code that just worked and cleaned up after itself. After several revisions of Java, they have apparently the “worst” or #1 infection vector on PC’s and Macs. So the situation deteriorates with “Sandbox breaches” where Java jumps into the operating system of the hosting virtual machine and contaminates all of the other critical sessions on the host hardware. This situation is very bad. As a purveyor of virtual machines very early on in my career, I continue to encounter more uses for virtual machines (which were the first real implementation of “Cloud” computing). Multiple hosted locations are now standard features of hosted business websites, mirror/load balance/virtualization all providing a seamless, consistent user experience across the globe. If your website isn’t ready for multiple locations, that may be good if you are a hosted user as the providers are beefing up their offering for a competitive shopping market.
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Windows 8 vs. iPad feature-by-feature – way to go MS -
Social websites are catering to the “in” crowd.
The idea is good, but Apple fanboys with a secret club that has (as its first steps) pages full of firmware for jailbreaking just about anything.
Wondering how I found this? I am creating Lion (OSX 10.7.3) in a virtual machine to test the code that I write in RAD Studio.
Old vm’s with SLES encouraged the VMware route, but XEN or Virtual box might get dusted off later…Cheer you Apple socialites!
Siri commands iPhone URL Schemes:
If you say “Smile Face” ———— Siri interprets it as “:-)”
If you say “Wink Face” ———— Siri interprets it as “;-)”
If you say “Period” ———— Siri interprets it as “.”
If you say “Coma” ———— Siri interprets it as “,”
If you say “Exclamation Point” ———— Siri interprets it as “!”
If you say “Question Mark” ———— Siri interprets it as “?”
If you say “New Paragraph” —- Siri creates a new line or new paragraph
If you say “Open Parenthesis” ———— Siri interprets it as “(“
If you say “Close Parenthesis” ———— Siri interprets it as “)”
If you say “Open Quotation” ———— Siri interprets it as “”"
If you say “Close Quotation” ———— Siri interprets it as “”"
If you say “All Caps” before a “word” —- Siri interprets it as “WORD”