Date Created: November 20, 2011 Date Modified: May 2, 2012
I have to admit, the last week my major focus has been Skyrim–tho Im not here to mention that!. No the other big release recently (and its not Saints Row 3 or MW3 either!) was Android 4.0, and my reaction is a bit mixed.
Not all Android compatable devices can take this upgrade OOTB, so Im carefully looking into what can take it and what wont. I doubt I will be utting Android on my Sony E-Reader, but Im itching to get an update on my phone–even if I have to h@x the core (to use a Drupal colloquialism)..
So what will this new Android offer me over the last version, well for me the biggest letdown with the Android OS was multitasking. The new version aims to rectify this, according to Android’s own site:
Multitasking is a key strength of Android and it’s made even easier and more visual on Android 4.0. The Recent Apps button lets you jump instantly from one task to another using the list in the System Bar. The list pops up to show thumbnail images of apps used recently — tapping a thumbnail switches to the app.
So there is the claim that it will multi-task better, however you just cant go by what the developers managers marketing assistants say so I will be eagerly awaiting any improvement with the Android OS.
Date Created: October 24, 2011 Date Modified: November 22, 2011
I was approached a few weeks ago by the Equal Opportunity Commission to build a Joomla powered Intranet–at first I had apprehensions: Joomla is not the greatest of CMS software for this application, and all government departments are running MOSS2010, so It would be simple logic to go with SharePoint for the intranet too?
Adding to the complexity of this project it was also suggested that the Joomla run on a WAMP stack–but with the server being SBS2003 I decided to put it together thru IIS instead of go and install Apache on a system that didnt require it.
The system installed without a hitch–its not the first time I have put together a J! on IIS, but its the first time I did so for an intranet. Hopefully this makes business run a bit smother down there at EOC.
Date Created: October 2, 2011 Date Modified: January 7, 2013
Had an interview at a local design agency, one that actually does design. I dont think I will be the successful candidate, as I made two cardinal sins in the design field.
First off was calling Mac’s evil empire machines, yes I have a bias against Apple, but one must never let opinion override professionalism.
The second, wich ties in with the first a little was that I mentioned flash, the rule here is: dont bring up old technology. Sure flash is still used, but its no longer held in the same regard as it once was. I tnink if I can overcome my own perzonal bias I will have no trouble securing the next placement.
Date Created: September 21, 2011 Date Modified: September 21, 2011
In one of the forums Im a member I read the following regarding accessibility and the iPad:
have been working with an EIP student to work out the best way for her to use her iPad, ideally she would like enlarged text and voice-over (see quote below) , she does not need text highlighted. It seems that it is not possible to do both using the iPad accessibility options – any ideas? Apps? For this student the easiest way for her to retrieve her resources from her personal uni web page is to open them in iBooks, this saves a whole lot of moving files around. I am providing AccessiblePDF files at the moment as these can be opened with one mouse click to open and then another to open in iBooks..
‘Tonight I have found quite a deliberate flaw! I thought having zoom with voice over (both in accessibility) would be the way to go with the iPad. However, the iPad can only have one or the other. The reason given for this perplexing situation is that they have conflicting commands! Glory be! It seems that we can’t have larger print and voice over at the same time on an iPad!’
Im not an iPad developer (TEAM ANDROID!!!) but Im sure there is someone out there who can knows of a solution to this that I could forward on??.