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Skype Officially Available For Android

MikeCamel Re:Far too large (286 comments)

That's 13MB. Stupid spell check.

more than 3 years ago
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Skype Officially Available For Android

MikeCamel Far too large (286 comments)

It's over 13KB: they're clueless. And you can't even move it to the SD card, as it's not Android 2.2 aware.

more than 3 years ago
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Touchscreens Open To Smudge Attacks

MikeCamel Re:Just randomize the keyboard every time (185 comments)

A couple of issues with this.

1) the Android set-up doesn't actually use a keyboard: just dots, which you're supposed to join in the same order.
2) I believe that there are patents around the randomising idea.

I'm certainly aware of this issue on my Android phone. The fact that you're supposed to keep your finger on the screen as you join the dots means that there's often a pretty clear track, even if you have clean hands. And you can tell the order in which tracks were made if you have one which crosses over another.

I quite like the technology, but it's good to be reminded of the possible dangers. I'll keep wiping mine once I've logged in.

about 4 years ago
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How do you manage documentation of your software p

MikeCamel Wiki-time (1 comments)

I've not been a fan of wikis for this in the past, but my current company does this rather well. Wiki articles are started by developers as part of the design and coding process, and are monitored by the documentation team (which is small). As features make it to maturity, they are tweaked by the doc team and made available for more comment. When it's time to go live, the doc. team will do a draft edit, attract comments from interested parties, and then publish. At this point - and only at this point - the documentation is locked. All pre-edits are only available internally.

This works pretty well, and there's always the opportunity to add new articles or pages on issues such as best practice, as well. I've not looked in detail into how we can make older versions of documentation available (for instance, if we update certain features in a point release), but it seems to work pretty well, and you can track old edits if you're internal. I suspect you should be able to do the equivalent of "tags", and say: this is the documentation set for version 2.3.5.

about 4 years ago
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Sony BMG Sued For Using Pirated Software

MikeCamel Re:47% is global, not for Sony (266 comments)

Seconded: the Google translation is poor, and the original French is clear. It's not talking about 47% of software used by Sony, but by enterprises in France.

more than 6 years ago

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