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Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

Pop69 Re:UX FTW (198 comments)

If there's one thing that experience has tough me it's this.

There is no such thing as being pedantic because assumption is the root of all fuck ups.

NEVER assume anything

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

Pop69 Re:UX FTW (198 comments)

You seem to be a little confused.

"Working software [is valued] over comprehensive documentation"

You then go on to state that this means UX takes priority.

UX does not take priority, the ability of the software to perform its function takes priority. Pretty software that is easy to use but doesn't do what it's supposed to is useless software.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

Pop69 I've used the software (198 comments)

I've used the software, it was OpenERP in its previous incarnation. I've ploughed my way through the developer and user documentation.

The documentation is abysmal, much of it is not updated between versions and can refer to settings, functions, etc that no longer exist. In some cases I've seen it refer to whole sections that no longer even exist like report design and outlook integration. There are numerous places where it refers to things that do not exist unless a specific module is installed but at not point does the documentation ever mention that the module should be installed.

On the developer side, there appears to be much that is broken by design rather than by error. For what is supposed to be a piece of critical business software, the inability to do something as basic as a bank reconciliation and print off an aged debt report out of the box is unbelievable.

Perhaps working on the core competencies of the software instead of diverging into including web site builder and CMS systems ? Your product can't do something as useful as calculating the cost price of a Bill of Materials assembly, so get the basics working and documented clearly before you do anything else.

about a week ago
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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

Pop69 Re:IPv6 routers (146 comments)

I'm using a Draytek 2860 which does the job just fine

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Taking a New Tack On Net Neutrality?

Pop69 Re:Students (185 comments)

Tom Clancy has a blank internet history at the moment, what with him being dead and all....

about 3 months ago
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Study: Royalty Charges Almost On Par With Component Costs For Smartphones

Pop69 Re:I can copy the declaration in seconds (131 comments)

The declaration of independence was plagarised in large parts from the Declaration of Arbroath.

If lawyers had been as eager back then, the fledgling US would have been sued into oblivion for creating an unauthorised derivative work

about 3 months ago
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HP Delivers a Big-Name, 7-inch Android Tablet For $100: Comes With Compromises

Pop69 Re:Android Tablets and Privacy (182 comments)

All our company smartphones are Motorola Moto Gs running latest Android.

Not one single phone has a Google account, they all connect to the company exchange server via activesync for email, calendar and contacts

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tech Customers Forced Into Supporting Each Other?

Pop69 Re:This just makes sense... (253 comments)

The big problem is that it doesn't reduce the cost of the software, it increases the profit of the software provider

about 3 months ago
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The Witcher 3 and Projekt Red's DRM-Free Stand

Pop69 A new advance on not RTFA (115 comments)

Just don't post the link in the first place !

about 4 months ago
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Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

Pop69 Re:Not a problem for MGP (397 comments)

You're mistaken on the Malt Whisky.

There are legal requirements to meet before you're allowed to label something as Malt Whisky and dumping colouring in ethyl alcohol breaks every single one of them

about 4 months ago
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Obama Says He May Or May Not Let the NSA Exploit the Next Heartbleed

Pop69 Makes sense (134 comments)

Why would you want to tell the opposition what your plans are, that would be really stupid

about 4 months ago
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Why There Are So Few ISP Start-Ups In the U.S.

Pop69 Re:yea no (223 comments)

That makes more sense.

People should be more precise and say what they mean. An ISP and a telco aren't the same thing.

about 4 months ago
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Why There Are So Few ISP Start-Ups In the U.S.

Pop69 Re:yea no (223 comments)

I'm a bit confused by your ideas.

Why would an ISP be required to provide any sort of phone service ?

about 4 months ago
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Vermont Nuclear Plant Seeks Decommission But Lacks Funds

Pop69 Re:If you take the profits (179 comments)

From TFA

"Entergy announced last August that it intended to shut down the reactor late this year for economic reasons."

Try to keep up at the back there please ?

about 5 months ago
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Vermont Nuclear Plant Seeks Decommission But Lacks Funds

Pop69 If you take the profits (179 comments)

Then you pay the costs associated with them.

If they've failed to properly provide for shutdown and decomissioning costs then it's their problem, they should be forced to pay them rather than pleading poverty and being allowed to walk away from their responsibilities

about 5 months ago
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Google Faces Up To $5 Billion Fine From Competition Commission of India

Pop69 From CUTS International website (89 comments)

"The US FTC has told the Indian competition watchdog that Google is using its superior technology to push out competitors from the GPS tracking market."

So it's superior technology that is the problem ?

Aren't you supposed to develop technology to compete or has that idea gone in favour of suing the people you can't beat ?

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

Pop69 Re:Back up your data! (860 comments)

You upgraded from 32bit Windows XP to 32bit Windows 8, didn't you ?

Any upgrade on a more modern machine where you want to upgrade to a 64bit operating system requires a complete wipe. You don't get a windows.old directory or anything helpful like that.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Crowd Funding the Future of Sci-Fi?

Pop69 Re:Buffy? Doctor Who? WTF? (116 comments)

You can't watch The Doctor from "An Unearthly child" anywhere, not even here in the UK on the BBC due to lost episodes.

Perhaps set your sights a little lower there ?

about 6 months ago

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Fault takes out Internet in 3 different countries

Pop69 Pop69 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Pop69 writes "Not some cut cable taking out some African countries where the infrastructure is weak. A fault in an Edinburgh exchange brought down subscribers internet connections in Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England.

It's a worrying thing when BT, the monopoly telecom provider in the UK, has a network which is so lacking in resilience that this can happen."

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