Today I saw that one of my favorite tools, Trello, created the Desktop version; the slogan of this choice is “Eliminate Distractions”. In fact, web tools have increased the usability of the tools (just use a web browser) but if we are honest we must admit that the browser is a source of distractions; is it really so easy to check mail every time we open that “blessed” window? Is it easy to resist the temptation to read that news? By paraphrasing an old proverb: “The occasion makes the thief man” (and considering that wasting time is a theft to ourselves) we could say that “The occasion makes man distracted.” The return to desktop applications could help (even grandma’s methods are sometimes the most effective)
In this period the figure of Isaac Asimov is very present, for the laws of robotics. There is another book That I think is very timely: “The Nacked Sun”. In this book, in addition to being present robots with their problems, there is a world where humans communicate only look through a screen, trying to bother even to not stay in the same room with other people, because they do not want to breathe the same air. The same procreation is just artificial. Is it a science fiction book?
In these days i see a lot of peoples that want to think as Jobs or Gates or others, but these are originals because are themselves, no copy. I see a lot of books to think as Jobs or similar, with all the respect for Jobs, but i think that he is not the best mind of the world. Copernico, Galileo, Leonardo, Einstein, Turing, Tesla. Ritchie, were stupids? Don’t have they improved the world? Maybe we think what Genius does not require effort, but Edison told: “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration”, it is harder than reading a book.
Today (in the morning) i have updated my Suse, after the reboot instead of the graphical login appears a X11 black screen. With CTRL+ALT+F1 i can log in textual mode and see the output of dmesg, seems that not all the NVIDIA packages are updated to the latest version. I found this solution (i hope it can to be useful for other user that have this problem), reinstall all NVIDIA packages already installed. After the reboot i had graphical login.
If you have developed for ios with a previous version of Qt, after that you open your project the buttons build and run can to be ghost. In this case i suggest to close QtCreator, to open xcode and run a project.After to close xcode, and run QtCreator. Now should to be all ok. Good work
To install v-play game engine on opensuse 12.3:
- zypper install mesa-libgl-dev
- zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_12.3/x86_64/ opensuse-games-x64
- zypper install libglfw-devel freeglut-devel libzip-devel
This step is only to resolve installation dependencies.You’ll probably have to change something to compile. Stay tuned
I’m thinking if is usefull to use autologin pattern for mobile application. If i have a application that has need of authentication, is correct to give to user the possibility of auto login and to give to user the possibility to disable this function ?
A browser that remembers authentication info isn’t more secure (for me).
I ported my application “Alice” 0.1 (from BB10) to SailfishOS. The application is used to check the status of growth of children. Obviously, the execution Screenshots have taken on the emulator. The porting was fairly simple. One thing that has misled me is that BB10 uses selectedIndex for groupbox instead sailfish use currentIndex. To be an alpha version seems like a good start.