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Jake Roberts
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Software Engineer. Engineering the futu....haha..nope..couldn't keep a straight face.
Software Engineer. Engineering the futu....haha..nope..couldn't keep a straight face.

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Windows Media Center and Netflix screen tearing
This post hardly matters now as Netflix is discontinuing the Windows Media Center Netflix App on September 15th 2015.  Since reinstalling Windows and Media Center on my HTPC a few months ago I have been getting terrible vertical sync/screen tearing issues i...

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Hurray for the USPS and the Pony Express

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iPhone security, App Switcher, and Snapshot Cache
In order to provide a smooth and fluid user experience on resource limited hardware IOS on mobile Apple devices takes a "snapshot" of the application's view anytime the application is suspended. This snapshot is then displayed when starting or switching bac...

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HydraPaper update
I've been using HydraPaper at home and work for several months now and noticed a few minor bugs and missing features.  I've made a small update that includes the following: Using the tray icon Exit menu now actually exits. Running out of one type of wallpap...

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Great games. Great Cause.

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I can't believe where the Software and Hardware industry has taken us. And this Ask Aunt TUAW article takes the cake for me:

http://www.tuaw.com/2012/03/22/dear-aunt-tuaw-why-cant-i-buy-older-software-for-my-early-idev/

The iPhone 3G is only 3 years old. You had to spend around $600 for it. And now it is completely unsupported. How does Apple get away with this? And why are Apple Fans so blind. Do they really have $600 for the latest iDevice every year? Just to stay current? Just to continue to use software on that device that they've already paid for? Hope you never have to wipe the device for a re-install.

Microsoft would never get away with this for Windows. Your PC is 3 years old but you can no longer get updates for it. You can no longer get software for it. Oh and software you already purchased for it is no longer available or has been updated and isn't compatible. If you ever have to re-install it you are SOL. Can you imagine if Windows 7 SP2 broke compatibility with all hardware over 3 years old and most Windows compatible software was then updated and could not be used on anything less than SP2? The backlash would be terrific!

Of course Microsoft is not innocent here either. Professionally I am always looking at what is new. But I hesitate any more to jump on any new tech. Examples? AJAX.Net dead, use jQuery instead. Entity Framework? Which version? Ah, that's last year's version. Sorry. ASP.Net MVC? Ooo watch out.

Previous versions are quickly phased out and unsupported. Often they are incompatible with modern systems. Developed software using .Net 1.1 framework? Sorry and good luck supporting it. (granted .Net 1.1 had 10 years of life).

By the time a stable complete system can be developed the tech it was built on is out of date and incompatible and we have to start over again. What a waste of time and money.

I know we need to move forward but there has got to be a better way.

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Best pumpkins in our neighborhood!
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This crazy machine is for sale down the street. 
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Got the Voxtron Humble Bundle. It's a cool game and today they threw in a couple more games including The Binding of Isaac.

Great games and a great way to support charity!
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