ford, thats what java, c-carpet and windows vista is for.
The user experience gets hell slow again, so theres no real difference whether it runs local or through the net.
lazy coders not having to debug fancy hardware accelerated line drawing is more worth than the users time while waiting for the menu to drop open.
In the end, though, I'm in favor of whatever is bad for Microsoft.
Unbelievable,'' said Laura Martin, an analyst at New York- based Soleil Securities Corp. "This is management putting its employees and its job security ahead of current Yahoo shareholders' interest.''
RD, any comments on this? ;-)
There are obvious advantages to both approaches, and it really depends
Remind me what the obvious advantages of the web 2.0 way are again, because it ain't obvious to me.
For the same money that people are writing browsers, they could just as easily write an installation program that downloads java code and compiles is to the native machine.
You'd get the same exact system, except it would run a whole lot better and faster.
Unbelievable,'' said Laura Martin, an analyst at New York- based Soleil
Securities Corp. "This is management putting its employees and its job
security ahead of current Yahoo shareholders' interest.''
That will be the first, and the last time that ever happens.
For the same money that people are writing browsers, they could just
as easily write an installation program that downloads java code and
compiles is to the native machine.
The general concensus seems to be that Java had its chance on the desktop, and it sucked, so the next thing that came along (and didn't suck) took hold.
Whether the sucktitude of Java applets was the fault of Sun's incompetence or Microsoft's sabotage is left as an exercise for the reader.
Microsoft XP plays Baba O'Riley by The Who.
Singing sucks, though.
So, Microsoft's web site mentions something about being able to set the default serial port settings for a particular port, through the device manager.
Stuff like the baud rate, flow control, and that kind of fun stuff.
But then, they mention that only applications that know how to read the values out of the registry will actually make use of it.
So, I figured I'd like to be one of those applications.
Can't find where those values are stored anywhere. Microsoft isn't telling you.
"We've got something that you should use, but we aren't going to tell you how. But you're supposed to use it. Thank you for shopping at Microsoft."
Took me almost a full day, but I finally figured out how to do it.
GetDefaultCommConfig gives me exactly what I wanted. And, for once, it's actually easy to use.
I think I want to start sprinkling its use throughout the products we provide that use serial ports, just so I don't have to spell this information out in the damned registry.
Certainly this must be standard bios stuff by now.
Ford (and no commenting on how my machine must be so old it doesn't have that) ][
Depending on your mobo manufacturer there's probably a utility of some sort from their website.
Um, since this is the M$ Bashing room, I have to say you should run Linux!
Mon Jun 09 2008 05:48:02 PM EDT from Ford II@uncnsrdIsn't that why god invented Opera?
But then I can't run firefox.